Athletes Of The Month Selected
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 03/31/2014 07:09:55
- In: Water Skiing
USA Water Ski has selected Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for March. Krueger and Lang are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month honors.
Krueger won the men's jumping title for the second consecutive year at the 54th Moomba Masters, March 7-10, in Melbourne, Australia, soaring 215 feet (65.5 meters) in the finals. Krueger also won the Moomba Masters' men's night jumping competition for the second consecutive year with a distance of 205 feet. Krueger capped off the month by winning the men's jumping title for the third consecutive year at the season-opening event of the 2014 IWWF Water Ski & Wakeboard World Cup, March 15-16, in Mandurah, Australia. Krueger soared 216 feet/65.9 meters on his third and final attempt in the finals to clinch the victory.
Lang won the women's tricks title for the second consecutive year at the 54th Moomba Masters, March 7-10, in Melbourne, Australia, scoring 8,670 points in the finals. Lang also won girls' tricks for the fourth consecutive year at the 2014 Junior Moomba Masters, March 5-6, in Melbourne, Australia, scoring 5,300 points in the first round and 8,220 points in the second round. Lang also won girls' overall for the second consecutive year, tallying 2,931.03 points.