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International Bowhunting Organization Tournament

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3rd Leg of the National Championship Triple Crown

Welcome to Hocking College! 

We're excited to invite IBO and competitors back to Hocking College July 14 - 16, 2023 for the third leg of the National Championship Triple Crown tournament. On this page, you'll find information about the tournament, how to register, where to stay and what to do while you're in town. 

About IBO

The International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) was created in 1984 by a dedicated group of bowhunters who shared the desire to ensure that bowhunting and the ideals of wildlife conservation survive, expand and flourish to be shared, enjoyed and passed on to future generations.

By its charter, the International Bowhunting Organization’s purpose is “To promote, encourage and foster the sport of bowhunting; further bowhunter education; act as a political coordinator and liaison for the protection and advancement of bowhunting; function as a clearinghouse for essential bowhunter information; and adhere to the basic ideal of the unification of bowhunters.”

Soon after its inception, the IBO launched the Triple Crown of Bowhunting, consisting of three national tournaments hosted in separate states.  Using identical rules and classes, the Triple Crown culminates with the crowning of national champions of various age, gender and equipment classes. The series continues to expand each year and has become the undisputed indicator of the best individual performers and equipment in the sport of 3-D archery and bowhunting.

In 1989, the IBO established a series of sanctioned tournaments worldwide in which participants may qualify to compete in an annual finale to be held in a large and accommodating, destination-type venue. Presently, hundreds of local and regional bowhunting clubs host qualifying events for the opportunity to participate in 3-D Archery’s largest and most prestigious event – The IBO World Championship.

As part of the Triple Crown and World events, competitors regularly participate in a unique tradition, shooting the IBO Bowhunter Defense Fund Range.  Fees collected from those who shoot these recreational ranges are earmarked for the IBO Bowhunter Defense Fund. To date, this fund has disbursed in excess of $700,000 to help ensure a strong and lasting future for bowhunting.
As state game agencies increasingly recognize that bowhunting can play an important part in modern suburban American deer management, the IBO is prepared to play a pro-active role in the process and to provide the best-trained, best prepared and most ethical bowhunters to take part in forthcoming programs and efforts. The IBO was one of the first groups to publicly recognize the growing need for urban whitetail management and the integral part which bowhunting can play in this effort.

With the continuing support of the industry’s leading manufacturers, a network of dedicated clubs and groups, and tens of thousands of individual bowhunters, the IBO is prepared to meet the important challenges which will face bowhunting -- today and in the decades to come.

Archery at Hocking College

In only its third year of competition, archery has already made a name for itself on a national level. In 2017-18, the team finished #1 at the USA 3-D National Championship and 4th at the USCA National Championships. In Regional and National Championships, the team claimed 13 other event category team titles, 13 individual gold medals, three team silver finishes, three individual silver medals, two compound bronze medals and two individual bronze medals. The team also produced:

  • Seven USCA All-Americans
  • Nine USCA Academic All-Americans
  • Four USA All-Americans
  • Four USA Academic All-Americans

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IBO Registration Link on Archery Target

Please register for this tournament on the official International Bowhunting Organization website

Spectators can enjoy the tournament free of charge! 

Hocking College Lodging

Amenities / Access to Facilities included on the Hocking College campus. Benefits of staying on campus.

The Lodge at Hocking College

The Lodge at Hocking College is located at 15770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville OH 45764. Please call Jessica Handa, Lodge General Manager, at  740-753-3531 for reservations. Mention IBO to receive the special block rate for this event.


Dorm Rooms - Rates are the total price for the duration of the event

Single Dorm Room: $240

Two single beds, two people assigned to each room. Private bathroom.

Double Dorm Room: $480

Four single beds, sleeps four. Two rooms share one bathroom.


Book a Room or Campsite

Partial Hook-Up Campsites

Primative: $95

20 Amp: $105

30/50 Amp: $115

Campsites are electric only. Limited access to water.

50/30 Amp W/E/S: $185

Full Hookup, Water, Electric & Sewer


Book a Room or Campsite


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Check out some local favorites while you're in town!

Rhapsody Music and Dining

Rhapsody is a casual fine dining restaurant located on the beautiful Public Square in downtown Nelsonville, Ohio. Rhapsody is easy to get to and is centered in the city’s arts district.

When you have a meal at Rhapsody, you not only get to enjoy our cutting-edge American Cuisine featuring seasonal offerings in a relaxed atmosphere, you give our students an education.

Under the watchful eye of professional chefs and managers, students from Hocking College’s Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs use the restaurant to hone the skills they’ll need in their professional careers.

Rhapsody is located at 18 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

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Starbrick BBQ

Starbrick BBQ is a small locally-owned restaurant located in Nelsonville, Ohio, that specializes in smoked meats and house-made sides, rubs and sauces.

Be sure to enjoy the hand-pulled pork and chicken, tender brisket or fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

Starbrick BBQ is located at Rocky Outdoor Gear Store, 45 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

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