Top performers at the East Region Championships. (L to R:) Matt Stungis, Simon Bond, Jacob Houseknecht, Briana Fagan, and Matt Szczepanski
ALFRED, NY, April 26, 2022 – Five members of the Alfred State College (ASC) archery team reached the podium at the 2022 USA Archery East Region Outdoor Championships at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA).
The men’s compound team of Jacob Houseknecht (Candor, NY), Simon Bond (Orchard Park, NY), and Matt Stungis (Neversink, NY) won back-to-back elimination matches over James Madison and Penn College of Technology to win the title.
Individually, Houseknecht secured a bronze medal finish in the men’s compound division while the mixed pins team of Matt Szczepanski (Rochester, NY) and Brianna Fagan (Spencerport, NY) finished second after defeating Liberty University to reach the gold medal match.
Head Coach Greg Sammons was proud of the team’s performance. “A majority of this year’s team members are first-year students and they rose to the occasion, meeting the tournament pressure head-on. We sent five archers to these regional championships and all five archers contributed to the awards coming home to Alfred.”
The competition wraps up the spring tournament schedule. The team will shift their focus on training for summer and fall 3D events.