The skiing at the Florida State Championships this past weekend produced many record setting performances and personal bests for the competitors. Our thanks to the members of Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, for hosting a great tournament.
Records set this past weekend:
Boys 1 – Cooper Tate set a new Slalom record with 2 buoys at 49 kph on a 12 meter line smashing the old record set by Shawn Hill in 1994 with 3 buoys at 13m. Cooper also upped the Overall record from 2263.1 held be Cole McCormick since 2006 to 2313.7
Men 2 – Michael Hirst set a new record at 3 buoys at 58kph on a 10.75m line, eclipsing the old record held by Mike Morgan since 1990 at 2.5 buoys at 58kph on a 10.75m line.
Men 5 – Tim Huston set a new record at 1/2 buoy at 55kph on a 10.25m line, eclipsing the old record held by John Shealy that was set last year at 2.5 buoys at 55kph on a 10.75m line.
Men 7 – Dennis Longo set a new record at 2 buoys at 52kph on a 11.25m line, bumping his old record set in 2011 and tied last year with 1 buoy at 52kph on a 11.25m line.
Men 8 – Stan Switzer came into his new age division and set a new record in Tricks with 1060 points, eclipsing the record held by Tom Kelley since 2003 of 810 points. He also set the Overall record at 1932.8 points to establish a new benchmark for the division.
Master Men – Ben Favret tied Mike Morgan’s record in Slalom of 2 @ 55kph on a 10.25m line that was set in 2006.
Also in Master Men, Scot Ellis jumped 204’62.1 m at 57 kph 5.5 ramp height to establish a new Master Men Jump record.
Girls 2 – Brooke Baldwin continues her record setting performances and now has set all of the current records in Girls 2. She upped the Slalom record to 5.5 buoys at 52kph on a 11.25 line, exceeding the previous record of 1 buoy on a 11.25m line that she and Kelley Breeden shared. In Tricks she scored 6540 points to overtake the record of 6430 set last year by Anna Gay. She also upped her Overall record from 4040.5 to 4229.2 points.
Girls 3 – Samantha Dumala upped her record in Slalom of 1.5 @ 55kph on a 11.25m line that was set last year, to a new record of 2 buoys at 55kph on a 11.25m line.
Women 1 – Taylor Woolsey tied Julia Waitts’ record in Slalom of 4 @ 55kph on a 12m line that was set last year.
Women 6 – Cyndi Benzel set a new record at 2.5 buoys at 52kph on a 12m line, eclipsing the old record she shared with Leza Harrison set in 2012 at 2 buoys at 52kph on a 12m line.
Women 9 – Maria Walsh set a new record in Slalom of 4 buoys at 46kph on a 14.25m line that was set in 2001 by Francis Woofenden at 4 buoys at 46kph on a 16m line.
Congratulations to all of these new record setters and to all of you that set new personal best performances, great job!
The list of all of the Florida State Championship records is posted in the Florida State Records tab at the top of the website.