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Athletes, Team Of The Month Selected

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has selected Kennedy Hansen (Milton, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Blake Keller (New Hartford, Conn.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for August. The U.S. Junior Water Ski Team has been selected Team of the Month. Hansen, Keller and the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of August Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

Kennedy HansenAs a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Junior Water Ski Team, Hansen won the gold medal in girls’ overall with 2,773.38 points after scoring 1 buoy at 38 feet off in slalom (preliminary round), 7,750 points in tricks (final round) and 127 feet in jumping (final round) at the 17th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 2-5, at the Seseña Water Sports Complex in Seseña, Toledo, Spain. She also earned the silver medal in tricks (7,750 points) and placed fifth in jumping (127 feet) and eighth in slalom (4 buoys at 35 feet off). Hansen also won the Girls 3 national tricks title and placed second overall and third in slalom and jumping at the 76th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 7-11, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan.

Blake KellerAs a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Junior Water Ski Team, Keller earned the silver medal in boys’ jumping – soaring a personal best 181 feet in the finals – at the 17th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 2-5, at the Seseña Water Sports Complex in Seseña, Toledo, Spain. Keller also won the Boys 3 national jumping title for the second consecutive year with a distance of 168 feet at the 76th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 7-11, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. He placed fourth overall.

The U.S. Junior Water Ski Team won the coveted overall team gold medal and four U.S. water ski athletes combined to earn five individual medals in respective events at the 17th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 2-5, at the Seseña Water Sports Complex in Seseña, Toledo, Spain. The United States tallied 7,614.46 points in winning the gold medal for the 12th time in the history of the biennial event. Members of the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team were: Kristen Baldwin (Winter Garden, Fla.), Ryan Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Kennedy Hansen (Milton, Fla.), Blake Keller (New Hartford, Conn.), Will Roberts (Dow, Ill.) and Griffin Stange (Sherman, Texas). April Coble-Eller (Lillington, N.C.) was the coach, Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.) served as team manager, and Dr. Brad Harman (Alvarado, Texas) was the team physician.

Hansen won the gold medal in girls’ overall with 2,773.38 points after scoring 1 buoy at 38 feet off in slalom (preliminary round), 7,750 points in tricks (final round) and 127 feet in jumping (final round). She also earned the silver medal in tricks (7,750 points) and placed fifth in jumping (127 feet) and eighth in slalom (4 buoys at 35 feet off). Keller earned the silver medal in boys’ jumping, soaring 181 feet in the finals, and placed 15th overall (1,937.84 points). Roberts placed fourth in boys’ jumping (177 feet). Gay placed fifth in boys’ tricks (7,570 points). Baldwin finished fifth in girls’ slalom (0 buoys at 38 feet off), seventh in tricks (5,290 points), 14th in jumping (114 feet) and sixth overall (2,335.30 points). Stange placed fifth in boys’ slalom (5 buoys at 38 feet off).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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