CANADIAN ADAPTIVE ATHLETES WIN TITLES AT THE 2018 U.S. WSDA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 U.S. WSDA National Championships were held at Twin Oaks Lakes in Paducah, KY. The KY Lake Ski Nuts hosted this 25th Nationals. 

There were 26 competitors covering the seated, standing and visually impaired divisions.

The Canadian group consisted of 5 competitors and 2 team leaders.

Head over to John Liscomb’s Facebook page to view photo’s from the event CLICK HERE

Canadians results:

Ashley Baerg, Dalmeny, SK
Womens MP5

Slalom: 1st 80 bouys 
Tricks: 1st 630 pts
Jump: 1st 17.9m
World Cost Score: 2290

Blake Lamontagne, Regina, SK
Men’s MP3

Slalom: 2nd 20.5 bouys 
Tricks: 2nd 580 pts
Jump: 1st 15.7 m
World Cost Score: 1526

Ryan Riehl, Saskatoon, SK
Men’s V2

Slalom: 3rd 1.5 bouys 
Tricks: Tied 2nd 330 pts
Jump: 1st 13.6 m
World Cost Score:760

Jon Thurston, Dunsford, ON
Men’s MP3

Slalom: 3rd 6.5 bouys 
Tricks: 3rd 320 pts
Jump: —
World Cost Score: 389

Todd Hubbs, Regina, SK
men’s MP1 (Lone skier)

Slalom: 1/2 bouys 
Tricks:  200 pts
Jump: —
World Cost Score: 245

Team Highlights:

Ashley:
-Pending World Record Jump
– 3rd longest seated jump of tournament
– sweep of top spot seated women
– pending Canadian Slalom Jump records

Blake:
– 2 pb’s Slalom & jump

Ryan:
– Landed first jump in RC event since loosing hearing and balance
– Qualifies to ski in all 3 events @ 2019 Worlds.

Jon:
– ran 2 complete passes in RC Tournament
– now qualified to ski all three events @ 2019 Worlds

Todd:
– Ran a complete slalom pass in familiarization
– Tricked 200 puts in RC tournament
– qualifies to ski in Slalom & trick for 2019 Worlds.

For complete results from the tournament, visit
http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/wsda/2018AdaptiveNationalsResults.xlsx(xlsx file)