Recap: Jack’s Splash For Cash

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Brian Detrick @ 2014 Jack's Splash For Cash
It was a quick trip for me this weekend to Orlando for Jack’s Splash for Cash event at Jack Traver’s Sunset Lakes. The location for next weeks’ 2014 Senior World Championships. This event was a 2nd year Introductory Elite Tournament. 2 preliminary rounds Saturday with the top 8 scores from either round advancing to the 1 round final Sunday. 13 skiers were on the list including 6 of the top 7 guys on the Elite Skiers World Ranking List. After the first round, I ran 1@41 and was the cut line in the 8th spot. First round top scores were Nate 1@43, Matteo Luzzeri 3@41 and Jon Travers 2.5@41. The second round was in the rain and the top 8 moved around a little but the top 8 stayed the same. Top 2nd Round scores were Nate Smith 5@41 and Will Asher, Thomas Degasperi, Freddie Winter and Jon Travers 3@41. The finals was moved to Lake Sarah, otherwise know as the trick lake, due to a long weather delay on Saturday. I was first off the dock in the finals Sunday. It was a noticeable head tail (about 12mph). My goal was to put up a good score to put the pressure on the rest of the field. I was able to do just that as I ran 3@41off. I did exactly what I wanted to do and it was now a waiting game to see what played out. Freddie, TGas and Will went on to tie me. We were in a 4 way tie for first as top seed Nate Smith took the water. All four of us stood on the dock as Nate came into the course at 41. He had a great one, a big two, he safetyed 3 ball as he was on the tail and then he dropped the shoulder and gave it eveything he could to get to four and he squeaked around it for the win. I was still thrilled with my performance and it was a succeful weekend on skiing.  
Now I have a few weeks off of tournaments as I get ready for my last 3 tournaments of the year; Imperial Record, US Open and Mapple ProAm Challenge. The US Open is the last Elite Tournament of the year.     
2014 Jack’s Splash for Cash Results
1st Nate Smith 4@41
2nd Will Asher / Thomas Degasperi 3@41
4th Freddie Winter 3@41
5th Brian Detrick 3@41
6th Pietrie Ronku 6@39 – no continuation
7th Jon Travers 5.5@39
8th Matteo Luzzeri 3@39
Tie breaker for 4 way tie for 2nd was back up score(s) from preliminary rounds
Will/Thomas – 3@41 and 2@41
Freddie – 3@41 and 1.5@41
Brian – 1@41
Brian DetrickRecap: Jack’s Splash For Cash