The News at Wolf Ridge Archery

The News at Wolf Ridge Archery

Wolf Ridge Archery is a fun, safe and shooting club for archers ages 8 and up. We welcome anybody who is interested. No experience or equipment is necessary. We’re here for you whether you are shooting for recreation or prepping for the next tournament.

WRA practice sign ups

Thursdays: Thursday practices are suspended at this time.

Saturdays: From 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Please sign up by noon that Saturday.

USAA NC Outdoor Championships are coming to Cary

Want to try an outdoor tournament? USAA’s NC Outdoor Championships will be held in Cary in June. Registration for this event has been covered by the Town of Cary! So no registration fee. Donations are recommended onsite to GX4 Adaptive Archery, whose mission is to make archery accessible for everyone

If you are interested, let the coaches know and we’ll make sure you have the equipment and information that you need to compete. You will need to have a USAA membership. (A recreational membership is not sufficient. However, there are various levels which are. See the USAA Membership chart for information.

Cary Archery will be hosting the outdoor state shoot on June 22nd at Mills Park in Cary. In lieu of a registration fee we are taking donations at the gate for GX4 Adaptive Archery. We are doing this to support archery access development and access in the State. Because of the lack of the fee in the system, we have a higher-than-average contingency of non-joad teams filling the spots up. Please let your athletes know to go ahead and register sooner rather than later ( as in this week, we are already almost halfway full). I would rather process cancellations if people change their minds, than have shooters who normally compete not have a chance to shoot. If you know of any unaffiliated athletes who normally shoot, please pass this information along. FYI It shows as $.01 to generate a confirmation email. you can use the code NCSTATES to avoid a charge.

April tournaments

May tournaments

Welcome to our new coaches

Ramon, Richard, Robbie and Cam have completed their training and are now Level 2 Instructors. Congrats all.

3 men standing on an archery field

Coach David Kuzminski

Coach David Kuzminski standing in front of a fine target!

It is with great sadness that we inform the Wolf Ridge Archery community that Coach David Kuzminski passed away peacefully in his home from pancreatic cancer. David was an integral part of our club. He was a patient coach who encouraged and helped many new archers. He always thought of ways we could improve our field and practices. The field markers, the net stand, and the various ground quivers are just a few of his contributions!  He was often there before practice to blow away leaves or help re-line our field. He was a keen competitor, but the experience was more important than the score. He enjoyed the fellowship and hilarity that comes with being a barebow archer. He was also a strong proponent of the Orange County Senior games and helped young at heart adults find their way to our club. We will all miss his presence.

There are no services at this time, however, a celebration of life is being planned for the coming months. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Habitat for Humanity.

Membership dues

Reminder: WRA memberships are on a tri-semester or yearly fee schedule and dues will be coming up for some of you. You should receive an email notification and instructions on how to pay online. Membership fees for 2024:

  • Per semester payment fees
    • $40 per individual for a semester 
    • $85 per family for a semester (3 or more archers)
  • Yearly payment fees
    • ​ $105 for individuals for the year ($15 discount over the 3 semester payment plan)
    • $225 for a family (3 or more archers) for the year.($30 discount over the 3 semester payment plan)

Thanks for your support. Your fees help us buy (and repair) equipment and targets. And this year it has paid for the construction of our new target shed!

NC Senior Games – Orange County

Orange County’s archery competition is set for April 23rd. It will be at Cates Creek Park in Hillsborough. Start time is 2:00 pm, but please arrive earlier so you can check in. The rain date is April 30th. If you participated last year, you will receive an email notification with links. If you didn’t shoot last year, go to the online registration site

If you live outside of Orange County, contact your local senior games organizers first! See if they are combining their efforts with Orange County or if you need to register directly with Orange County. If you live outside of Orange County, you will pay an out of county fee. Also be sure to check the non-Resident box when registering! If you wish to participate in other games that are in your home county, you will register separately for those.

If you have any questions about the Orange County games, contact Dana Hughes at 919.918.7372.

T-shirt pickup

The tshirts are IN!  Finally!  For those members who joined after we put in the order or if you just changed your mind and wish to get a shirt, we will have a selection of sizes and styles available for purchase at the field at the next practice. 

Great Fall day at Wolf Ridge Archery

Archers on the field pulling their arrows from the targets. Target distances range from 18m to 60 yards
A number  of archers (male and female) shooting barebows on the archery field.
A good turnout!

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