2012 Women’s Barefoot Week Wrap Up

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Bill Nelson is an honorary gal this week!

Another great Women’s Barefoot Week at the World Barefoot Center has come and gone. The weather was absolutely perfect in the mid-80’s and sunny every day.

Teri Larson kicked off the week working hard on her toe ups and came oh-so-close! She worked on a little bit of everything while nursing a sore shoulder.

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Speaking of sore stuff, Judy Myers was back on the water after a very long break recovering from knee surgery and then a shoulder mishap after crashing her scooter. Judy didn’t miss a beat getting right back into footin.

Judy Myers

Karen Putz took some lessons from Judy on “101 Uses of Duct Tape,” in this case, to keep the knee braces in place!

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How to hold $1,500 knee braces in place

Karen got back up on her feet backwards after a one-year break and did it longline for the first time.

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Karen Putz

Claudia Landon worked her front and back one foots and she LET GO with both hands on her reverse toe hold. But the most exciting accomplishment for her was back wakes on her feet.

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Claudia Landon

Tina McCauley worked her toe holds and nailed her reverse.

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Tina McCauly

Carol Jackson focused on her surface turns on shoes– and boy, was she smooth!

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Carol Jackson

Joann O’Connor had some exciting moments getting up backwards behind the boat after six years of perseverance!

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Joann O'Connor

Char Portman took a few runs on the shoes and her feet, getting comfortable on the water again.

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Char Portman

Diane Schupp did her one foots in the line-step position behind the boat and took her back slalom to the next level.

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Diane Schupp

The last time Jill Broderick put her feet on the water was in 1967. It had been 40 years since she barefoot water skied. Look at the joy on her face below as she got up again at the age of 60!

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Jill Broderick

Jill won the award for the “Most Improved Skier” sponsored by Vibram 5 Fingers. She learned the deep water start longline by the last day and started the first step toward backwards.

Most Improved sponsored by Vibram 5 Fingers

After a long day of footin on Sunday, Chris McWatters rewarded everyone with a BBQ dinner, including the WBC crew and skiers from Switzerland. He spent six hours grilling ribs which he basted with a super-size carton of really good sauce. “That was the best dinner, ever,” said Claudia.

Chris cooks up a storm!

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WBC crew gets pedicures

And what would Women’s Barefoot Week be without pretty toes? In honor of Women’s Week, the WBC crew did an evening of pedicures. It took a gang of women to drag Swampy into a chair. We all felt sorry for the girl who had to work on Swampy’s talons. It was pretty funny to watch him wince and yell “Ow” every time she snipped a nail. It was worth it; Swampy’s feet looked oh-so-pretty afterwards.  Can you guess which one is his?

WBC pretty feet

A big thank you goes to our Women’s Week sponsors: Barefoot Wine and Vibram 5 Fingers.

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Thank you, Barefoot Wine!

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2 Responses to “2012 Women’s Barefoot Week Wrap Up”

  1. Lorraine Piskura says:

    Looks Likes so much fun, wish I had been able to make it.

  2. Betsy Gilman says:

    WOW! What a great week! Wish I coulda been there!

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