Please note that our practice times have changed for the Spring 2018 semester. Please see below for the new times. The practice session page should reflect the same changes in practice times listed below
Friday 6:00 – 10:00 PM @PED South Gym
Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 – 10:00PM @Rancho Park Archery Range
Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:00PM @Pasadena Roving Archers Range
Due to changes in the schedule to accommodate intramural sports, we no longer have open practice on Wednesday. However, time slots on Wednesday will be used to hold instructional sessions to address things such as equipment, form, strength training for archery, and a myriad of other esoteric topics in archery. Please see our club announcement emails for more information on time and topics to be covered.
As our competition season ramps up, it is starting to feel like we here at Trojan Archery are simply trying to make it from one tournament to the next in one piece. To give all of our beloved readers a quick update, we sent a cadre of archers to the California State Indoor Championship two weekends ago. Though the numbers are a bit small this time around, we still managed to reach some noteworthy milestones. In particular, we’d like to congratulate our Most Highly Beloved President, Dan Kwasniewski, on an outstanding weekend. He broke some personal records on this one.
As we move away from California State Indoor, the team is now focusing our attention to the last indoor competition of our season: USA Archery National Indoor Championships. To that end, expect to see more posts about equipment, form, and techniques in the weeks to come as we work to help our archers improve and build our educational database. To keep yourself in the loop as our semester progresses, please sign-up for our mailing list and follow our Facebook page.
This past weekend, we here at Trojan Archery kicked off our 2018 competition season at the Southern California Collegiate Indoor Invitational at the Easton Archery Center for Excellence in Chula Vista.
For a lack of better words, it went off like gangbusters. Based on the point system used by the judges Trojan Archery was second in men’s recurve, third in women’s and men’s barebow, and fourth in women’s recurve. Congratulations to the members who took home individual awards this weekend.
Dan Kwasniewski (Bronze overall in men’s recurve)
George Park (First place in second men’s recurve flight)
Hei Leong (First place in fourth men’s recurve flight)
Alex Aloia and Robert Campbell (Bronze overall in barebow mixed team).
In the mix of it all, we got to witness our own underdog story during the mixed team rounds. Believe us when we say that the journey to that bronze in mixed team was tumultuous. Since he tells it better than we can, here is Coach Jim’s recounting of events
In many ways, this is an incredible start for our competition season. This is the first time in our club history where we fielded a barebow team. It is also the first time in three years that Trojan Archery has taken home medals at a large competitive event. With the success of this competition in our belt, we will keep pushing ourselves to improve, bring home more victories throughout the rest of this season, and confuse more people with our non sequitur team chants. Check out the photos below.
Many thanks to all of the competitive members for their strong showing at the shoot, our coaching staff: Terri, Jim, and Brian, and all those who have been cheering us on and supporting the club through its rebuilding.
Until next time, fellow Trojans: shoot on and save the bees!
P.S. Our competition season is only just starting we would greatly appreciate your support of the club. To donate to our competitive team, please check out our crowdfunding page at the link below.
As a part of our fundraising effort for this competition season, Trojan Archery is hosting a tournament, and we want you (YES, YOU!) to participate and spread the word! The tournament will be held on Sunday, February 4th at the Pasadena Roving Archers Main Range. The registration is $30 and will go towards helping our competitive team cover the cost of travel and lodging for the 2018 competition season.
The shoot will be two scoring 300 rounds at 18m for Olympic recurve, barebow, and compound with four divisions in each style (male/female, adult/youth). For more information and to register for the event, please follow the link below
If you are unable to participate in the tournament, but would still like to donate and contribute to our fundraising effort, please visit our Ignite page (link below). The campaign runs until January 20th and we would greatly appreciate any and all contributions.