Fall 2019 was a busy and productive semester for Trojan Archery! The fall semester is always an important time for training and preparing for Spring 2020’s indoor and outdoor season, and this year was no exception. In addition to recruiting new team members, we’ve made lots of positive changes this year in order to make our team one of the best. From implementing team workouts to coaching workshops, our team is making strides to shoot well and shoot strong! Continue reading Fall 2019 Semester Recap – Here’s to 2020!
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 reading Start of a New Season
Stringwalking may sound like a difficult technique, but at the end of the day, it is no harder and can be more accurate than gap shooting.
When stringwalking, a barebow archer keeps the point of the arrow directly on the gold at any distance, unlike gap shooting. In order to actually hit gold, we move our fingers down the string, away from the nock of the arrow and pull from different places on the string to shoot at different distances. The farther our fingers are to the nocking point, the flatter the launch angle of the arrow becomes, therefore it will hit lower, corresponding to a shorter flight distance. Continue reading Introduction to Stringwalking
Welcome to the Trojan Archery, a friendly partition of Club Sports at the University of Southern California! Trojan Archery is a student-run collegiate archery program dedicated to teaching and practicing the sport of archery at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 2004, Trojan Archery consists of both a recreational club and a traveling competitive Olympic Recurve, Barebow, and Compound … Continue reading About Us
Dear Trojan Archery Friends and Families,
Long-time no see! With summer coming to a close, Trojan Archery is getting prepared for the upcoming school year. Namely, we are focusing our efforts toward fall recruitment and are excited to announce that we will be attending the RecFest on August 22nd (4-6 PM) on Brittingham Field and the Involvement Fair on August 29th (11-2 PM) on Trousdale Parkway. During these two Welcome Week events, we will have sign-ups open to beginners and experienced archers alike, so come check us out! We will have our Trojan Archery shirts on, so you can’t miss us. Continue reading “Back to School 2019”
Even though school is out for the summer, Trojan Archery is going strong! This past weekend, Trojan Archery’s Daniel Kwasniewski competed in one of the biggest tournaments in the nation—the SoCal Showdown! In fact, this was the largest USAT competition in USA Archery history. Dan faced stiff competition against some of the world’s best archers, shooting alongside athletes such as Brady Ellison, Jack Williams, and others aiming to qualify for the USA Olympic team. Dan shot strong at SoCal, especially considering it was his first USAT competition. He scored 548/720, for an arrow average of 7.61—an even stronger performance than his already impressive 7.19 average at the California State Outdoors just two weeks earlier.
As we transition from a glorious 2018 – 2019 archery season, the gears behind Trojan Archery continue to churn. Old veterans have stepped down from their administrative positions while new archers rise to pick up the flag. As such, we would like to give a big welcome to our new Executive Board and Officers for the upcoming 2019 – 2020 school year. We are confident … Continue reading What’s Next?
This past weekend, Trojan Archery attended the National Outdoor Collegiate Championships (NOCC) in Dublin, Ohio. This tournament brought together over 60 collegiate archery programs from around the nation and gave our archers the opportunity to compete in an environment they had never experienced before. The Trojan archers that attended the event, Aadi Ghildiyal, Dan Kwasniewski, Elizabeth Loxterkamp, and Michelle DeMers (all Olympic Recurve archers), shot in heat, humidity, rain, and wind. Despite these challenges, we are proud to say that our team performed well and fought on during qualification rounds, team and mixed team events, and single eliminations.
Congratulations to everyone for surviving another semester! Summer is finally here, and for those of you remaining in Los Angeles, we’ll be organizing a Facebook group to facilitate practice times soon.
With the year closing, we also find it important to recognize members of the Trojan Archery Team that have graduated! Continue reading Goodbye Grads, Hello Alumni!!
West Regionals Outdoor Collegiate Championship
Fueled by our success during indoor season, Trojan Archery ran headfirst into the outdoor season; for many of our archers, this would be their first time shooting past 18 meters. This year, Trojan Archery brought more archers to West Regionals than ever before – supporting a 16 person team full of Olympic Recurve and Barebow archers.
Transitioning to outdoor season is not an easy process. We are so proud of the countless hours that each archer dedicated to making the jump from indoor to outdoor. Between going up in draw weight, breaking arrows for the first time, and shooting farther than ever before, this transition often scares away new archers. But as Trojans, we always Fight On, so it was unsurprising that a record number of Trojan Archery members stepped up to the shooting line and shot for gold.