Staff

Kansas City Crushers features a full staff of dedicated coaches to ensure that each athlete gets the instruction and attention they need to excel. Coaches oversee the club's overall operation to guarantee that we'll be molding youth athletes far into the future.

Head Coaches
Coach Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman

Head Coach

NRA Certified Level 1 Shotgun Coach

KC Crushers Head Coach: 2018 – 2021

Assistant Coach: 2015 – 2017

I got involved with the KC Crushers in 2014 when my son joined at 11-years-old.  The journey began with a visit to my in-law’s farm where a neighbor brought over a youth shotgun for him to try. Immediately, he was hooked!  At first, he just wanted to come to practice and shoot.  He progressed to hitting more targets and attending events. He began devoting more time and dedication to developing his skills and ultimately, found a life-long sport that he truly loves. 

It is so rewarding to see the kids on the team develop and grow in shooting sports. They make lasting friendships and learn to improve their skills and work together as a team.  Families spend quality time together at practices, competitions, and travel events in a sport their kids love. 

Coach BJ Powell

BJ Powell

Head Coach - Incoming

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and a Level 1 Shotgun Coach

BJ has been with Kansas City Crushers since 2018 when his son joined the team. He is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and a Level 1 Shotgun Coach. He holds a long list of shooting sports certifications, in addition to having qualified for the U.S. Olympic Rifle Team. He is a former NCAA Division I shooting sports athlete. BJ serves as the incoming Head Coach and is responsible for running the team’s weekly practice sessions.

Coach Dave Berck

Dave Berck

Head Coach - Administrative

NRA Range Safety Officer

Dave’s involvement with Kansas City Crushers began in 2019 when his oldest daughter joined the team. His youngest daughter followed, joining the team in 2020. He is an NRA Range Safety Officer and also serves as an assistant coach for skeet. In addition, Dave supports the administrative tasks of the head coaching staff, allowing the head coaches to focus on interacting with the club members. He also serves as Secretary of the Kansas City Crushers Board of Directors.

Assistant Coaches
Dave Newell
Dave Newell
Sporting Clays
Chris Pickering
Chris Pickering
Sporting Clays
John Francis
John Francis
Sporting Clays
Dennis Horner
Sporting Clays
Bart Lowen
Bart Lowen
Sporting Clays
Craig McMichael
Craig McMichael
Sporting Clays
Arron Heinerikson
Arron Heinerikson
Trap
Geoffery Rodden
Geoffery Rodden
Trap
Bill Hitchcock
Trap
Tim Parrish
Tim Parrish
Trap
Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson
Introduction to Trap
Jake Hutchison
Jake Hutchison
Trap
Don Hansen
Don Hansen
Skeet
Woody Longan
Woody Longan
Skeet
Wade Willson
Wade Willson
Skeet
Dave Berck
Dave Berck
Skeet
Organizational Staff
Angela Pestock
Angela Pestock
Team Photographer
Bob Patterson
Bob Patterson
Chairman
Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman
President/Head Coach
Susan Jacobs
Susan Jacobs
Treasurer
Dave Berck
Dave Berck
Secretary
Wade Wilson
Board Member
BJ Powell
BJ Powell
Board Member
Vacant Board Member
Vacant
Board Member
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