Rock in River Festival

PA Stone Skipping Championship

Saturday, August 18

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.

2017 PA Stone Skipping Drew "The Canadian" Quayle

2017 RR Winner

2017 PA Stone Skipping Championship Results

Professional Division:

1st Place: Drew “The Canadian” Quayle of Hamilton, Ontario – 40 skips
2nd Place: Karl Krause of Philadelphia, PA – 39 skips
3rd Place: Dave “Spiderman” Ohmer of Titusville – 38 skips
Honorable mention to Russ Byars of Franklin who placed 4th at 37 skips

Amateur Division:

1st Place: Alex Ferry of Warren, PA – 39 skips
2nd Place: Todd Seitz of Murrysville, PA – 33 skips (not pictured)
3rd Place: J. Mark Graham of Fairview, PA – 28 skips

Youth Division:

1st Place: Alex Burgess of Meadville – 35 skips
2nd Place: Julian Johnson of Sugarcreek – 24 skips
3rd Place: Gibson DeGroot of Hamilton, Michigan – 16 skips

Contestants came from all over PA, 8 states, Canada and England.

2014 World Record Video - 88 skips!

Stone Skipping 2012

SPONSORS

MIKE & JOYCE HUGHES
FRANKLIN ANIMAL CLINIC, INC.
CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
TIMOTHY E HARTLE FUNERAL HOME
LIBERTY ELECTRONICS
VENANGO DIAGNOSTIC<br /UPMC NORTHWEST




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

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