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U.S. Teams Sweep Pan Am Golds

All six U.S water ski teams – Elite, Under 21, Under 17, Under 13, Veteran 1 and Veteran 2 – competing in the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships earned overall team gold medals at the biennial event, Sept. 12-15, at the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Athletes on the six U.S. teams combined to win 72 individual medals, including 29 of a possible 48 gold medals.

The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,457.8 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,291.3 points and Colombia earned the bronze medal with 6,510.8 points. Members of the U.S. Elite Team were: Caroline Hensley (Hixson, Tenn.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.).

Jaquess won gold medals in Elite women’s slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks; Lang won the gold medal in Elite women’s tricks and the silver medal in overall; Krueger won the gold medal in Elite men’s jumping; Pickos won the gold medal in Elite men’s tricks; Hensley earned the silver medal in Elite women’s jumping, and bronze medals in slalom and overall; and Travers earned the silver medal in Elite men’s slalom.

The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,219.2 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 6,517.1 points and Mexico earned the bronze medal with 5,034.1 points. Members of the U.S. Under 21 Team were: Kevin Malak (Justin, Texas), Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.), Elizabeth Montavon (Dixon, Ill.) and Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.).

Morgan won gold medals in Under 21 women’s slalom, jumping and overall; Malak won the gold medal in Under 21 men’s jumping and earned the silver medal in overall; Montavon earned the silver medal in Under 21 women’s tricks and the bronze medal in slalom; and Schaffer won the gold medal in Under 21 men’s overall and earned the silver medal in tricks and the bronze medal in slalom.

The U.S. Under 17 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 7,921.1 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,521.5 points and Colombia earned the bronze medal with 6,784.6 points. Members of the U.S. Under 17 Team were: Kara MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Nicholas Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Sam Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.).

MacIntyre won gold medals in Under 17 girls’ slalom, jumping and overall, and earned the silver medal in tricks; Lang won the gold medal in Under 17 boys’ jumping; Garcia earned the silver medal in Under 17 boys’ jumping and bronze medals in slalom and overall; and Greenwood earned the bronze medal in Under 17 boys’ jumping.

The U.S. Under 13 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,020.6 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,304.8 points and Mexico earned the bronze medal with 4,584.4 points.

Members of the U.S. Under 13 Team were: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Ryan Canepa (Mill Valley, Calif.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Quinn Haines (Avon, Conn.).

Baldwin won gold medals in Under 13 girls’ jumping and overall, and silver medals in slalom and tricks; Gay won the gold medal in Under 13 girls’ tricks; Canepa won the gold medal in Under 13 boys’ slalom, the silver medal in jumping and the bronze medal in overall; and Haines won the gold medal in Under 13 boys’ jumping, the silver medal in overall and the bronze medal in slalom.

The U.S. Veteran 1 Water Ski Team (ages 35-44) won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,176.1 points. Argentina earned the silver medal with 4,615.7 points and Canada earned the bronze medal with 3,908.9 points.

Members of the U.S. Veteran 1 Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Lori Krueger (Gonzales, La.), Brandy Nagle (Sacramento, Calif.) and Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.).

Baldwin won gold medals in Veteran 1 women’s slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks; Krueger earned silver medals in Veteran 1 women’s slalom, tricks and jumping, and the bronze medal in overall; Nagle won the gold medal in Veteran 1 women’s tricks, the silver medal in overall and the bronze medal in jumping; and Shaw won the gold medal in Veteran 1 men’s overall, the silver medal in jumping and bronze medals in slalom and tricks.

The U.S. Veteran 2 Water Ski Team (ages 45 and over) won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,163.4 points. Mexico earned the silver medal with 3,887.6 points and Canada earned the bronze medal with 3,831.6 points.

Members of the U.S. Veteran 2 Team were: Connie Bergmark (San Diego, Calif.), Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), Tony Knight (Wentzville, Mo.) and Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.).

Bergmark earned the silver medal in Veteran 2 women’s jumping and bronze medals in tricks and overall; Harrison won gold medals in Veteran 2 women’s slalom, tricks and overall, and the bronze medal in jumping; Koenig won the gold medal in Veteran 2 women’s jumping and silver medals in slalom, tricks and overall; and Knight earned silver medals Veteran 2 men’s tricks, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in slalom.

Lori Krueger (Gonzales, La.) and Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.) were the coaches; Jim Grew (Winter Haven, Fla.) was the team captain; Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.) was the assistant manager; and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas) was the team physician.

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