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ACCC Archers are Shooting for Big Wins World Wide

June 25, 2008

Two Atlantic Cape Community College archers are making waves around the world.

Steve Gatto of Hammonton and Mark Schiavo of Mays Landing ranked second and sixth respectively during the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships held at ACCC in May.

As a result of his high ranking, Gatto qualified to compete in the prestigious 7th World University Archery Championship, being held July 7-10 at Chang-Jung Christian University in Taiwan. Additionally, he and Schiavo will compete in the World Cup Stage Four archery championships June 23-28 in Boe, France.

The two archers also competed in the World Cup Stage Three tournament held in late May in Antalya, Turkey.

"Our team came in second overall in the world," Gatto said. "I ended up 11th individually."

In addition to these accomplishments, Gatto is enjoying the world travels he is able to experience through his involvement in the sport.

"Turkey is such a beautiful place," he said. "It's unreal that archery is taking me to places that I might never have gone to."

            Gatto and Schiavo will remain on American soil for the 124th National Target Championship taking place in August in Colorado Springs, Colo.