Lokke, Pursell shoot Bulldogs into third place at own invitational

By Jake Knabel on Oct. 25, 2016 in Trap & Skeet

BRAINARD, Neb. – Concordia University trap and skeet hosted its own event for the first time in what was billed as the Concordia Sporting Clays Invitational, which was held at Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard, Neb., Oct. 22-23. Among seven teams in competition, the Bulldogs placed third while sophomore Erin Lokke again starred, winning the super sporting category on the women’s side.

With a score of 1,500, Concordia placed behind only Midland (1,583) and Fort Hays State University (Kan.) (1,533). Fourth through seventh place teams were Hastings (1,444), Missouri University of Science and Technology (1,432), Kansas State University (1,382) and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (1,179), respectively.

Freshman Wyatt Pursell emerged from the event as the high overall for head coach Joel Helmer’s squads. Pursell’s total of 315 topped all Bulldogs and placed him fifth among the field of 84 shooters. The rest of Concordia’s top five included senior Seth Willard (308), Lokke (294), freshman Riley Meyer (293) and sophomore Ethan Cradick (290). Lokke, a native of Saint Francis, Minn., finished second overall among female competitors.

Pursell outgunned his teammates in sporting (182) and super sporting (94). Willard turned in the Bulldogs’ top score in 5-stand (46).

Bulldogs at Concordia Sporting Clays Invitational
Name: Sporting – Super Sporting – 5-stand – TOTAL
Wyatt Pursell: 182 – 94 – 39 – 315
Seth Willard: 177 – 85 – 46 – 308
Erin Lokke: 166 – 89 – 39 – 294
Riley Meyer: 164 – 88 – 41 – 293
Ethan Cradick: 168 – 79 – 43 – 290
Kendall Schick: 165 – 82 – 38 – 285
Dustin Renfro: 167 – 74 – 37 – 278
Mitchell Charron: 157 – 78 – 43 – 278
Mark Bender: 162 – 76 – 39 – 277
Katarina Borg: 168 – 73 – 36 – 277
Danny Cahoon: 159 – 82 – 36 – 277
Jordan Kerns-Schneider: 165 – 82 – 29 – 276
Lauren Webb: 160 – 76 – 32 – 268
Sabra Moore: 151 – 71 – 36 – 258
Tanner Sovereign: 140 – 80 – 34 – 254
Phil Oehlrich: 145 – 68 – 36 – 249
Brook Wagner: 144 – 64 – 32 – 240
Autumn Wildfeuer: 68 – 36 – 18 – 122
Kate Esser: NA – 69 – 29 – 98