2023 WSWC FEMALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is thrilled to announce Jaimee Bull as the recipient of the 2023 WSWC Female Water Ski Athlete of the Year! 

Jaimee Bull’s remarkable achievements throughout the 2023 season have solidified her as one of the top athletes in the sport. Jaimee secured the title of Open World Women’s Slalom Champion for the second consecutive year and claimed the 2023 Waterski Pro Tour Champion title for the third consecutive year. 

Throughout the 2023 season, Jaimee consistently showcased her skill on the water, standing on the podium at an impressive 11 professional events. Among these achievements, Jaimee clinched four top place finishes, second in four events, and achieved third place in three events. 

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada extends congratulations to Jaimee Bull for her outstanding performance and achievements in the 2023 season. Her dedication, hard work, and passion for the sport serve as an inspiration to athletes across the world. 

2024 CANADIAN NATIONAL WATER SKI TEAM

Professional Headshots: Johnny Hayward Photography  

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is pleased to unveil the 2024 Canadian National Water Ski Team. These 13 extraordinary athletes span across 6 provinces around the nation. 

Meet the team representing Canada: 

Jaimee Bul, ON

Olivia Chute, NS

Ryan Dodd, AB

Taryn Grant, MB

Dorien Llewellyn, AB

Whitney McClintock-Rini, ON

Cole McCormick, ON

Stephen Neveu, AB

Conley Pinette , BC

Paige Rini, ON

Neilly Ross, ON

Charlie Ross, ON

Hannah Stopnicki, QC

A huge congratulations to each member of the team! Your dedication, skill and passion for water skiing inspires us all. 

 

 

WSWC CELEBRATES SUCCESS ACROSS TOWED WATER SPORTS IN CANADA DURING THE 2023 SEASON

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is elated to share the remarkable achievements of Canadian athletes across towed water sports during the 2023 season. Athletes from Water Ski Canada, Wake Canada, Adaptive Water Ski Canada, Show Ski Canada, and Barefoot Canada showcased their unparalleled talent and dedication, earning accolades on the national and  international stage.

Canadian water ski athletes excelled at the 21 Water Ski Pro Events held across the world, amassing an impressive 14 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals throughout the year. The 2023 IWWF World Water Ski Championships saw Canada securing four medals and a coveted spot on the Team Overall Podium. Notable achievements include Ryan Dodd of Olds, AB, winning Men’s Jump, Jaimee Bull of North Bay, ON, triumphing in Women’s Slalom, Stephen Neveu of Calgary, AB, securing 3rd place in Men’s Slalom, and Dorien Llewellyn of Innisfail, AB, achieving 3rd place in Men’s Overall.

The 2022 IWWF U17 World Water Ski Championships were held in January of 2023 this year. Team Canada placed 2nd in the Team Overall event and won four individual medals with three of them being gold. Alberta’s Megan Pelkey placed 3rd in Girls Trick and won Girls Overall. Quebec’s Hannah Stopnicki won Girls Trick and Quebec’s Nellie Allard won Girls Jump. 

The 2023 IWWF U21 World Water Ski Championships were held in Mexico this year. Canada’s sole medal came from Ontario’s Charlie Ross who won gold in Men’s Slalom. 

The 2023 Santiago Pan American Games further showcased WSWC’s success on the water, with Canadian athletes bringing home nine medals in various disciplines. Dorien Llewellyn’s outstanding performance included a victory in Men’s Overall, 2nd place in Men’s Trick and Men’s Jump. Paige Rini of Ontario secured 2nd place in Women’s Overall, 3rd in Women’s Slalom, and 3rd in Women’s Jump. Neilly Ross of Ontario achieved 2nd place in Women’s Trick and 2nd in Women’s Slalom. Wake Canada’s Hunter Smith of Vancouver, BC, claimed 2nd place in Men’s Wakeboard at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games.

Bailey Rush of Gull Lake, AB, represented Wake Canada with distinction, dominating the 2023 Competitive Wake Surf Association (CWSA) World Championships. Bailey secured 1st place in Pro Female Skim and 1st in Pro Female Surf, marking a phenomenal year for Wake Canada on the global stage.

On the National stage, Wake Canada had the 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Boat Nationals hosted by Wake BC and the 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Wake Park Nationals hosted by Wake Ontario this summer. 

