Canadians have strong performances at 57th Nautique US Masters

By invitation only, the US Masters is one of the most prestigious events of the season. With their sights set on capturing a coveted Masters win, the Canadians dominated on the water.

In Junior Masters action, fourteen-year-old Neilly Ross claimed her second Masters Junior Women’s Tricks win breaking her previous course record with a score of 9,920 points, followed by Paige Rini who claimed a third place finish.

In slalom action, Paige Rini claimed a second place finish, with Jaimee Bull taking third.

In Junior Women’s Jump, great conditions saw Dominique Grondin-Allard take the title jumping 142 feet (43.2m).

Competing in all three events and scoring consistently earned Paige Rini a second place finish in the Junior Masters Women’s Overall title.

In Men’s action, in a heated final round of Men’s Slalom action, Jason McClintock and Stephen Neveu, both finished at 4 @ 39, with Jason capturing third, based on his prelim performance.

In a tightly fought Men’s Jump final, Ryan Dodd finished second, jumping 233 feet (70.9m), just edged out of the win by Freddy Krueger (USA) flying 233 feet (71.1m) for the win.

Capping off a successful tournament, four Canadian junior athletes were also recognized with the following awards:

  • Neilly Ross – In His Wake Scholarship Award
  • Jaimee Bull – In His Wake Heart of a Champion Award
  • Dominique Grondin Allard – Rocketman Award
  •  – Nautique Junior Masters Scholarship Award

“I am truly proud of how our athletes performed” says National Team Head Coach Steve Bush. “Our athletes had to meet or exceed Canadian records to get to this level of competition and they have reaffirmed Canada’s position as a force to beat.  This is a special team and I am so proud of their accomplishments both on and off the water.”

Congratulations to our 2016 Nautique US Masters athletes!

Name                                               Province                                          Discipline

Jaimee Bull                                     Ontario                                            Jr. Women, Slalom

Breanne Dodd                                Alberta                                            Women, Slalom

Ryan Dodd                                      Alberta                                            Men, Jump

Dominique Grondin Allard          Quebec                                            Jr. Women, Jump

Rusty Malinoski                             Saskatchewan                                Men, Wakeboard

Whitney McClintock                     Ontario                                            Women, Three Event

Jason McClintock                           Ontario                                            Men, Slalom

Stephen Neveu                              Alberta                                            Men, Slalom

Paige Rini                                        Ontario                                            Jr. Women, Overall

Neilly Ross                                      Ontario                                            Jr. Women, Trick

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