U.S. Can Am Challenge Teams Selected
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 07/27/2014 09:06:09
- In: Water Skiing
he American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee has announced the selection of two water ski teams Under 13 and Under 17 that will represent the United States at the 7th Can Am Challenge, Aug. 30-31, at Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The event features athletes from the United States and Canada competing for team titles only. The AWSA's IAC chose the teams based upon a pre-approved selection criteria.
Athletes selected to the Under 13 Can Am Water Ski Team were (alphabetical order): Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Zachary Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Bailey Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Ashley Montgomery (Lake Worth, Fla.), Mia Morgan (McQueeney, Texas) and William Roberts (Dow, Ill.). Tianna Kosek (Buffalo, Minn.) was selected as the alternate. Kosek will replace Bailey Grathwohl, who will miss the event due to injury.
Athletes selected to the Under 17 Can Am Water Ski Team were (alphabetical order): Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Taylor Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.), Quinn Haines (Avon, Conn.) and Zach Montavon (Dixon, Ill.). Selected as alternates were (alphabetical order): Zach MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Grace Kat Warner (Dallas, Texas).
Bob Schouten (Jacksons Gap, Ala.) will serve as the coach/manager.
The United States has won the Under 13 and Under 17 team titles at the past four Can Am Challenge events.