Debbie Kern of Skiers Runway proved to have the most endurance on Saturday winning Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop #4. The Dottie T Spin It to Win It finals is one the BBT favorites and Kern ran 3 full pass plus 1.5 buoys (19.5) to bring home the Gold Fin Firkin! Josie Kuenning of Extreme Watersports Center took 2nd place with 11 total buoys in the finals and Laura Boehm of Skiers Runway rounded out the Top 3 also running 11 buoys in the finals.
Josie Kuenning also had a good Tour Stop in the Trick event edging out Le Rouse of the University of Cincinnati for 1st place. Erica Van Treese finished in 3rd.
In Jump it was Heidi Wagner of the University of Cincinnati edging out Garnet Fowler for the top spot. Nick Perrino finished in 3rd place.
D3 Skis confirmed this weekend that they will once again sponsor the Buckeye Buoy Tour by awarding the Tour Slalom Champion a brand new D3 Helix. The Helix is the latest high end ski from D3 and there are already a number of skiers around Ohio riding this stick. Thank you to D3 for their generous support!
Erin Davis of Columbus Aqua Ski Club ran a Personal Best 3.25 buoys @ 24 mph to take the win in the 2014 Bobason Round Robin on Saturday. Jack Kuenning of Extreme Watersports Center took 2nd place with a Personal Best in the finals of 3 buoys @ 26 mph and Nick Perrino of Cincinnati, OH rounded out the Top 3 running 99.5% of his average.
In trick, it was Heidi Wagner of the University of Cincinnati edging out Keri McClure of Pleasant Shores for the trick title. Le Rouse from the University of Cincinnati rounded out the Top 3.
Le Rouse was also in the Top 4 in the jump event and edged out Kristin McClure of Pleasant Shores for the top spot. Heidi Wagner finished 3rd for her 2nd Top 3 finish of the day.
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The lineup is set for the Bobason Round Robin this weekend. Skiers have been divided into groups of 4 for each round. Round 1 is based on seeding and Round 2 groups were drawn randomly. The winner of each group will score 4 points, 2nd place will score 3 points, etc. After 2 rounds, skiers with 7 or 8 total points will advance to the finals (and possibly those with 6 points). NOTE that running orders are slightly different from Round 1 to Round 2. Click "Read More" for UPDATED Running Orders. Updated 10:37 PM 6/27/14
Caitlin Bruni of Bootsarosa was crowned the 2014 Bellelago Big Gun at Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop #2. Bruni held off finalist Jason Anderson of Glassy Waters in the finals running into 22 off for the 6th time throughout the tournament! Gar Bradley of Extreme Watersports Center and Rachelle Rogers of Columbus Aqua Ski Club rounded out the Final Four. For complete Scorebook click "Read More" below...
Keri McClure of Pleasant Shores brought home her first Buckeye Buoy Tour slalom title this past weekend at the Barking Shores Little Dawg. McClure ran 35 off cold off the dock twice to edge out 2nd place finisher Josie Kuenning of Extreme Watersports Center who ran her first ever 15 mph pass in a tournament and set a new PB of 2 @ 17 mph. Kristen McClure & Le Rouse rounded out the Final Four in the slalom event.
In trick and jump it was Jim McClure of Pleasant Shores taking the first Trick title of the season and Jon French of Lake Lottawatta with the win in Jump.
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A safety clinic will be held in conjunction with the Lake Bobason Buckeye Buoy Tour Stop on Sat. June 28th. Directions and tournament info can be found on the Buckeye Buoy Tour Page.
We are excited to try this format along with the tournament. The plan is to start in early afternoon say between 2 and 3 o'clock. The clinic will take about 6 hours. We will plan to have dinner delivered so have $10 for that. With this start time the hope is slalom skiers will have a couple rounds in and we will still be done with the clinic in time for them to drive home. Jump and trick will be on Sunday for those who will stay.
For the clinic you will need to be an active member of USA Waterski and show your card. You can enroll as a new member or renew your membership at the clinic ($80 or $50 if under 25y/o).
• $10 clinic fee
• $10 for dinner
• Electronic or paper copy of the attached clinic materials. (I have some printed packets available for $10, there are lots of pages, let me know ahead of time if you want one of my copies).
• bathing suit
• life vest
and let him know you are planning to attend.
Shortline shores in St. Marys Ohio will be hosting a drivers clinic on May 31st. The clinic will start at 9:30 AM. The cost is 15.00 each. I am not sure if a laptop is a necessity or not but if you have one it would not hurt to bring it. The next drivers clinic will not be scheduled until 2016 so check and make sure whether you do or don’t need this clinic.
I was informed by USAWaterski that 4 people in the state of Ohio will need this clinic this year or next but I am not sure how reliable this information is so you should take it upon yourself to check and make sure. The 4 people that need a drivers clinic are listed below.
If you are looking to test up this is a perfect opportunity to do that as well. Please contact Jeff Cyphers
at 440-228-7787 if you intend to attend this clinic
Shortline shores is also looking for skiers to help out during the driving portion of the clinic if there is any. If you want to get some free skiing on Sat. May 31st on what is normally great water please contact Jeff Cyphers at 440-228-7787
It's now a new requirement through AWSA that all Record Capable tournaments be sanctioned 30 days prior to the event. No more last minute sanctioning of record capable tournaments.
The Midwest Region will have a shade tent at this years US Nationals in Martindale, TX to be used by Midwest skiers. The states are also coordinating food and drinks for the tent.
Slight change to the event order at the 2014 Midwest Regionals:
W5J will be after B3J on Friday.
OWT will be after OMT on Sunday.
Welcome to the new website of the Ohio Water Ski Association.