FHSU shotgun team places first in 5-state conference

10/29/18
HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University’s Shotgun Team recently attended the 8th annual Prairie Circuit Classic 5-State Conference, where they were the first-place team in four out of five events and won the high overall team trophy.

The conference, held at the Lincoln County Wildlife Gun Club near Lake Maloney south of North Platte, comprised a total of 147 shooters from 11 different colleges including FHSU, University of Colorado, Concordia University and the University of Wyoming.

FHSU’s team won first in skeet, skeet doubles, trap and super sporting, and also placed second in trap doubles.

Scores from the five events are totaled for each individual shooter. The top 10 men and the top five women overall are named to the all-conference team. The same is done for freshman shooters, but only the top five men and five women are named to the all-conference freshman team.

FHSU shooters who attended are listed alphabetically by hometown.

AKRON, Colo.: Jenny Schoenecker is a senior majoring in agricultural business

AURORA, Neb.: Lane Sorensen is a sophomore majoring in agriculture.

AVOCA, Neb.: Katie Dettmann is a freshman majoring in management.

BURWELL, Neb.: Austin Svoboda is a senior majoring in technology studies.

CAMBRIDGE, Neb.: Jake Whipple is a senior majoring in agricultural business.

COLBY: Keegan Morgan is a senior majoring in agricultural business.

FAIRBURY, Neb.: Brock Barton is a freshman majoring in information networking and telecommunications.

GEM: Jay Ziegelmeier is a senior majoring in agricultural business.

Cole Ziegelmeier is a junior majoring in agricultural business.

HASTINGS, Neb.: Blake Craig is a sophomore majoring in agricultural business.

JANESVILE, Wis.: Luke Heinzen is a junior majoring in agricultural business.

JEWELL: Michael Saint is a graduate student majoring in business administration.

LINCOLN, Neb.: Hank McVeigh is a freshman majoring in physics.

McCOOK, Neb.: Colton Lashley is a senior majoring in criminal justice.

MILBURN, Neb.: Gus Dunbar is a freshman majoring in technology studies.

MILLIGAN, Neb.: Bailey Steuben is a sophomore majoring in agriculture.

MINNEOLA: Jerrod Lies is a senior majoring in agricultural business.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.: Josh Crankshaw is a senior majoring in technology studies.

ORD, Neb.: Hailey Zulkoski is a freshman majoring in health and human performance.

PINE VALLEY, Calif.: Heather Gordon is a junior majoring in nursing.

PLEASANTON: Hunter Secrest is a sophomore majoring in agricultural business.

PLEASANTON, Neb.: Cody Escritt is a senior majoring in technology studies.

SHELL KNOB, Mo.: Cordell Waggoner is a sophomore majoring in tourism and hospitality management.

ST. GEORGE: Will Dulohery is a freshman majoring in technology studies.

ST. PAUL, Neb.: Riley Ross is a sophomore majoring in agriculture.

TOPEKA: Wyatt Pursell is a sophomore majoring in agricultural business.

WORDEN, Ill.: Ryan St. Peters is a freshman majoring in agriculture.

FHSU shooters who were named to the all-conference team were: Svoboda; Whipple; Ross; Crankshaw; Pursell; Jay Ziegelmeier; Gordon; and Zulkoski.

FHSU shooters who were named to the all-conference freshman team include: Zulkoski; Dettman; McVeigh; Dulohery; and Barton.

Gordon was recognized as the high overall woman, Svoboda was tied for the high overall man and Zulkoski was recognized as the high overall freshman woman.

“Most of the shooters have been on the team their entire college career, so a major strength of the team is our depth of quality shooters,” said Dr. Duane Shepherd, coach for the team and associate professor of health and human performance.

“We have an outstanding group of shooters and are blessed with a quality group of young shooters who are continuing to get better,” he said.

Results can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NIfmCzJJ2QBWwqnhOD_QFSMedl4l6mdzL22PFPF1KdI/edit?usp=sharing.

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