Welcome back archers! We hope your semester is off to a great start. The first three weeks of Beginner and Returner Practices were a success! Thanks to the hard work of our instructors and executive board, we have been able to host over one hundred beginning archers since the start of the semester.
If you were not able to attend any of the first time archery sessions, then you’re in luck! In response to the overwhelming interest in our club, we are hosting additional Beginners Practice sessions every Wednesday and Friday until the end of September. That makes six more first timer lessons until we close off our practices to returners and club members only!
Remember to subscribe to our newsletter and sign up for the practices. We have to limit the number of archers for each practice do to the availability of instructors and equipment, so don’t wait too long or you may lose your chance!
REMINDER: everyone MUST complete the IMLeagues form on the Practice Sessions page BEFORE attending your first practice. If you have not yet completed this form, please remember that it is a requirement of USC and we will not be able to allow you to join the club without it!
Fellow Archers, get ready to mark your calendars, as here is the information regarding the current practice schedule for Fall 2018!
– Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at Pasadena Roving Archers;
– Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm at Rancho Park;
– Fridays from 5 to 9 pm at the South Gym of the PED building on campus.
Greetings Archers, the fall semester is just around the corner! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates for fall events and practices!
If you’ve never had the chance to try out archery, now is the time to experience a new sport. We will provide all the basic equipment and training necessary for you to kickstart your archery career! More importantly, you will be joining a community of friendly archers that are all passionate and committed to the sport!
Visit our table at Rec Fest this Thursday, August 16th, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Brittingham Field. Ask us about the club and team, and check out some of our gear. For every Facebook like and email we receive, we will give away free archery buttons!
We will also be at the Involvement Fair (on Trousdale Parkway) on Wednesday the 22nd of August if you are unable to attend the Rec Fest. We will be there from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Come to visit our booth and join our club!
Practices will begin on Friday the 24th of August. Sign-ups will be sent through our newsletter. Before attending your first practice of the year, you must fill out the IMLeagues Participation Form and Waivers found on the Practice Sessions page.
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With the results of the California State Games out, we at Trojan Archery would like to recognize the performance of our fellow archers-in-arms from the Pasadena Roving Archers, many of whom garnered places on the podium for their respective divisions.
The tournament featured individual events at 3 different distances and a total of 90 scored arrows, with archers split into divisions based on age and discipline (compound, Olympic recurve, etc); the distance of their designated targets, which ranged from 10 meters to 60, was also determined by this categorization system.
Congratulations to all PRA Archers that participated in the tourney, especially Dean (who won a gold medal in the Bowman Boys Compound division), Heather (gold medal in Bowman Girls Barebow), Oliver (bronze medal in Cub Boys Compound) and Pat Jeffreys (bronze in Masters Mens Compound).
On the other side of the country, meanwhile, PRA JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Jordan Fong participated in the JOAD Outdoor National Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina, as a member of USA Archery’s Regional Dream Team. Jordan, a hopeful future Trojan archer, finished 39th out of 97 archers in the Recurve Cadet Men division, and garnered a bronze medal in the team rounds.
Congratulations, and until next time, shoot on!
All of us at Trojan Archery would like to wish you a very happy 4th of July. Stay cool, stay safe, and have fun during your festivities!
In addition to our updated leadership board, times and locations for summer practices have also been posted. Please see the practice sessions page for a more detailed description of requirements for participation.
Monday/Thursday: Rancho Park Archery Range, 7-10:00 PM
Sunday: Pasadena Roving Archers Range, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
There is no on-campus practice for the summer schedule, but workshops for various aspects of the sport, such as grip-building, may be held. In order to participate in practice and/or workshops, you must consult with club president Dan Kwasniewski and pay summer dues before you receive clearance to join.
To say that the past month or so has brought with it a plethora of updates for Trojan Archery would be a vast understatement, dear readers.
To start, Trojan Archery has elected a brand-new Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year, featuring a diverse mix of returning archers as well as newer, though certainly eager, faces. (Apparently the pull to join the dark side was particularly powerful this year). The current roster stands as follows:
Club President- Dan Kwasniewski
Vice President/Equipment Manager: Hei Leong
Barebow Captain: Alexandra Aloia
Olympic Recurve Captain: Bibek Samanta
Secretary: Grace O’Rourke
Treasurer: Laurel Paxton
Education Director: Huy Phan
Media & Communications Committee: Brandon Chung (Head), Justin Cheng, Caesar (Mingyu) Cui
Social Events: Simon Trinh (Head), Henry Connor, Leigh Sun
For a more complete profile of the E-Board, please visit the Leadership page.
