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Jaquess, Lang Win Nautique Masters Titles

Erika Lang (Photography by Spencer Shultz)U.S. water ski athletes Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won titles in respective events at the 60th Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, May 25-26, at Callaway Gardensí Robin Lake in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Regina Jaquess (Photography by Spencer Shultz)Jaquess, the No. 4 seed for the finals of womenís slalom after scoring 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off in the elimination round, won her seventh career Masters womenís slalom title and first since 2016 by scoring 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals. Jaquess also finished runner-up in womenís jumping with a distance of 178 feet.

Lang, the No. 2 seed for the finals of womenís tricks after scoring 10,030 points in the elimination round, won her third career Masters womenís tricks title and first since 2015 by scoring 10,030 points in the finals.

Other champions from the 60th Masters were: Mexicoís Patricio Font, menís tricks (11,330 points); Great Britainís Freddie Winter, menís slalom (2-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off); Australiaís Jacinta Carroll, womenís jumping (184 feet); and Canadaís Ryan Dodd, menís jumping (231 feet). Font and Winter won Masters titles for the first time; Dodd won his fifth career Masters menís jumping title; and Carroll won her seventh consecutive Masters womenís jumping title.

Among other highlights from U.S. athletes, Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), the top seed for the finals of womenís tricks after scoring 10,220 points in the elimination round, finished second in womenís tricks (9,140 points); Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), the No. 2 seed for the finals after scoring 10,990 points in the elimination round, placed second in menís tricks (11,320 points), just 10 points behind Font; Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), the top seed for the finals of menís jumping after soaring 222 feet in the elimination round, finished second in menís jumping (227 feet); and Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) placed third in menís jumping (218 feet).

The 2019 Ski Nautique was the exclusive towboat. For complete results, visit www.masterswaterski.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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