Rossi Qualifies For 53rd Masters
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 05/18/2012 17:55:07
- In: Water Skiing
U.S. water ski athlete Chris Rossi qualified for the men's slalom event for the 53rd Masters Water Ski Tournament on Friday by scoring 3 buoys at 41 feet off at the Masters Last Chance Qualifier at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. Rossi had to score 2 buoys at 41 feet off and win the event to qualify for the Masters, which will be held May 26-27, in Pine Mountain, Ga.
France's Clementine Lucine qualified in women's slalom, scoring 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off; France's Marion Mathieu qualified in women's tricks, scroing 8,440 points; France's Franck Desboyaux qualified in men's tricks, scoring 11,130 points; Belarus' Iryna Turets qualified in women's jumping, leaping 171 feet; and Great Britain's Stephen Critchley qualified in men's jumping, soaring 218 feet.
U.S. athlete Brooke Baldwin qualified for the Junior Masters in junior women's tricks, scoring 6,330 points. New Zealand's Alex King qualified for junior men's jumping with a distance of 175 feet and Austria's Dorien Llewellyn qualified for junior men's tricks, scoring 8,380 points.
In other news, Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava scored 3 buoys at 38 feet off, 9,740 points and 190 feet (57.9 meters) in round one for a pending world overall record of 3,123.54, which exceeds her current pending record of 3,057.64 points set the previous week. Canada's Whitney McClintock scored 1/2-buoy at 41 feet off, 9,180 points and 163 feet (49.7 meters) in round 2 for a pending world overall record of 3,034.42 which exceeds the current official record held by U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess. If either of Berdnikava's pending records is approved, then McClintock's cannot be considered.
To view the scorebook, click here. For more information in the Masters, visit www.masterswaterski.com.