Smith Wins Kaiafas Battle Pro-Am
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) won the pro men’s slalom title at the 2023 Kaiafas Battle Pro-Am, July 8-9, in Lake Kaiafas Lake, Greece.
Smith scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off in the finals to clinch the victory over Great Britain’s Will Asher (3 buoys at 41 feet off) and Italy’s Thomas Degasperi (3 buoys at 41 feet off).
Canada’s Jaimee Bull won the pro women’s title, scoring 5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.), who scored a personal best 1 buoy at 41 feet off in the second round, placed second with a score of 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals.