Congrats to KSO – Men’s Open Barefoot World Champion


Keith St Onge – 2009 World Barefoot Open Champion 

The results of the Men’s Open Finals have been posted on the Australian Barefoot Water Ski Club’s website now and here are the final standings for Men’s Open:

  1. Keith St Onge (USA)
  2. Heinrich Sam (South Africa)
  3. Andre De Villiers (South Africa)
  4. David Small (Great Britain)

You can view the full results here.

The Women’s Open results are final as well and here are the standings:

  1. Ashleigh Stebbeings (Australia)
  2. Elaine Heller (USA)
  3. Emily Goldia (Great Britain)
  4. Laura Szwed (Great Britain)
  5. Shannon Heller (USA)

Men’s Open Finals Update

Found this update on the Australian Barefoot Team Page

The Men’s are all up[ and back and conditions for them were the same so no problems in that regard. The skiing was  great and just waiting for the scores to be posted. Welll I can safely tell you that this sport will always throw up a challenge. Both Bill Brzoza and Keith St Onge from the USA have tied for the gold at this stage. That means a run off to decide the champion.

Well just to give you an update on things here in Otaki, we are on hold because of conditions. The wind is up and water isn’t looking very friendly. And just to add it’s bloody cold as well!

Finally back to the water and it’s Women’s and Men’s tricks. The water is challenging but we are still seeing the big tricks and starts coming out and looking good. Ashleigh is away last off the dock in the Women’s and goes in about 3/4 way in her 1st pass. Ski’s all the way home so it’s a wait and see on the final results. Good skiing by all the Ladies. In Men’s tricks it all comes down to who’s doing it best on the day. Conditions are tricky.

Guess we need to wait a bit more to find out who’ll win.

Junior and Senior Final Results

Here are what I think are the final standings for the Junior and Senior Divsions at the World Barefoot Tournament in New Zealand.

In the Men’s Senior Division, this is what the standings look like:

  1. Michael Salber (USA)
  2. Kevin Towers  (USA)
  3. Gordia Croteau (Canada)

Women’s Senior Division results look like this:

  1. Gizella Halasz (Austrailia)
  2. Heather Towers (USA)
  3. Teri Jones (USA)

Junior Boys Division results look like this:

  1. Heinrich Sam (South Africa)
  2. Garth Strydom (South Africa)
  3. Janie Kumlien (USA)

Junior Girls Division results look like this:

  1. Ashleigh Stebbeings (Austrailia)
  2. Shannon Hellar (USA)
  3. Caitlyn Rowland (Canada)

I’d like to congradulate  everyone on the achievments and a special congradulations to Teri Jones, who I’ve footed with on a few occassions, Jamie Kumlien who I’ve seen barefoot in ski shows for the Janesville Rock Aqua Jays, and Shannon Hellar who I’ve competed against at the Beaver Dam Best Dam Barefoot Race (her team finished way ahead of my team).

It appears we’re still waiting on the final results for the Open Division.  I’ll keep looking around and will post more details as soon as I find them.

Links to Final Results

The Final Day

The final day of Worlds is about to start, or maybe it already has, over in New Zealand.  PommyFooter has posted a nice little update about what’s in store for the day with the running orders and how they got there.  Basically, whoever is over there is going to see some pretty awesome footing.

As they enter the final day, the Open Team competition is over and here are the results:

  1. USA
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia
  4. Great Britian
  5. Canada

I’ve also seen a few sources say that Mike Salber is the Men’s Senior World Champion, but I haven’t seen a score sheet to confirm that yet.

Good luck to all the footers today.  I”m anxious to find out what happens.

Worlds Summary from BFC

Chuck from BFC posted a nice summary of what’s been happening so far here (link). There are some details on Andre’s knee injury and the fact that he footed again after it occured.  Overall, it’s a good summary of what’s happened so far and what we’re waiting on to find out.

Men’s Open will be decided on Sunday (that’d be Saturday sometime for those of in America).  As stated before, KSO is in the lead, but Sam is still within striking distance and will need to set personal bests in tricks and jumps to take the lead.

Overall, a very good update.  Wish we could have updates like that all week.

World Results So Far…

Current standings So Far

My understanding is this is the standings as they head into the final round.  First two rounds are complete, one to go.

Men’s Open Standings…

  1. KSO – in the drivers seat
  2. SAMS – needs to trick 12000+ and improve his slalom score for a win
  3. ANDRE – injured is knee, people think its the MCL, still going to try and jump in the finals
  4. SMALLS
  5. ZANE
  6. BRZOZA

Open Team Results

  1. USA
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia

Junior Team Results

  1. South Africa
  2. Australia
  3. USA

Senior Team Results

  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Canada

Finally, BFC has posted video footage of the Semi Final of Men’s Jump.  Here’s the link.  I’ll be watching this when I get home tonight.

Sources for Barefoot Worlds 2009 Info

Here’s a list of the places I’ve been watching closely for news about what’s happening over there…