Mary Nelson of Lake Lottawatta was crowned the 2015 Buckeye Buoy Tour Slalom Champion on Saturday with another trip to the finals and an overall score of 1,300 points! For winning the season title, Mary will take home a brand new slalom ski donated by D3 Skis! Mary was also awarded a glass trophy from the Buckeye Buoy Tour and a slalom Ski Tog donated by ski-it-again.com. See complete slalom results for the season below...
Greg Kuenning of Extreme Watersports Center took home the coveted Buckeye Buoy Tour OVERALL Title for the 2nd time in his career. Overall is a combination of the Slalom, Trick, & Jump events. Kayla Herstad of Pleasant Shores took home both the Trick & Jump Titles for 2015. Kayla received jump & trick Ski Togs donated by ski-it-again.com for her wins! Congrats to both skiers! Complete results for trick, jump, and overall below...
|1||Kayla Herstad||1330||1||Kayla Herstad||1445||1||Greg Kuenning||3,835|
|2||Kristin McClure||1325||2||Andrew French||1385||2||Andrew French||3,685|
|3||Greg Kuenning||1305||3||Greg Kuenning||1385||3||Kayla Herstad||3,650|
|4||Josie Kuenning||1300||4||Kristin McClure||1380||4||Jim McClure||3,640|
|5||Rachelle Rogers||1290||5||Jonathan French||1340||5||Kristin McClure||3,435|
|6||Andrew French||1280||6||Jim McClure||1335||6||Jonathan French||3,395|
|7||Jack Kuenning||1265||7||Nick Perrino||1265||7||Nick Perrino||2,710|
|8||Jim Mcclure||1205||8||Riley Daulton||970||8||Jackson Lanich||2,690|
|9||Sam Kuenning||1185||9||Jackson Lanich||900||9||Riley Daulton||2,440|
|10||Jonathan French||1145||10||Max Rouse||895||10||Max Rouse||2,420|
Josh Cyphers of Shortlines Shores won Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop #4, the Dottie T Pick Your Poison. Josh ran a personal best of 2 @ 32 off in both the semi-finals and finals to take home his first Buckeye Buoy Tour victory! Rounding out the Top 3 were Erin Davis of Columbus Aqua Ski Club and Andrew French of Lake Lottawatta. Annemarie Wroblewski of Lake Swerve took home the win in Trick and Jeremy Albers, Miami University Alum, won jump.
On July 11th, the Glassy Waters Ski Club in Newton Falls, Ohio rolled out a new BBT format call "Pick Your Partner". In many ways it's the opposite of "Pick Your Poison". Instead of picking another skier to ski against, you get to pick another skier to ski with (as a team) in a head-to-dead format against another team. The highest combined average of each 2-person team advanced to a semi-final and final round.
Proving that the BBT handicapped scoring system works for all level of skiers - Caryl Kolb entered the tournament with an average of 3.25@32mph, while Dave Miller average 0.5@41off! Steady and consistent skiing by the pair allowed them to hold off the rapid improvement of 2nd place finisher Calvin Warren (B1) who put up a personal best of 0.5@23mph and a personal best from 3rd place finisher Shelly Rogers (G2) from Columbus Aqua with 2@22off.
Annemarie Wroblewski tied the G2 State Slalom record at the Shortline Shores Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop #4 (Pick Your Poison) with a score of 2.5 @ 32 off. She tied Keri McClure who last set the record in 2003.
Mike Bruni of Bootsarosa Lake tied the M4 State Slalom record July 16 with a score of 2 @ 41 off! The record was previously set by David Miller of Bellalago Lake in 2011.
Event Order for the 2015 State Championships
7:30 AM Saturday - SLALOM
MasterCraft: W1, W4, M1, M3, M6, OM, G3, B2
Nautique: W2, W6-11, B1, B3, M5, M7-11, MW, OW
Malibu: G1, G2, W5, M4, MM, W3, M2
8:00 AM Sunday
Remaining JUMP Events
*If a Centurion is available for slalom, then G2,W3,MW,W7-11,OW,B2,M2,M9-11 SLALOM will take place after the Malibu SLALOM skiers.
The U21 Water Ski World Championships were held this past weekend in Sesena Madrid Spain. Dane Mechler of Extreme Watersports Center won the Gold in the Men's Slalom Event. Dane was the only skier in the finals to successfully complete the 39 off pass and posted a final score of 2 buoys at 41 off!
Dane currently attends the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he is studying finance. Dane is the current Collegiate Men's slalom National Champion and the US M1 National Champion.
More information can be found regarding this event at www.usawaterski.org and at www.IWSF.com.
The Midwest Junior Development team is doing a spirit wear fundraiser. Orders are due by July 5th!
For the 4th consecutive year, D3 Skis has agreed to sponsor the Buckeye Buoy Tour by presenting the Tour Slalom Champion with a brand new D3 Ski! No other ski company in recent history has shown such a strong support for Ohio waterskiing so please look to them first for your equipment needs!
Ed Wiley of Georgetown, KY took the win in Stop #1 of the Buckeye Buoy Tour this weekend. The field somehow managed to avoid the surrounding thunderstorms and heavy winds throughout the day to get in the competition. Gar Bradley of Extreme Watersports Center took 2nd place followed by Cameron Kerns of Lake Bobason in 3rd.
On the trick and jump side it was a brotherly affair with Tyler Miller of the University of Cincinnati taking home the win in jump and Morgan Miller of the University of Cincinnati with the win in Trick.
12/05/2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ski Freeze or Die
06/25/2016 - 06/26/2016
BBT #1 - Lake Bobason
BBT #2 - Barking Shores
Lake Bobason Slalom
07/09/2016 - 07/10/2016
BBT #3 - Pleasant Shores
07/16/2016 - 07/17/2016
Skiers Runway 3 Event
07/16/2016 - 07/17/2016
BBT #4 - Shortline Shores
BBT #5 - Pleasant Shores
07/23/2016 - 07/24/2016
07/29/2016 - 07/31/2016
Midwest Regionals - Wichita, KS