Four Athletes Win Titles At 2022 MasterCraft Pro
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess placed third in women's slalom. Photography by Lynn Novakofski.
Four water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 2022 MasterCraft Pro, presented by Action Water Sports, Sept. 23-24, at Action Water Sports of Central Florida in Polk City, Fla. Some of the world’s top men’s and women’s water ski athletes competed in slalom and jumping at the two-day cash-prize tournament.
Great Britain’s Frederick Winter won the men’s slalom title, scoring 3-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals. Canada’s Cole McCormick (3 buoys at 41 feet off) and Great Britain’s Will Asher (3 buoys at 41 feet off) finished second and third, respectively. U.S. athlete Nate Smith, undefeated in 2022, did not compete due to a foot injury. Smith says he will be sidelined for several weeks and hopes to return for the Miami Pro Slalom in November.
In women’s slalom, Canada’s Jaimee Bull won the title after a runoff with fellow Canadian Whitney McClintock-Rini. After both skiers tied with 1 buoy at 41 feet off, Bull won the runoff, scoring 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to McClintock-Rini’s 1-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess finished third (5-1/4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off.
Canada’s Ryan Dodd won the men’s jumping title, soaring 233 feet on his first attempt. U.S. athlete Freddy Krueger (233 feet) and Great Britain’s Joel Poland (225 feet) finished second and third, respectively.
Canada’s Taryn Grant won the women’s jumping title with a distance of 176 feet with IWWF’s Sasha Danisheuskaya (172 feet) and Hanna Straltsova (170 feet) placing second and third, respectively.
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