Who we are... & what we do...

The Alaska State Archery Association (ASAA) is a not for profit, volunteer organization that supports all things archery at the local, state and the national level. Our mission is to foster, expand, and perpetuate the practices of archery throughout the state of Alaska while encouraging a spirit of good fellowship among all archers within the state. 

Corner for the Executive Board (more to come later...)

Archery Calendar

Results & More

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Shooters Of The Year

2019

Pro Male Freestyle-Tyler Wortham
Male Freestyle-John Eby
Male Bowhunter Freestyle-Rob Swanson
Female Freestyle-Julie Gagnebin
Male Traditional-Lance Warnick
Male Youth Freestyle-Fischer Eby

2018

2017

Pro Male Freestyle-Tyler Wortham
Male Freestyle-Justin Befort
Male Bowhunter Freestyle-Rob Swanson
Female Bowhunter Freestyle-Julie Gagnebin
Male Traditional-Mike Demaria
Female Young Adult Freestyle-Kira Cook
Male Youth Freestyle-Fischer Eby
Female Youth Freestyle- Kearstyn Cotten
Female Youth Freestyle Recurve Limited-Lena Cook
Men’s Freestyle-Tyler Wortham
Men’s Bowhunter Freestyle-Rob Swanson
Men’s Traditional-Lance Warnick
Women's Traditional-Heidi Hatcher
Youth-Kira Cook

Shooters Of The Year

2016

Men’s Freestyle-Tyler Wortham
Men’s Bowhunter Freestyle-
Rob Swanson
Men’s Traditional-Lance Warnick
Youth-Chase McGraw

Triple Crown

2019

Pro Male Freestyle-Dallas Petrey
Male Freestyle-Evan Cotten
Male Bowhunter Freestyle-Rob Swanson
Female Freestyle-Julie Gagnebin
Male Youth Freestyle-Fischer Eby

"There is no excellence in archery without great labour.

- Maurice Thompson 

"An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn't know where the target is."

- Anonymous

"Archery does not get difficult or hard to understand until the arrow misses."

- Milan E. Elott

"The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready."

- Spanish Proverb

"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

- Nigerian Proverb

"Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow."

- Fred Bear

Meet the Executive Board of Directors 

Evan Cotten

President
akstatearcherypres@gmail.com
Term 2020
Shooting Archery since 2014.  Loves tuning, testing and shooting bow. He is always working to improve his, his daughters and everyone else's archery around him. Favorite colors are purple and black and enjoys long walks on the Archery range.

Jesse Kreger

Vice President
akstatearcheryvp@gmail.com
Term 2021
He makes tough decisions during the day, so his role as VP will be no problem.  Best way to describe Jesse is, he just likes getting out there and getting it done.  Whether it is a long hike with his family, tackling getting a tournament setup or just working on laying down a 300 he is always moving. 

Chris Jones

 Secretary
akstatearcherysecretary@gmail.com
Term 2021
Chris's Mini Cooper Grand Prix keeps his world spinning when not at the Range.  Nevertheless, when at the Range what makes Chris shoot X's?  Making sure his Target Bows Color Scheme is on point.  Whether it is his Superman inspired Bow colors, or his new Scooby Doo Mystery Machine bow, Chris has a style and class that is unmatched.

Lisa Kelley

 Treasurer
akstatearcherytreasurer@gmail.com
Term 2020
While Lisa may enjoy long runs in the park. She prefers the outdoors without her bow.  Her true sanctuary in Archery is an indoor range. The precision required for indoor, 20 yards back and forth as often as she can a week keeps Lisa's life balanced.  Her hidden OCD is an asset to us with keeping our books looking pristine. 

Justin Befort

Tournament Director
akstatearcherytournaments@gmail.com
Term 2020
“Konnichiwa” fun fact, not only is Justin well versed in many things Archery he is also fairly fluent in Japanese.  When not at the Archery Range he most likely can be found at a car meet up.  Does anyone know how to say Rocket in Japanese?

Bernie Punzalan

NFAA State Director
punzalan-ks@att.net
Term 2020
Known for changing his strings the day of a tournament and still win, Bernie's Archery is on target.  If he is not tweaking his equipment  he is making sure everyone's paperwork is in order for the next tournament.
Glad to have him on our team!

Julie Gagnebin

Webmaster / Social Media Coordinator Assistant
akstatearcheryweb@gmail.com
Term 2021
Julie, says often "I am just happy to be here!" Known for being allergic to just about everything except Archery, she has no anxiety about hitting that X.  Her favorite colors can often be found in her hair.  Starting out as a fairly new shooter she has already racked up a pretty impressive archery resume. We know great things are coming her way!

John Eby

Awards Director
akstatearcheryawards@gmail.com
Term 2021
He started shooting at the age of 10 with his dad. Hunted in Michigan until the age of 18 when he joined the Air Force and took a break from archery. After retiring from the Air Force picked his bow back up again with his son Fischer. They both got into tournament Archery. He continually works on honing his Archery skills, so watch out y'all he is starting to take some top podium positions. 

ASAA
Board of Governors

Includes all Members of the Executive Board &
Northwest Archers ~ Lance Warnick
Kenai Peninsula Archers ~ Kimberly Carroll
Juneau Archery Club ~ Andy Gray
Black Sheep Bowmen ~ Bernie Punzalan
Screaming Eagle Archery ~ Beth Alderman
Golden North Archery ~ Joanne Kuykendall
Prince William Sound Archery ~ Steve Shiell
Shemya Archery Club  ~ TBD
Full Curl Archery ~ David Stoddard
Black Bear Archery ~ Clayton Moore
North Pole Archery ~ William Huntley

ASAA Constitution & Bylaws

NFAA/ASAA USA Membership Online Registration or Renewal, Constitution and Bylaws links

NFAA / ASAA USA Membership Link to Online Application
NFAA USA Constitution and Bylaws and other various documents

Here is a link to the printable application that can be mailed in if you prefer not doing the online version.
NFAA / ASAA Membership Application