With three Northeast Slalom Series stops in the books, the race to qualify for the head-to-head finals is tightening up.
Stop No. 3 was held last weekend at the Connecticut State Championships at Old Farms Pond in Avon, Conn. Wyatt Haines made his first and so far only NESS appearance count, running 3 at 39 off (1105 NOPS points) to nail the top NESS score and 90 points in the process. Open Men’s skier Dan Warner finished second, while Hutch Haines placed third.
In the Women’s division, Girl’s 2 skier Skylar Hathorn added to her series lead by edging Tonya Maurer.
In the season standings, Bob Radimer leads the Men with 110 points, while Scott Cerosky and Wyatt Haines are tied for second. After three stops, they are joined by Scott Behner, Justin Campfield, Dan and Hutch in the top 50-percent of the field – the qualification mark for the season-ending, head-to-head tournament, Sept. 3-4, at Pangaea. Kathy Callan, Darlene McCormick and Tonya are each tied for second behind Skylar in the Women’s division.
Stop No. 4 will be held July 23-24, at John’s Lake in Wantage, N.J. The following weekend is the Eastern Regional Championships, which has been designated as a bonus event for the NESS season.