U.S. Team member Regina Jaquess, pictured here at a MasterCraft Pro Tour stop, did not disappoint, taking home three individual gold medals. Photo by Todd Ristorcelli.
This past October 1-4, collegiate watersport athletes from all over the globe converged in Tianjin, China, to compete in the second FISU World University Water Ski Championships. The site, located at the Vanke Dongli Lake International Water Sports Park, was originally constructed for the 2005 Waterski World Championships. Though many represented countries put up a fight, the team from the United States took the overall team gold and five of the U.S. team members went home with a combined ten individual medals. Taking him silver was the Czech Republic, and bronze went to France.
Rounding out first for individual scores was waterski sweetheart Regina Jaquess, who not only garnered top podium status for slalom and jump, but for women's overall, as well. The U.S.'s Alex Lauretano out-tricked her competition, taking first place in women's tricks, and second in both jump and overall. On the men's side, Cale Burdick of Purdue won gold in men's slalom, Storm Selsor took home silver in men's jump and overall, and Tomlin Wilson earned silver in men's tricks.
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