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Kelley, Siemers Selected Athletes of the Month

USThe U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team won the overall team gold medal at the 5th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile.A Water Ski & Wake Sports has selected Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas) as its Male Athlete of the Month for December. The U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team was selected Team of the Month. Kelley, Siemers and the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of December Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

Kelley helped lead the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team to the overall team gold medal at the 5th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile, by winning gold medals in Over 55 Women tricks (3,390 points), jumping (115 feet) and overall (2,989.80 points), and earning the silver medal in slalom (1/2 buoy at 38 feet off).

Siemers helped lead the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team to the overall team gold medal at the 5th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile, by winning gold medals in Over 35 Men tricks (10,230 points) and overall (2,810.81 points), and earning the silver medal in jumping (208 feet).

The U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team won the overall team gold medal at the 5th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile. The United States tallied 14,908.94 points in winning the gold medal at the biennial event. Great Britain earned the silver medal with 12,033.36 points and Germany earned the bronze medal with 11,125.96 points. Athletes and teams from 23 countries competed in the six-day event as the world team title and world individual titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall were at stake.

Members of the 2018 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: Cyndi Benzel (Groveland, Fla.), Dean Chappell (Decatur, Ill.), Graham Fizer (Talking Rock, Ga.), Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Mary Koenig (Groveland, Fla.), Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), Mike Morgan (Odessa, Fla.), Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.), Marc Shaw (Ocoee, Fla.) and Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas). Chris Travers (Groveland, Fla.) served as the coach and Jill Smith (New Carlisle, Ind.) was the manager.

U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team members combined to win 24 medals – 15 gold, seven silver and two bronze. Benzel won the gold medal in Over 65 Women slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off) and earned the silver medal in tricks (1,850 points); Chappell won the gold medal in Over 65 Men jumping (113 feet); Kelley won gold medals in Over 55 Women tricks (3,390 points), jumping (115 feet) and overall (2,989.80 points), and earned the silver medal in slalom (1/2 buoy at 38 feet off); Koening earned the bronze medal in Over 55 Women jumping (98 feet); Krueger won gold medals in Over 45 Women slalom (3 buoys at 35 feet off), jumping (128 feet) and overall (2,970.93 points), and earned the silver medal in tricks (3,330 points); Morgan won gold medals in Over 55 Men tricks (4,000 points) and overall (2,809.78 points), and earned the bronze medal in slalom (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off); Nagle won gold medals in Over 35 Women tricks (3,650 points) and overall (2,954.55 points), and earned silver medals in slalom (5 buoys at 32 feet off) and jumping (106 feet); Shaw won the gold medal in Over 45 Men overall (3,000.0 points) and earned the silver medal in jumping (161 feet); and Siemers won gold medals in Over 35 Men tricks (10,230 points) and overall (2,810.81 points), and earned the silver medal in jumping (208 feet).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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