Twenty-one-year-old Jacinta Carroll from Geelong, Australia has a lot to be proud of from her 2013 competitive water-ski season. After starting the year with a second place finish in jump at the Moomba Masters, she went on to win six pro water ski tournaments, and also managed to claim the gold overall medal and jump title at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships. Here’s what Carroll has to say about her life as an elite skier and her quest to become the first female jumper to leap 200 feet.
Watch Jacinta Carroll, Taryn Grant, and Lauren Morgan go for the gold medal at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships Presented by WATERSKI.
There’s no shortage of great slalom talent in the women’s U-21 age category. Top competitors like U-21 world slalom champion Brie Carter, and pending Girls 3 national record holder Samantha Dumala, (1 at 39 1/2 off) have been raising the bar all season long.
France’s Iris Cambray won the 2013 Under 21 World Title in Ladies Tricks with a big score of 9,090. Let’s not forget that she also claimed her first Masters Championship title in tricks this year, as well. Check out her winning run at the U-21 World Water Ski Championships.
“My goal for the tournament was to win jump. I’ve been feeling really good and consistent all year and I knew that if I just went out there and did what I’ve been working on I would be able to battle Tim [Bradstreet] for the gold.”–Daniel Efverstrom
When beauty, agility and power come together into a trick run with effortless spins and numerous flips without hesitation, there’s nothing quite like it. Check out the final runs of the U-21 women’s trick podium: 1st Iris Cambray, 2nd Erika Lang, 3rd Giannina Bonnemann.
Skiing last off the dock at the U-21 Worlds, American Brie Carter knew exactly what she needed to score to take home the gold medal. The score to beat: 2 1/2 at 38 off, posted by U.S. teammate Samantha Dumala. “I was nervous, but I went out there and did what I could,” says Carter. […]
Watch Tobias Hvaara, Kamil Borveswicz, and Daniel Efverstrom put it all on the line in the final jump round of the U-21 World Water Ski Championships Presented by WATERSKI.
Want to see some jaw-dropping trick action? Check out the monster runs of the U-21 World Championship podium finalists’ Martin Kolman, Timmy Bradstreet, and Joshua Briant.
After only four years of tournament experience and just turning 20-years old, Calgary’s Stephen Neveu has sky rocketed his way near the top of the men’s slalom world standings list with scores into mid-41 off. Check out his winning run at the 2013 U-21 World Championships at the Isles of Lake Hancock.