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Willmar youth qualifies for national free-throw competition in Mass.

Noah Slagter

Noah Slagter, 9, of Roseland finished first in the Elks "Hoop Shoot" North Central Regional Championship in Iowa City recently.

He sank 23-of-25 free throws and qualified for the Boys 8-9 Division at nationals April 22-25 in Springfield, Mass.

Slagter is the son of Adam and Stephanie Slagter. His name will now be on a plaque in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield.