Spartans Sign Four Sports Shooters

Beck, Burgmaier, Steinbach, and Thomas
Beck, Burgmaier, Steinbach, and Thomas

Four student-athletes signed this past week with the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2017-18 academic year:

Emily Beck

Emily Beck of Cottonwood, MN, will graduate from Lakeview Public School in May 2017. Beck, who received first place for females in her conference for two years, was the top female shooter on her high school team for five seasons. Her team was named conference champs in spring 2016. She is the daughter of Darren and Heidi Beck of Cottonwood, MN.

"Emily is a very accomplished shooter," Roberg explained. "I believe she will have an immediate impact on the competitiveness of our team. We are very fortunate to recruit her because she has the mechanics and the attitude to be a great shooter."

Pictured above (L to R): Sitting - Darren Beck, Emily's father; Marc Roberg, Southwestern head sports shooting coach; and Heidi Beck, Emily's mother.

Dakota Burgmaier

Dakota Burgmaier of Creston, will graduate from Creston High School in May 2017. Burgmaier, the son of Glenn Burgmaier, is a member of the Union County Clay Shooters and the Creston FFA.

Roberg said Burgmaier has been an avid hunter and shooter, and therefore, he has a ton of potential to be a very good trap and skeet shooter.

Pictured above (L to R): Dakota Burgmaier and Marc Roberg, Southwestern head sports shooting coach.

Tom Steinbach

Tom Steinbach of Creston, will graduate from Creston High School in May 2017. He is the son of Dan and Dana Steinbach of Creston. Steinbach shoots for the Union County Clay Shooters and participated in football during high school.

Roberg said he's watched Steinbach for two years and "knows he is a good shooter, who can be great with a little more development." Roberg feels very fortunate to have landed Steinbach on his team.

Pictured above (L to R): Marc Roberg, Southwestern head sports shooting coach; Tom Steinbach; and Dana Steinbach, Tom's mother.

Kessler Tomas

Kessler Tomas of Creston, will graduate from East Union High School in May 2017. He is the son of Eddie and Lisa Tomas of Creston. Tomas has been a four-year letter winner in wrestling and a two-year letter winner in football. In wrestling, he holds the East Union school records for most team points and most career pins. Tomas shoots for the Union County Clay Shooters. He was on the honor roll for fall 2016 semester.

Roberg said, "Kessler is a local student who I have watched shoot for the past two years. He has great mechanics and a great attitude. I think he will just get better and better."

Pictured above (L to R): Sitting - Eddie Tomas, Kessler's father; Kessler Tomas; and Lisa Tomas, Kessler's mother.  Standing - Marc Roberg, Southwestern head sports shooting coach.