The Ultimate Showdown of the World’s Best All-Around Water Ski Athletes:
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WWS Florida Cup Tour Final at Ski Fluid
The Ultimate Showdown of the World’s Best All-Around Water Ski Athletes:
Date: August 22, 2023
Ski Fluid, Florida: The excitement is building as water skiing enthusiasts from around the world gear up for the grand finale of the WWS Florida Cup Tour, set to take place at the iconic Ski Fluid from September 1st to 2nd. This thrilling event promises to be an electrifying spectacle of athleticism, skill, and camaraderie, as the best water skiers from across the globe converge to compete for glory and honor.
Owned by the legendary skier Kyle Eade, Ski Fluid provides the perfect backdrop for what’s expected to be a record-breaking event. The WWS Florida Cup Tour Final will be a Pro-Am-style competition, bringing rising stars together with elite Overall skiers, resulting in a breathtaking showcase of talent.
- General admission is FREE
- Preliminaries Friday – Sept 1st, 9 am-4:30 pm
- Finals Saturday -Sept 2nd, 1 pm-4 pm – Livestreamed
- VIP TENT ACCESS – FINALS Only on Sept 2nd, 12 pm-4 pm
- After Party Lake Side – for Athletes and VIP guests – All links and details at the bottom
Breaking Boundaries and Setting Records
The stakes are high as participants seek to etch their names into the annals of water skiing history. Previous tour stops have been dominated by exceptional athletes who have pushed the limits of the sport. Among them is Joel Poland from Great Britain and Giannina Bonnemann from Germany, who has been unstoppable this season, claiming victory at all three prior events. Their consistent performances make them formidable contenders.
Louis Dupont FRIBOURG from France has also been a force to reckon with, with a record-breaking jump at the Lacanau stop, plus a trick record at the Calgary stop. Edoardo MARENZI from Italy has consistently impressed with podium finishes, while Felipe Miranda and Martin Kolman, both world champions, join the field for this climactic event. Despite being siding this season with an ankle injury, Dorien Llewellyn is determined to make a comeback, adding another layer of anticipation to the mix.
The Women’s Challenge
On the women’s side, Giannina Bonnemann’s unwavering mastery of tricks has given her an edge at every stop. Hanna Straltsova’s record-setting jump in Calgary showcased her immense potential, and Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya’s consistent performance placed her in contention for the top spot. The field also includes Paige Rini, Regina Jaquess, and Anna Gay, each capable of dethroning Giannina’s reign.
A Weekend of Thrills and Entertainment
The WWS Florida Cup Tour Final kicks off on Friday, September 1st, with amateurs and emerging talents competing alongside elite skiers. The Pro skiers will follow, showcasing their skills based on the WWS Overall Tour Standing. The top contenders will advance to Saturday’s Overall Finals, a 3-hour adrenaline-packed showdown featuring slalom, trick, and jump disciplines.
As the dust settles, the WWS Florida Cup results will be integrated into the tour rankings, unveiling the 2023 Women’s and Men’s Tour Champions. The coveted titles will be awarded to the skiers who have proven their mettle in this fierce competition.
Join the Excitement in /VIP TENT
Spectators are invited to witness this thrilling event firsthand, with free access to the general public. However, for the ultimate experience will be hanging out with the Pro Athletes in the Red Bull Tent during the event – VIP tent offers the best seats in the house. With a minimum donation of $40 to WWS, attendees can enjoy appetizers, drinks, and the chance to make lasting memories with the world’s best athletes at the afterparty lakeside 5 pm -7 pm #PRICELESS
For those unable to attend in person, the Finals on Saturday, September 2nd will be webcast over a live stream from 1 pm – 4 pm, ensuring that fans around the world can be part of the excitement. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making and support these remarkable athletes as they vie for water skiing supremacy.
For more information and to stay updated on the WWS Florida Cup Tour Final, scan the QR codes, and Livestream click the Tournament Page below
VIP TENT ACCESS FOR THE FINALS
Only on Sept 2nd, 12 pm-4 pm
After Party 5 pm – 7 pm
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2023 Ski Fluid Classic Schedule and Running Order
The 2023 ski season is set to begin at Fluid with our first record competition of the year…the Ski Fluid Classic this coming weekend, April 28-30.
