12-year-old Faith Sjoberg from Presque Isle finished in third place in the nation at the Elks Hoop Shoot Competition in Chicago over the weekend.

Sjoberg competed in the girls 12/13 age group and had to win at the local, state and regional level to get to the national event. It is her second straight year making it to the national level.

She made 23 of 25 free throws missing a chance to tie the overall champ by just one free throw. Sjoberg hit all 15 shots to get the #3 spot in the nation.

Sophie Phillips from New York won the competition.

Ages 12-13 girls Courtesy:Elks Hoop Shoot


Name Round 1 Round 2 Final Score Shoot-Off
Sophie Phillips
Greenwich, NY, Lodge No. 2223
24/25 5 / 5
Karli Taylor
Lewiston, ID, Lodge No.896
24/25 4 / 5
Faith Sjoberg
Presque Isle, ME, Lodge No. 1954
23/25 15 / 15
Jordyn Stokes
Estherville, IA, Lodge No. 528
23/25 14 / 15
Lindsey Garrison
Wheeling, WV, Lodge No. 28
Bailey Finn
Livingston, MT, Lodge No. 246
Tonja Herigs
North Platte, NE, Lodge No. 985
Elise Besonen
Copper Country, MI, Lodge No. 404
Gabby Nunez-Gaskins
San Antonio, TX, Lodge No. 216
Autumn Buttrum
Lawrenceburg, TN, Lodge No. 2206
Mylee Jo Demuth
Holbrook, AZ, Lodge No. 2450
Ellie DiGiacomo
Venice-Nokomis, FL, Lodge No. 1854