Local teen dominates archery competitions, wins world title

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Nick Emmart of Greencastle won a world archery title this summer.

Nick Emmart, 15, of Greencastle, has had a terrific archery season.

The youth won three I.B.O. National Triple Crown Archery events and went on to capture the I.B.O. World Archery Championship.

Nick claimed first place in the I.B.O. Triple Crown shoot in Indiana in May of 2010 and then traveled to Erie and Ohio where he also won first place titles in the national events.

The I.B.O. World Competition in New York didn't stop the teen as he collected the international event.

Nick, the son of Jeff and Cheryl Emmart, is a sophomore at James Buchanan High School. He has two sisters, Jessica Emmart of Hagerstown, Md. and Crystal Thomas of Greencastle.

Shooting bow since he was 5, Nick began competitive archery just last year. He has traveled to Florida, Georgia and Louisiana for competition and has placed in those events. He shoots at local archery ranges in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

A member of the Greencastle Sportsmans Association, Nick is on the Keystone Country Store Archery Shooters staff.

Nick credits his parents and grandparents for their support and local archers for assistance in travel.

The teen will begin competition again in February 2011.