It is not the sound a competitive stone skipper wants to hear however. Nor is it a word he or she wishes to hear the judges yell, almost mockingly, when the rock they throw fails to even make a single skip.
A crew from GoLive Sports based out of Michegan also made the trek to do a story. They are content providers for ESPN, though they don't know if or when the segment will air at this point. They had four camera angles to capture this event.
Long-time former record holder, the late Russ Byers of Franklin, started the tradition because he loved fudge and would be seen wearing t-shirts with "Skip Stones for Fudge," around Franklin. He and Events Coordinator Ronnie Beith began the event in Franklin many years ago. Byers passed away after a battle with cancer over a year ago.
At the end of the professional round, some of the youngsters got a chance to competel. First timer David Mohnkern, who came with his brother Jerry, was given a special rookie award and a small box of fudge. Ohmer's son David followed in his father's footsteps and won the youth division. Jerry Mohnkern, who has been to the event many times took home the top amateur prize.
Brian Ferry, of Warren, told her that he gets his rocks locally from his hometown and he probably uses a slightly heaver rock than most. Ohmer and Steiner get a lot of their best rocks in Erie. And yes, they know when they have a special skipping rock and will save it for competition.
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