There are some big names on the starting list including:
- numerous time Jump World Champion and Record Holder, Freddy Krueger,
- current World Trick Record Holder, Pato Font,
- former World Trick Champion, Neilly Ross.
- current U17 World Overall and Jump Champion, Martin Labra.
Along with a ton of other top National competitors.
We are hoping to get the year off to a great start with some amazing performances. The action begins on Friday at 7:45am with Tricks and continues with all 3 events through Sunday afternoon.
The current schedule and running order has now been posted to the tournament page or can be found at this link:
See you at Fluid!
Records Fall & Champions Crowned
Records Fall & Champions Crowned At WWS Flordia Cup
Here it is; 4 countries, 4 stops, 7 winners, 16 records, 2 Tour Champions, and 1 unbelievable year. The Florida Cup was the perfect cap to an unreal year. After an action-packed tour season, the Overall skiers pulled up to the record-setting shores of Ski Fluid, where most recently Jacinta Carroll became the first woman to jump 200ft, and Joel Poland and Dorien Llewellyn traded World Overall Records in 2021. Needless to say, expectations were high and the event did not disappoint.
Boasting the largest and most competitive female field a WWS event has seen, the Florida Cup was a staple as to how amazing the women’s event can be with the likes of Regina Jaquess, Anna Gay, Hanna Stratslova, and Valentina Gonzalez making their debuts. After having three different event winners this year, namely Paige Rini, Brooke Baldwin, and Kennedy Hansen, the question was if one of these three girls could become the first to win 2 titles in the same year. Unfortunately, Brooke, the tour leader heading into the event, sustained a back injury at the 3rd stop in Austria and was unable to compete. Nevertheless, the women put on a fierce battle from the onset of the preliminary round, with Regina breaking the WWS slalom record, finishing with a score of email@example.com, and Hanna breaking the WWS jump record, with a distance of 55.1m. Their performances were so strong in fact, that Kennedy would be knocked out of the event in the first round, thus, securing the Tour points lead and the WWS Overall Tour Title for Brooke Baldwin.
Heading into the women’s final were, in descending order of placement, Hanna, Regina, Paige, and Anna. Beginning with trick, Paige and Anna were considered to be the strongest competitors, but due to a couple miscues, Paige fell early in her toe pass, leaving her in a sizable hole right out of the gate. Anna, on the other hand, showed her World Champion stature, setting a new WWS trick record with a score of 10350 points. Moving into slalom, with Hanna sitting on 8410 and Regina back a bit more at 7130 they both need to step up going into there strong events. Regina, largely considered one of, if not the best slalom skiers of all time, once again put on a clinic in the course, tying her record from the first round with firstname.lastname@example.org. Vaulting her into 1st place of the Overall race. Still, the fight raged on, as Hanna powered her way to a personal best in slalom of email@example.com, knowing her strongest event was yet to come.
Thus, moving into jump, Regina led, Hanna was close behind, and Anna rounded out the podium. All four women jumped exceptionally well, with Paige Rini putting on a spirited performance in an attempt to retake a podium place, and Regina’s grit was on display with her solid jumping having only recently begun to truly recover from her ACL tear last year. But, it was Hanna who would not be denied, setting yet another WWS jump record, soaring 56.5m through the air, and thereby breaking Giannina Bonneman’s 2 year withstanding Overall record. With all the action this year and the return of Giannina next year, the stage has been set for what could be the most exciting season of Overall skiing in history.
On the Men’s side of the action, Dorien Llewellyn and Joel Poland once again looked to square off in their seemingly never-ending, heavyweight slugfest. With each of the Men having been to three stops, all 5 were guaranteed to make the finals, allowing for Dorien and Joel to push for high scores in the first round, which they absolutely did. Dorien, being ranked an equal 2nd with Louie Duplan-Fribourg heading into the event, was the first of the two to complete a WWS Overall record-breaking round of firstname.lastname@example.org, 11060 points, and a 67.8m jump, which also happened to be a new WWS Jump record. Only 1 minute later, Joel would improve upon Dorien’s score by a mere 5 overall points, with email@example.com, 11200 points, and a 67.1m jump! Thus, Joel would be the top seed in the finals, followed by Dorien, Martin Kolman, Edoardo Marenzi, and Tanguy Dialland, in that order.
