Barefoot Worlds' - Sydney

Barefoot Worlds' - Sydney

Post by R Buckingh » Tue, 22 Mar 1994 04:10:43


Ok Guys, hows about some info about how the Championships went.

 The English media haven't said a word about it as yet.

 Just the littlest piece of info would be appreciated,

 R Buckingham. ( from sunny old England! )

 
 
 

Barefoot Worlds' - Sydney

Post by Lawrence W Downe » Thu, 24 Mar 1994 18:59:56

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--------------- Forwarded Message ---------------

From: Samuel L. Spano
To: Steve McDermeit
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 1994, 4:54 PM
Subject: Worlds Results

The results are as follows:

Men Slalom
1. Brian Fuchs 21.0
2. Don Mixon Jr. 19.4
3. Ken Derry 19.2  AUS
4. Ron Scarpa 19.0
5. John Pennay 18.5 AUS
6. Mike Seipel 18.1
7. Peter Wellham 17.8 AUS
8. Bart Silegham 16.4 BEL
9. Shannon Bowell 16.1
10. Dodd Dwyer 16.0 AUS

Men Tricks
1. John Pennay 6910   AUS
2. Ron Scarpa 6510
3. Lane Bowers 6210
4. Jon Kretchman 6200
5. Mike Seipel 4580
6. Patrick Wehner 4320 GER
7. Warren Fine 3950 South Africa RSA
8. Evan Berger 3860 RSA
9. Brett Sands 3310 AUS
10. Don Mixon Jr. 3010

Mens Jump
1. Brett Fritsch 26.0m  85 ft AUS
2. Jon Kretchman 26.0m 85 ft
3. Peter Fleck 25.8m 84 ft
4. John Pennay 24.5m 80 ft AUS
5. Richard Mainwaring 24.3m 80 ft GBR
6. Don Mixon Jr. 24.1m 79ft
7. Gary Oakes 23.7m 78 ft NZL
8. Ron Scarpa 23.4m 77ft
9. Lane Bowers 22.9m 75 ft
10. Jason Macarthur 22.6 74 ft NZL

Mens Overall
1. John Pennay 2834 AUS
2. Ron Scarpa 2789
3. Lane Bowers 2669
4. Brett Sands 2442 AUS
5. Jon Kretchman 2416
6. Don Mixon Jr. 2413
7. Mike Sipel 2336
8. Shannon Bowell 2272
9. Ken Derry 2255 AUS
10. Brian Fuchs 2249

Womens Overall
1. Jen Calleri 2882
2. Sharon Stekelenburg 2824 AUS
3. Julie Young 2297 AUS
4. Jacqueline Pfeiffer 2152 SUI
5. Shelly May 1926 NZL

Womens Slalom
1. Jen Calleri 17.2
2. Sharon Stekelenburg 15.1 AUS
3. Julie Young 15.0 AUS
4. Steffi Herman 10.4 GER
5. Shelly May 10.0 NZL

Womens Tricks
1. Jen Calleri 2790
2. Sharon Stekelenburg 2640 AUS
3. Julie Young 2200 AUS
4. Jacqueline Pfeiffer 1920 SUI
5. Lucy Scopes 1480 GBR

Womens Jump
1. Sharon Stekelenburg 15.1m 50ft AUS
2. Jen Calleri 14.3m 47 ft AUS
3. Kim Harding 12.2 40ft GBR
4. Shelly May 11.1m 36 ft NZL
5. Jacqueline Pfeiffer 11.1m 36 ft SUI

I hope this helps but if you need more results contact those above as they
passed out about 200 sets of results.

Sam
-----more color commentary & final scores------

From: Samuel L. Spano
To: Jeffry Armstrong
Date: Sat, Mar 19, 1994, 6:01 AM
Subject: World  Championships Up-Date #7

