With the fifth week of classes coming to a close and the realization that the fall semester is already one third of the way completed, Trojan Archery is pleased to announce that club and team practices are still going strong!
This year, we have welcomed over 150 new archers to the range to learn about and have fun with the sport, and we plan to continue to teach beginners throughout the month of October. This semester’s group of beginners is undeniably talented, which makes us even more excited to announce that this Friday, October 4th, Trojan Archery will be holding our first Official Scoring Round on campus for returning archers and team members! While this may be the first scoring round for archers that have just joined the club this year, we have confidence that any archers that choose to participate in the scoring round will find their time rewarding. Before the scoring round, we plan to hold an Information Session for the returning archers that are interested in joining the competitive team and want to learn about Olympic Recurve and Compound bow styles. Come to the PED South Gym at 4 p.m. to learn about the team! We can’t wait to see everyone there! Undoubtedly, our success in these first few weeks would not have been possible without our devoted coaches and instructors. So, to everyone that was able to assist in making these beginners classes possible, THANK YOU!
While Trojan Archery has mainly been focusing on these beginner lessons for the past few weeks, it is not to say that the Trojan Archery competitive team has been laid back. Instead of adhering to the idea that September and October is archery’s “off season,” the team has successfully maintained the momentum of the previous competitive season by organizing countless team practices, attending challenging team workouts, and adopting rigorous training plans. One of our own archers, Aadi Ghildiyal, has even continued to compete throughout this semester and won gold this past weekend in the junior division of the Pacific Coast Championships in Sacramento, CA.
With the high energy of the team this year and all the talent we’ve noticed in the new club members, we can say with confidence that Aadi’s win is the first of many Trojan victories to come this year. For now, we look to the SoCal Indoor Archery Collegiate Championship (SIACC) Qualifiers in November and December as the next opportunities for team members to win gold while we eagerly prepare for the upcoming archery season. To everyone attending the Information Session and Scoring Round this Friday, we can’t wait to see you there!