Two U.S. athletes stood atop the podium at the 2005 Moomba Masters, which concluded March 14 on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Marcus Brown (Oroville, Calif.) won Men's slalom, while Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) took the Men's jumping title for the second consecutive year. The Moomba Masters marked the start of the 2005 water ski season for U.S. professional athletes.
Brown scored 1 buoy at 39 ½ feet off to win the Men's slalom title. Krueger's jump of 220 feet secured his back-to-back win in Men's jumping. In Friday's opening round, Krueger also set a course record on the Yarra River by jumping 224 feet.
Canada's Jaret Llewellyn Men's took the Men's tricks and overall title.
Scot Ellis (Auburndale, Fla.) and Ryan Fitts (Shreveport, La.) finished third and fifth, respectively, in Men's jumping, while Terry Winter (Bend, Ore.) finished sixth in Men's slalom.
Australia's Emma Sheers continued her two-event domination, taking both the Women's slalom and jumping titles. Greece's Angeliki Andriopoulou won Women's tricks and the overall. Lori Krueger (Loudon, Tenn.) finished fourth in Women's slalom, while Joy Todd (Pierson, Fla.) finished third in the Women's overall event.
U.S. athletes Jonathan Travers (Groveland, Fla.) and Piper Schouten (Winter Haven, Fla.) each earned podium finishes in respective events. Travers finished third in Junior Boys' jumping after leaping 141 feet in the finals. He also finished ninth in tricks, 10th in slalom and fifth overall in his first appearance at the Junior Moomba Masters. Schouten, also making her first appearance at the event, finished third in Junior Girls' slalom.