QUEBEC’S NELLIE ALLARD EARNS TWO MEDALS AT THE JR. MASTERS

Nellie Allard Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Quebec’s Nellie Allard wins silver and bronze at the Jr. Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

This weekend at the Jr. Masters held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, Nellie competed in the Jr. Women’s Overall, which consisted of three individual events; Slalom, Trick and Jump. 

The overall competition is a combination of the scores from all three of the individual events. Nellie secured herself a bronze medal in the overall competition with her performances in the slalom, trick and jump events. 

In the trick event Nellie came in 8th place, in the slalom event Nellie came in 5th place and in the jump event Nellie came in 2nd place. This is the second time she has won silver in the Jr. Women’s Jump at the Jr. Masters. 

Canadian teammate Megan Pelkey joined Nellie on the Jump and Overall podium. Megan finished 3rd in the Jump and 1st overall. 

The Jr. Masters brings together the best junior water skiers from around the world. The Masters is considered one of the most prestigious water sports events in the world. Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens is the venue for the Masters. Held every Memorial Day weekend, the lake was built specifically for the Masters competition.

Nellie Allard Jumping at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Nellie Allard Slaloming at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

ALBERTA’S MEGAN PELKEY IS CROWNED JR. MASTERS CHAMPION

Megan Pelkey Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

This weekend saw the crowning of Alberta’s Megan Pelkey as Jr. Masters champion. 

Megan Pelkey won the overall event at the 2023 Jr. Masters at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA this past weekend. To achieve this great result, Megan placed 3rd in the trick competition, 3rd in the jump competition and 6th in the slalom competition. Her personal best jump of 36.2m/119ft secured her the gold medal in the overall competition. 

This is Megan’s third consecutive victory in a major competition. At the PanAm Championships in Santiago, Chile in December 2022, Megan won the U17 overall title. In January 2023, Megan became the U17 World Overall Champion. Now Megan is a Jr. Masters Overall Champion with two additional bronze medals to her name. 

Fellow Canadian and teammate Nellie Allard (QC) finished 3rd overall in the Jr. Masters. 

The best junior water skiers from around the world compete in the Jr. Masters. The Masters is regarded as one of the most prestigious water sports events in the world. Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens is the venue for the Masters. The lake was built specifically for the Masters competition, which is held each year over Memorial Day weekend.

 

Megan Pelkey Jumping at the 2022 PanAm Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

BC’S LUCAS PINETTE EARNS BRONZE AT JR. MASTERS IN JUMP

Lucas Pinette Jumping at the 2022 PanAm Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Williams Lake’s Lucas Pinette wins bronze at the Jr. Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

Today at the Jr. Masters in Pine Mountain, GA, Lucas competed in the Jr. Men’s Jump event. In the semi-finals Lucas jumped 48.9m/160ft. This was enough to punch his ticket into the finals. 

In the finals, Lucas improved on his semi-final mark by three metres with a jump of 51.9m/170ft, which earned him a 3rd place finish in the Jr. Men’s Jump at the 2023 Jr. Masters. 

Lucas took to the water earlier in the day for the Jr. Masters Men’s Trick event. He scored 6220 points which put him in 6th place. 

Lucas was injured at the U17 World Championships in Santiago, Chile earlier this year. He has worked hard to come back from his injury. He qualified for the Jr. Masters in Jump and Trick and placed on the podium at the Jr. Masters in Jump. During the qualifiers Lucas achieved personal bests in all three events; Slalom, Trick and Jump. His season is off to a great start. 

The Jr. Masters brings together the best junior water skiers from around the world. The Masters is considered one of the most prestigious water sports events in the world. Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens is the venue for the Masters. Held each year on Memorial Day weekend, the lake was built specifically for the Masters competition.

For results and live webcast, visit https://www.masterswaterski.com/ 

Lucas Pinette Jumping at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

TWO CANADIANS ARE ON THE JR. MASTERS WOMEN’S JUMP PODIUM

Nellie Allard Jumping at the 2022 Jr. Masters.
Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Two Canadians are on the podium at the 30th Jr. Masters 2023.

Nellie Allard (QC) and Megan Pelkey (AB) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Jr. Women’s Jump event. Megan booked her ticket to the final with a personal best of 36.2m/119ft in the semi-finals. Nellie punched her ticket to the final with a score of 37.8m/124ft in the semi-final round. Going into the final, these two ladies were seeded 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In the final, Megan jumped 35.3m/116ft to secure 3rd place. Nellie bettered her semi-final score with a jump of 40.7m/134ft to take the lead with one to go. Australia’s Kristy Appleton won the competition with a jump of 42.1m/138ft.

Fellow Canadian Kate Pinsonneault (BC) also competed in the Jr. Women’s Jump event and finished in 6th place with a score of 32.5m/107ft.

The Jr. Masters is attended by the best junior water skiers from all over the world. The Masters is considered to be one of the most prestigious water sports events in the world. The Masters is held on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens. The lake was built specifically for the Masters competition. It is held every year over Memorial Day weekend.

For results and live coverage, visit https://www.masterswaterski.com/ 

Megan Pelkey Jumping at the 2022 PanAm Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

ONTARIO’S CHARLIE ROSS WINS BACK-TO-BACK JR. MASTERS

Charlie Ross Competes at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Ontario’s Charlie Ross wins the Jr. Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

Charlie competed in the Jr. Men’s Slalom event at the Jr. Masters in Pine Mountain, GA today. In the semifinal round, Charlie ran 3@10.75m, enough to punch his ticket into the finals and to be top seed in the finals. This meant that he would be the last skier off the dock in the Jr. Men’s Slalom Finals and would know what he needed to win, not to mention extra pressure of knowing the score to beat. 

In Finals, Charlie scored 3@11.25m which earned him the title of 2023 Jr. Masters Slalom Champion. This made Charlie a back-to-back Jr. Masters Champion as he won the Jr. Masters Men’s Slalom Title in 2022.

Charlie will compete in the O’brien Scholarship Challenge: Jr. Men’s Slalom Head-to-Head. During this event, the top two skiers in the Jr. Men’s division at the Jr. Masters will compete in a head-to-head format vying for a scholarship from O’brien Watersports. 

In the Jr. Women’s Slalom event, Canada’s Nellie Allard and Megan Pelkey placed 5th and 6th, respectively. Nellie scored 3.5@14m and Megan scored 3@14m. 

The Jr. Masters features the best Junior water skiers from around the world. The Masters is considered one of the most prestigious watersports events throughout the world. The Masters is held on Robin Lake in Callaway Gardens. The lake was built specifically for the Masters competition which is held every year on Memorial Day weekend. 

For results and live webcast, visit https://www.masterswaterski.com/