JCA senior Adam Valera competes at National Field Archery Association’s “Vegas Shoot”

Joliet Catholic Academy senior Adam Valera recently participated in the National Field Archery Association’s The Vegas Shoot, known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World. The Vegas Shoot annually attracts over 3,500 novice to Olympic archers from around the Globe and includes 3-intense days of no error competition. The Vegas Shoot offers the World’s largest indoor purse with a 2017 payout of $403,000 in cash and scholarships.

Valera finished 8th overall in the Championship Recurve-Young Adult Division with a total score of 824 after three days of shooting 90 arrows overall. He was also the top finisher in his division from Illinois. Valera hopes to compete on the Youth World Team by next year, with sights set on the 2020 Olympic Games. Valera typically practices 10-12 hours per day during the summer months, and 3-5 hours per day throughout the school year. He will also be competing at the USA Archery U.S. National Indoor Championships and the JOAD National Indoor Championships from February 23-25, 2018 in Mason, Michigan.

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