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St. Lawrence County Water Skiers Win State Titles

St. Lawrence County Water Skiers enjoyed a very strong showing recently at the New York State Championships recently in Rochester.

Tristan Richardson of Ogdensburg captured age group championships in Slalom and Trick Sking and Matt Richardson of Ogdensburg, Jake Backus of Rensselaer Falls, Nick Leuthauser of Hannawa Falls and Jonathan Murray of Potsdam all age group claimed state titles in the Slalom events.

John Willis of Lake Placid also captured a title double earning Trick and Slalom honors in his division.

Leuthauser took slalom scoring honors with 110 points, Matt Richardson scored 103.50 points, Tristan Richardson scored 98.50 points, Murray scored 94 points and Backus scored 83 points.

Tristan Richardson claimed his Tricks title with 220 points.

The area skiers will have a chance to compete on home waters with a New York State Water Ski event staged on the Oswegatchie River from Matt Richardson's home on Aug. 24.

Tristan Richardson, shown here competing on a New York State Tournament event on the Oswegatchie River was one of a group of area water skiiers to win state title recently.


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