The Colorado Elks state Hoop Shoot contest was held Saturday, Feb. 23, in Salida. Six children from the West District of Colorado competed in this contest.
Over 40,000 children participated this year in the state of Colorado. All six of the West District children placed third place or above. In the 8-9 girls' division Erika Kuta from Delta Elks Lodge #1235 won first place. In the 8-9 boys, Anthony Flint from Durango won third place. In the 10-11 girls' division Makayla Long of Cortez won second place. In the 10-11 boys, Teagan Whiteskunk of Cortez won second place. In the 12-13 girls' division, Kayla Hutton from Hotchkiss Lodge #1807 won third place. In the 12-13 boys' division Enoch Kropp from Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 won first place and the high-point trophy for the boys, shooting 22 of 25.
Kuta and Kropp will advance to the Elks regional Hoop Shoot in Denver on March 9. This includes the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. The winners of the regional Hoop Shoot will advance to the national Elks Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., at the end of April. Best of luck to Erika and Enoch at the Colorado Elks State Hoop Shoot.blog comments powered by Disqus