The 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Boat Nationals was host to over 60 riders who competed at Deas island Regional Park in Delta, BC. To learn more about the event and for results, CLICK HERE

The 2023 Wakeboard & Wakeskate Wake Park Nationals featured over 80 riders who competed at Planet Bayou Wake Park in Dufferin County, ON. To learn more about the event and for results, CLICK HERE.

Adaptive Water Ski Canada made history at the 2023 IWWF World Disabled Water Ski Championships by earning Canada’s first-ever team medal at a Worlds, securing a remarkable 2nd place. Additionally, Blake Lamontagne of Wawota, SK, a member of the Adaptive Water Ski Canada team set a World Record in MP3 Men’s Tricks at the World Championships. Team Canada brought home six individual medals, including Ashley Baerg of Dalmeny, SK, achieving 3rd place in Seated Ladies Slalom, 2nd in Seated Ladies Jump, and 3rd in Seated Ladies Overall. Gord Tuck of Lake Cowichan, BC, secured 2nd place in Standing Men Slalom, Blake Lamontagne claimed 2nd place in Seated Men Tricks, and Phil Kerr of Ontario achieved 3rd place in Seated Men Jump.

Show Ski Canada celebrated a milestone by hosting their first-ever Freestyle Jump Nationals this season. This exciting addition to the calendar highlighted the organization’s commitment to innovation and growth within the sport. Furthermore, Show Ski Canada formed a strategic partnership with Splash Blast Canada, enhancing the spectator experience and bringing an extra dimension to the events.

This year, Barefoot Canada sent five competitors on Team Canada to the 2023 IWWF World Open, Under 23 & Junior Barefoot Waterski Championships in Mulwala Australia. Canada also had two officials at the event. During the season, there were multiple events and clinics held throughout Canada. Two barefoot jump clinics were held this summer to continue the development of new jumpers.

WSWC extends heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes and sport disciplines for their outstanding achievements, exemplifying Canada’s dominance in towed water sports globally.

Hunter Smith places 2nd in Men’s Wakeboard at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games. Photo by Express Media / Panam Sports.

Team Canada at the 2023 IWWF World Water Ski Championships. Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography.

Team Canada at the 2023 Barefoot World Championships. Photo by: Kym Bond & IWWF Facebook.

CANADIAN WATER SKI ATHLETES SHINE AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Canada at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

The Canadian Water Ski Team has left a lasting mark at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships, which unfolded from October 10 to 15 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida. The extraordinary dedication and exceptional skill of Canada’s 18 athletes were on full display, resulting in a haul of 10 top 5 finishes, 2 gold medals, 2 bronze medals, and the highly coveted Team Overall silver medal. Every athlete made their nation proud in this thrilling competition.

6-Member Canadian Team:

The 6-Member Canadian Team was on full display as the team not only secured second place behind Team USA (with France taking third), but also participated in eight finals across the slalom, tricks, and jump events. 

Ryan Dodd (AB) demonstrated his talent in the Men’s Jump event. During the preliminary round, he jumped 69m/226ft, securing the top seed. In the Men’s Jump Finals, Ryan delivered a breathtaking first jump of 69.9m/229ft, which earned him the coveted title of World Champion. This remarkable victory marked Ryan’s fifth consecutive World Title, reaffirming his status as a legendary water ski champion.

Dorien Llewellyn (AB) showcased unshakable determination, battling through a foot injury that had kept him sidelined for the majority of the season. Against all odds, he not only qualified for the Men Tricks Finals but also secured a bronze in Men Overall.

Neilly Ross (ON) showcased her exceptional abilities in both Women Slalom and Tricks, securing a respectable 4th place in each event. In the Slalom Finals, she ran 2@10.75m/39off, which tied her for 3rd place but ultimately led to a well-deserved 4th position.

Paige Rini (ON) made an unforgettable debut in the World Jump Finals. Paige also secured a 5th place finish in Women Tricks and a 4th place finish in Women Overall. 

Conley Pinette (BC) left his mark in Men’s Jump, earning a finals spot and finishing in the 9th position.This achievement marked Conley’s highest Worlds placement and is a testament to his dedication and growing expertise.

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON), despite an unfortunate early fall in the finals, played a pivotal role in ensuring Team Canada’s overall placement, demonstrating her commitment to the team’s success.

Canadian Individual Athletes: 

Jaimee Bull (ON) entered the competition as the reigning World Champion in Women Slalom and added another feather to her cap by securing the back-to-back World Championship Title. 

