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Mustang Hoofprints: Sept. 16

September 16, 2010
By Chris Hmielewski

Hello Mustang Fans!

Last Saturday, the Mustang Booster Club sponsored the 5th Annual Mustang Shootout presented by Marshall Radio out at Shooter's Sporting Clays, and the event was a huge success. We had 93 shooters who participated in a number of events throughout the morning and early afternoon. Here is a list of the Mustang Shootout winners:

Individual Winners: First Place - Lance Hurd. Second Place - Doug Lemke. Third Place - Mark Maschoff.

Winning Teams: First Place -Doug Lemke, Ryan Wendland, Loren Anderson & Mark Maschoff sponsored by Ralco Nutrition, Inc.

Second Place - Chet Lockwood, Lance Hurd, Gary Hurd, Jeff Iverson & Dan Schneider sponsored by Lockwood Motors of Marshall.

This year's event featured the Shootout Champions of years past competing against each other for a number of prizes. Past Champions: Brad Strootman, Ron Halgerson, Doug Lemke, Drew Benson and Lance Hurd had a shoot off at the end of the day's events with Drew Benson prevailing as the 2010 Champion of Champions. Congratulations to Drew and all of our individual and team winners.

Fact Box

Hoofprints Trivia Question

How many consecutive years has the Mustang volleyball team qualified for NCAA?Regional play?

The first person to email Chris Hmielewski at with

the correct answer to this question will receive an SMSU t-shirt. The winner will be announced on The Saturday Morning Mustang Show between

9-10 a.m. on 1400 AM each week.

A big thank you goes out to a great Mustang Shootout Committee that includes Rolly Muller, Chuck Muller, Neil Frost, David Krull, Ron Halgerson, Bill Mulso, Tim Steinbach, Nate Petersen, Steve Petersen, Chuck Myrbach and Brad Strootman. Thank you to all the shooters who participated in the 2010 Mustang Shootout. A special thank you to Steve and Nate Petersen for hosting the Mustang Shootout at Shooter's Sporting Clays and Brad Strootman and the Marshall Radio Station for their support of this great event.

The SMSU Athletics Department has a whole line-up of events going on this weekend beginning with the 5th Annual Smokefest, starting on Friday night with the Mustang Trail Street Dance. The street dance will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include BBQ vendors, a beverage garden and over 40 competition BBQ teams beginning to prepare their meats for the following day's contest. Also Friday night, HickTown Mafia will be performing in the Regional Event Center plaza following the Marshall Tiger football game and play until midnight.

Smokefest will continue through the night and the morning with the judging of the contestant's meats beginning at noon on Saturday. Our BBQ vendors and beverage garden will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and be open through halftime of the Mustang football game that evening. Bring the entire family out to the Regional Event Center this weekend and experience great BBQ, wonderful music, Mustang soccer, volleyball and football all on the campus of SMSU.

Also on Saturday morning, the SMSU Athletics Department will be hosting the Mustang Stampede 5K Walk/Run to benefit SMSU Women's Athletics. Here is the schedule for the Mustang Stampede:

8 9 a.m.: Registration & final check-in (Regional Event Center).

8:30 11:30 a.m.: Women's Health & Wellness Expo (Regional Event Center Concourse)

9 10 a.m.: 5 K Walk/Run.

11:30 11:45 a.m.: Award Ceremony (Regional Event Center Concourse).

The registration fee for the Mustang Stampede is $25, which includes a free breakfast, the women's health and wellness expo and a Mustang Stampede t-shirt. Come out Saturday morning and support SMSU women's athletics. For more information at the Mustang Stampede, please contact Jen Hanson at 507-537-6135.

This fall the SMSU Athletics Department has a full schedule of events for you and your family to attend. Please go to for all your information about Mustang Athletics, Booster Club, Season Tickets and our special events.

Upcoming 2010 Fall Event Schedule:

Homecoming: Oct. 2 (Regional Event Center)

Ag Bowl sponosored by Ralco Nutrition, Inc.: Oct. 2 (Regional Event Center).

The SMSU football team (2-0, 1-0 NSIC) will host Bemidji State University (1-1, 0-1 NSIC) in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game on Saturday at Mattke Field at the Regional Event Center at 6 p.m. The game will be the first between the two schools since Sept. 27, 2007.

The SMSU volleyball team, ranked No. 5 nationally, opened the 2010 NSIC season tonight with a 3-0 sweep over Upper Iowa. The Mustangs won by scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 29-27. SMSU improves to 8-1 overall, and 1-0 in the NSIC. The Mustangs will host Minnesota State University-Mankato in an NSIC match-up on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the PE Gym.

Mustang women's golf team is idle this weekend, preparing to host the Mustang Invite next weekend on September 25-26 at the Marshall Golf Club.

The SMSU soccer team will take on Concordia-St. Paul this Saturday at noon, and St. Cloud State on Sunday at 1 p.m. The series between SMSU and Concordia-St. Paul began in 1999 when the Mustangs defeated the Bears 7-0. Since then, SMSU has maintained an 8-4-1 record against Concordia. St. Cloud and SMSU have met 14 times; a series which began in 1996. SMSU has won two of the 14 meetings between the two teams.

Good luck to all of our Mustang Teams this week. Go Mustangs!

g Congratulations, David Krull, who provided the correct answer to the last Mustang Hoofprints Trivia Question: This year is the 5th Annual Mustang Shootout, can you name two of the four individual champions we have had participate in the Mustang Shootout? The four previous winners of the Mustang Shootout were Ron Halgerson, Brad Strootman, Drew Benson and Doug Lemke.

Thank you to all who submitted answers to last week's trivia question.



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