Lokke claims victory, Bulldogs place third in three events at Prairie Circuit Classic

By Jake Knabel on Oct. 5, 2017 in Trap & Skeet

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Junior Erin Lokke won the overall women’s competition by more than 23 targets while headlining the efforts of 17 Bulldogs at last week’s Prairie Circuit Classic (Sept. 30) in North Platte, Neb. Lokke’s performance helped the Concordia University trap and skeet team place third in the categories of skeet, double skeet and trap. The Bulldogs finished fifth out of nine teams with a total score of 2,135.

This was the third time out this fall for head coach Joel Helmer’s program. Concordia also competed at the Shocker Fall Classic (Sept. 9) and the Fort Hays State Shoot (Sept. 16).

A native of Saint Francis, Minn., Lokke has been a reliable performer her entire career as a Bulldog. At the Prairie Circuit Classic, she hit 457/500 targets. Lokke earned all-conference honors as one of the events top five shooters. She hit 94 or more targets in three different categories.

Leading the team’s third-place finish in trap was freshman Wyatt Ericksen. He hit 75-straight targets and was Concordia’s top shooter (97/100) in the event. Fellow freshman Hannah Wiedebush garnered recognition on the all-conference freshman team.

Following Lokke, the rest of the team’s top five included Seth Willard (428/500), Dustin Renfro (419/500), Mack Origer (417/500) and Ethan Cradick (414/500). The Bulldogs defeated squads from Wyoming, Colorado State, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and Pratt Community College.

Concordia will host its next event – Saturday’s (Oct. 7) Concordia Sporting Clays Invitational at Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard, Neb. Two additional meets will take place before the fall season comes to an end.

Concordia competitors at Prairie Circuit Classic

Name – Skeet | Double Skeet | Trap | Double Trap | 5 Stand = Total
Erin Lokke – 98 | 94 | 96 | 87 | 82 = 457
Seth Willard – 94 | 94 | 94 | 82 | 64 = 428
Dustin Renfro – 93 | 86 | 91 | 79 | 70 = 419
Mack Origer – 92 | 90 | 88 | 75 | 72 = 417
Ethan Cradick – 93 | 88 | 76 | 81 | 76 = 414
Mitchell Charron – 93 | 87 | 88 | 74 | 69 = 411
Katarina Borg – 90 | 86 | 88 | 79 | 66 = 409
Brook Wagner – 85 | 84 | 83 | 72 | 57 = 381
Sabra Moore – 86 | 78 | 95 | 76 | 45 = 380
Luke Comstock – 95 | 82 | 91 | 72 | 39 = 379
Tanner Sovereign – 82 | 81 | 85 | 76 | 55 = 379
Daniel Cahoon – 91 | 81 | 86 | 63 | 49 = 370
Tia Pawlowski – 80 | 67 | 80 | 77 | 36 = 340
Wyatt Ericksen – 75 | 65 | 97 | 58 | 44 = 339
Kate Esser – 78 | 69 | 63 | 62 | 51 = 323
Autumn Wildfeuer – 72 | 52 | 86 | 64 | X = 274
Hannah Wiedebush – 59 | 58 | 69 | 79 | X = 265