Also beginning with the trick event, Martin Kolman reminded everyone why he is the 2019 Overall World Champion with a blistering trick score of 11730. Still, Dorien kept himself well within striking distance with his own score of 11360 with Joel still to trick. After a slightly early fall in toes, the expectation was that Joel would fire back with his impressive flip sequence, but shockingly, Joel fell after his second flip, potentially eliminating him from the title race. Additionally, Edo proved himself to be a future title contender with a personal best of 10790. Then in the slalom event, Martin, who had been seemingly struggling to find his form all year, picked the perfect moment to regain his winning ways, swerving to a solid score of firstname.lastname@example.org. Knowing that he was now the favorite to win the event, Dorien showed some nerves on his early passes but pulled himself together at the right time to power through the 10.75m line length, only to frustratingly fall at the final buoy. Yet, his score of email@example.com put him just 6 Overall points behind Martin and with his strength in jump, was a clear advantage to the Canadian.
That being said, Martin would not go down without a fight. Despite only performing a 3/4 cut, Martin finished with the second-highest jump score of the round, an impressive 206ft jump, which Dorien would not beat after a 205ft first jump. Still, confident in his jumping, Dorien brought his cut later down the lake and boosted 219 and 220ft jumps to secure himself his first win of the 2022 season, finally able to stand atop the podium to spray the champagne. With these results, Dorien took sole ownership of the runner-up position in the tour standings and Martin found himself rounding out the podium in 3rd place, with Joel Poland’s year-long success leading to his first WWS Overall Tour Title and the golden champions bib for the 2023 season.
2022 Florida Cup Official Schedule and Running Order
The 2022 Florida Cup is only days away and we cannot wait to host the best Overall skiers in the world at Ski Fluid. They will be battling it out for event title, the tour title and some big paychecks!
The Men’s Overall World Record was broken 3 times at Ski Fluid in 2021 and a past Women’s World Overall Record was set at Ski Fluid several years ago. With the caliber of skiers we have on the entry list, there is a good chance more records will be set to finish the 2022 season in style.
The Overall Pros will be skiing their preliminary rounds alongside some top amateur competitors on Friday starting at 7:45am. The Overall finals (Top 4 Women and Top 5 Men) will be webcast live starting at 1pm on Saturday. If you live in the Central Florida area come out and watch…if not tune into the webcast (link on the tournament page).
A link to the full schedule and running order is below:
Looking forward to a great event and an awesome after party at Elixir downtown Orlando!
WWS Florida Cup @ Ski Fluid
WWS Florida Cup The Final Stop
The Florida Cup is the 4th Stop and final stop on the 2022 WWS Overall Tour. $25 thousand for each stop + year-end bonuses totaling $114 thousand is up for grabs this season. All 3 stops have come down to the wire and with the podiums changing hands all season long, it is anyone’s game. Ski Fluid will be no different – being a world-renowned ski club that can boost numerous world records these athletes will put down chilling scores in all 3 disciplines, (slalom, trick, jump) calculated together to determine who will be the named the best skier on the planet for 2022. WWS is super pumped to be partnering with Ski Fluid to give the athletes the best opportunity to shine at the final stop on the tour. The event is FREE and there will be food trucks lakeside to keep you happy.
- Friday, Oct 28th – Preliminary Rounds – Top 5 men and 4 women will advance to the Saturday finals
- Saturday, Oct 29th at 1 pm Finals – Will be 3 hrs of action-packed skiing in all 3 disciplines
WWS Florida Cup Champions will be taking home $25 thousand USD
but also the Year End Overall Tour Champions will take home another $14 thousand in bonuses, marking history as the 1st legitimate World Tour Bonus payout in 24 years. “World Water Skiers is super proud of putting together this 4-stop World Tour + year-end bonuses that give credence to the Tour Title.” “All incredible athletes deserve a stage to perform on.”