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 posts so far were “indoor” competition which are shot at 18 meters (~20 yards). For the remainder of the season, all of our competitions, and for that matter most of the competition hosted by official entities in the archery world, will be “outdoor” and or “field” competitions. Besides from literally moving all of the shooting outdoors, the the distances at which archers shoot from will now range anywhere from 30 to 70 meters (a little over 75 yards). For us, this means heavily ramping up our bow poundage and getting used to shooting in outdoor conditions.
All of this hard work culminated for our competitive team members at the Western Regional Outdoor Collegiate Championships. Overall this was a learning experience for our team as this was the largest contingent we have sent to an outdoor competition in quite a few years. That is not to say that we did not have some outstanding archers within our ranks.
We would like to recognize George Park and Chanuwas (New) Aswamenakul for their great performance at Western Regional. This was their first time at outdoor competitions and they led our team in scores during the qualification rounds, placing in the top half and top third respectively in their division. Additionally, we would like to give a HUGE shoutout and congratulation to Jacob Broussard, our breakout compound shooter, for placing third in men’s qualifier, second in men’s elimination, and made the men’s All West compound team! Check below for pictures of our team from the competition, Jacob’s sweet, sweet medals, and an unintentional three-man horse ride.
West Regional marks the end of the competition season for most of our archers. However, our recurve Captain, Max Zade, will be going to the National Outdoor Collegiate Championship in May. We wish you the best of luck, Max.
Until next time, fellow Trojans, shoot on!
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 PB by our captains); some even breaking their PB multiple times! In addition to this, our compound team made a very strong debut for the season and we are excited to see their performance for the rest of the season. Check out the pictures from the tournament below; you’ll have to excuse the dead eyes in some of the photos, 8AM shooting time does no one justice.
National Indoor also officially marks the end of our team’s indoor season. As outdoor season involves shooting across significantly longer distances, this marks the end of the competitive seasons for many of our team members. To those who will not be continuing into the outdoor leg of the season, congratulation on your overwhelmingly positive indoor season, rest up, and train for next season. To those who are slated to compete in our outdoor competition, good luck and keep up your training!
Until next time, fellow Trojans: shoot on!
P.S. For those who have been inquiring about our “So You Want to Be an Archer” series, we had to to put it on hold for indoor season. We will resume adding posts to that series in the near future as our team members return to range for summer training.
Hello, fellow Trojans!
First and foremost, let us at TrojanArchery.com apologize for our recent lack of activities and post. It’s not because we did nothing for two weeks–let’s be honest that’s a really long time to be mourning our lack of Valentine’s Day plan. Turns out our webmaster went full nerd mode to prepare for a science conference that he is currently attending. He sends his sincerest apologies.
Secondly, on a happier and less nerdy note, we are proud to announce that the First Annual (Potentially Semesterly?) Trojan Fundraiser 600 Round was a huge success. We had a great turn out that actually overflowed our original number of spots. Thankfully the administrative team of the Pasadena Roving Archery Range was able to help us adapt and accommodate the extra archers. On top of it all, some of our own competitive members placed in the tournament; shout out Laurel Paxton, Alex Aloia, Rob Campbell, and Henry Connor for the outstanding performance in their division. The overall result spread can be found here. All in all this is a great start to a new fundraising tradition for our club. Many thanks to those in the community who participated and all of the volunteers, both from the Trojan family as well as those of the PRA, for contributing their time and effort to our cause.
Finally, we would like to proudly announce a new addition to the Trojan Archery leadership: Rob Campbell has joined the dark cabal we call the Executive Board! He will be taking on the role of team captain for our barebow division. This marks the first time that we have ever had a formal barebow team headed by a captain. We are very excited to have Rob amongst the rank of our leadership and look forward to his fatherly rallying of the barebow team. Tic-tac-toe! Tic-tac-toe!
Until next time fellow Trojans, shoot on!
P.S. We also would like to wish you a belated Valentine’s Day and a Happy Lunar New Year. We’d make a post about it, but it’s not an official University holiday. So in lieu of an actual holiday post, we offer you a small glimpse into the aftermath of Valentine’s Day in a small town called Night Vale.