G'day again, but as Mark Twain once said, "If you don't like the weather here,
wait five minutes", and such has been the case.  We woke up to a nice bright
sunny day again, but had to stop for a rainshower during the second event,
Women's Slalom.. In fact, I was assigned as an end-course scorer and got soaking
wet.  Calling in those scores to the announcer has worked quite well and been
well-received by the crowd.  Thrillls started early with Mens A jumps first
event of the day.  Quite tragically Dodd Dwyer, current world record holder
(27m) fell in all three jumps, thereby eliminating him from the finals, event
medal and consideration in overall.  The U.S. skiers did well, with independent
entry Peter Fleck posting the best prelim distance of 25.8m(85 ft) with Jon
Kretchman and Lane Bowers just behind him with 25.6m(84) and 25.0m(82).  Other
US in finals:Ron Scarpa 5-24.5m, Shannon Bowell 24.2m, and Don Mixon 23.5m,
while the Aussie have four in the finals.  The last seed is four***-year-old
Jason MacArthur (NZL) who just learned to ski two years ago, and qualified in
two A's and a B in this meet.  They say he already jumps 25 meters with the new
inverted technique well in hand
Womens Slalom prelim saw Jennifer get perfect 8's front & back for 16 with the
two Aussie girls just behind: Steckelenburg 14.9 and Young 14.4, which puts her
ahead of Sharon in overall  2814 to  2711
Men A tricks provided some more thrills and good skiing (by some and not others)
with John Pennay (AUS) being one-seed with 6260.  Ron Scarpa just behind with
6150 followed by Jon Kretchman 6110, Lane Bowers 5530; also into the finals:
Seipel 4090, Mixon 3890 & Bowell 3740
Our first finals were Women's tricks with again some very outstanding standup
runs esp by Jennifer who up-graded to 2790,  Sharon S. to 2640 and Julie Young
(down) to 2200.  This then puts Jenn behind about sixty-three points behind
Sharon with chances slim to catch up; it will take about a meter improvement in
her jumps or a substantial difference in their slalom

And the last event of the day, Men Slalom finals, equally interesting  with
Brian Fuchs boogieing to a spectacular 21, his first career gold, silver Mixon
19.4 and bronze Ken Derry (AUS) 19.2.
However, with Jenn's improvement and the men we are now 554 ahead in team
overall, a fairly comfortable (but not in concrete) margin and brings Ron up
from fifty behind John Pennay to only five overall points.

Tonite a big Australian bar-b-que on the site for all interested and the other
four finals starting at 8:30 tomorrow.

Bob & Irene Wing, among the true barefoot pioneers (son Brett won first three
overalls) showed up today as well as pioneer Gary Barton and the whole
McAllister family, organizers of '78 and daughter then a star on the Aussie
team, now with a brand new baby (she was 12 in '78).  Bob Wing will be receiving
the IWSF Life Achievement Award at tomorrow night's awards banquet, as did Franz
Kirsch, Charles Ramsey and Stew McDonald in London last year.  He richly
deserves it!!  As noted, all the oldtimers are showing up and it's really been
nostalgia time around here.  The main theme of my article for THE WATER SKIER
will be keyed to this being the sorta "Super Bowl" in that we have each won four
apiece.  It makes me think back to when they finally got us cranked up in late
'77 with the creation of ABC and Bill Price first prexy.  '78 saw our first five
regionals and then the nationals in Waco.  After it we gathered amid the
mosquitoes under a shade tree and selected our first team.  In November we all
embarked for the first World at Canberra (15:15 jet hours from California) and,
boy!, were we "the" new kids on the block, both as designated officials and the
skiers.  Our uniform for the formal dinner was a matching golf shirt and blue
jeans, so we were also the ragamufins as well.
The below is for overall, only, not event winners, and includes the results of
our two finals.
Hurriedly this is Ole Bar'foot signing off and logging in.               Stew
McDonald

USA                     Slalom  Overall Trick   Overall Jump    Overall Tot
Overall
Shannon Bowell          16.8    800     3740    597.44  24.2    945.31  2342.757
Lane Bowers             17      809.52  5530    883.38  25      976.56  2669.473
Jennifer Calleri                16      1000    2790    1000    13.2    814.81
2814.815
Brian Fuchs             21      1000    3050    487.22  21      820.31  2307.533
Jon Kretchman           10.9    519.04  6110    976.03  25.6    1000    2495.086
Don Mixon               19.4    923.80  3890    621.40  23.5    917.96  2463.184
Ron Scarpa              19      904.76  6150    982.42  24.5    957.03  2844.221
Mike Seipel             18.1    861.90  3980    635.78  21.1    824.21  2321.906
                        21              6260            25.6
Australia
Dodd Dwyer              16.6    790.47  1530    244.40  0       0       1034.885
Ken Derry               19.2    914.28  2860    456.86  24.1    941.40  2312.561
Brett Fritsch           14.2    676.19  2420    386.58  23.7    925.78  1988.553
John Pennay             18.5    880.95  6260    1000    24.8    968.75  2849.702
Brett Sands             19.6    933.33  4290    685.30  23.1    902.34  2520.981
Sharon Stecklenburg     14.9    931.25  2640    946.23  16.2    1000    2877.487
Peter Wellham           17.8    847.61  2250    359.42  20.4    796.87  2003.919
Julie Young             14.4    900     2290    820.78  9.8     604.93  2325.727
                        16              2790            16.2

USA                     3828.57                 3841.85         3878.90 11549.33
AUS                     3678.86                 3452.32         3835.93 10967.14
AUS                     3678.86                 3452.32         3835.93 10967.14