Lokke, Schwacher take gold, silver in SCTP National Championship competition

By Jacob Knabel on Jul. 17, 2020 in Trap & Skeet

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MARENGO, Ohio – Not everything in the sporting world has been shut down. In action at the 2020 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championships, Bulldogs Erin Lokke, Sarah Schwacher and Emily Rassmussen each made a splash. Lokke won gold, Schwacher took silver and Rasmussen placed sixth in the women’s International Skeet finals that took place in Marengo, Ohio, on July 11. The event is not part of official collegiate competition for the Concordia University shooting sports program.

The top three place finishers at the SCTP National Championships earned spots on the SCTP International Team, coached by former Olympian Terri DeWitt. The SCTP serves as the “official feeder program of USA Shooting.”

A native of Saint Francis, Minn., and current graduate assistant for Head Coach Scott Moniot’s Bulldogs, Lokke is no stranger to large-scale shooting events having competed at the Olympic Trials. Both Lokke and Schwacher, a junior-to-be from Waterford, Wis., represented the Waterford Wolverine Shooting Team at last weekend’s shoot at Cardinal Center Campground. Meanwhile, Rasmussen (junior from Union Grove, Wis.) represented Union Grove Broncos Shooting.

Moniot’s team did not have the chance to compete at the official collegiate national championship, the ACUI National Championships, back in March due to the ongoing health pandemic. The first official collegiate shoot of 2020-21 is set for Sept. 12-13 when the Fort Hays Intercollegiate Shoot will unfold.