School is Out for Summer, but Competition Rages On!

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.

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2019 NOCC Overview

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.

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Maintaining Trojan Archery’s Momentum into Outdoor

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.

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Trojan Archery Ends its Strongest Indoor Season, yet!

50th Annual USA Archery National Indoor

Last month, Trojan Archery attended the 50th annual USA Archery National Indoor and sent 24 archers to the Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, CA to represent the cardinal and gold!

This was the largest number of archers, we have ever sent to a competition on the national level! Many of our archers were first year competitors, and over half of our archers came up Peanut Butter and broke their Personal Bests during the competition! Continue reading Trojan Archery Ends its Strongest Indoor Season, yet!

Taking the Competition

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. … Continue reading Taking the Competition

Finals Season, Final Qualifier

It’s final examination season here at USC, with classes winding down and students hitting the libraries. Here at Trojan Archery, however, we decided to celebrate the last days of class by participating in the final qualifier for the SoCal Indoor Archery Collegiate Championship (SIACC) down at Cal State Long Beach, because, after all, archery is life. For several of our members, it was their first … Continue reading Finals Season, Final Qualifier

The Magic Number Is 4

This past weekend, our esteemed President Daniel Kwasniewski attained a USA Archery Level 4 coaching status, propelling him into the upper echelons of the archery world. “It was one of the best experiences I have had during my short time in the archery community,” Dan said of his experience. “It [the class] really helped me understand the finer details of the shot process and what … Continue reading The Magic Number Is 4

And Two Rose From the Ashes

It has been a busy month for Trojan Archery, dearest readers. Following on the heels of the National Indoor Championships we have been swamped with all sorts of new preparation. The most pressing of which was preparing ourselves for outdoor competition. For those unfamiliar with the shooting formats, all of the competitions mentioned in our … More And Two Rose From the Ashes

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Everything’s Coming Up Peanut Butter

This past weekend we here at Trojan Archery sent a whopping 20 archers to the USA Archery 2018 Indoor National Championship. As strong as our team has been this season, we went on to break all expectations that we have set for ourselves. Though there were no team rating this time around, we had 12 archers who broke their personal bests (lovingly referred to as … Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Peanut Butter