Cradick tops Bulldogs at own Concordia Invitational

By Jake Knabel on Oct. 12, 2017 in Trap & Skeet

BRAINARD, Neb. – For the first time this season, the Concordia University trap and skeet team hosted its own event. The field at the Concordia Sporting Clays Invitational (Oct. 7) included 108 shooters from nine different collegiate institutions that convened upon Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard, Neb. Additionally, a high school division featured 19 competitors. Among the teams that qualified for the collegiate leaderboard, the Bulldogs placed sixth out of eight.

The Concordia Invitational marked the fourth outing of the fall for head coach Joel Helmer’s squad. Junior Ethan Cradick highlighted the Bulldogs’ efforts by hitting 298/350 targets for a 21st place finish. Regular standout Erin Lokke did not compete at this particular meet.

Following Cradick in the team’s top five were senior Seth Willard (291/350), freshmen Mackenze Origer (287/350) and Sabra Moore (286/350) and sophomore Luke Comstock (282/350). Moore finished second high overall among female shooters. She also placed third in super sporting (81/100).

The season will continue on Saturday (Oct. 14) with the SCTP Central Region Open Championship at Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Neb. Just two tournaments remain on the fall schedule before the season resumes again in the spring.

Concordia competitors

Name – Sport Sat | Sport Sun | Super Sport | 5-Stand = Total
Ethan Cradick – 90 | 92 | 78 | 38 = 298
Seth Willard – 92 | 89 | 78 | 32 = 291
Mackenze Origer – 92 | 84 | 75 | 36 = 287
Sabra Moore – 93 | 82 | 81 | 30 = 286
Luke Comstock – 96 | 78 | 71 | 37 = 282
Dustin Renfro – 85 | 83 | 77 | 35 = 280
Tanner Sovereign – 82 | 82 | 82 | 33 = 279
Mitchell Charron – 86 | 81 | 78 | 30 = 275
Katarina Borg – 84 | 77 | 75 | 32 = 268
Daniel Cahoon – 93 | 68 | 68 | 29 = 258
Brook Wagner – 83 | 74 | 76 | 25 = 258
Wyatt Eriksen – 85 | 71 | 68 | 24 = 248
Tia Pawlowski – 80 | 67 | 60 | 24 = 231
Hannah Wiedebush – 78 | 67 | 67 | 18 = 230
Kate Esser – 65 | 70 | 65 | 16 = 216
Autumn Wildfeuer – 59 | 50 | 45 | 12 = 166