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Hansen, Travers Earn Best Of June Honors

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has selected Kennedy Hansen (Milton, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.)  as its Male Athlete of the Month for June. Hansen and Travers are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of June Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

Hansen won titles in Girls’ tricks (7,580 points), jumping (129 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points) at the 18th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 23-24, at Ski Chaste Lake in Axis, Ala. She also placed second in slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off). Her distance of 129 feet in the jump finals was a personal best.

Travers won the professional men’s slalom title at the Lake 38 Pro Am on June 10 at Lake 38 in Quincy, Fla. After Travers and Great Britain’s Will Asher tied with a score of 4 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals, Travers won the subsequent runoff with a score of 3 buoys at 41 feet off to Asher’s 1 buoy at 41 feet off. Travers also placed third in professional men’s slalom at the inaugural BOTASKI Pro Am, June 29-July 1, at the Sesena Waterski Complex in Sesena, Toledo, Spain.
























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