Senior wins Class 4A 3-point shooting competition

Three point Class 4A state champion Jacob Wiegele was recognized during the school assembly on April 14.

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Three point Class 4A state champion Jacob Wiegele was recognized during the school assembly on April 14.

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Coming off a historic conference championship, senior Jacob Wiegele capped his season with a state title in 3-point shooting.

In the state competition on March 18, Wiegele hit 13 out of 15 shots to win the Class 4A title. This advanced him to the next round of shooting the following day where he competed against the other class winners.

“It was a great experience, but also very nerve-racking,” Wiegele said.

In the following round, Wiegele made eight shots to place second in the King of the Hill shootout.

To prepare, Wiegele mostly rested to keep fresh.

“I didn’t shoot too much going into the competition so I wouldn’t get tired or too nervous,” Wiegele said.

Wiegele was also able to go to the state competition last year and placed fourth.

“The experience last year helped me a lot to get a feel of the arena,” Wiegele said.

Having repeatedly dislocated his shoulder in football, Wiegele’s basketball days are limited despite his sharp shooting.

“I’m having surgery on my shoulder, so I won’t play in college,” Wiegele said.

Even if college is out of the picture, this season still had moments where his shooting stood out.

“I didn’t shoot that well during the season, but during the end of the year, I started to shoot better and stayed hot during the rest of the year,” Wiegele  said.