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.
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!
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
Our archers were hard at work all Sunday training to become certified instructors. They are the bread and butter of the club, responsible for running the range safely, teaching beginners, and developing our archers’ techniques. Thank you and welcome Instructors! Get Involved! It’s a new semester and we are getting ready to host First Timer Classes for anyone interested in learning archery for the … Continue reading Welcome Back!
Happy New Year from everyone here at Trojan Archery! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Our New Year’s Resolution? More archery, of course! Most of us have had archery on the brain all through the academic break (some of us never stopped practicing!), and now we are preparing to enter the thick of Indoor Competition Season. We’re also preparing for round two of … Continue reading Resolution – MORE ARCHERY!
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
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