Please see the “Scheduling Tab” for a complete order of events. Finals will be Live Streamed, so please set a reminder on the WWS YouTube Page
Ski Fluid Ski Club is in Polk County Florida in-between Tampa and Orlando just off I4 (exit 44). Situated just behind the world-famous Action Water Sports dealership, MasterCraft’s largest dealership in the world. These incredible boats will be pulling these insane athletes to new heights and there is a big change we will see a world record go down at this event! History is being made at Ski Fluid and we hope to see you there.
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7 PM Meet Athletes on the Tour – Appetizers Served
8 PM Dinner – Fajita Bar Served
9 PM -2 AM After Party DJ Music – Headliner Martin Ikin
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2022 Polk City Open Running Order
The 2022 Polk City Open will kick off this Friday 15th July with 3 days of some of the world’s best waterski action. A tentative Schedule and Running Order has now been posted to the tournament page or the link can be found below:
Headlining the starting list will be multiple time World Champion and Record Holder, Freddy Krueger, and current Women’s World Trick Record Holder, Erika Lang. The field also includes numerous international skiers including a large contingent from Chile, Australia, and New Zealand along with a number of top US Junior skiers.
We are looking forward to a great event!!
Records at the Fluid Summer Showdown
The 2022 Fluid Summer Showdown was held last weekend (June 17-19) and featured some of the best skiers in the world competing for World Ranking List scores and attempts at National and World Records.
Erika Lang made history tricking 11420 in the second round of competition setting a new pending Women’s World Trick Record!
Other National Records included:
Tia Byrne 1@35 Pending G2 Slalom Record
Lexi Abeslon 2@35 Pending G2 Slalom Record
Aaliyah Yoong 4@35 Pending Malaysian and Asian Slalom Record
Aaliyah Yoong 8080 Pending Malaysian and Asian Trick Record
Aaliyah Yoong 41.9m Pending Malaysian Jump Record
Elliot Westlund 53.4m Pending Swedish U17 Jump Record
Jake Abelson 11490 Pending B4/B5 Trick Record
Lexi Abelson 5910 Pending G2 Trick Record
There were also a ton of personal best and notable performances:
Neilly Ross 10760
Pato Font 11800 plus all 3 rounds
Jamie Calhoun 2@41
Jessie Dobbertin 4.5@38
Graham Fizer 3@39
Reagan Baxter 2.5@39
Quinn Haines 203ft
Thanks to Lynn Novakofski photos from Friday and Saturday have been posted to this WWS tournament page.
A big thank you to all of our officials who volunteered their time to help run this event and a special thanks to Becky Bartlett (Chief Scorer) who flew in to score the tournament along with Layne Moroney for stepping in as Chief Judge.
We are looking forward to our next event in July which is already completely full for 3 days. We still have room for the September and October tournaments but please sign up soon here on WWS if you wish to reserve a spot.
All the best for the rest of the season!
2022 Ski Fluid Classic Running Order (Tentative)
The 2022 Ski Fluid Classic is only a few days away and we are excited to host our first record tournament for this year!
Below is a tentative schedule and running order for the event.
Included this year is 10-time Masters Champion Freddy Krueger, World Trick Record Holder Erika Lang, the No 1 ranked trick skier in the World Patricio Font and U21 World Champion Neilly Ross, along with a host of other National Champions and Record Holders.
The tournament will start at 7:30 each day with Tricks, followed by Slalom, then Jump with non-stop action all day.
All competitors must ensure their USAWS membership and EMS license is current, registration, waivers and payment has been made through the WWS system and their SafeSport certification is completed.
The USAWS Waiver can be completed online at:
Spectators are welcome with ample free parking.
Drop by Action Water Sports in between watching or competing to check the 2022 MasterCraft line-up and their fully-stocked Pro-Shop.
See you at Fluid!
Records Fall at the Holy Cow Cup!
Fifteen National Records were broken this past weekend at Ski Fluid’s Holy Cow Cup along with a new pending U17 World Slalom Record.
The event was held over 3 days, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of September and the weather gods smiled nicely upon the competition with brilliant weather every day.