Stephen Neveu (AB) exhibited his finesse in Men’s Slalom, earning his first World Medal with a Bronze and achieving an impressive score of 3@10.25m/41off.

Cole McCormick (ON) marked his debut in a Worlds Final with a remarkable performance in Men Slalom, securing the 4th position with a score of 3@10.75m/41off.

Olivia Chute (NS) showcased her skills by reaching the Women Tricks Finals, marking her first appearance in a World Finals and finishing in the 9th position.

Hannah Stopnicki (QC) made a remarkable impression during her first Open Worlds. She exceeded expectations in the preliminary rounds, setting a personal best with a score of 7260 points, the first time she tricked over 7000. This achievement secured her a spot in the Women Tricks Final, where she finished in 10th place.

Megan Pelkey (AB) marked her inaugural World Championships, showcasing the bright future of Canadian water skiing.

Dominique Grondin-Allard (QC) was a force in Women Jump, entering the finals as the second seed, her jump measuring 51.9m/170ft.

Thomas Daigle (QC) made an impactful debut, jumping an astounding 61.1m/200ft in Men Jump – a personal best and first time jumping 200 feet. 

Carter Lucas (SK), on his first World Championships appearance, leaped 57.7m/189ft in Men Jump prelims.

Charlie Ross (ON) in his second World Championships appearance scored a commendable 3.5@10.75m/39off in Men Slalom.

Jamie Calhoun (ON), in his second World Championships, scored 3@10.75m/39off in Men Slalom.

Bradley Gibbons (AB), a fresh face in the Men Slalom event, made his mark at his debut World Championships.

Water Ski Canada commends every athlete for their unwavering commitment, resilience, and exceptional skill. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to future generations and reinforce Canada’s position as a dominant force in the world of waterskiing.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Thank you to MyFamily Pets Canada and MyFamily Pets for the Team Canada Uniform sponsorship. 

Compete Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23IWWF13/ 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Team Canada at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

ONTARIO’S JAIMEE BULL CLINCHES BACK-TO-BACK WORLD TITLES

Jaimee Bull Slaloms during Women Slalom Finals at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Water Ski Canada is elated to announce that North Bay, Ontario’s tremendous water skier, Jaimee Bull, has made Canada proud by securing her second consecutive World Title in Women’s Slalom at the 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships.

The prestigious competition, which took place from October 10-15 at the beautiful Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL, saw participants from all over the globe vying for the top spot. But it was Jaimee’s unparalleled skill and determination that led her to defend her World Championship Title, even amidst challenging conditions.

Delivering an impeccable performance, Jaimee scored 3.5@10.75m/39off. With this score, she not only secured her position at the top but also solidified her reputation as one of the leading water skiers of her generation.

This win further cements Jaimee’s position as a dominant force in the water skiing world. As she celebrates her second World Title, Water Ski Canada and the entire nation applaud her dedication, hard work, and the sheer talent she brings to the water.

We look forward to supporting Jaimee and all our Canadian water skiers as they continue to push boundaries, set new records, and represent our nation with pride on the global stage.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF13&page=women_slalom_results 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Jaimee Bull on top of the Women Slalom Podium at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Jaimee Bull Celebrates her Win in Women Slalom at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

5 CANADIAN ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE IN SLALOM FINALS AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stephen Neveu Slaloms during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The excitement was evident at Sunset Lakes today as the Slalom Prelims of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships came to a close. Both the Open Women and Open Men showcased their finesse and skill on the water.

Canada proudly celebrates its five athletes who have powered their way into the Slalom Finals:

  1. Jaimee Bull of Ontario showcased exceptional skill, securing the 4th position in the Open Women Slalom Prelims with a score of 3.5@10.75m/39off.
  2. Whitney McClintock Rini also from Ontario, clinched her place in the Open Women Slalom Finals with a score of 2.5@10.75m/39off, positioning her 5th overall.
  3. Neilly Ross, another Ontario gem, booked her Finals berth in the Open Women Slalom Finals with a commendable score of 2@10.75m/39off, landing her in the 7th position.
  4. From Alberta, Stephen Neveu turned heads in the Open Men Slalom Prelims, securing his finals spot with a score of 3@10.25m/41off. He currently sits comfortably tied in the 4th place.
  5. Cole McCormick of Ontario demonstrated grit and determination. After achieving 2@10.25m/41off in the Open Men Slalom Prelims, he faced an eight-person run-off for the last two finals spots. Undeterred, he achieved 2.5@10.25m/41off, clinching one of the coveted spots.

