Concordia looks to defend home range

By Hunter Corneliusen on Oct. 2, 2020 in Athletic Announcements Trap & Skeet

SEWARD, Neb. After winning its first conference championship in school history, the Concordia University Shooting Sports team will be hosting the Concordia Bulldog Sporting Invitational this weekend. The two-day invitational will take place on Oct. 3-4, at Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard, Nebraska. Start time is scheduled for 9 a.m. CT on both days.

In last week’s conference championships, the Bulldogs cracked 2,277 targets edging out second-place Midland by 20. History was also made when graduate student Erin Lokke won the high overall (HOA) competition. She is the first Bulldog ever to claim an individual conference title.

Across all five disciplines, Concordia took first in trap, skeet and double skeet while finishing second in both sporting clays and double trap. Lokke led the Bulldogs in the trap discipline as she carded a 99 and finished with a 99 to place second in skeet. Junior Colton Uitermarkt shot a 100 to lead Concordia in Skeet while senior Rebecca Tierney was the top finisher in Double Skeet with 98.

Concordia had a plethora of shooters garner all-conference honors. On the women’s side Erin Lokke, Rebecca Tierney, Sarah Schwacher, Nicole Breese, Monica Dale and Emily Rasmussen earned all-conference status. Colten Uitermarkt and Wyatt Hambly achieved all-conference accolades for the men.

The invitational field is abbreviated compared to years past, as some teams cannot travel out of state due to COVID-19 protocols. Teams competing are Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Northwest Kansas Technical College, Iowa Western Community College, Doane and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. In addition to the college shoot, Concordia will be hosting a shooting tournament for high schools.

After competing in the Bulldog Invitational, the Concordia Shooting Sports team will finish their fall slate at the Hastings Bronco Invitational on Oct. 10-11. The shoot is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CT on both days.