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Smith Wins 2018 Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am

Nate Smith was the only athlete to complete the 41 off pass, doing it twice on his way to winning the 2018 Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am. Photo by Lynn NovakofskiU.S. water ski athlete Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) won the menís slalom title on Friday at the inaugural Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am at Jack Travers' International Tournament Skiing and Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. Smith scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off in round one to earn the top seed for the finals, and scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off again in the finals to take the title. A $15,000 prize purse was available for the pro skiers. Great Britainís Freddie Winter (4 buoys at 41 feet off) and Will Asher (3 buoys at 41 feet off) finished second and third, respectively.

The tournament, which also includes three rounds of record-capability slalom for†amateurs and prizes for the top-three teams competing in slalom, Go-Karting and Skeet Shooting, runs through Saturday.

In addition to more skiing on Saturday, teams will race high-speed karts at Bushnell Motorsports Park on Friday evening and compete at shooting clay pigeons on Saturday. For more information, visit www.traversgrandprix.com. For complete results, visit www.waterskiresults.com.
























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