Records fell in all events and in numerous divisions but the highlight was Charlie Ross breaking the U17 Boys World Slalom Record in the first round with 1.25@41off. He followed this up in the 3rd round with 1.5@41off and looked like he was on his way to number 3! At only 15 Charlie is the youngest to ever run 39 and has stormed onto the world slalom stage in the past year or so. He will definitely be one to watch at the upcoming World Championships and MasterCraft Pro in October.
Fluid currently claims the host site to the Men’s World Overall Record with a new pending record in the approval process, as well as the site of the Women’s World Jump Record and the U21 Men’s Trick Record. In the past, Fluid has also seen the Women’s World Overall and Trick Record as well as the Men’s World Jump Record broken on it’s waters. However, Charlie’s achievement is the first World Slalom Record set on the site behind the 2021 MasterCraft Pro Star proving Fluid is the place for it all!
The other National Records included Neilly Ross breaking the Canadian Open Women’s record twice with 10660 and 10790, Vale Gonzalez tying the Chilean Jump Record of 49.9m, Frankie Dees coming out of retirement for the M8 Jump Record of 123, 14 year old Jake Abelson laying down 11450 for a B4 Record, while his sister upped the G2 Slalom record to 1@35off. Bruce Kistler broke his existing trick record 3 times in M8, while Leza Harrison broke the W9 record in multiple rounds.
Other notable performances were from Team Fluid skiers, Jacinta Carroll flying 194ft in her first competition in almost 2 years and Jack Critchley launching 224ft setting themselves up nicely for the World’s next month and the professional events that will complete the 2021 season.
There were so many other personal bests notched up during the event that it was impossible to keep count. Big thanks to all of the drivers, judges and volunteers that helped out over the 3 days. And a special mention to Action Water Sports for providing the 2021 MasterCraft Pro Stars for all of the competitors to perform behind.
The Holy Cow Cup is Fluid’s longest running event and has been held annually since Fluid opened in 2009. This tournament wrapped up our amateur schedule for 2021, but we are looking forward to hosting the MasterCraft Pro presented by Action Water Sports on October 29/30 and will be back in 2022 with at least another 5 record events and we are sure even more amazing performances.
2021 Holy Cow Cup Running Order
Skiers and Officials,
Thank you all for registering to participate in the 2021 Holy Cow Cup…one of Ski Fluid’s longest running events with an 11 year history!
This tournament will begin on Friday 24th September at 8:30am, with Saturday and Sunday starting at 8am. Please arrive early to complete your registration if it hasn’t been done so already.
The Schedule and Official Running Order has been posted below:
If there are any errors in your division, events or rounds please notify us asap.
All skiers must be current members of USAWS and have rejoined the Florida Water Ski Federation since the Nationals in August. If not please complete before skiing at:
The weather looks great for the 3 days and we are excited for a great competition!
See you all this weekend.
Llewellyn breaks World Overall Record Twice!!
This past weekend Dorien Llewellyn rewrote the record books setting 2 pending World Overall records in consecutive rounds at the Fluid Fall Record event.
Dorien has come close to this record a number of times but to perform all 3 events at this level in the same round of the same competition is intense and there is little room for error. On Saturday the 4th September, Dorien began his quest by tricking 11610, followed by slaloming 2.5@39. In Jump, he needed 225ft and on his second jump launched a massive 230ft leap for pending record number one!
In the second round his jump and trick score was down a little with 224 and 11010 so he needed a big slalom score. In champion fashion he ran a clean 39off pass and got 1@41 for pending record number two!
Congratulations to Dorien and all the best for a successful World Championships next month.
2021 Fluid Fall Record Running Order
Skiers & Officials,
The Fluid Fall Record will be held this coming weekend (September 4th and 5th) at Ski Fluid starting at 7:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Schedule and Running Order have been posted below but are subject to change depending on the weather. Tricks will be first both days, followed by Slalom around 10 am, then Jump.
All skiers must complete their registration prior to competing. We have 2 busy days of skiing with 90 rides planned each day so please arrive early to ensure you do not miss your turn. Due to the increase in Covid cases, there will be no check-in at Action Water Sports.
Everyone must renew their Florida Water Ski Federation at the beginning of the new ski year which began after Nationals. Please complete this prior to this weekend:
We are looking forward to a great event with a number of skiers moving into new divisions after the Nationals and taking their first shots at new National Records.
