The Blue Moo, Barefooting’s own “Field of Dreams” is the stage of some of the best barefooting in the country, if not the world. And day two of the 2019 Barefoot Nationals was marked with high scores and fierce competition… especially in the jump event.
The next generation of barefoot jumpers hit the water first in jump. In Boys B, Minnesota twins Martin and Orval Cyr shared a helmet and some unbelievable skills on the jump with Orval finishing first with a 10.5 meter jump and Martin second with a 9.2 meter jump.
In Girls A, Minnesota’s Megan Adams launched off the jump with some power but Minnesota’s Ryleigh Stenson won the event with a 8.9 meter jump and in Boys A , Ellis Osborn finished on top with 11.4 meters.
In Mens B Tricks Wisconsin’s Ken Reynolds finished third with 1020 points, Todd Fipps of Tennessee grabbed second with 1650 points and Wisconsin’s Sean Qualey captured the Gold with 1670 points.
Mens C Slalom Atomic Footer Sam Dubs finished third with a 3.85, Ryan Hayes finished second with 6.6 and Roger Brummel won Gold with 7.25.
Mens A Slalom had a crowded field, with Missouri’s Eric Friedle finishing third with 12, Ohio’s Mark McCauley landed in third with 12.6 and Pennsylvania’s own Rich Kaufman winning the Gold with 12.7.
In Womens B Slalom, Texan Ali Gates brought home the Gold with Florida’s Deanna Dean finishing second.
In the first round of Open Pro Mens Tricks, Jackson Gerard fell out of a multiple turn and still managed to save his run and land in the top spot for finals.
In Open Womens tricks Lexi McCauley advanced to Saturday’s second round with 4800 points… followed by Teri Jones, Alex Youngblood and Ryleigh Stenson.
Paul Oman won Senior Men Slalom with slalom with an 8.9 and Al Hager won Veteran Mens Slalom with 3.23. There was a tight race in Master Men Slalom with the Eastern Region’s Kevin Keith ending up third with an 8.1, Jimmy Taurus of Texas placed second with 9.5 and Minnesota’s Joe Knapp, who is attending his 42nd Barefoot Nationals, won the Gold with a 9.8.
Corey Jones won Mens B Jump with an 8.7 meter jump. And in Mens A Jump, Georgia’s Eric Coryer finished third and a jump off was held to decide the Gold between New Hampshire’s Don Stoppe and Ohio’s Mark McCauley… six jumps later, Don came out on top… winning the Gold with an 11.1 meter jump.
Make sure to stay tuned to the Nationals Livestream at 2019barefootnationals.com for all of Saturday’s action!