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Green Creek Archery Club medalists, from left, Steve Burney (silver), Matthew Loman (bronze), Phil Burney (bronze), Rick Burney (gold) and Jim Vennera (silver). (photo submitted)
Green Creek Archery Club medalists, from left, Steve Burney (silver), Matthew Loman (bronze), Phil Burney (bronze), Rick Burney (gold) and Jim Vennera (silver). (photo submitted)

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Green Creek Archery brings home state championship

Published 11:05pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Green Creek Archery club traveled to Conyers, Ga. the weekend of Sept. 21-22 for the Georgia State Archery Championship competition and came home with five medals, including one state championship.

There were some high caliber archers in the competition, including Elzbieta Tworek, a member of the Polish Olympic archery team in 1980 and 1984; Lee Ford, a 2012 Para-Olympic archery team member; and Jake Veit, who set a record for high score in the Male Compound Fingers Master 70 division.

Seven archers from the club, Rachel Roberson, Josh Streacker, Matthew Loman, Phil Burney and Rick Burney, as well as coaches Jim Vennera and Steve Burney participated in the tournament.

Rick Burney won the state championship in the 12-14-year-old male compound bow division, with a score that was the sixth highest in the entire competition, across all divisions.

Matthew Loman took the bronze medal in the same division. Phil Burney won the bronze medal in the 12-14-year-old male recurve bow division.

Vennera and Steve Burney each won silver medals in their respective divisions. Rachel Roberson and Josh Streacker both came in fifth in their divisions (under 12 recurve bow, female and male, respectively).

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