PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Archery has taken Naugatuck, W. Va., native Kyle Evans on a championship-winning tour around the United States, and now the sport is leading him to the University of Pikeville where he signed a scholarship agreement with the school’s latest varsity sport offering on Tuesday.
Surrounded by UPIKE head coach Jon Woods and 12 of his family members inside the UPIKE Gym, Evans added his name to the list of student-athletes who will make up the first archery team at Pikeville set to compete throughout the 2017-18 season.
Evans, who prepped at Tug Valley High School, has one world championship and seven national titles on his archery resume. The championships were won through the International Bowhunting Organization, of which he has been named the IBO Shooter of the Year twice.
The West Virginia Triple Crown Championship has been claimed two times by Evans and he has been named the Kentucky and West Virginia State Champion three times each, while also heading down to Georgia for one state title there.
Evans plans to major in Criminal Justice and Biology with a future goal to become a game warden.