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My Story

My name is Valentina Gonzalez, I am 20 years old. I am a professional waterskier from Santiago, Chile. I am currently living in the United States studying Business Administration at Florida Southern College.
I am the current U21 World Jump Champion.
I am the U-17, U-21 and Open national Record holder in Slalom, tricks, jump and overall.
I have competed in 4 Junior Masters, 3 Moomba masters, 9 world championships, US Open, panamerican championships, LatinAmerican championship and chilean tournaments. In 2014 and 2015 I was ranked #1 in the Junior world ranking list in Jump.

I have two sisters and one little brother that are also competitive waterskiers.
When I am not skiing I like to hang out with friends, wake surf, and coach some skiing!

Profile

Current Age:
21yrs
Place of Birth:
Santiago, , CHL
Hometown:
Santiago, , CHL
Currently Reside:
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL, USA
Height:
1.57 m / 5'2" ft
Weight:
0 kg / lbs
Stance:
Right
Spouse:
-
Siblings:
Josefa 18, Dominga 15, Matias 11
Children:
-

Skiing Background

Started Skiing:
4 yrs
Who Got Me into Skiing:
My grandpa and dad
My Ski Site(s):
Lago Valle Maipo, Chile
My Coaches:
Scot Ellis and Marion Mathieu
Started Competing:
7 yrs
Strongest Discipline:
Overall
My Waterski Idol:
Andy Mapple and Jaret Llewellyn
My Waterski Goal:
To be a World Champion

Accomplishments

SL Practice P.B:
4.5@11.25m - 55kph
TR Practice P.B:
8k points
JP Practice P.B:
-
SL Tournament P.B:
2@11.25m - 55kph
TR Tournament P.B:
7420 points
JP Tournament P.B:
48.6 meters / 159ft meters
1st Tournament:
Don`t remember the name but it was at home when I was 7 years old.
1st Tourny I Won:
Tournament back home in Chile

Ski Equipment

Slalom Ski & Bindings:
Connelly GTR and Edge binding
Trick Ski & Bindings:
Reflex ski , Masterline rope
Jump Skis & Bindings:
Goodman skis
Favorite Boat:
Nautique

Fun Facts

Hobbies:
-
Favorite Ski Song:
Viva la vida (Coldplay)
Worst Ski Injury:
Stress fracture on the L4 and L5 vertebra. MCL sprain.
Favorite Food:
Sushi
Cross Training Activity:
I love to workout

Tournament Scores


2020

Career Highlights

World Titles:

1 x
    U21 World Championship  -  Jump Champion

Other Highlights:

-U21 WORLD CHAMPION
-First women skier from Chile to place at the Junior World Championship and U21 World championship.

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