Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

2014 Barefoot Waterskiing Championships a Success!!

The nation’s top barefoot water ski athletes competed Tuesday through Saturday in the 37th annual Barefoot Water Ski National Championships at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis. More than 100 athletes competed in the five-day tournament. Results are available by clicking here.  Video Feed of the event can be found by clicking here.

Barefoot athletes in respective age divisions  ranging from 9 and under to 80 and older  as well as Open Men, Open Women and Open Pro Men competed for national titles in wake slalom, tricks and jumping. Athletes competing in all three events were eligible for the prestigious overall titles.

The wake slalom event consists of athletes crossing the boat wake as many times as possible in two 15-second passes. Tricks competitors perform as many tricks as possible in two 15-second passes. Jumpers, who are each allowed three attempts, go for distance while leaping off an 18-inch ramp. Competitors reach speeds of up to 43 mph on their bare feet.

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