Kennedy competes in skills championship

Tannen Kennedy prepares to shoot in the Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge, state competition held last weekend Denver. Kennedy finished sixth overall in his age group and was awarded seven tickets to a Denver Nuggets game.
Tannen Kennedy prepares to shoot in the Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge, state competition held last weekend Denver. Kennedy finished sixth overall in his age group and was awarded seven tickets to a Denver Nuggets game.

MEEKER I Meeker elementary student Tannen Kennedy competed in the Western Region of Colorado at the state Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge last week.

Kennedy won the local Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge against other 9- and 10-year-olds, qualifying for the regional competition, which was held in Grand Junction in February, where he finished second.
Kennedy received a call, informing him that the first place regional winner would be unable to attend the state competition, moving Kennedy up.
The state competition was held at Denver South High School, where Kennedy finished third in shooting, tied for second in dribbling and tied for second in passing. There were several three- and four-way ties and Kennedy finished sixth overall in his age group. More than 3,000 students statewide participated in the challenge.
Kennedy was given seven tickets to the Denver Nuggets game and took his family to watch the Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons in the Pepsi Center.

By bobby gutierrezbobby@theheraldtimes.comMEEKER I Meeker elementary student Tannen Kennedy competed in the Western Region of Colorado at the state Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge last week.Kennedy won the local Denver Nugget’s Skills Challenge against other 9- and 10-year-olds, qualifying for the regional competition, which was held in Grand Junction in February, where he finished second.Kennedy received a call, informing him that the first place regional winner would be unable to attend the state competition, moving Kennedy up.The state competition was held at Denver South High School, where Kennedy finished third in shooting, tied for second in dribbling and tied for second in passing. There were several three- and four-way ties and Kennedy finished sixth overall in his age group. More than 3,000 students statewide participated in the challenge.Kennedy was given seven tickets to the Denver Nuggets game and took his family to watch the Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons in the Pepsi Center.