State Champion

State Champion

Vienna's Gray Goss, 11, wins state free throw competition.


Gray Goss is named 2013 Virginia State Free Throw Champion.

On Feb. 16, Gray Goss made 20 of 25 shots to be named 2013 Free Throw Champion in Virginia's 11-year-old boys division in the annual state-wide competition organized by the Knights of Columbus.

Gray won the district competition on nine of 10 (shooting 90 percent) at OLGC in Vienna. This earned a trip to the regional competition held in Manassas that Gray also won with a 12 of 15 performance (shooting 80 percent). The state-wide regional champs all headed to Richmond to compete on Saturday, Feb. 16. Gray was the last one to go, and knew that the score to beat was 19 of 25 shots. After starting eight for 13, Gray got fire hot sinking the last 12 free throws in a row to clinch the championship trophy he is holding.

Gray and his twin brother Zack play in both VYI and OLGC basketball for fifth graders, while younger sister Abby plays third grade girls VYI basketball.