The 2012 Malibu Open hosted more than just record-breaking runs. This year saw the first annual WATERSKI Awards ceremony, where editor Todd Ristorcelli honored ten of the world’s best water skiers.
See the second installment of WATERSKI contributor Thomas Gustafson’s best water ski photos of 2011, including Aaron Larkin, Carlo Allais, Natalia Berdnikova and Thomas Degasperi.
Orlando, FL – Natallia Berdnikava recently set a World Record in Jump (pending IWWF approval) with a huge leap of 188′ (57.4m) behind the revolutionary Ski Nautique 200 at Fluid Ski & Sports in Polk City, FL. “I am incredibly happy with this achievement and still cannot believe it is real,” said Natallia Berdnikava. “I […]
Go behind the scenes of the first annual calendar shoot for Girls That Fly, a professional organization of women water ski jumpers that showcases the talent and bravery of these athletes. One of the driving forces behind Girls That Fly, jump legend June Fladborg stars as the cover girl of their 2012 calendar. Girls That […]
With so many incredible water skiers and performances over the last 12 months, we knew it would be a challenge to award the best of the best. We started by methodically listing the accomplishments and scores of the most elite water skiers in the world. We analyzed tournament data, rated skiers’ consistency, critiqued their technical […]
Check out more than two dozen pictures from the Malibu Open, where Whitney McClintock, Will Asher, Natallia Berdnikava and Zack Worden took home their respective slalom and jump titles. WOMENS SLALOM MENS SLALOM WOMENS JUMP MENS JUMP 1. Whitney McClintock 1. William Asher 1. Natallia Berdnikava 1. Zack Worden 2. Regina Jaquess 2. Jamie Beauchesne […]
D3 boasts a host of record-breaking athletes who dominate the world of three-event competition year after year. Scroll through more than a dozen images of 2011 record-holders Freddy Krueger and Natallia Berdnikava, 2011 Gold Rush champ Nate Smith, Girls champ Maykayla Haw, and powerhouses Billy Susi and Tom Brantley. From August 6-14, 2011, take 20% […]
Watch your favorite pros in action during Militia’s Sac-Town Gold Rush event, where the top skiers from around the globe battled for a shot at $55,000 in cash at Shortline Lake in Sacramento, CA, June 21-22. The invitation-only event focused on promoting and renewing the spirit of water skiing through athlete commitment and pride. Exact […]
Check out the results from the 52nd Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament, which put Jon Travers, Karina Nowlan, Jimmy Siemers, Whitney McClintock, Freddy Krueger and Natallia Berdnikava at the top of the podium for slalom, trick and jump. MEN WOMEN TRICKS Siemers, Jimmy – 11730 pts McClintock, Whitney – 7750 pts Poteau, Alexandre – […]
After setting the new world trick record with 9,690 points, we asked Natallia Berdnikava how she managed to pull off such an incredible feat.