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7 U.S. Athletes Win Titles At Junior U.S. Open

Kennedy HansenSeven U.S. water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 18th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 23-24, at Ski Chaste Lake in Axis, Ala. The two-round, world-record capability event featured Junior Men and Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

U.S. athletes winning titles were: Mariah Fields (McQueeney, Texas), Junior Women’s jumping (131 feet); Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Junior Women’s tricks (6,100 points) and overall (3,000.0 points); Kennedy Hansen (Milton, Fla.), Girls’ tricks (7,580 points), jumping (129 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points); Kassidy Hawkins (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Junior Women’s slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off); Sean Hunter (Dothan, Ala.), Junior Men’s slalom (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off); Cullen Parker (Martindale, Texas), Junior Men’s jumping (167 feet); and William Roberts (Dow, Ill.), Boys’ jumping (173 feet).

Other event winners were: Mexico’s Patricio Font, Boys’ tricks (10,940 points); Argentina’s Ignacio Giorgis, Junior Men’s tricks (7,210 points) and overall (2,609.4 points); Argentina’s Tobias Giorgis, Boys’ overall (3,000.0 points); Colombia’s Federico Jaramillo, Boys’ slalom (5 buoys at 38 feet off); and Colombia’s Luisa Jaramillo, Girls’ slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off). Among the highlights, Luisa Jaramillo won the Girls’ slalom title following three three-way runoffs. After Jaramillo and U.S. athletes Kennedy Hansen and Ali Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) tied in the finals and the first two runoffs with 2 buoys at 38 feet off, Jaramillo won the third runoff with a score of 2 buoys at 38 feet off to Hansen’s 1 buoy at 38 feet off and Garcia’s 0 buoys at 38 feet off.

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