The 59th Nautique Masters Tournament brought out the world’s best in waterskiing today all battling for spots in the Finals tomorrow.
There were six women vying for four spots in the Final round taking place tomorrow during the Pro Women’s Tricks semi-final there. The 3 top spots that earned their place in the final tomorrow were current IWWF World Women’s Trick Record Holder Anna Gay (USA) placing first with 10,100 points, 2017 World Games Women’s Trick Champion Natallia Berdnikava (BLR) placing second with 9,700 points and Erika Lang (USA) in third with 8,950 points.
In Pro Men’s Tricks current IWWF World Men’s Trick Record holder Aliaksei Zharnasek (BLR) scored 11,360 to take the top seed spot, followed by current IWWF World Men’s Trick Champion Adam Pickos (USA) with a score of 11,320, Franck Desboyaux (USA) with a score of 10,960 points and 2017 IWWF World Junior Men’s Overall Champion Danylo Filchenko (UKR) taking the last remaining spot in the final with 10,900 points
The Pro Women’s Slalom event saw current IWWF World Women’s Slalom Champion & Record Holder Regina Jaquess (USA) break the course record with 1@ 10.25 metres. She’ll be joined by Whitney McClintock (CAN), Manon Costard (FRA) and Brooke Baldwin (USA) in the Finals tomorrow.
In the Pro Men’s Slalom semi-final, the crowd witnessed former IWWF World Junior Slalom Champion Robert Pigozzi (DOM) take first place after running 2 @ 10.25 m followed by current IWWF World Men’s Slalom Record Holder Nate Smith with 5 @ 10.75 m, current IWWF World Men’s Slalom Champion Freddie Winter (GBR) came in third with 4.5 @ 10.75 m followed by Will Asher with 4 @ 10.75 m. We will see all four of them in tomorrow’s Final round.
Current IWWF World Women’s Jump Champion & Record Holder Jacinta Carroll continued her dominance winning the Pro Women’s Jump semi-final heat with a 55.9m jump and earning her spot into the finals tomorrow. She was followed by Hanna Straltsova (BLR) with a 52.3 jump along with athlete Natallia Berdnikava (BLR) who jumped 51.1m.
A huge 70.6m jump during the Men’s Jump semi-finals rounded out the day with current IWWF World Men’s Jump Champion & Record Holder Ryan Dodd (CAN) winning his heat. Freddy Krueger (USA) also advanced with a 67.6m jump and a second place finish on his last attempt. Also advancing into the Final round was 2017 IWWF World Under 21 Men’s Jump Champion Jack Critchley (GBR) with a 66m jump, and 2017 IWWF World Under-21 Men’s Slalom Champion Taylor Garcia (USA) with a 65.7m jump.