Scholastic 3-D Archery is proud to announce Jared Knerr as the new Missouri S3DA State
Coordinator. Jared will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Missouri. Jared’s duties will include tournaments, training and dividing the state into regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues as close as possible to their home location. Jared will also recruit and hire Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage these individual regions.
“I believe the Scholastic 3D Archery Program is the most effective way to transition young people into competitive and recreational archers for life,” states Jared Knerr.
Jared is a Missouri native, born and raised in Columbia, where he currently lives with his wife of 6 wonderful years, Sarah. He is a recent graduate from Columbia College with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences. His passion for archery began at the age of 9 when his father handed down his childhood 20 lb recurve bow and began involving him in his hunting adventures. “My first 3d event was at the Missouri Show-Me State games in Lebanon, Missouri”, states Jared. “At that shoot, I realized how exciting 3d archery really was”.
Archery quickly became more than just a weekend adventure with family, but rather, a way of life. Jared spent five years working at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia, Missouri; three of those years he worked as an archery technician. At Bass Pro, Jared learned how to involve and educate the younger generation about archery. Since 2012, he has been involved in the professional Archery industry working as a representative for several archery and hunting related manufactures, by attending national ASA and NFAA tournaments and hunting sports shows. He is extremely excited to turn the next page on this chapter in life by joining with S3DA to share his passion and excitement for archery with others.
S3DA’s National Director, Michael Lundeen added, “Jared has been working in the professional archery industry with several archery and hunting related manufacturers for the past few years and this experience along with his love of archery will allow him to develop Missouri into a successful S3DA state “Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.