See you all this weekend!
2021 Polk City Open Schedule and Running Order
We are all set for the 2021 Polk City Open to begin tomorrow Friday 16th at Ski Fluid!
The competition is a 3 day, 3 round, 3 event record event featuring some of the best skiers in the world including: Anna Gay, Freddy Krueger, Dorien Llewellyn, Jack Critchley and Rodrigo Miranda.
The official schedule and running order has been posted below:
We will be starting with Tricks at 7:30am on Friday and are looking forward to a great competition.
All competitors must register at Action Water Sports prior to competing.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Recap!
Thank you to everyone who came out this past weekend to participate in the 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships!
We were extremely lucky with the weather and enjoyed two full days of great competition in nice conditions. There were some amazing performances and countless personal bests in all of the divisions along with one B4 National Trick Record set by Erick Macias.
Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday night for the Junior Awards Banquet at Action Water Sports. Seeing the kids receive their medals and stand on the podium to be recognized is the highlight of the event for us!
A big congratulations to Brenda Nichols and Tim Huston for their induction into the FWSF Hall of Fame and a special mention of the new college scholarship winners:
Cleia Stern – Donna & Stan Switzer Award
Jaeden Eade – Jeff Clark Award
Kaitlyn Kovacs – Bill Wenner Award
Thanks to Lynn Novakofski, photos from the event are now posted on the WorldWaterSkiers.com site. Please feel free to download them or contact us if you would like the higher resolution version. If you took any photos over the weekend you would like to share please reply to this address and we will add them.
Our sponsors were mentioned and thanked numerous times over the weekend and we could not run the event without them. They are listed below and we hope you support them in return. We would also like to thank George Levien and Dennis Longo who personally continue to donate to this event and we truly appreciate their support over the past 3 years!
Florida State Sponsors:
HO Syndicate, Action Water Sports, MasterCraft, WA Griffin Financial Services, VisitCentralFlorida.org, SkiFluid.
There were several skiers who registered for an additional round of competition if time permitted. We will refund the additional entry fee or please consider donating this to FWSF Junior Development. Almost $300 was raised for Junior Development at the bar during the banquet and we appreciate the generosity.
Lastly, the team of officials who work the event are amazing…thank you, thank you, thank you.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Running Order
The 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships is all set for this coming Saturday and Sunday (July 10/11)!!
Competition will begin at 7:45am both days and will feature the State’s best competing for their age division and open titles.
The official schedule and running order has been posted below:
All competitors need to register at Action Water Sports before skiing.
Competitors can pick up special offers on HO/Syndicate equipment and all Juniors receive a free T-Shirt!
Awards for the Juniors will be presented on Saturday evening at the Junior Banquet…tickets are still available for $15 by contacting Kyle@SkiFluid.com
We hope to see you there.
2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships Schedule
A tentative schedule for the 2021 Syndicate Florida State Championships has been posted below.
Competition will begin at 8am both days. All divisions will compete behind the same boat drawn for the Nationals.
The Junior Banquet will begin at 6:30pm at Action Water Sports. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Kyle@Skifluid.com.
Practice is available for $30 per set on Friday 9th July or contact Kyle@SkiFluid.com for ski school bookings earlier in the week.
2021 FWSF Junior Development Clinic
The 2021 Florida Water Ski Federation Junior Development Clinic held this past weekend at Ski Fluid was a great success!!
Almost 20 young talented kids joined us for a fun day on the water. Ages ranged from 4 to 15 years old and abilities ranged from first timers to national record holders! It was great to see everyone supporting each other, cheering each moment of progress and so many new friendships made.
We were extremely lucky to have the expertise of a number of top coaches including Kyle Eade, Taylor Garcia, Kevin Jack, Freddy Krueger, Aaron Larkin and Russell Gay…big thanks to all for helping out!
Also thanks to the event sponsors – Huston Motors, Action Water Sports, MasterCraft and Ski Fluid as well as a special mention and much appreciation to Nicole Pauley for the organization.
We hope to see all these young Florida skiers continue their progress this season and hit some local tournaments in the near future.
2020 MasterCraft Pro Recap
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!!