People of All Ages Compete in Coyote Creek Classic

Posted at: 12/14/2013 10:47 PM
Updated at: 12/15/2013 8:56 AM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- People from all over the Midwest made it out to Rochester this weekend for an archery tournament.

It's the first time the Coyote Creek Classic is being held. About 70 archers of all ages are competing this weekend. Organizers say they've seen more and more girls shooting in tournaments recently. About ten percent of this weekend’s shooters are girls. Many credit the spike in interest to The Hunger Games trilogy.

"It's cool to be able to do something that a main character in a movie is able to do and I think that's maybe what makes people want to do archery after seeing The Hunger Games,” said Dahlia Crook, who traveled from Kansas to compete in the Coyote Creek Classic.

Dahlia Crook has been shooting for eight years. She says she's seen more girls picking up the bow and arrow in recent years. Her interest in archery stemmed from the Chronicles of Narnia.