Congratulations to the Class of 2022! This year, ELEVEN of our team members are graduating with degrees from the University of Southern California! We are so thrilled to celebrate their achievements! Aadi Ghildiyal Aadi had been shooting for 6 years before she joined Trojan Archery in Spring of 2019. As a dedicated archer, she has brought home many titles and medals. During her first semester … Continue reading Congratulations to Our Class of 2022!￼
Despite a challenging year, Trojan Archery is pleased to say that our club is as strong as ever! In Fall 2021, we have received overwhelming interest in our club and has welcomed over 200 new archers to learn about the sport! Here from the bottom of our hearts we thank everyone who has come to one of our practices and for complying with anti-COVID regulations … Continue reading Here’s to a Brand New Season!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 and our Trojan Archery alumni! We are so excited to celebrate FIVE of our team members and their recent degrees from the University of Southern California! Erin Ewalt Erin joined Trojan Archery in fall of 2018 and has remained since in our Women’s Olympic Recurve division. Aside from her stellar contribution to our team during competitions, she is also … Continue reading Congratulations to Our Class of 2021!
The Trojan Archery team would like to extend its congratulations to four of our archers for their achievement as student athletes. USA Archery honors the top-ranking collegiate archers in the United States and we are proud to announce that Trojan Archery has not one – but FOUR – archers who have been awarded the most prestigious national collegiate titles. Continue reading Trojan Archery Welcomes Its Newest Members of the All-American and All-American Academic Teams
With The Vegas Shoot 2020 and the last round of the 51st USA Archery Indoor Nationals wrapping up this past weekend, the indoor season is officially done. Now that the results are in from all over the country, our team wishes a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to our Club President Mac Whitaker! Mac is currently ranked 6th in the nation for Collegiate Men’s Barebow—qualifying him to compete … Continue reading From Indoor to Outdoor: Celebrating Trojan Archery’s National Team Achievements
Hello Trojans! It is with great pride and pleasure that we get to announce that our competitive season is underway, and what a season we’ve already had! Our Trojan Archers started off this season in Tulare, California for California State Indoor Championships. While our entire team was not in attendance, the Trojan spirit was ever-present. Our archers Aadi Ghildiyal, Daniel Kwasniewski, Mingyu (Caesar) Cui, and … Continue reading State Indoors and SIACC Recap
With the fifth week of classes coming to a close and the realization that the fall semester is already one third of the way completed, Trojan Archery is pleased to announce that club and team practices are still going strong! This year, we have welcomed over 150 new archers to the range to learn about and have fun with the sport, and we plan to … Continue reading Start of a New Season
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.