Stop six of the Mastercraft Pro Water Ski Tour 2008 went down in the record books at Trophy lakes in Charleston, South Carolina. Trophy Lakes, which is known for its “slow,” forgiving water, set the stage for a nighttime slalom battle between pro tour veteran Drew Ross and Nick Parsons. Drew went on to claim his first pro victory in the states under the lights with a score of 3 at 41 off.
On the women's side, Australia's Karina Nowlan continued her tour domination by taking out Karen Truelove in a head-to-head battle under the lights, scoring 3.5 at 39.5 in the final bracket.
The fans of men's jump witnessed a heated battle between Freddy Krueger and Ryan Dodd, who were not only fighting for the individual Trophy Lakes jump title, but for the season ending pro tour jump champion title. Freddy, who isn't known for his nighttime domination, put it all together when he launched a 226-footer for the win. Ryan Dodd was close behind with a 222-footer, securing second place and also claiming the tour season title.
1. Drew Ross
2. Nick Parsons
3. Will Asher
4. Thomas Degasperi
1. Karina Nowlan
2. Karen Truelove
3. Regina Jaquess
4. Clementine Lucine
1. Freddy Krueger
2. Ryan Dodd
3. Jaret Llewellyn
4. Mark Lane
2008 Season MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Tour Jump Champion
About Trophy Lakes
Owners of the lake, Kim Bryant and Alan Sanner, have held record tournaments since 1991. On the International Water Ski Federation's update of the men's slalom world record, five of the past eight entries come from Trophy Lakes. The women's world record has been set or tied here three of the last five times.
The site underwent a major transition during the 2007 winter. The Lake still offers the best skiing conditions to be found anywhere, using the latest MasterCraft tournament ski boats, and the site still offers some of the best coaching and instruction available anywhere. The daily operations are now being conducted by Carolina MasterCraft with Matt DuBon as the director of operations.
To ski at Trophy Lakes, please call 843-559-2520 or visit trophylakes.com.