Corcoran crowned national pond skimming champion

BEST COSTUME: Alex Stumpf won Best Costume at the inaugural Mt Buller Pond Skim.

MT BULLER hosted the National Pond Skimming Championships on Saturday, September 13, attracting an enthusiastic crowd and close to 100 competitors for the inaugural event.
Presented by James Boag’s Draught, a star studded celebrity panel of judges was assembled with comedian Peter Helliar, ex AFL star Nathan Thompson and 2014 Winter Olympian Anton Grimus all pond side in the judges tent.
Competitors were judged on three different categories: longest skim, style (best trick) and of course best costume, with the competition fierce in both the individual and group categories as the ‘skimmers’ fought it out for more than $5000 worth of prizes.
The pond was specially built on the Bourke Street run, allowing great viewing for spectators and the judges.
Mt Buller local and Team Buller Riders (TBR) coach Joey Corcoran took out the open title in a stunning retro themed ensemble and a front flip out of the pond, scoring a perfect score of 30 and the honor of being crowned the 2014 Australian Pond Skimming National Champion.
Runner up was Mt Buller CFA captain Ewan Macaskill, and best costume was won by Alex Stumpf.

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