Punxsutawney’s Griebel Headed Back to National Elks Hoop Shoot Competition in Chicago


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (EYT) – For the second time in three years, Samantha Griebel of Punxsutawney is headed to National Elks Hoop Shoot competition in Chicago.

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Griebel, who won the national free-throw competition as eight years old two years ago gets a chance to win another title this time in the 10- and 11-years old bracket as a 10-years old.

She qualified for the April 21 National Championships by taking home the regional title in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., March 24. She edged out the New Jersey state champion by one basket.

At Nationals, which will be held at the now famous Loyola-Chicago, Griebel will compete against the top 11 girls in the nation.

If anyone would like to wish Samantha “good luck” or send her any well wishes, which will be presented to her prior to the competition in book form, you can go the Elks Web Site at enf.elks.org/greetings. She is listed under Region 5, 10- and 11-years old girls.


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