Records Fall at Footstock as DeBelak Dominates Field to Win Third Straight Open National Championship
Crandon, Wisconsin – When Footstock started on Clear Lake in 1991 as the National Championship of endurance barefoot skiing, the longest run of the tournament that year was just short of a single figure eight. 31 years later, the field averaged a figure eight on every run, as near perfect water conditions resulted in half […]Read More
Crandon, Wisconsin – It was a championship that few people who attended Footstock will soon forget. Not only did Jon DeBelak defend his title as the National Open Figure Eight Endurance Champ but he did it in record-smashing fashion. As Debelak and runner-up Marc Donahue (Indiana) obliterated the all-time figure eight record, completing an unheard […]Read More
Crandon, Wisconsin – John Debelak secured his barefoot ironman status sweeping both the 2020 Senior and Open Division National Championships at Footstock this past weekend after knocking off Paul Stokes of Madison. Stokes who was runner-up last year and has placed second a total of four times in Crandon, came up just short once again, […]Read More
Crandon, Wisconsin – Apparently retirement didn’t sit well with the world’s greatest three-event barefooter of all time. After announcing his retirement from the sport after last year’s World Championship, Florida’s Keith St. Onge decided Footstock would be the one and only tournament he would compete in. His decision was a good one, as the past […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/BREAKING NEWS FROM FOOTSTOCK CONTACT: Gary Mueller, 414-899-6118 (cell) Florida’s Fleck wins Record 10th National Open Endurance Title. Crandon, Wisconsin – Footstock 2018 had it’s share of challenges. Weed issues forcing time-consuming re-runs. A 2 hour rain delay on Sunday morning. And the task of running off the biggest field of barefooters in […]Read More
Florida’s St. Onge overcomes rough water and Pete Fleck to win second National Figure Eight Barefoot Open Title in Crandon.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/BREAKING NEWS FROM FOOTSTOCK CONTACT: Gary Mueller, 414-899-6118 (cell) Crandon, Wisconsin – “I’m coming up to compete. Don’t tell anyone,” was the text message Footstock organizer Bucky Daily received from the country’s top professional barefooter, Keith St. Onge just 36 hours before the start of Footstock – the National Figure Eight Barefoot Championships. […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/BREAKING NEWS CONTACT: Gary Mueller, 414-899-6118 (cell) (World’s top-ranked barefooters from Australia, New Zealand, England, US and Canada to compete for National Figure Eight Barefoot Championship.) Crandon, Wisconsin – With the World Barefoot Championships held in Alma Center, Wisconsin this summer, Footstock, the WBC National Figure Barefoot Championships will be the unlikely beneficiary […]Read More
Crandon, Wisconsin – It was announced Monday that the World Barefoot Center (WBC) has been named the official Title sponsor of Footstock, the world’s largest and most prestigious figure eight endurance barefoot championship. The WBC was founded by 16-time US National Overall Barefoot Champ and 13-time World Barefoot Gold Medalist, Keith St. Onge of Winter […]Read More
Florida’s Fleck wins Record 9th National Figure Eight Barefoot Open Title in one of roughest Footstocks ever.
Crandon, Wisconsin – Rough water may have dominated the storyline of the 29th National Figure Eight Barefoot Championships in Crandon, Wisconsin, but it was nine-time champ Peter Fleck’s losses on Saturday in the Senior Championship and on Sunday in the semi-final round to Chad Mietz that had people buzzing. Because for the first time in […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/BREAKING NEWS FROM FOOTSTOCK CONTACT: Gary Mueller, 414-899-6118 (cell) Florida’s Fleck wins record 8h National Figure Eight Open Title in dramatic fashion. Crandon, Wisconsin – It had been over 5 years and 1200 runs at the National Figure Eight Barefoot Championships since the last Pete Fleck fell before his opponent did on a […]Read More