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 the Space Coast Water Ski Club, for hosting a great tournament.
Records set this past weekend were mainly in the mature divisions, but there were many PB’s set by our up and coming younger skiers:
Women 7 – Cyndi Benzel set a new slalom record with a performance of 3 buoys at 49kph on a 12m line eclipsing the record set by Ruth Johnston in 2013 of 2 buoys on the 13m line.
Women 7 – Leza Harrison dominated the other events with new records. In tricks she scored 2710 points which eclipsed the long standing record set by Thelma Salmas in 2003 of 2300 points. In jumping her distance of 52’ 15.7m bettered the distance of 39’ 11.7m set by Brenda Cavenaugh last year and with all of this, she upped the overall record to 3245.5 held by Brenda Cavenaugh with 1397.6 points.
Men 7 – Mark Bozicevic tied the slalom record set by Dennis Longo in 2014 with a score of 2 buoys at 52kph on an 11.25m line.
Men 7 – Frankie Dees dominated the other events in the Men 7 division. He upped the trick record to 3180 points from the 3040 points that Stan Switzer set in 2010. His distance of 128’ 39.1m eclipsed the record performance of Tom Kelly in 1999 of 93’ 24.8m and to round out his record setting performances he set a new overall record of 3866.4 points upping the held by Tom Kelly with 3633.1 points.
Men 8 – Stan Switzer upped his record in Tricks to 2390 points from the previous record of 2290 set in 2015.
Men 8 – Dennis Longo upped his overall record from 3101.5 to 3154.8 points set in 2016.
Men 11 – Bill Wenner established a new slalom record for the Men 11 division with a score of 2 buoys at 25kph 23m 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.
The scorebook is posted in the results section of the website.