CANADA’S HUNTER SMITH EARNS POSITION IN THE MEN’S WAKEBOARD FINALS AT THE 2023 SANTIAGO PAN AMERICAN GAMES

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is elated to announce that Canada’s own Hunter Smith has clinched his spot in the Men’s Wakeboard Finals of the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games. Demonstrating exceptional talent and skill, Smith secured his position by achieving a score of 70.22, placing second in his heat during the qualification round.

Reflecting on his qualification run, an exhilarated Hunter Smith shared, “I was just trying to stay calm and stay positive and ride to the best of my abilities.” His dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence are evident as he added, “I don’t know if excited is a big enough word but I’m really excited to get to finals. I’ve been pushing really hard this year and last year to be at the Pan American Games. Not only to get to the Pan American Games but get to finals.”

With the finals on the horizon, Smith is already setting his sights on delivering his best performance. “Now I just have one more step left of having a finals run and hopefully put down a good run and hopefully get on the podium.” He further acknowledged the intense competition and the need for a flawless run, stating, “To get a shot to be on the podium, it will take consistent riding, making sure I stand my whole pass. Normally in the finals, if you fall once, you’re normally going to be out.”

The entire nation eagerly anticipates the Men’s Wakeboard Finals, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2023. WSWC invites Canadians from coast to coast to tune in and support Hunter Smith as he represents the Maple Leaf and goes for gold.

About Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada:

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is the national governing body for water skiing and wakeboarding in Canada. Dedicated to promoting these sports at every level, WSWC provides resources for athletes, coaches, and enthusiasts, fostering excellence and sportsmanship within a vibrant community passionate about the water.