Ty Cheshier and Jason Davison
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2023 U.S. Water Ski Racing Teams Selected

by Scott N. Atkinson

The National Water Ski Racing Association (NWSRA) has announced the selections to the 2023 U.S. Formula 1 Water Ski Racing Team, U.S. Formula 2 Water Ski Racing Team and U.S. Junior Water Ski Racing Team. Athletes selected to the teams will compete in the 22nd IWWF World Waterski Racing Championships, Nov. 9-19, in Gosford/Terrigal, NSW, Australia.


Water ski racing athletes from nearly a dozen countries will compete in six divisions – Men's Formula 1 and Women's Formula 1; Men's Formula 2 and Women's Formula 2; and Junior Boys and Junior Girls – for world titles at the biennial event, which will consist of four races. Men's Formula 1 and Men's Formula 2 competitors race for 1 hour, plus 1 lap; Women's Formula 1 and Women's Formula 2 competitors race for 45 minutes, plus 1 lap; and Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' competitors race for 30 minutes, plus 1 lap.


The federation overall standings are determined by the top-four placements (regardless of division) from each of the four rounds of racing. Individual overall placements are determined from the athletes' three best rounds of the four rounds of racing.


Athletes selected to the 2023 U.S. Formula 1 Water Ski Racing Team were: Mason Goldsmith (Los Alamitos, Calif.), Rayson Normandin (Huntington Beach, Calif.), and Cheryl Ruston (La Palma, Calif.).


Athletes selected to the 2023 U.S. Formula 2 Water Ski Racing Team were: Ty Cheshier (Valenica, Calif.), Jason Davison (Long Beach, Calif.), Sean Davison (Long Beach, Calif.), Levi Frederick (Mesa, Ariz.), Sophia Rivera (Seal Beach, Calif.), Amy Threlfall (Palmdale, Calif.) and Julia Williams (Long Beach, Calif.).


Athletes selected to the 2023 U.S. Junior Water Ski Racing Team were: Gage Goldsmith (Los Alamitos, Calif.) and Ryder Tovatt (Huntington Beach, Calif.).


Jared Cooper (Huntington Beach, Calif.) will serve as the team captain.