Cd'A 4th Grader Competes in National Free Throw Competition - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Cd'A 4th Grader Competes In National Free Throw Competition

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A fourth grade student at Dalton Elementary can claim he's the greatest free throw shooter in the region after making it all the way to the national round of a free throw shooting contest.

Dylan Bengtson competed at the Elks Hoop Shoot Competition in Massachusetts this past weekend. He's the first kid from the Coeur d'Alene area to ever make to the national round.

"To go to the degree of where he went, all the way to Massachusetts, is remarkable," said Glenda Armstrong, Dylan's principal.

Dylan had to beat kids in five round prior to making it to the national competition.

"I had to win the school, then local, then district, then state, then regional's," said Dylan Bengtson.

Unfortunately, Dylan didn't win. He made 16 out of 25 shots. The winner made all 25.

"I had an "off" shooting day," said Bengtson.

Dylan says even though he didn't do as well as he would have liked, he still enjoyed the overall experience.

"I think it's great that I made it all the way there," said Bengtson.

And despite not winning, Dylan is still kind of the big man on campus. He says he's getting a lot of attention, and it's kind of embarrassing. However, Dylan has remained humble through the whole process.

"It's cool to think that I'm the best 8- or 9-year-old in the whole region," said Bengtson.

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