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Grant Mitchell at 2009 PA event

Alistair Cooper at 2009 PA event

CBS Sunday Morning's Bill Geist competing at 2009 PA event

Russ Byars at 2009 PA event

Former Guinness World Record-holder Kurt Steiner at 2009 PA event

Former Guinness World Record-holder John Kolar at 2009 PA event

Left to right: "Colonel Edwin Drake", PA High Commissioner Brian Barnett, 2009 PA Champ Grant Mitchell, 2009 PA 2nd Place winner Russ Byars, 2009 PA 3rd place winner Alistair Cooper.

Russ Byars Action Shots

Russ Byars Sequential
Russ Byars of Franklin accepting 2004 Pennsylvania tournament trophy from Pennsylvania Stone Skipping Commissioner Brian Barnett. Click image for print-ready file.
Russ Byars of Franklin explains his skipping technique to curious fans. Click image for print-ready file.
Byars skipping his way to victory at Mackinac, Michigan tournament in 2005. Click image for print-ready file.
Former Guinness World Record holder Kurt Steiner of Emporium receives Pennsylvania tournament trophy in 2000. Click image for print-ready file.
Spectators line the banks of the Allegheny River in Riverfront Park, Franklin, during the Pennsylvania event. Click image for print-ready file.
Russ Byars skipping his way to victory at the 2007 Mackinac National Invitational Competition. Click image for print-ready file.
Russ Byars with judges and staff at the 2007 Mackinac National Invitational Competition. (Byars is fourth from left.)