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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 … Continue reading Welcome Our New E-Board: Fall 2018
As our competition season ramps up, it is starting to feel like we here at Trojan Archery are simply trying to make it from one tournament to the next in one piece. To give all of our beloved readers a quick update, we sent a cadre of archers to the California State Indoor Championship two weekends ago. Though the numbers are a bit small this … Continue reading Another Week, Another Tournament
This past weekend, we here at Trojan Archery kicked off our 2018 competition season at the Southern California Collegiate Indoor Invitational at the Easton Archery Center for Excellence in Chula Vista. For a lack of better words, it went off like gangbusters. Based on the point system used by the judges Trojan Archery was second in men’s recurve, third in women’s and men’s barebow, and … Continue reading Tic-Tac-Toe!: Southern California Collegiate Indoor Invitational 2018 Recap
The USC Men’s Olympic Recurve Team (Filipe Vital, Max Zade, Dan Kwasniewski) competed at the National Outdoor Collegiate Championships in Chula Vista, CA at the Easton Olympic Training Center. We would like to thank Coach Terri Ashley- MacQuarrie for all of her hard work and dedication! Congratulations to the Team! This year the men and women’s Trojan Archery Team successfully competed in several indoor and … Continue reading Trojan Archery Competes at Nationals