Nine Athletes Win Titles At Adaptive Nationals
by Scott N. Atkinson
Craig Timm won Standing Men's slalom, jumping and overall.
Nine athletes won national titles at the 26th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Adaptive Water Ski National Championships, Sept. 15-17, at Twin Oaks Lakes in Paducah, Ky. The Adaptive Nationals featured the United States’ top adaptive water ski athletes competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.
There were three categories – Seated, Standing and Vision Impaired. Event winners were based on a two-round total of overall points compared to respective U.S. national records as of Jan. 1, 2022. Overall winners were based on the overall points from the best of either round as compared to respective U.S. national records as of Jan. 1, 2022.
Athletes earning national titles in the Seated Men’s division were Connor Poggetto (Carmichael, Calif.), slalom, tricks and overall, and Chuck Wesson (Charlotte, N.C.), jumping. In Standing Men’s, Craig Timm (Center City, Minn.) won slalom, jumping and overall, and Cam Delligatti (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won tricks. Mike Royal (Magnolia, Texas) won Vision Impaired Men slalom and tricks.
In Seated Women, Sarah Switzer (Madison, Ala.) won slalom, jumping and overall, while Abigayle Dunn (Susanville, Calif.) won tricks and set a pending world record of 900 points in round 1. In Standing Women, Elisha Nelson (Woodland, Calif.) swept titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. Katie Mawby (Grand Haven, Mich.) won titles in Vision Impaired Women slalom and tricks and set a pending world tricks record of 1,140 points in round 2.
The Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts Water Ski Club and USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, conducted the Nationals.
Scott N. Atkinson is the Senior Director of Communications & External Relations for USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and Editor of The Water Skier magazine, the official publication of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.