Twenty-one-year-old Jacinta Carroll from Geelong, Australia has a lot to be proud of from her 2013 competitive water-ski season. After starting the year with a second place finish in jump at the Moomba Masters, she went on to win six pro water ski tournaments, and also managed to claim the gold overall medal and jump title at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships. Here’s what Carroll has to say.
Watch Jacinta Carroll, Taryn Grant, and Lauren Morgan go for the gold medal at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships Presented by WATERSKI.
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There’s no shortage of great slalom talent in the women’s U-21 age category. Top competitors like U-21 world slalom champion Brie Carter, and pending Girls 3 national record holder Samantha Dumala, (1 at 39 1/2 off) have been raising the bar all season long.
France’s Iris Cambray won the 2013 Under 21 World Title in Ladies Tricks with a big score of 9,090. Let’s not forget that she also claimed her first Masters Championship title in tricks this year, as well. Check out her winning run at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships.
Watch Team Radar’s newest member, 19-year-old Makayla Haw, jump and swerve like a champ! After all, she is a 3x Junior Moomba Masters Champion, Moomba Jump Champion, and Masters Slalom and Jump Champion. Check out the video!
As refined slalom technique, and equipment and boat innovations fuel the progression of turning buoys at ultra-short line lengths, U-21 studs like Stephen Neveu, Benjamin Stadlbaur, and Tyler Yager will be knocking on the door of the best swervers in the sport
“My goal for the tournament was to win jump. I’ve been feeling really good and consistent all year and I knew that if I just went out there and did what I’ve been working on I would be able to battle Tim [Bradstreet] for the gold.”–Daniel Efverstrom
Twenty-three of the nation’s top collegiate water ski teams will compete in the 35th Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Thursday through Saturday, at Imperial Lakes near El Centro, Calif.
An 18 year-old girl tricks a new world record of 10,180 points, a 12 year-old tricks 7,150 points, a 16 year-old slaloms into 39 off, and a new Girls 3 and national slalom record for Chile gets broken by a 17 year-old. All these girls are so young with a bright and promising water ski future ahead of them.