Ryan Kropenske, son of Josh and Alicia Kropenske of Baileys Harbor, won the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw competition at Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, March 28.
Ryan earned the right to compete at state by winning the Council #4896 free throw shoot at Gibraltar Area Schools, shooting 15 of 15, and shooting 21/25 at the district competition in Algoma. Ryan won the regional at West De Pere with a score of 22/25 and went on to state where he shot 23/25 and tied and had to shoot off. In the first round Ryan shot 4/5 and was still tied but made 4/5 on the next tiebreaker and won. International champions are determined on basis of the best scores from the state competitions submitted in each age category.