SIC Signs Champion Archer from Kankakee
Illinois state archery champion Eric Janssen from Kankakee, center, has signed a statement of intent to compete for the 2013-14 Southeastern Illinois College national championship archery team. Janssen, who shoots in both the bow hunter and open divisions, has enrolled as a second-year student in the college’s welding program. Next to Janssen is SIC archery coach Roger Snodgrass of M&R Bowstrings (Harrisburg, Ill.) and Janssen’s mother, Mary Jean. Janssen is the current Illinois Target Archers Association (ITAA) Champion in 18 meters; ITAA Indoor Aggregate Champion 18/25 meters; Illinois State International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Male Bowhunter Release Champion; and Illinois State Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Champion in 18 meters. Janssen joins a returning men’s team that captured the US Collegiate Archery Association’s national two-day aggregate scoring title in the bow hunter division at the University of Missouri in 2012.