SCPA: Lions win third straight title

Members of the St. Croix Preparatory Academy archery team who contributed to the programs third straight state championship include, front row, from left, Joseph Lombritto, Katelyn Warmka, Lauren Strohbehn, Shidi Guo, Rowen McAllister, Wesley Joarnt and Skyler Heise Schwendeman. Second row, Madeleine Hoffbeck, Mikayla Holmgren, Anna Krueger, Hannah Reich, Sayer Follis, Ed Blair, Zack Givens, Brieana Gregg, Michael Schumacher, Hugh Strohbehn, Houston Brumbaugh, Jonah Bramstedt, Joshua Sockness, Nicholas Schumacher, Carson Schifsky, Andrew Martin, Matthew Breisler and Maddie Wilkinson.(Contributed photos by Debbie Bramstedt)

Members of the St. Croix Preparatory Academy archery team who contributed to the programs third straight state championship include, front row, from left, Joseph Lombritto, Katelyn Warmka, Lauren Strohbehn, Shidi Guo, Rowen McAllister, Wesley Joarnt and Skyler Heise Schwendeman. Second row, Madeleine Hoffbeck, Mikayla Holmgren, Anna Krueger, Hannah Reich, Sayer Follis, Ed Blair, Zack Givens, Brieana Gregg, Michael Schumacher, Hugh Strohbehn, Houston Brumbaugh, Jonah Bramstedt, Joshua Sockness, Nicholas Schumacher, Carson Schifsky, Andrew Martin, Matthew Breisler and Maddie Wilkinson.(Contributed photos by Debbie Bramstedt)

The St. Croix Preparatory Academy archery team won its third straight MN NASP-NCB state tournament on Friday and Saturday at Cahmplin Park High School.

The Lions set a tournament record while posting a score of 3,379, which was 40 points in front of runner-up Champlin Park.

Jonah Bramstedt (Spirit Award), left, and Ed Blair (Male Overall Champion) were honored at the state tournament last weekend at Champlin Park.

Jonah Bramstedt (Spirit Award), left, and Ed Blair (Male Overall Champion) were honored at the state tournament last weekend at Champlin Park.

Senior Ed Blair was the overall champion for the Lions with a record score of 296 and classmate Jonah Bramstedt was honored with the MN NASP Spirit Award, which recognizes the archer for being a positive role model and showing leadership abilities.

Other top performers for the Lions included: Anna Warmka (1st in elementary female division), Brieana Gregg (3rd, high school female) and Kathleen Klinzing (3rd middle school female).

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