Jada breaks Victorian U14 Girls Slalom Record at Moodemere
Jada Sweeney broke her first Under 14 Girls' slalom record with a score of 0.5 at 52k 12m. This score also promoted her into the Top Victorian Ability Division.
Dave Barbuto had 2 PB's and ended up with a best of 2 at 52k 18.25m.
Patrick Crisp achieved a long time aim of running the 11.25m pass. He finished with a new PB of 1 at 58k 10.75m
8 Geelong skiers were invited to this prestigious event.
17th February 2020
PB's and Rating at Mulwala
Dave Barbuto had a PB of 1 at 49k and achieved his National Rating at the Mulwala 4 round slalom tournament.
Meanwhile his Dad, Peter notched up 2.5 at 55k 12m for another PB.
Jada Sweeney also had a PB with 3.5 at 52k 13m.
Geelong was represented by 11 skiers.
9th February 2020
Jono Leake excels at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand
Jono Leake represented Australia for the first time at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge at Lake Crichton in New Zealand.
He had a PB in slalom of 2 at 12m in the first round and followed up with 1 at 12m in the second round. This put him in second place just half a buoy behind the winner. In tricks he came 11th.
His jumps of 26.2m and 28.7m put him strongly into second place. He was 4th overall.
Brilliant international debut. Well done Jono.
9th February 2020
More PB's and records at the Australian Masters
Pb's came from:
Jada Sweeney tricks 2520,
Patrick Crisp 7270 (New Victorian over 21 record)
Sue Crisp 2130 (with new Victorian and Australian record of 2060),
Henry Leake 3 at 13m,
Jono Leake 4.5 at 13m and 0 at 12m.
6 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Masters create 13 new PB's
Geelong club members Caitlin Dennis Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all had PB's at the the AJM at Stoney Park Port Macquarie.
Jono 3.5 at 13m and 30.5m.
Ryan 2290 and 19.7m
Caitlin Macdonald 13.5m
Henry 3 at 14.25, 2 at 13m, 1580 and 14.5m
Jada 22.4m and 23.6m
Caitlin Dennis 2 at 14.25m and 11.9m.
Emily and Jason PB at Latrobe.
Geelong club members Angus Freemantle, Emily Perrett and Jason Jones PB'ed at the Vic Trophy Series at Latrobe.
Emily scored 2.5 at 52k and then backed it up with 4 at 52k in the second round.
Jason Jones pushed his PB up to 4 at 52. Getting closer to the National Rating.
Angus had 1.5 at 49k and then 2.5 at 49k for 2 PB's out of his 3 rounds of slalom.
17th January 2020
5 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Development School
Geelong club members Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all went to the Australian Development School at Stoney Park, Port Macquarie this week. It is a great achievement to be selected for this school and they will have had a marvelous opportunity to improve their skills.
6th January 2020
Geelong skiers represent Victoria at the SA v Vic Challenge
Geelong club members Patrick Crisp, Mark and Tom Bunge represented Victoia at the SA verses Vic Challenge at Bedrock South Australia. Victoria won.
6th January 2020
Sue breaks trick records at Mulwala
Sue Crisp has set 2 pending Australian and Victorian trick records at the Mulwala Open tournament in NSW.
Dave Barbuto set new tournament PBs in slalom. This was Dave's first tournament in division 5 and he had a magnificent tournament running his first pass each round.
Pete Barbuto continued his good form getting into 12 metres again.
Dave Barbuto started the spring league with best scores of 6 at 31kph. He finished the league with scores of 2 and 3 buoys at 46kph. It was always going to be hard to keep up with that level of improvement. His Dad, Pete gave it a shot and came second moving from best scores at 13m to scores into 12m. A strong third was Alex Werner who improved from 43kph to 55kph. Doing well in the Leagues relies on skiing as close to your best, putting in lots of scores as well as occasionally improving your PBs.
The Summer League starts on 12th January and runs through to the Nationals at Easter 13 weeks with the best 9 to count. This will be the longest League to date and will cover the most tournaments. It should produce an interesting result. Make sure to send your scores to Sue.