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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Results are in from the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge held in Brighton

News Flash Nuggets Skills Challenge

More than 70 participants from the Brighton area participated in the Denver Nuggets Basketball Skills Challenge Competition on Dec. 14 and 16 basketball players are heading to the Sectionals Competitions and preparing to compete in a state competition in the Spring of 2020.

The Brighton Recreation Center hosted this local competition at Brighton High School. The following participants earned first and second place honors in their respective age groups:


Boys

Age

Name

Place

6/7

Zayden Gallegos

1st

6/7

Brayden Rogel

2nd

8/9

Jonah Hardy

1st

8/9

Carter Fairchild

2nd

10/11

Jackson Chabra

1st

10/11

Maverick Martinez

2nd

12/13

Avan Ramierez

1st

12/13

Vance Martinez

2nd


Girls

Age

Name

Place

6/7

Brella McClendon

1st

6/7

Amilliah Merwin

2nd

8/9

Emery Friedman

1st

8/9

Amaya Solano    

2nd

10/11

Amy Daines    

1st

10/11

Bryanna Quintana

2nd

12/13

Leashea Flores

1st

12/13

Juliana Hardy

2nd

These participants will now move on and compete in the Sectionals challenge on Sunday, Feb. 23 in Windsor.  Winners of the Sectional will compete at the state competition in conjunction with the Denver Nuggets game on Saturday, April 12. 

The Denver Nuggets Basketball Skills Challenge is a basketball competition that allows children to showcase their talents in dribbling, passing and shooting. It is a youth program of the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association and the Denver Nuggets.

All participants can find their results posted at www.brightonco.gov/1414/Nuggets-Skills-Challenge.


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