BLAKE LAMONTAGNE REPRESENTS CANADA AT THE 2023 IWWF DISABLED WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Adaptive Water Ski Canada proudly announces that Canadian water skiing sensation, Blake Lamontagne, will be competing for Team Canada at the IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships held in Elk Grove, California. This prestigious event kicks off on September 14th and will continue until September 17th.

Athlete Profile:

Division: MP3

Events: Slalom, Trick, and Jump

Personal Bests:

  • Slalom: 4@55km inner
  • Trick: 1340pts
  • Jump: 58 ft

About Blake:

Hailing from Wawota, Saskatchewan, 33-year-old Blake is not just a water skier; he’s a symbol of resilience and tenacity. After a life-altering event that rendered him a T4 paraplegic 16 years ago, Blake found solace and strength in water skiing. Introduced to the sport 9 years ago by Chris “Cowboy” Pearson, water skiing has since become a testament to Blake’s spirit and perseverance.

Greatest Accomplishments:

  • A three-time recipient of the WSWC Male Adaptive Athlete of the Year title.
  • National record holder in both Trick and Jump events for the MP3 Male division.
  • Clinched the top position in Overall in the MP3 division during the 2019 Adaptive World Championships in Norway.

When reflecting on his journey, Blake always looks forward to the path ahead. “My favorite memory is the next one,” he often shares.

Looking Ahead:

With an unyielding spirit, Blake aims to shatter the MP3 World Trick Record. His eyes are set on a podium placement in the overall category at this year’s IWWF Disabled World Water Ski Championships.

Fans and enthusiasts can catch the live results and schedule at this link, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/disabled/23IWWF08/ and the live webcast of the event at this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEKKfDsJOLQKoJmzgUzxGEgCbNWHY69OZ.

About Adaptive Water Ski Canada:

Adaptive Water Ski Canada champions the spirit of inclusive sportsmanship, nurturing and showcasing the talents of adaptive water ski athletes on both national and international platforms.

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography