The inaugural Buck Up Freestyle Jump Competition was held at the Hydroflites ski site in Chetek on Saturday, July 25. The event featured high-action freestyle jumps, flips and spins off the jump ramp from 12 jumpers competing from various states, such as Florida, Illinois, Minnesota and all over Wisconsin. Taking home the top prize money of $500 with a first-place finish was Travis Bouley, of Sarasota, Fla. Liam Klotzbach, of Madison, finished in second place and earned $300, while Derek Buchman, of Chetek, grabbed third place and $150. Bank First in Chetek sponsored the prize money for the event. Hydroflites ski team members who competed in the event were Buchman and his younger brother, Carter. “It was a super fun day and we look to make it an annual event,” Carter stated.

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