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2008 Tournament featured on NBC's Today show

This years tournament will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on July 3rd (8:30 am) with an an interview with the editor of Travel & Leisure Magazine. The story is about fun things happening on the July 4th around the country. When footage is available we will post it to the site.

Guinness World Record Smashed

It’s official on July 19, 2007 Russ Byars’ skip goes into the Guinness World Record book at an amazing 51 skips, beating Emporium’s Kurt Steiner. Get all the details, including video footage at

2007 Mackinac Island Competition Results

Another ‘Golden Year’ of warm weather, gentle breezes and flat water welcomed this years competitors.  It was estimated that there were 912.5 fans in attendance (including a cameo by the governor) with over 369 contestants skipping.  Cris ‘Pipes’ Mulroney  won the Amateur Tournament with an impressive 21 opted for the 75lb Little David trophy and a years supply of fudge instead of slugging it out with...

NPRs All Things Considered – ‘Skipping...

On July 4, 2005 · Michele Norris talked with Eric Steiner, play-by-play announcer for the Mackinac Island stone-skipping contest, about the pro division of the 31st annual Mackinac Island stone-skipping contest. Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars of Franklin, Penn., bested the 10-person field with a record-setting 30 skips. Listen in...