Southeastern Louisiana University
Slidell, La., Lodge No. 2321
2012, 8-9 Boys
12th place, 15/25
Ian’s father and sister both competed in the Hoop Shoot before him, but Ian was the first McManus to make it all the way to the National Finals! The program taught him to respect the hard work it takes to achieve your goals and to approach challenges with a positive mindset. He loves meeting new people and is excited to be a mentor to kids like he is to students at his university.
Advice for National Finalists: Look back at all the new friends you make and experiences you had that can be applied to more in life than just sports, regardless of whether you win or lose. Reaching this level is an outstanding achievement—be proud of yourself!