Newport wins at Bill Koening Jettin’ the Straight

PORT ANGELES — Aaron Newport got a quick jump on the competition and never looked back.

The 23-year-old power skier from Benton easily won his heat at the Bill Koening Jettin” the Strait personal watercraft competition in Port Angeles Harbor on Sunday.

Nathan Boris, one of the top racers in the region, struggled early but came on strong in the end to come in right behind Newport in one of the most exciting races of the day.

Boris, a winner in two other divisions, was the pre-race favorite but Newport wasn’t going to give up this Expert Ski 785 Limited moto without a fight.

“Usually, I expect to win,” Newport said.

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