Water Ski Canada is eagerly anticipating the Open Women and Open Men Slalom Finals, set to take place on Sunday, October 15th, 2023. We invite fans, supporters, and water ski enthusiasts to join us in cheering on our remarkable athletes.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

For complete results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF13&page=TimeTable  

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Cole McCormick Slaloms during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Jaimee Bull Slaloms during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Whitney McClintock Rini Slaloms during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Neilly Ross Slaloms during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

WSC Celebrates National Team Athletes on the Podium at the Final Waterski Pro Tour Event of the Season

Whitney McClintock Rini & Jaimee Bull competing at the 2022 Travers Grand Prix. Photo Credit: Waterski Broadcasting Company, Waterski Pro Tour and John Waldron Images. 

Water Ski Canada proudly celebrates the outstanding achievements of their National Team athletes, Whitney McClintock Rini and Jaimee Bull, at the recent Travers Grand Prix held in Groveland, Florida. Both skiers finished on the podium at the last Waterski Pro Tour event of the season.

In a nail-biting final, both Whitney and Jaimee achieved a tie, with impressive scores of 1@10.25m/41off. With the athletes showcasing such equal prowess, the scores from the preliminary rounds became the deciding factor for the podium positions. Whitney McClintock Rini clinched the second spot, while Jaimee Bull proudly stood at the third position.

As the last Waterski Pro Tour Event for the 2023 season drew to a close, all eyes were on the announcement of the podium for the 2023 Waterski Pro Tour Champions. Water Ski Canada is elated to announce that both Whitney and Jaimee graced the podium. Whitney McClintock Rini secured the third spot, while Jaimee Bull was crowned the 2023 Waterski Pro Tour Women Slalom Champion.

“This season has been a testament to the sheer dedication, talent, and hard work of our athletes. Both Whitney and Jaimee have showcased exceptional performances, and to have them both on the podium is a proud moment for Water Ski Canada. We congratulate Jaimee for her championship title and Whitney for her steadfast performance throughout the tour,” said Water Ski Canada Spokesperson.

As the Waterski Pro Tour has come to a close, the water ski season is far from over. There are two major events left this year. The 2023 IWWF World Water Ski Championships and the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games. Both Jaimee and Whitney will be competing at the World Championships, with Jaimee defending her title as the reigning Open Women Slalom World Champion and Whitney, as a past Open Women Slalom World Champion. Whitney will also be making her 5th appearance at the Pan American Games.

About Water Ski Canada:

Water Ski Canada is the governing body for the sport of water skiing in Canada. Committed to the growth and promotion of the sport, Water Ski Canada supports athletes at all levels, from grassroots to elite, ensuring that every enthusiast has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23USA116&page=women_slalom_results 

Waterski Pro Tour, https://www.waterskiprotour.com/slalom-leaderboard 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward 

 

CANADIAN ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE AT THE TRAVERS GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND

Paige Rini competing at the 2022 Travers Grand Prix. Action Photo Credit: Waterski Broadcasting Company + Waterski Pro Tour + John Waldron Images. Headshot: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that the grand finale of the Waterski Pro Tour, the Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am, is set to create waves in Groveland, FL from September 22-24, 2023.

But this is not just any water ski competition! The Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am introduces an electrifying TEAM format. It is a unique sporting extravaganza where professional water skiers join forces with amateurs to bring a spectacle both on and off the water. Together, they will face challenging and exhilarating rounds in Slalom, adrenaline-pumping go-karting, and precision-demanding skeet shooting. Every event will add to the overall team score. By the end of the weekend, only one team will have the honor of being crowned the Team Champions.

While the team event promises loads of fun and camaraderie, the spotlight will also shine brightly on the professional skiers. They will be competing fiercely for the prestigious title of the Travers Grand Prix Champion.

Canada is proudly represented by an exceptional cadre of professionals:

  • Paige Rini (ON)
  • Jaimee Bull (ON)
  • Whitney McClintock Rini (ON)
  • Cole McCormick (ON)
  • Dorien Llewellyn (AB)
  • Jamie Calhoun (ON)

Fans from all over can join in on the excitement, even if they can’t be there in person. Thanks to The Waterski Broadcasting Company, the entire event will be streamed LIVE, ensuring enthusiasts don’t miss a beat of this thrilling weekend.

