Missouri Valley College hosted a Missouri Atlatl Association and World Atlatl Association-sanctioned event, which was sponsored in part by the Pigs & Yams Society of MVC Anthrology on Saturday, April 13, at the Reed Kepner Field behind the football stadium.
Anthropology Assistant Professor Peter Warnock said the atlatl is an ancient
spear thrower used by many cultures around the world. Warnock and others assisted in showing students new to competition about how to hold and throw the atlatl spear. Warnock as well as Milena Simic, assistant professor of Business Administration, and William Romine, assistant professor of Chemistry, competed as a team against a visiting team of atlatl enthusiasts.
Events included practice target shooting and an International Standard Accuracy Contest throw. Members of the Sedalia chapter of the Missouri Archeaological Society were present to share information about stone tools and Native American culture in Missouri.