Johnny Salta of California took first place in the Vic East Skimming Championship held June 5-6 at the South Side of the Indian River Inlet. Jack Lee of Rehoboth took second in the pro division, while Will Ashmore placed third. Local veteran Jason Wilson took fourth, and local Ethan Redefer garnered fifth.
“The conditions were perfect and the weather was fantastic,” said event director and Skimboard University owner Justin Redefer. “This year we had over 10 amateur females, which was great. Also, all of our heats for amateurs 12 years old and under were full. It was very exciting. I’ve never seen that many amateur women or the younger divisions full. Last summer at Skimboard University in Dewey Beach, we had a lot of new riders attending class, and they were able to compete this weekend. Great to see new people. It was a overall great weekend that was extremely positive and we had lots of smiling faces. Things ran smoothly for the event.”
Eoin Lally won the semi-pro division, with Josh Wright taking second, Lucas Famularo third and Sydney Pizza fourth.
Eve Redefer won the girls’ 11-and-under division, while Karina D’lorio placed second, Sophie D’lorio took third and Savannah Hope placed fourth.
Rylea Sinex won the girls’ 12-14 final, while Isabel Betts placed second.
Sydney Pizza won the girls’ 15-and-up final, with Emily Redefer finishing second, Avary Ritchie third and Alyssa Tull fourth.
Jake Kramedas won the boys’ 8-and-under division. Noah Simpson placed second, Keegan Davis took third and Kennan Davis took fourth.
Keegan Davis won the 9-11 final, while Connor Kramedas took second, Keegan Barnes garnered third and Owen Simpson took fourth.
Cooper Forcucci took first in the 12-14 division. Eric Sheckells garnered second, Tristan Barnes placed third and Calab hall took fourth.
Josh Wright won the 15-17 division, while Finn Forcucci took second, and Luca Famularo and Sam DiEmidio garnered third and fourth, respectively.
Eoin Lally took first in the 18-21 final, with LB Harrington taking second place, Ross Hester third and Andrew Stafford fourth.
AJ Myers took first in the 22-24 division, while Drew Lee won the 25-29 division.
Victor Enriquez Jr. took first in the 40-and-up final, while Wally Seim took second, Dan Lally took third and Jason Gillentine placed fourth.