U.S. athletes Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Raimi Merritt (Orlando, Fla.) won titles in respective events Sunday at the opening event of the 2014 IWWF Water Ski & Wakeboard World Cup in Mandurah, Australia.
Krueger won the men's jumping title for the third consecutive year, soaring 216 feet/65.9 meters on his third and final attempt in the finals. Germany's Bojan Schipner placed second with a distance of 214 feet/65.3 meters, and Russia's Igor Morozov was third with a distance of 213 feet/65.0 meters. U.S. athletes Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.) and Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, with distances of 201 feet/61.3 meters and 191 feet/58.2 meters.
Merritt won the women's wakeboarding title with a score of 62.33 points. U.S. athlete Nicola Butler (Maitland, Fla.) placed second with a score of 60.11 points and Sweden's Caroline Djupsjo was third with a score of 55.33 points. In men's wakeboarding, Australia's Harley Clifford won the title, scoring 90.00 points. Australia's Cory Teunissen placed second with a score of 86.33 points and Australia's Tony Iacconi was third with a score of 81.00 points. Wakeboarding scoring is based on combined points earned for Composition, Intensity and Execution.
Australia's Jacinta Carroll won the women's jumping title with a distance of 168 feet/51.1 meters. Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava placed second with a distance of 165 feet/50.2 meters, and Finland's Jutta Lammi was third with a distance of 156 feet/47.5 meters. U.S. athlete Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) placed fourth with a distance of 153 feet/46.5 meters.
ORLANDO, FLA (March 17, 2014) — Nautique mourns the loss of a dear friend and strategic partner, Howard Hollis “Bo” Callaway who passed away this weekend. In his honor Nautique will dedicate the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament™ to his memory. The tournament will be held on May 23-25, 2014, on the waters of Robin Lake, Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Bo, a second generation Georgian led a very successful life and was accomplished in his military, political and professional career including serving as Secretary of the Army and many other positions he held in various industries. He assisted his parents in the creation of Callaway Gardens in 1953 and held several positions there eventually becoming Chairman Emeritus of the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™ (ICCF).
During his years in Pine Mountain, he oversaw the completion of Robin Lake Beach, which was developed for the Summer Recreation Program (now known as Summer Family Adventure) and the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. Today, the Masters is the world’s most prestigious and longest running invitational watersports tournament now in its 55th year.
“It was always such a pleasure to visit with Bo Callaway on my annual trip to Callaway Gardens for the Masters; I am truly saddened by this news,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Bo was not only an important strategic partner but a dear friend to all of us at Nautique, we look forward to celebrating his life at the upcoming 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament” Yeargin added.
Skiers: Adam Sedlmajer, Thomas DeGasperi, Geena Krueger, Brooks Wilson, Carlo Allais, Zack Worden, Freddy Krueger, Chris Parrish, Joel Wing, Jon Travers, and others.
The 2014 Moomba Masters is in the books! A few words that come to mind when I look back on the event are: spectacular, one of a kind, memorable and another milestone reached.
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U.S. water ski athletes Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won titles in respective events at the 54th Moomba Masters, March 7-10, in Melbourne, Australia.
Krueger won the men's jumping title for the second consecutive year, soaring 215 feet (65.5 meters) in the finals. Germany's Bojan Schipner (214 feet/65.2 meters) finished second and U.S. athlete Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.) placed third (209 feet/63.6 meters). Krueger also won the Moomba Masters' men's night jumping competition for the second consecutive year with a distance of 205 feet.
Erika Lang won the women's tricks title for the second consecutive year, scoring 8,670 points in the finals. Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava finished second with 8,520 points and Canada's Whitney McClintock was third with 8,350 points.
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