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!
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.
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.
**Regional/National boat draws will not be followed for the JUMP event unless specifically requested by a skier to Jim McClure prior to Friday, July 24th.
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.