- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:56
King Township, ON - August 17, 2014 – Canada's top Water Skiers were at Spray Lake just outside of Newmarket, ON for the Canadian Waterski Championships presented by Nautique Boats. The championship was also a 2015 Pan American Games test event.
Cambridge Ontario's Whitney McClintock defended her slalom title with a score of as 2 @ 55, 10.75 (two buoys at 55 km/h boat speed at a rope length of 10.75 metres) while coming second to 13-year-old Neilly Ross of Belleville, ON/Orlando Florida. Ross, who celebrated her birthday earlier in the month, defended her open trick crown with a score of 7,810.
"It always good to come back to Canada to ski and win some gold medals", commented McClintock.
"It was great to comeback and defend my trick championship and compete against the best skiers in Canada", added Ross. "This gives me a lot of confidence as I head to the U-17 World Championships in Peru in January."
Winnipeg's Taryn Grant won the jump event with a 42.5 metre leap.
"It was a great overall event and I am really excited to continue to get better and try and make the Pan Am team next year," added Grant.
On the men's side Jason McClintock also of Cambridge and Whitney's older brother, won the men's trick competition with a score of 10, 210.
"It felt good, I lost my last trick, which would have made it a personal best, but I am really happy with my score and walk away with a gold medal," he commented after his run.
Stephen Neveau of Calgary, AB, captured the slalom crown with a 5@ 58, 10.75 score, narrowly edging McClintock's 2.5 @58, 10.75. Alex Paradis of Quebec City won the men's open jump with a leap of 42.5 metres.
"Great to compete here at Spray Lake and against the best skiers in Canada, said Neveau. I was really excited to win the men's open slalom and hope to build on this success for next year in the 2015 Pan Am Games and the 2015 Championships in Sherbrook, PQ.
The Canadian Championships are a classic three-event tournament composing of slalom, trick and jump.