The United States Great Lakes Region 4 Hoop Shoot contest was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Angola, IN. Team Ohio had three Regional champions, while Michigan added three and Indiana zero.
Ohio’s champions included:
BOYS 10-11: Anthony Thompson, Lebanon #422, 24-of-25. Thompson also received a plaque for best boys score of the day.
GIRLS 12-13: Jamisyn Stinson, New Lexington #509, 21-of-25.
BOYS 12-13: Cameron Elwer, Lima #54, 23-of-25 and 10-of-10 on tiebreakers.
Also competing for Team Ohio were Paityn McCully, Alliance #487 in the Girls 8-9 age group, where she finished second at 21-of-25; Tripp Miller, Newark #391, Boys 8-9, second at 21-of-25; and Addison Martin, Wilmington #797, Girls 10-11, third place at 15-of-25.
All six shooters representing Ohio were presented Ohio warm-up outfits, Region 4 shirts, and basketball souvenirs. All travel and hotel expenses were paid for by Grand Lodge.
The Regional Champions now advance to the National Finals in Chicago, IL on Saturday, April 27. There will be 12 competitors in each age group, representing the 12 U.S. Regions. All expenses for each Regional Champions will be picked up by Grand Lodge.
The National Finals will be in Chicago. Headquarters hotel will be the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza.