The Wheaton Rifle Club boasts one of the finest outdoor target archery ranges in the Chicago area. The range accommodates six targets across and provides a totally flat landscape for shooting out to 90 meters. Several tournaments are hosted by WRC each year, and it has been the site of the Illinois Target Archery Association Outdoor State Championship.
The majority of the archery members shoot Olympic Recurve bows. The emphasis is on FITA, or Olympic style competitions.
WRC sponsors a USA Archery sanctioned JOAD Program. Established just recently in June of 2012, this Junior Olympic Archery Development Program encourages competition in young archers between the ages of 10-20 who are WRC members. Practices are on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.
There is no set instructional program for adult archers who wish to learn the sport of Olympic Archery. However, the adult archery membership boasts several highly skilled archers, most of whom are certified coaches with USA Archery. They will gladly share their knowledge and experience with novice shooters. During the summer months, there is an informal adult “shoot night” held on Thursday evenings where a different style of competitive round is shot each week. Novice shooters are welcome as well, and targets will be set at closer distances.
Over the wintertime, indoor shooting opportunities are very limited since the range is shared with rifle members. With a little creativity, an 18 meter indoor range can take shape.
For more information, contact Tom Havel at: firstname.lastname@example.org