We’re halfway through the Indoor Season, and our Trojan Archers have already amassed 17 titles! We’ve had a tough schedule here with two back-to-back tournaments at the very start of the semester.
CA State Indoor Championships
At CA State Indoor, Aadi Ghildiyal (left) became State Champion for Collegiate Women’s Recurve AND set a new state record! Daniel Kwasniewski became State Champion for Collegiate Men’s Recurve. Alexandra Aloia won silver in Collegiate Women’s Bowhunter and Michelle Demers won silver in Collegiate Women’s Recurve.
In only one year, Trojan Archery came from no medals, to two gold and two silver in the state of California for collegiate archery. We literally sent four archers and came back with four medals. That’s 100% success!
Southern California Indoor Archery Collegiate Championships (SIACC)
At SIACC, hosted by SGA Alumni Association and sponsored by Fivics USA, Trojan Archery dominated the competition in Recurve and Barebow. We competed against several other SoCal archery clubs such as UCLA, UCSD, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach and CSUN.
Congratulations to our winners:
- Barebow Men’s Qualification- Bronze Medal- Vijay Kothapalli
- Barebow Men’s-Flight 1-Gold Medal – Vijay Kothapalli
- Barebow Men’s Flight 2 Silver Medal – Winston Wei
- Barebow Bow Women’s-Flight 2- Silver Medal- Allison Ou
- Barebow Mixed Teams- Gold Medal – Winston Wei and Allison Ou
- Bowhunter Women’s-Flight 2-Silver Medal- Alexandra Aloia
- Recurve Women’s Qualification- Gold Medal- Aadi Ghildiyal
- Recurve Women- Flight 1 Gold Medal- Aadi Ghildiyal
- Recurve Women- Flight 2- Silver Medal-Katherine Morrison
- Recurve Men-Flight 1- Gold Medal- Dan Kwasniewski
- Recurve Men Flight 2 – Silver Medal -Brandon Chung
- Recurve Men Flight 4- winner – Justin Cheng
- Recurve Mixed Teams- Gold Medal- Aadi Ghildiyal and Dan Kwasniewski
This is the most medals we have won in a single competition! We just couldn’t believe how the medals literally stacked up! It is a huge accomplishment to represent this well in this many bow styles and in qualifying scores, round robin eliminations and team rounds. More than half of the team took home awards at the end of the day.
In only a year, we have come a long way as competitors in SoCal claiming 13 titles from only 4 in 2018. Below are our champions from 2018 SIACC: (from left to right) Hei Leong, Rob Campbell, Daniel Kwasniewski, Alexandra Aloia, and George Park. Beside them are our 2019 SIACC champions: (from left to right) Winston Wei, Vijay Kothapalli, Allison Ou, Katherine Morrison, Aadi Ghildiyal, Daniel Kwasniewski, Alexandra Aloia, and Brandon Chung (Justin Cheng also won Flight 4 for a sweet Fivics quiver pouch!).
To Our Coaches
We could not have made it this far without our fantastic coaches. Thank you to our head coach, Terri, and our assistant coaches, Jim and Luke! You have been unwavering support and incredible mentors.
Too Eager to Rest
We’re not done yet! We have only one weekend off in our competition schedule, and then we face National Indoor and the Vegas Shoot back-to-back once more. Several of our archers have already been practicing straight out of the competition weekend! Though many have an extended weekend, our team members are vigorously preparing for the remainder of the indoor season. We are also preparing our training schedules for the upcoming outdoor season. What can we say? We’ve got Trojan Fever!
Support Your Champions!
Are you impressed by our success and our Trojan Pride? Do you want to beef up our practice schedule and send us to more competitions? There are a number of ways to support this amazing club and team!
Visit the Support Us pages to explore a variety of options, ranging from monetary donations to cardboard, target, and equipment donations.
You can show just as much support when you Send a Shout Out as a thoughtful message, passionate cheer, or creative project. You can motivate and support our team morale! We you need you, Trojans!
We are also hosting our annual fundraiser tournament to support our range and equipment costs, and to provide lodging and transportation for the team. The format is a 600 round, which is two rounds of 10 ends with 3 arrows per end. Archers of all ages are invited to participate. Award medals will be given to the top three archers in each division! We will be providing drinks and snacks, as well as t-shirts and button pins at the event.
Register for the 2019 Trojan Archery Fundraiser 600 Round
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