Sjoberg Prepres for National Championship

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PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - Presque Isle's Faith Sjoberg is leaving for Chicago tomorrow and the Elks Free throw national championship. This will be Sjoberg's second straight trip to the Nationals and she is excited to competing again.

Faith Sjoberg):" I am trying to go every day and practice. Chicago is a great city and I want to explore more."

Sjoberg took in a Cubs game on her last visit to the Windy City and just loved the whole atmosphere

Sjoberg:''Last year I can't even explain how much I like it. It was a lot different than Presque Isle a lot bigger, but the people were still nice their and it was a nice city."

Sjoberg is still spending a lot of time in the gym shooting foul shots. She has been on a roll in the last couple of weeks and set a new personal record for the number of foul shots made consecutively

Sjoberg:" I think a couple of weeks ago I got 49 in a row. which is my record and i was pretty mad I didn't get 50 and the yesterday I made 37 in a row."

This is her second straight appearance in the Nationals. Last year she made 21 out of 25 and finished fifth in the 10-11 year old group. She has moved up an age group this year and she know the competition will be very tough, but she thinks that being there last year will give her a little advantage.

Sjoberg:" I have like an edge because I have been there before, but it is still going to be difficult, but hopefully I can make it through."

You can follow the hoop shoot live on Saturday. Go
to www.elks.org/hoopshoot and click on the live shot tracker. The competition begins at 2:30 Eastern Standard Time Saturday and is held at McGrath Arena on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago.