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Rutherford 10-Year-Old Wins Elks Hoop Shoot Championship

The Elks Hoop Shoot Competition ran Feb. 14-April 16.
The Elks Hoop Shoot Competition ran Feb. 14-April 16. Photo Credit: Barbara Bennett
Luke Gaccione, 10, took third place nationwide in the Elks Hoop Shoot Championship.
Luke Gaccione, 10, took third place nationwide in the Elks Hoop Shoot Championship. Photo Credit: Barbara Bennett
Luke Gaccione giving his best shots during the Shoot Out.
Luke Gaccione giving his best shots during the Shoot Out. Photo Credit: Barbara Bennett

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A 10-year-old in Rutherford won recently took third place nationwide in the Elks Hoop Shoot Championship.

Luke Gaccione first had to win the Ortega Hoop Shoot in Rutherford. He then advanced to South Plainfield, where he won the State Championship.

Gaccione advanced to regionals in Wilkes Barre, Pa. before advancing to the finals in Chicago.

There he came in third place in the entire country for his age group

Click here for more information about the NJ Elks and the competition.

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