About Water Ski Canada Water Ski Canada is dedicated to promoting and growing the sport of water skiing across the country, supporting both professionals and enthusiasts in their passion. The Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am is just one of the many events that showcase the talent and excitement of the sport.

Dorine Llewellyn.  Action Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Jaime Calhoun. Photo Credit: Radar Skis.

Cole McCormick. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Whitney McClintock Rini Competing at the 2022 Travers Grand Prix. Action Photo Credit: Waterski Broadcasting Company + Waterski Pro Tour + John Waldron Images. Headshot: Johnny Hayward Photography

Jaimee Bull competing at the 2022 Travers Grand Prix. Action Photo Credit: Waterski Broadcasting Company + Waterski Pro Tour + John Waldron Images. Headshot: Johnny Hayward Photography

WSC ANNOUNCES ATHLETES FOR THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Professional Team Canada Headshots: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski Canada is elated to announce the selection of its national athletes who will compete in the highly anticipated 2023 World Water Ski Championships. The world-class event is set to take place from October 7 to October 15, 2023, at the iconic Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL.

Canadian Team Athletes (6 Persons):

  1. Ryan Dodd (AB) – Specialty: Jump
  2. Dorien Lewellyn (AB) – Specialties: Slalom, Trick, Jump
  3. Conley Pinette (BC) – Specialties: Slalom, Trick, Jump
  4. Paige Rini (ON) – Specialties: Slalom, Trick, Jump
  5. Neilly Ross (ON) – Specialties: Slalom, Trick
  6. Whitney McClintock Rini – Specialty: Slalom

Individual Athletes:

  1. Jaimee Bull (ON) – Specialty: Slalom
  2. Jamie Calhoun (ON) – Specialty: Slalom
  3. Cole McCormick (ON) – Specialty: Slalom
  4. Stephen Neveu (AB) – Specialty: Slalom
  5. Charlie Ross (ON) – Specialty: Slalom
  6. Olivia Chute (NS) – Specialties: Trick and Slalom (Wild Card) 
  7. Hannah Stopnicki (QC) – Specialty: Trick
  8. Dominique Grondin-Allard (QC) – Specialty: Jump

Wild Card Athletes:

  1. Thomas Daigle (QC) – Specialty: Jump
  2. Carter Lucas (SK) – Specialty: Jump
  3. Megan Pelkey (AB) – Specialty: Trick
  4. Bradley Gibbons (AB) – Specialty: Slalom

Water Ski Canada is proud to have Kyle Hunter on board as the Team Manager for the championships, ensuring our athletes receive top-tier support throughout the competition.

This stellar lineup of athletes represents the talent, dedication, and passion in the world of water skiing in Canada. The country will undoubtedly be watching with immense pride and anticipation as our athletes showcase their skills on the global stage.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Professional Team Canada Headshots: Johnny Hayward Photography 

CANADIAN ATHLETES SET TO COMPETE AT MALIBU OPEN THIS WEEKEND

Stephen Neveu Slaloming at the 2022 Malibu Open. Action Photo Credit: John Waldron, Waterski Pro Tour, and The Waterski Broadcasting.

The penultimate event of the 2023 Waterski Pro Tour is upon us, and Water Ski Canada is exhilarated to announce the participation of three of its esteemed National Team athletes. The much-anticipated Malibu Open will be splashing into action this weekend, September 15-16, 2023, at the renowned Lymanland in Alabama.

Representing the Maple Leaf are:

Open Women Slalom: 

Jaimee Bull hailing from North Bay, Ontario.

Open Men Slalom: 

Stephen Neveu, the pride of Calgary, Alberta.

Cole McCormick, standing tall for Ontario.

With the Malibu Open being the second-last stop of this season’s Waterski Pro Tour, expectations are high, and our athletes are primed to deliver performances that capture the heart and spirit of Canada’s commitment to the sport.

For fans, families, and fellow athletes who wish to be part of this thrilling event from afar, The Waterski Broadcasting Company has ensured a seamless experience. A live webcast will be available throughout the weekend, bringing every spin, splash, and leap directly to your screens. Visit the link here to watch, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM3-mBhqIdiVJ8lZ77TVTMqHMZ2J0lxsT

For those looking to stay updated with real-time results, the schedule, and more intricate details of the event, the IWWF has it covered. Visit the link here, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23USA007/

About Water Ski Canada:

Water Ski Canada is the premier organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport of water skiing in Canada. Through training, events, and a focus on fostering young talent, Water Ski Canada aims to bring the sport to greater heights on both national and international stages.

