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Concordia University Nebraska’s Shooting Sports team traveled to Las Vegas to participate in the National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association National Championships. Twenty-two students participated in the events throughout the week of 3/14-18, ultimately winning third-highest overall team.
The Bulldogs placed in each event of the tournament. They were third in doubles’ skeet with a score of 463, tied for second in doubles’ trap with William Penn University with a score of 472 and second in super sporting with a score of 417. Unfortunately, these scores did not count towards the highest overall score, but awards were still given out to teams and participants.
The three events that did count towards the highest overall team score were American skeet, American trap and sporting clays. Concordia placed third in American skeet with a score of 486, second in American trap with a score of 496 and second in sporting clays as well with a score of 444.
As for individual awards, Junior Claire Kee won first in women’s skeet doubles with a score of 93. Freshmen Katie Welker and Angie Wolfert won second and third in women’s trap doubles with scores of 90 and 89 respectively. Junior Breyer Meeks won third in men’s trap doubles with a score of 96.
Junior Abby Kepplin won second in American skeet with a score of 98 while Kee won third in the same event with a score of 97. Junior Sam Blevins won first in the American skeet with a perfect 100.
Welker won first in women’s American trap with a score of 99 while senior Wyatt Hambly won first in the men’s event with another perfect score for the Bulldogs. Hambly won first in sporting clays with a score of 95 and was highest overall for the tournament with a final score of 290. Hambly also beat out former Concordia shooter Colton Uitermarkt for the top spot. Uitermarkt competed for William Penn University and won second in the same category with a score of 288.
The shooting team will participate in their final event, the Concordia Bulldog International Tournament, set to be held in Grand Island on April 1-2.