Pine Mountain, GA – The conclusion of the 53rd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens brought four new Masters Champions: Alexandre Poteau, Nate Smith, Ryan Dodd and Meagan Ethell, plus a new course record in Women’s Trick pulled by the Ski Nautique 200.
Natallia Berdnikava set a new course record in Women’s Tricks with a score of 9,520 points and claimed the Masters title followed by Iris Cambray and Whitney McClintock. Top seed Regina Jaquess skied a half a buoy more than Whitney McClintock to earn the Women’s Slalom title. Berdnikava claimed her second title of the day in Women’s Jump with a score of 173 feet with Jacinta Carroll and Marion Mathieu rounding out the podium.
In the Men’s disciplines, Alexandre Poteau from France tricked 10,560 points earning his first Masters Trick title. Nate Smith who was seeded second in the finals ran 5@39-off taking the lead and earning his first Masters Slalom title followed by Thomas Degasperi and Aaron Larkin. Defending Masters Champion Freddy Krueger who was last off the dock was no match for Ryan Dodd who jumped 225 feet, earning his first Masters Jump title!
Check out the 53rd Masters video at masterswaterski.com/video.
|McClintock, Whitney (CAN) – 8,740 pts||Zharnasek, Aliaksei (BLR) –11,270 pts|
|Lauretano, Alex (USA) – 8,670 pts||Poteau, Alexandre (FRA) – 10,760 pts|
|Berdnikava, Natallia (BLR) – 8,620 pts||Gay, Russell (USA) – 10,570 pts|
|Cambray, Iris (FRA) – 8,070 pts||Desboyaux, Franck (FRA) – 10,380 pts|
|Lucine, Clementine (FRA) – 8,040 pts||Ballon, Pierre (FRA) – 10,230 pts|
|Mathieu, Marion (FRA) – 7,160 pts||Le Forestier, Nicolas (FRA) – 9,780 pts|
|Jaquess, Regina (USA) – 2.5@39-off||Parrish, Chris (USA) – 3@41-off|
|McClintock, Whitney (CAN) – 1@39-off||Smith, Nate (USA) – 5@39-off|
|Truelove, Karen (USA) – 3@38-off||Degasperi, Thomas (ITA) – 4.5@39-off|
|Lucine, Clementine (FRA) – 2@38-off||Larkin, Aaron (NZL) – 4@39-off|
|Nowlan, Karina (AUS) – 1@38-off||Parsons, Nick (USA) – 3.5@39-off|
|Arthur, Nicole (GBR) – .5@38-off||Sedlmajer, Adam (CZE) – 3@39-off|
|Coble-Eller, April (USA) – 4@35-off||Rossi, Chris (USA) – 3@39-off|
|Amade, Anais (FRA) – 2.5@35-off||Asher, William (GBR) – 3@39-off|
|Berdnikava, Natallia (BLR) – 181′||Krueger, Freddy (USA) – 222′|
|Jaquess, Regina (USA) – 172′||Dodd, Ryan (CAN) – 222′|
|Mathieu, Marion (FRA) – 172′||Asher, Thomas (GBR) – 212′|
|Carroll, Jacinta (AUS) – 171′||Ellis, Scot (USA) – 206′|
|Lund-Jepsen, Maj (DEN) – 160′||Siemers, Jimmy (USA) – 205′|