Dierks and Kyron Kegler both competed in the Elks Regional Hoop Shoot Free Throw Championship in Denver over the weekend and both acquitted themselves rather well.
Kyron, competing in his first regional, finished second in the 8-9 year-old group, hitting 19 of 25 of his free throws. Dierks, for the second-straight year, placed first overall in the 10-11 group, hitting 24 of his 25 free throws.
The 24 free throws were the most made by any boy at the regional which earned him a separate plaque in addition to his first place trophy. This is the second year in a row that Dierks has been the top male shooter at the regional championship.