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Smith, Jaquess Win Swiss Pro Slalom Titles

U.S. water ski athlete Nate Smith set a pending men's world slalom record of 3 buoys at 43 feet off on Sunday at the Swiss Pro Slalom in Clermont, Fla. Photography by Lynn Novakofski.U.S. water ski athletes Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the menís and womenís slalom titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 3rd annual Swiss Pro Slalom at the Swiss Ski School in Clermont, Fla. Smith set a pending world record of 3 buoys at 43 feet off in the finals to clinch the menís title, while Jaquess, the only female to run the 39-1/2 off pass in the tournament Ė and she did it all three rounds Ė scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals to win the womenís title.

If approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federationís Tournament Council, Smithís score would eclipse his own current world record of 2-1/2 buoys at 43 feet off set on Sept. 7, 2013, at the Ski Ranch Fall 1 in Covington, La.

Great Britainís Will Asher finished runner-up in menís slalom, scoring 5 buoys at 41 feet off, followed by U.S. athlete Chris Parrish (Orlando, Fla.) with 4-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off.

In womenís slalom, Franceís Manon Costard finished second to Jaquess, scoring 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals. Canadaís Whitney McClintock was third with a Ĺ buoy at 39-1/2 feet off.

For complete results, visit http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/17USA514/.





















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