The International Waterski Federation Tuesday announced that Michelle Simpson, Jodi Fisher, Clementine Lucine, Nicolas LeForestier, June Fladborg and Jaret Llewellyn won titles in the 2005 Waterski World Cup Series. Overall champions in slalom, tricks and jump were determined by point totals accumualated at each of the three World Cup stops in 2005.
Simpson, 21, captures the biggest title of her career after her silver medal score at the stop in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The new 2005 Waterski World Cup slalom champion is a law student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Karen Truelove (USA) and Natalie Hamrick (USA) took second and third place.
Fisher adds the title of 2005 Waterski World Cup slalom champion to his long list of prestigious Slalom titles, which include British Masters Champion, European Champion, Moomba Masters Champion and Qatar World Cup Slalom Champion. Jamie Beauchesne and Italian Fabio Ianni finished second and third in the final cup standings.
Lucine, 23, finished ahead of Mandy Nightingale and Marina Mosti to become the World Cup tricks champion. LeForestier had the perfect ending to a perfect year. The newly crowned men's World Cup Tricks Champion has already had to his credit five World Trick Champion titles, 13 European Champion titles and more than 30 International Masters titles. Still, 2005 was LeForestier best year ever considering his new world tricks record and the Gold Medal at the World Championships in Tianjin. Llewellyn and Aliaksei Zharnasek took second and third.
Fladborg added World Cup jump champion to a string of distinguished titles, including European jump champion, Scandinavian jump champion and record holder, Moomba Night Jump champion and French Masters jump champion. Jakalyn Hunter and Ageliki Andriopoulou finished second and third.
Llewellyn has had an extraordinary year, even by his high standards. He adds World Cup jump champion to his eight World titles and 11 world records. Freddy Krueger and Mark Lane finished second and third.
MasterCraft supplied the boats and technical support for all 2005 Waterski World Cup Stops and will continue to do so in 2006. Details of the boats can be seen at www.mastercraft-europe.com.