Rock in River Festival

PA Stone Skipping Championship

Saturday, August 17, 2019

11 AM-4 PM

Riverfront Park

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The River Festival will include music, crafts, food, boat rides, rock painting for the children, a chicken barbecue and lots of fun! Join us at Riverfront Park overlooking the confluence of French Creek and the beautiful Allegheny River. Watch amateurs and professionals, including Guinness World Record Holders Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner (present) & Russ "Rock Bottom" Byars. Steiner is the 2015 PA State Champion with 38 skips. For more information, please contact Ronnie Beith, Events & Marketing Coordinator, @ 814.437.1619 x 123.

2018 PA Stone Skipping Drew "Keisuke Hashimito, Oyama Toshigi, Japan" - 44 skips

2018 Rock in River Winners

2018 PA Stone Skipping Championship Results

Professional Division:

1st Place: Keisuke Hashimito, Oyama Toshigi, Japan – 44 skips
2nd Place: Dave "Spikerman" Ohmer, Titusville, PA – 42/38 skips
3rd Place: Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner, Emporium, PA – 42/36 skips
Honorable mention to Russ Byars of Franklin who placed 4th at 37 skips

Amateur Division:

1st Place: Andy Severns, Tidioute, PA – 46 skips
2nd Place: Dagan Bontrager, Pittsburgh, PA – 34 skips
3rd Place: Nick Kennedy, Meadville, PA – 28 skips

Youth Division:

1st Place: Gibson DeGroot, Hamilton, Michigan – 25 skips
2nd Place: Carter Barrett, Franklin – 18 skips
3rd Place: Justim Armant, Franklin – 14 skips

2014 World Record Video - 88 skips!

Stone Skipping 2012

SPONSORS

MIKE & JOYCE HUGHES
CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
TIMOTHY E HARTLE FUNERAL HOME
LIBERTY ELECTRONICS
FRANKLIN-OIL REGIONAL CREDIT UNION




Rock Skipper

Would you believe me
If I said rocks can fly?
And Walk on water?
It is no lie.

It is all in the wrist
With help from the eye.
Set just the right angle
And let the rock fly!

Across the water
It will skip and slide
And with help from you
Make it to the other side.

So have faith my friend-
And just give it a try.
Pick your rocks carefully,
You'll find one that can fly!

T.L. Needham · 01.12.07

Click play to watch the "Rock in River" promotional video