Nothing short of underwater explosives is what Damien Sharman’s jump crash looks like.
Will Asher punishes two ball at 41 off in the final round of competition. His score of 4 at 41 off was good enough for second place.
For three rounds of tournament skiing, Nate Smith scored no less than 3 at 41 off and claimed his third pro victory of the season.
In the opening round of the MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Shoot Out, Will Asher set a Predator Bay course record of 5 1/2 at 41 off. He finished the tournament in second place behind Nate Smith.
At 42-years-old the “Rocket Man” Scot Ellis is still kicking it hard off the top of the ramp and making podium finishes.
Predator Bay’s local hero Ryan Dodd’s air form is right on the money. His winning jump of 225-feet in the final round was long enough to takeout an undefeated Freddy Krueger, and win his first pro jump event of the year.
Damien Sharman’s first jump in the final round resulted in a huge out-the-front. Luckily he was uninjured and returned to the ramp to post a leap in the low 200-foot range.
Brian Kinney proved he has the chops to jump with the big guns. He’s been low profile the last two seasons because of nagging injuries, but he’s obviously back on his game with a 216-foot leap in the final round for a third place finish.
Predator Bay Club member Kole Magnowski was pulling double duty during the event between jumping and keeping fans entertained as the announcer during the opening rounds. Good air-form here, eh?
Nate Smith defended his Calgary Shoot Out slalom title from last year by running 5 at 41 off in the final round.
Whitney McClintock feels right at home at Predator Bay. She won her first world slalom title here in 2009, and proved her competitive moxie once again by winning the MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Shoot Out with a score of 4 at 38 off.
As last year’s MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Shoot Out champion, Karen Truelove was right in the mix this year, but had to settle for second after an uncharacteristic fall on her onside turn at two ball at 38 off.
Ryan “The Beast” Dodd’s methodical turn-in for the ramp is part of the magic that awards him big jumps.
After posting the biggest jump of the event in the semi-final round (229 feet), Freddy Krueger took his first defeat of the season against Ryan Dodd in a two-jump final round.
Chile’s Rodrigo Miranda jumped consistently throughout the event, and finished fifth ahead of his brother Felipe.
Damien Sharman is captured mid-way through a head-pounding out-the-front.
Whitney McClintock shows her efficient path into four ball of her opening pass of 32 off.
Nate Smith’s 39 1/2 off pass.
Former jump record holder Jimmy Siemers says his training this summer has taken a backseat to coaching.
Chris Rossi’s smooth and consistent skiing earned him a third place finish.
1. Ryan Dodd
2. Freddy Krueger
3. Brian Kinney
4. Scot Ellis
5. Rodrigo Mi
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