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      Cardinal Archery Club seeking financial assistance to make trip to National Tournament

      The Cardinal Archery Club Shooting Comets are making a return to the National Tournament are seeking help with funds to make the trip.

      The club usually doesn't ask for help making the trip to Louisville, Kentucky; but a new trophy case has drained club funds.

      95 kids in 4th grade to seniors in high school participate in the club.

      24 of them will be making the trip to the National Tournament.

      The trophy case is full because the club has seen much success since it formed in 2008.

      The high school team is currently the three-time reigning state champions making them the only team in Iowa to ever become a three-time state champion.

      In 2010, the club swept state titles in high school, middle school, and elementary divisions--the only time that happened in Iowa as well.

      The club hopes to continue that success in Louisville.

      "In the past we have done well down there," said head coach Jeff Conger. "I think our highest finish is 13th in the nation, and that was about three or four years ago. So are we looking to repeat? You never know because an archery team can shoot different on every single day."

      If anyone would like to contribute to their cause, donations can be sent to Sarah Rupe at 10201 102nd Street Eldon, Iowa 52554.