Guillermo Moreno de Carlos was crowned the 2010 Dark Knight at the inaugural Rocketman Night Jump at Fluid Ski & Sports on Oct. 12. Moreno de Carlos jumped 213 feet in the head-to-head final, which was held on Lake Grew at the Water Ski Hall of Fame in Polk City, Florida.
The first-ever Rocketman Night Jump kicked off at around 6:30 p.m. with the Ski Fly Single Cut Championships. Canada’s Ryan Dodd took the single-cut title, launching 157 feet.
The sun set at around 7 p.m. and the lights came on, setting the stage for a great night’s entertainment. With the DJ cranking, the crowd got amped up watching the preliminaries of the bikini contest.
After an awesome trick display by former World Cup and Masters Champion Jimmy Siemers, the first round of the Rocketman Night Jump got underway. Jumping at night is as extreme as it gets and Daniel Efverstrom pushed it past the limits, cart-wheeling out the front early in the competition. Luckily he was able to continue and post a respectable score.
Making it through to the next round was Kole Magnowski, Guillermo Moreno de Carlos and Scot Ellis, who all posted distances of more than 200 feet.
The ladies came right back out strutting their stuff for the bikini contest finals while the top three jumpers prepared for the head-to-head finals. Guest judges Will Asher, Chris Parrish and Jason Seels had a tough job for the evening choosing the bikini contest winner, but they had a lot of help from crowd participation!!
The top three jumpers went straight back out with only two jumps each. Scot and Guillermo advanced, both jumping upwards of 210 feet. Head to head with only one jump each, Scot Ellis went huge, posting 209 feet and thought he had done enough. However, Guillermo held nothing back and soared 213 feet to earn the Dark Knight title and his first pro career win.