MONTREAL’S HANNAH STOPNICKI WINS JR. MASTERS TRICK

Hannah Stopnicki pictured with her trick ski on the beach of Robin Lake after winning Jr. Masters Women's Trick

Montreal native, Hannah Stopnicki wins the Jr. Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

Hannah competed in the Jr. Women’s Trick event at the Jr. Masters in Pine Mountain, GA today. In the semifinal round, Hannah scored 6,510 points, enough to punch her ticket into the finals and to be top seed in the finals. This meant that she would be the last skier off the dock in the Jr. Women’s Trick Finals and would have an idea of what she needed to win, not to mention extra pressure of knowing the score to beat. 

In Finals, Hannah scored 5,960 points which earned her the title of 2023 Jr. Masters Trick Champion. This is Hannah’s 3rd consecutive major win having won the 2022 U17 Women’s Pan Am Trick Title in November 2022 and winning the 2022 U17 World Trick Title in January. 

Hannah was joined on the podium with fellow Canadian teammate, Megan Pelkey who placed 3rd with a score of 4,970 points in the finals. USA’s Alexia Abelson placed 2nd with a score of 5,620 points in the finals. . 

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/ 

 

Hannah Stopnicki Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters  Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Hannah Stopnicki Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

TWO CANADIANS ARE ON THE PODIUM AT THE 30TH JR. MASTERS

Hannah Stopnicki Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters  Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Hannah Stopnicki Tricking at the 2022 Jr. Masters 
Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Two Canadians are on the podium at the 30th Jr. Masters. Hannah Stopnicki (QC) and Megan Pelkey (AB) have placed 1st and 3rd, respectively in the Jr. Women’s Trick event. Megan scored 6,280 points in the semifinals round to punch her ticket into the finals. Hannah scored 6,510 points in the semifinals round to punch her ticket into the finals as top seed. 

In the finals, Megan scored 4,970 points to secure 3rd place and Hannah scored 5960 points to win the title of Jr. Masters Champion. USA’s Alexia Abelson placed 2nd with a score of 5620 points. These three skiers are the same skiers who placed in the same order at the 2022 U17 World Championships. 

Fellow Canadian Nellie Allard (QC) also competed in the Jr. Women’s Trick event and placed 8th with a score of 2,980 points. 

In the Jr. Men’s Trick event, Canada’s Lucas Pinette (BC) scored 6,220 points and placed 6th. Jake Abelson (USA) placed 1st, Matias Gonzalez (CHI) placed 2nd and Tristan Duplan-Fribourg (FRA) placed 3rd in Jr. Men’s Trick. 

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/ 


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