Bulldogs place 12th; Lokke makes waves at ACUI Championships

By Jake Knabel on Apr. 7, 2017 in Trap & Skeet

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Concordia University trap and skeet team made its second journey to the national championships since the program got started under head coach Joel Helmer. In the 49th annual ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships held in San Antonio, Texas, the Bulldogs hit 2,058 total targets and placed 12th out of 14 teams in the Division 2 section of the grand event (March 28 – April 2).

The ACUI Championships featured a total of 828 student-athletes from 85 schools. The teams are broken down into divisions based upon the number of competitors entered into the field. Concordia traveled 17 team members to the event. Said Helmer, “With a young team of mainly freshmen and sophomores, this was a good experience that we can build on for next fall.”

The biggest standout all year long for Helmer’s program has been Saint Francis, Minn., native Erin Lokke. The sophomore finished 21st high overall on the women’s side with a total of 464. By placing third in the international skeet shoot off, Lokke earned a spot on the USA Shooting/ACUI Collegiate Team. Lokke also placed fourth in American skeet.

Additionally, Katarina Borg placed second in five stand in Class B while Mitchell Charron finished sixth in the same category. In terms of high overall, the top five Bulldogs on the men’s side were Seth Willard (483), Kendall Schick (456), Ethan Cradick (455), Dustin Renfro (454) and Charron (448). Following Lokke on the women’s sider were Borg (442), Jordan Kerns-Schneider (404), Sabra Moore (385) and Kate Esser (361).

The season is now complete for the Bulldogs, who competed in a total of nine events throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

Concordia competitors at ACUI Championships

MEN (AS – AT – IS – IT – FS – SC – TOTAL)
104th – Seth Willard – 90 – 93 – 79 – 93 – 38 – 90 – 483
223rd – Kendall Schick – 90 – 95 – 68 – 80 – 40 – 83 – 456
225th – Ethan Cradick – 94 – 90 – 65 – 85 – 43 – 78 – 455
232nd – Dustin Renfro – 86 – 96 – 64 – 88 – 40 – 80 – 454
250th – Mitchell Charron – 90 – 91 – 65 – 90 – 39 – 73 – 448
335th – Mark Bender – 84 – 90 – 53 – 80 – 37 – 69 – 413
343rd – Tanner Sovereign – 79 – 89 – 39 – 95 – 40 – 67 – 409
349th – Philip Oehlrich – 77 – 92 – 42 – 89 – 37 – 68 – 405
362nd – Daniel Cahoon – 81 – 86 – 59 – 75 – 31 – 68 – 400
363rd – Brook Wagner – 84 – 82 – 50 – 66 – 34 – 83 – 399

WOMEN (AS – AT – IS – IT – FS – SC – TOTAL)
21st – Erin Lokke – 97 – 91 – 82 – 79 – 37 – 78 – 464
35th – Katarina Borg – 85 – 84 – 62 – 87 – 42 – 82 – 442
63rd – Jordan Kerns-Schneider – 87 – 78 – 48 – 82 – 30 – 79 – 404
72nd – Sabra Moore – 80 – 88 – 49 – 76 – 31 – 61 – 385
80th – Kate Esser – 70 – 87 – 37 – 67 – 35 – 65 – 361
91st – Tia Pawlowski – 59 – 57 – 24 – 60 – 25 – 59 – 284
92nd – Autumn Wildfeuer – 55 – 77 – 18 – 67 – 15 – 50 – 282