Glen Ellyn fifth-grader takes state runner-up in Elks Hoop Shoot championship

Wilson Freymark of Glen Ellyn is the state runner-up in the 10- to 11-year- old boys age group in the 2023 Illinois State Elks Hoop Shoot tournament.

The state championship was held in Springfield on Feb. 11.

Wilson is a fifth-grader at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Glen Ellyn.

Regional contests will run Feb. 25 through March 25. The 72 Hoop Shoot national finalists - the best free throw shooters from 12 regions across the country - will compete to be Hoop Shoot National Champions on April 22 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. To learn more about the national finals, go to

For over 50 years, the Elks Hoop Shoot has hosted a free throw program for youth ages 8-13.

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