Rock in River Festival rock-skipping championships draw top talent
The wind died down for Craig Goodelle, 39. Finally.
The Erie native stood on the calm shores of French Creek with a flat, iPhone-sized rock in his hand.
Now came the time for a big toss.
With the cadence of a pitcher, he sent the rock hydroplaning across the water.
“Go! Go! Go!” he yelled.
The rock resembled a tiny Jet Ski for a few seconds, skipping the water 14 times until it vanished into the shallow stream...