4 Northfield siblings making splash in aggressive water snowboarding

Many Minnesotans spend their summers water snowboarding for enjoyable.

However relating to the aggressive facet of the game, for the Bulfers of Northfield, it is all within the household.

“I like that a few of your siblings can push you. Like me and him, we’re actually shut so we push one another,” stated Bode Bulfer.

The 4 Bulfer youngsters every began water snowboarding after they have been 2 years outdated.

Now they spend 4 to five hours a day on Union Lake behind their home working towards their strikes, typically with their dad Bob driving the boat.

“It is simply what we do. It is good. It retains us all collectively. I might somewhat coach them right here on the water than drop them off and have another person spend time with them,” stated Bob Bulfer.

Bode, who’s 12, lately received his third nationwide title in a row and broke the report for the slalom in his age group on the Goode Water Ski Nationals in Florida final month.

His older brother George, who’s 14, received the trick occasion on the similar match, whereas their 9-year-old sister Analyn got here in second within the trick occasion in her age group.

The infant of the household, John certified to compete in his first nationals at simply 6 years outdated.

“It feels good whenever you win. You’re feeling a lot adrenaline afterward and all that work you do all summer time and spring to prepare. Exercises. Reps on the water. Reps, reps, reps, it feels so good when it pays off,” stated George Bulfer.

The Bulfers hope to make an excellent greater splash on this planet of water snowboarding sooner or later.

“I need to ski so long as I dwell or till I am 85 or 90. I need to ski for a very long time,” stated George.

“Simply lucky we get to do it. I am lucky my youngsters prefer it and simply glad to be concerned,” ┬ástated Bob Bulfer.

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