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
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!
With the month of September winding down, we are happy to report that the club practices are going strong! We have taught over 150 new archers, many of whom have since joined as official club members. In light of the new members’ dedication to return to the same place every Friday night and launch projectiles into giant foam Oreos, we at Trojan Archery decided to … Continue reading The September Social
A common quandary we here at Trojan Archery encounters when teaching beginners–who all are introduced to archery through the barebow style–is how to teach them to aim. For shorter distances, the concept of “instinctive” aiming is straightforward; what you’re looking at is usually what you hit. However, for longer distances, and especially with elevation changes akin to those in a field round, the answer of … Continue reading So You Want to be a (Barebow) Archer: Instincts, Gap, and String Walking
Archery is a sport in which both the physicality of the shooter and the physical performance and design of the bows and its parts work in tandem to produce accurate and reproducible shots. To that end, the bow itself contains significantly more pieces than most casual observers can surmise; with each piece serving a particular function in making the shot the most accurate and reproducible. … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Beginner’s Introduction to Gear
This past Friday, our club members participated in their first official scoring round: 3 arrows over 10 ends for a total of 300 points. Did things get intense? Maybe. Did people enjoy themselves? Sure looks like it. This was also the first opportunity for our club members to begin earning their achievement pins. This was an opportunity for our members to check their growth and … Continue reading The First Pin’s the Sweetest
We here at Trojan Archery are excited to announce that our club will be participating in the USA Archery Adult Achievement Program! In order to for the developing archer to track—and, honestly, flaunt–their progress in the sport, we will begin offering mini tournament style 300 Rounds (ten ends of three arrows for a maximum of 300 points). By tracking the score with USAA’s scoring matrix, … Continue reading Calling All Achievement Hunters!