Greetings Archers, the fall semester is just around the corner! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates for fall events and practices!
If you’ve never had the chance to try out archery, now is the time to experience a new sport. We will provide all the basic equipment and training necessary for you to kickstart your archery career! More importantly, you will be joining a community of friendly archers that are all passionate and committed to the sport!
Visit our table at Rec Fest this Thursday, August 16th, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Brittingham Field. Ask us about the club and team, and check out some of our gear. For every Facebook like and email we receive, we will give away free archery buttons!
We will also be at the Involvement Fair (on Trousdale Parkway) on Wednesday the 22nd of August if you are unable to attend the Rec Fest. We will be there from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Come to visit our booth and join our club!
Practices will begin on Friday the 24th of August. Sign-ups will be sent through our newsletter. Before attending your first practice of the year, you must fill out the IMLeagues Participation Form and Waivers found on the Practice Sessions page.
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Fellow Archers, get ready to mark your calendars, as here is the information regarding the current practice schedule for Fall 2018!
– Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at Pasadena Roving Archers;
– Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Rancho Park;
– Fridays from 5 to 9 pm at the South Gym of the PED building on campus.
With the results of the California State Games out, we at Trojan Archery would like to recognize the performance of our fellow archers-in-arms from the Pasadena Roving Archers, many of whom garnered places on the podium for their respective divisions.
The tournament featured individual events at 3 different distances and a total of 90 scored arrows, with archers split into divisions based on age and discipline (compound, Olympic recurve, etc); the distance of their designated targets, which ranged from 10 meters to 60, was also determined by this categorization system.
Congratulations to all PRA Archers that participated in the tourney, especially Dean (who won a gold medal in the Bowman Boys Compound division), Heather (gold medal in Bowman Girls Barebow), Oliver (bronze medal in Cub Boys Compound) and Pat Jeffreys (bronze in Masters Mens Compound).
On the other side of the country, meanwhile, PRA JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Jordan Fong participated in the JOAD Outdoor National Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a member of USA Archery’s Regional Dream Team. Jordan, a hopeful future Trojan archer, finished 39th out of 97 archers in the Recurve Cadet Men division, and garnered a bronze medal in the team rounds.
Congratulations, and until next time, shoot on!
All of us at Trojan Archery would like to wish you a very happy 4th of July. Stay cool, stay safe, and have fun during your festivities!
In addition to our updated leadership board, times and locations for summer practices have also been posted. Please see the practice sessions page for a more detailed description of requirements for participation.
Monday/Thursday: Rancho Park Archery Range, 7-10:00 PM
Sunday: Pasadena Roving Archers Range, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
There is no on-campus practice for the summer schedule, but workshops for various aspects of the sport, such as grip-building, may be held. In order to participate in practice and/or workshops, you must consult with club president Dan Kwasniewski and pay summer dues before you receive clearance to join.
To say that the past month or so has brought with it a plethora of updates for Trojan Archery would be a vast understatement, dear readers.
To start, Trojan Archery has elected a brand-new Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year, featuring a diverse mix of returning archers as well as newer, though certainly eager, faces. (Apparently the pull to join the dark side was particularly powerful this year). The current roster stands as follows:
Club President- Dan Kwasniewski
Vice President/Equipment Manager: Hei Leong
Barebow Captain: Alexandra Aloia
Olympic Recurve Captain: Bibek Samanta
Secretary: Grace O’Rourke
Treasurer: Laurel Paxton
Education Director: Huy Phan
Media & Communications Committee: Brandon Chung (Head), Justin Cheng, Caesar (Mingyu) Cui
Social Events: Simon Trinh (Head), Henry Connor, Leigh Sun
For a more complete profile of the E-Board, please visit the Leadership page.
It has been a busy month for Trojan Archery, dearest readers.
Following on the heels of the National Indoor Championships we have been swamped with all sorts of new preparation. The most pressing of which was preparing ourselves for outdoor competition. For those unfamiliar with the shooting formats, all of the competitions mentioned in our posts so far were “indoor” competition which are shot at 18 meters (~20 yards). For the remainder of the season, all of our competitions, and for that matter most of the competition hosted by official entities in the archery world, will be “outdoor” and or “field” competitions. Besides from literally moving all of the shooting outdoors, the the distances at which archers shoot from will now range anywhere from 30 to 70 meters (a little over 75 yards). For us, this means heavily ramping up our bow poundage and getting used to shooting in outdoor conditions.
All of this hard work culminated for our competitive team members at the Western Regional Outdoor Collegiate Championships. Overall this was a learning experience for our team as this was the largest contingent we have sent to an outdoor competition in quite a few years. That is not to say that we did not have some outstanding archers within our ranks.
We would like to recognize George Park and Chanuwas (New) Aswamenakul for their great performance at Western Regional. This was their first time at outdoor competitions and they led our team in scores during the qualification rounds, placing in the top half and top third respectively in their division. Additionally, we would like to give a HUGE shoutout and congratulation to Jacob Broussard, our breakout compound shooter, for placing third in men’s qualifier, second in men’s elimination, and made the men’s All West compound team! Check below for pictures of our team from the competition, Jacob’s sweet, sweet medals, and an unintentional three-man horse ride.
West Regional marks the end of the competition season for most of our archers. However, our recurve Captain, Max Zade, will be going to the National Outdoor Collegiate Championship in May. We wish you the best of luck, Max.
Until next time, fellow Trojans, shoot on!