Canada Names Team for Can Am Challenge and FISU World University Water Ski Championships

OTTAWA, ON – Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is pleased to announce its teams for 2016 Can Am Challenge and the FISU University World Water Ski Championships.  Canada will send a group of twelve skiers to the invitational Can Am Challenge taking place at Shalom Park in Edmonton from August 19-21; and six skiers to the FISU Championships taking place in Akita, Japan from September 8 – 11, 2016; both team to be led by Cole Grant.

“I am excited for these two teams” says National Team Head Coach Steve Bush.  “The Can Am Challenge is an important opportunity for our development level athletes to get a taste for international competition and develop our next generation of high performance skiers.  The FISU team is strong and well positioned to turn out a strong showing; I look forward to seeing how they perform!”

Can Am Challenge Team

Name                                       Province                             Division

Nellie Allard                                Quebec                                     U14

Melodie Bujold                            Quebec                                     U14

Ilan Klein                                      Ontario                                      U14

Sean Kraus                                   Alberta                                      U14

Carter Lucas                              Saskatchewan                            U14

Charlie Ross                                 Ontario                                      U14

Katherine Cloutier                       Quebec                                     U17

Thomas Daigle                             Quebec                                     U17

Josh Edwards                             Saskatchewan                            U17

Carly Fyke                                      Alberta                                      U17

Bradley Gibbons                           Alberta                                      U17

Adam Morris                               Saskatchewan                            U17


FISU World University Water Ski Championships Team

Name                                                   Province                                                   

Cole Grant                                               Manitoba

Taryn Grant                                             Manitoba                              

Brody Newton                                        Nova Scotia

Jonah Shaffer                                         Ontario

Janice Stevens                                       Ontario                                                                       

Brett Walker                                           Saskatchewan


About Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is the governing body for towed water sports in Canada.  WSWC includes over 24,000 members and over 1,000,000 participants get on the water each year in Canada.


For More Information and Interview Requests:

Jasmine Northcott

Chief Executive Officer

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

PO Box 22- 1554 Carling Ave.

Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7M4