Last Friday and Saturday, some of the best skiing ever at a professional event was witnessed at Ski Fluid! On October 23rd and 24th the 2020 MasterCraft Pro presented by Action Water Sports took place behind the brand new 2021 Pro-Star…records were set, spectators were amazed and the event was a huge success.
Fifty of the world’s elite skiers competed over two days in Men’s Slalom, Women’s Slalom and Men’s Jump. The qualification rounds were hotly contested with a ton of personal best performances and 2 records…Manon Costard running 1.5@41 for a new European record and Felipe Miranda flying 233ft for his Chilean record.
After these 2 preliminary rounds the field was cut to the top 6 in each event to battle it out for the title on Saturday afternoon.
Men’s Slalom came down to a 3 way run-off for first, with Freddie Winter, Nate Smith and Thomas Degasperi all running 5@41! Nate Smith prevailed in the run-off completing 41off for the 3rd time over the competition and scoring 1@43. Freddie Winter was a close second, only just pulling up short of 6 ball at 41.
Regina Jaquess once again proved her dominance in Women’s Slalom taking the win ahead of relative new-comer Elizabeth Montavon in second and Manon Costard in 3rd.
The event culminated in the Men’s Jump final which saw some amazing distances. First off the dock, team Fluid skier Jack Crictchley, launched his best jump ever and joined the 230ft club with 231ft or 70.4m. The rest of the field pushed hard all flying between 224ft and 229ft but no one could surpass his mark until the final skier off the dock. Freddy Krueger added the 2020 MasterCraft Pro Jump title to his resume on his second jump with 232ft eclipsing Critchley by only 0.2m! MasterCraft team skier, Taylor Garcia, rounded out the podium with 229ft for 3rd.
This event was sent live all over the world thanks to the WaterSki Broadcasting Company. With innovative camera angles, slow motion replays, dockside interviews, a panel of guest expert commentators and real-time audience competitions…the production rivaled shows by major sports networks and really brought the event to life for those at home.
If you missed it, head to our Fluid Events page or our WorldWaterSkiers club page for links to the full results and archived webcast.
A big thanks to the title sponsors of MasterCraft Boat Company and Action Water Sports along with all of the officials, volunteers and supporting sponsors:
Zero Off, Ski Fluid, WakeHouse.com, Connelly Skis, D3 Skis, HO, Goode, The Boarding School, Denali Skis, Ilmor, Johnson Propeller, GiveGo, Follow Ski Vests/Ropes, Stokes Skis, Edge Bindings, Radar Skis, Coble’s Ski School, McClintock’s Ski School, WhisperFin, Lead Wake, FlowPoint Method, Babes Boat Care.
Looking forward to the 2021 MasterCraft Pro!!
Dear Skiers and Officials,
We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for coming and participating in the Holy Cow Cup this past weekend.
We had 3 full days of competition with some amazing results and National records:
Karen Truelove W4 US National Record – 1.5@39
Diego Font U21M Mexican National Record – 3.25@39
Bruce Dodd M6 Canadian National Record – 3930
Dorien Llewellyn OM Canadian National Record – 11460
We also had a pending World U21 Trick Record by Pato Font with 12220!
And Dorien Llewellyn was only 2 overall points of setting another World Overall Record with incredible scores of 5@39, 222ft, and 11090.
The official results have been uploaded and a link can be found at:
While you are there, please check out all the information for the MasterCraft Pro presented by Action Water Sports that will be hosted at Ski Fluid this coming Friday and Saturday.
We hope you can make it back out to watch the best skiers in the world compete or tune in to the live webcast by TWBC.
Thanks again and a special note of appreciation to all of the officials who worked some long days to ensure the event was a success…we couldn’t do it without you.
Ski Fluid, LLC.
World’s Most Elite Waterskiers Set to Compete in Central Florida
The MasterCraft Pro event will take place Oct 23-24 and is free and open to the public.
POLK CITY, Fla., September 28, 2020 – Action Water Sports and MasterCraft Boat Company are excited to announce the 2020 MasterCraft Pro professional waterski event, which will be held at Ski Fluid, situated beside the Action Water Sports shop West of Orlando, FL. The event will feature the world’s elite men’s and women’s slalom and men’s professional water skiers jumpers.
The event will begin on Friday, October, 23rd at 9 AM EDT with the best slalom water skiers in the world facing off. The event will conclude Saturday, October 24th with an exciting men’s jump finals. It will be held at Action Water Sports home of Ski Fluid training center, 1251 Holy Cow Rd located off I-4 in Polk City, FL.
For the full list of events visit actionwater.com/mastercraft-pro/
. The event is open to the public with no cost of entry and free parking. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, courtesy of Fillin’Good food truck. All local, state, and CDC Covid-19 guidelines will be encouraged and adhered to.
“The water ski history and culture runs deep in Central Florida and we are excited to partner with MasterCraft to bring a world class professional event to this community,” said Action Water Sports General Manager Phil Miklo. “We believe this event will not only be exciting to watch, it will also provide a great opportunity to get your family together to experience water sports competition at the highest level.”
Featured water skiers competing will be Freddy Krueger, currently ranked number one in the world for jump, Karen Truelove, Taylor Garcia, Stephen Neveu, world-champion water skier Freddie Winter and many more. Exclusive for event attendees, spectators can sign up to experience the new MasterCraft ProStar on Sunday, October 25th. Additionally, Action Water Sports will be offering store-wide savings inside its state-of-the-art proshop all weekend long.
The event will be powered by the record-setting MasterCraft ProStar, which was recently completely redesigned for the 2021 model year. The latest iteration includes advanced technology which allows for thoughtfully integrated features that cater not just to the skier behind the boat, but to the driver and crew as well.
“Since our founding in 1968, one of our goals has been to cultivate and support water skiing globally,” said Vice President of Global Sales for MasterCraft, Matt McDevitt. “With the best athletes coming from around the world to compete, spectators can watch top-tier competition and experience first-hand the all new MasterCraft ProStar, the world’s best selling ski boat.”
For more information on the event, schedule and location, or to tune into the world-wide broadcast,
About Action Water Sports
Action Water Sports is a premier MasterCraft Boat Company, Barletta Pontoons, and NauticStar dealer who has been bringing families together on the water for over 30 years. With four locations in Florida and Michigan, Action Water Sports strives to set the bar for excellence for service within the Central Florida boating community. They are a major contributor to the watersports community hosting many grassroots events as well as pro waterski and wakeboard events over the last few years. For more information, visit www.actionwater.com
MasterCraft is a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium performance sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand image through a rich history of industry-leading innovation, and more than four decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut, the company’s goal remains the same – to continue building the world’s best ski, wakeboard, wake surf and luxury performance powerboats.