West Bend East’s Hilt Wins WIAA Boys 3-Point Challenge

West Bend East’s Hilt Wins WIAA Boys 3-Point Challenge
MADISON, Wis. – Severin Hilt, a junior from West Bend East, won the 2022 boys 3-Point Challenge held Saturday morning at the Kohl Center in conjunction with the State Boys Basketball Tournament.

Hilt, representing Division 2, was one of 10 participants in the 3-Point Challenge, which was held for the seventh time and for the first time since 2019. He scored 22 points in the final round to win the contest. Sophomore Tim Franks of Homestead was second with 18 points in the final round, and senior Andrew Lau of Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran was third with 13 points.

WIAA Boys Basketball State Finals Scoreboard: Matchups, computer predictions, semifinal recaps, scores
Hilt scored 17 points in the opening round and 21 in the semifinals. Franks opened with 20 points and followed with a 23 in the second round. Lau advanced to the semifinals with a score of 20 in the opening round, and then posting 21 in the second round.

Sophomore DJ Johnson of Dominican and junior Joshua Knueppel of Wisconsin Lutheran each scored 15 in the second round, which did not qualify them for the final round. Knueppel netted 18 three-pointers in the opening round, and Johnson converted on 17.

Other participants were sophomore Blake Jakobi of Columbus Catholic, senior Jack Jorgensen of De Pere, senior Cameron Martzke of Fall Creek, junior Ashe Oglesby of The Prairie School and senior Cameron Pendleton of Catholic Memorial.


Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some great teams in action?

We can use your help, and it’s simple.  Witness some great performances? Hear about top athletes and top teams in our area?

Nominate an athlete or team: HERE

Pancakes or Waffles!  We feature top area athletes with our world-renowned feature. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

Baked or Fried! We also feature difference makers throughout central Wisconsin: coaches, booster club leaders, adminstration, volunteers, you name it. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

College Athlete Roundup! We want to recognize student-athletes from the area who are competing at the college level. Send us information on college athletes from the area with our simple form HERE

Where are they Now? We feature athletes and difference makers  from the past, standouts in sports who excelled over the years and have moved on. Know of a former athlete, coach or difference maker who we should feature? Know of a former standout competitor whose journey beyond central Wisconsin sports is one we should share? Send us information on athletes and difference makers of the past with our simple form HERE 

We welcome your stories! Contact us at [email protected]!

David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]