Willard leads Bulldogs to third-place skeet finish at Fort Hays

By Jake Knabel on Sep. 19, 2017 in Trap & Skeet

HAYS, Kan. – In the second outing of the season for head coach Joel Helmer’s trap and skeet team, the Bulldogs placed fifth out of seven teams that competed at the Fort Hays State University Shoot (Sept. 16-17) in Hays, Kan. A total of 17 shooters represented Concordia at the two-day event. Senior Seth Willard emerged as the team’s high scorer with 359/400.

Willard and company did their best collective work in skeet (third place), a competition that saw five Bulldogs hit 90 or more targets. Willard led the way with 96/100 in skeet. Junior Erin Lokke, who turned in a score of 95/100 in skeet, placed third in 5-stand (36/50) and finished sixth HOA among females (second on the team to Willard). A pair of freshmen produced solid results. Among teammates, Origer finished third best HOA, highest in double trap and third highest in skeet. Fellow rookie Wyatt Ericksen was second on the team in trap (93/100).

In terms of HOA, Willard, Locke and Origer were followed by Dustin Renfro (337/400) and Ethan Cradick (335/400) for the top five placements on the team. The field of teams at Fort Hays State also included GPAC institutions Hastings and Midland.

Concordia will stay closer to home for its next tournament, which will be the Prairie Circuit Classic (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1) held at Lincoln County Wildlife Gun Club in North Platte, Neb.

Concordia competitors at Fort Hays State Shoot

NAME – Skeet | Trap | Wobble | Double Trap | Total
Seth Willard – 96 | 98 | 88 | 77 | 359
Erin Lokke – 95 | 88 | 93 | 76 | 352
Mack Origer – 94 | 82 | 86 | 84 | 346
Dustin Renfro – 94 | 83 | 91 | 69 | 337
Ethan Cradick – 89 | 89 | 84 | 73 | 335
Daniel Cahoon – 85 | 84 | 86 | 78 | 333
Sabra Moore – 78 | 89 | 91 | 74 | 332
Mitch Charron – 90 | 88 | 83 | 69 | 330
Katarina Borg – 82 | 85 | 83 | 76 | 326
Tanner Sovereign – 77 | 88 | 88 | 71 | 324
Brook Wagner – 83 | 86 | 82 | 69 | 320
Luke Comstock – 79 | 77 | 83 | 78 | 317
Wyatt Eriksen – 66 | 93 | 88 | 65 | 312
Kate Esser – 74 | 80 | 74 | 75 | 303
Tia Pawlowski – 52 | 74 | 81 | 72 | 279
Autumn Wildfeuer – 49 | 79 | 45 | 64 | 237
Hannah Wiedebush – 54 | 74 | 43 | 63 | 234