Tom Costello Alan Rossi Slalom Derby Huge Success!

Those attending were treated to great skiing. Five skiers got into 38 off including Pat Morrill, Jonathon Murray, Bob Radimer, Cole Maurer, and Bruce Epstein. Justin Campfield skied 2.5 @ 35 off as he gets closer and closer to his Nationals qualification. Shortline women Karen Bruzzese, Darlene McCormick, and Donna Epstein acquitted themselves well. John Witmer just missed getting into 22 off.  Joyce Dobbertin looked great skiing into 32mph 15 off. Boys II Chase Gulick age 11 and Will Bruzzese age 10 were terrific! The year to year improvement in their scores and technique are phenomenal. Their max speed has gone up from 30 to 34 and both are handling it well.   Last year Chase finished 3rd in the Regionals.  This year Will stepped to the plate and finished 2nd at the Regionals in Lake Placid.

It takes a lot of work to run a sanctioned tournament.  Our site also must be set up from scratch.  Everything must be brought in and taken out.  A big thank you to all that contributed including Bill Roll, Bob Smith, the Bruzzese’s, Justin Campfield, and John Witmer.  Darlene McCormick did her usual great job as Tournament Director.  Bill Roll and Bob & Val Smith deserve a special thank you for their efforts despite not skiing in the tournament!  Bill brush hogged the path to the dock and Bob & Val spent numerous hours on the course.    It would not have happened without you!

Our tournament is dedicated to the memory of Tommy and Alan.  Fred Costello again contributed tee shirts for everyone.  The Alan Rossi Award will be presented in early September.   You will be informed.   As Fred would say “keep ’em turning.”

Tournament 2014

15E016 Tom Costello Alan Rossi Slalom Derby

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Great weather for this year’s tournament. Pat Morrill emerged the victor with a personal best (twice) of 4@38-off! Darlene McCormick was the women’s winner despite Karen Bruzzese’s higher ability. Her son, Will, states that her strategy “isn’t working for her.” We’ll hope for better next year. Scores can be viewed here. Some photos are posted below. Others have been added to the random header images. Send photos if you’d like them included, or become an author and post for yourself.

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We are getting time periods booked.  Slots are in 1/2 hour increments starting at 8:00am Friday August 22 at the Wrightsville Boat Launch.   Contact me by email or phone to get your slot.  I will do my best to get you into a time period that will work for you.  Cost is reduced to $40 with additional funds provided by the Club and the Alan Rossi Fund.  This is an incredible opportunity for world class personal coaching!  Please send a check made out to the Green Mt. Water Skiers to the address below.  Hope to see you there!

Bruce Epstein   /  (802)272-5324 cell
13 So Pinnacle Ridge Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676