Siemers Wins Tricks At Australian Open
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 02/26/2012 22:01:37
- In: Water Skiing
U.S. water ski athlete Jimmy Siemers won the men's tricks title Sunday at the 2012 MasterCraft-Headzone Australian Open in Telegraph Point, Australia. Siemers, who also finished runner-up in men's jumping, tallied 11,490 points in winning the men's tricks title over Australia’s Josh Briant (10,120 points).
In men's jumping, Australia's Tim Bradstreet won the title, soaring 221 feet. Siemers, a former men's world jumping record holder making a comeback in the event this year, landed a 207-footer to finish second, followed by Australia's Joel Wing (183 feet).
Australia's Karina Nowlan won the slalom event, which used a handicapped-scoring system. She scored 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, and was given an extra buoy based on handicap to finish with 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Australia's Nick Adams finished second with 1-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, followed by U.S. athlete Brian Detrick, who scored 5-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off. U.S. athlete Brooks Wilson finished fourth with 5-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off, followed by U.S. athlete Austin Abel (5 buoys at 38 feet off).
For complete results, click here (PDF).