Another Flohr moves on to Elks Hoop Shoot nationals |

Another Flohr moves on to Elks Hoop Shoot nationals

Staff Report

Taking the trip to the Elks Hoop Shoot National Free Throw Contest is becoming old hat for the Flohr family.

Sean Flohr, a standout sophomore on the Glenwood Springs High School basketball team made three trips to the national contest, winning twice. Now its the youngest Flohr’s turn.

Kevin Flohr won the local, district, state and, most recently, regional competitions to earn a national berth.

“It’s usually a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” said Flohr’s father, also Kevin. “This is amazing. It’s the fourth time the family gets to go.”

The Hoop Shoot national is slated for April 24-27 in Springfield, Mass. Flohr is one of 72 participants to advance to the nationals. More than 3 million boys and girls ages 8-13 participated in the Hoop Shoot contest since the fall.

Flohr, 10, sank 24-of-25 free throws to win the 10-11 boys division of the West Central Region Saturday in Denver.

He will likely get some pointers from Sean, who won the Getty Powell Award, which is given to the overall champion, twice. Sean Flohr hit 59-of-60 as a 9-year-old in 1996 and 50-of-50 as a 13-year-old in 2000.

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