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.