Jaimee Bull Slaloming at the 2022 Malibu Open. Action Photo Credit: John Waldron, Waterski Pro Tour, and The Waterski Broadcasting Company. Headshot Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Cole MicCormick Slalom Skiing. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

WSC CELEBRATES PERFORMANCES AT 2023 MASTERCRAFT PRO

2023 MasterCraft Pro Open Women Slalom Podium. PC: Waterski Pro Tour 

Water Ski Canada proudly celebrates the outstanding performances of its National Team athletes at the 2023 MasterCraft Pro, held this past weekend in Polk City, Florida.

Leading the Canadian team, Ontario’s Jaimee Bull made waves as she secured the 2nd place in the Open Women Slalom category, with an impressive score of 1@10.25m. Hot on her heels was fellow Ontarian, Whitney McClintock Rini, who claimed the third place, completing the podium finishes for the Open Women Slalom.

Not to be outdone, Paige Rini of Ontario delivered a commendable performance, finishing in 6th place for Open Women Slalom. In the men’s division, Cole McCormick, also hailing from Ontario, finished 4th in Open Men Slalom with an impressive score of 4@10.25m. Stephen Neveu of Alberta rounded out the Canadian highlights with a 9th place finish in Open Men Slalom.

The 2023 MasterCraft Pro Tour event showcased an array of international talent, and Water Ski Canada is elated at the notable presence and achievements of its athletes on such a grand platform.

“We are extremely proud of our athletes who have dedicated countless hours to training. Their performances at the MasterCraft Pro are a testament to their dedication and the strength of water skiing in Canada,” said Water Ski Canada Spokesperson.

Water Ski Canada continues to be a frontrunner in promoting the sport, fostering talent, and cheering on the relentless spirit of its athletes. As the athletes move forward in the season, the organization is optimistic about the future performances and the promising trajectory of Canadian water skiing.

WSC ATHLETES’ COMPETE IN MASTERCRAFT PRO EVENT ON THE WATERKI PRO TOUR

National Team Athlete, Cole McCormick. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Water Ski Canada Celebrates its Athletes’ Participation in the MasterCraft Pro Event of the Waterski Pro Tour

Water Ski Canada, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the elevation and celebration of water skiing, is thrilled to acknowledge the participation of Canadian athletes in the Waterski Pro Tour’s forthcoming MasterCraft Pro event. The competition is slated for September 8-9, 2023, and will take place at the renowned Ski Fluid in Florida.

Flying the Canadian flag high at the event are:

Open Men Slalom:

Charlie Ross (ON)

Cole McCormick (ON)

Stephen Neveu (AB)

Open Women Slalom:

Paige Rini (ON)

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON)

Jaimee Bull (ON)

Open Men Jump:

Conley Pinette (BC)

Dorien Llewellyn (AB)

These athletes, through their passion and commitment, have chosen to participate in this high-profile event, making the Canadian waterskiing community immensely proud.

“Water Ski Canada is always proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our Canadian athletes. Their dedication and enthusiasm for the sport are commendable. As they glide into the MasterCraft Pro event, we stand behind them, cheering them on and relishing in their accomplishments,” comments Water Ski Canada Spokesperson.

For those eager to follow the event, the Waterski Broadcasting Company will be webcasting the competition in its entirety. 

About Water Ski Canada:

Water Ski Canada has passionately championed the sport of water skiing in the country. With a rich legacy of events, training programs, and community engagement, the organization remains a pivotal force in the sport’s evolution and growth in Canada.

Live webcast: https://www.youtube.com/@waterskibroadcasting

Schedule of Events & Live Results: https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23USA090/ 

For more photos of athletes: https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/2/image?family=creative&phrase=johnny%20hayward  

Junior National Team Athlete, Charlie Ross. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Stephen Neveu. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Jaimee Bull. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Whitney McClintock Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Paige Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Conley Pinette. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

National Team Athlete, Dorien Llewellyn. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

WATER SKI CANADA NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS ON PODIUM AT CALIFORNIA PRO AM

2023 California Pro Am Men’s Jump Podium.

1st: Ryan Dodd 2nd:

Freddy Krueger

3rd: Joel Poland 

PC: Waterski Pro Tour

Water Ski Canada National Team Members Dazzle at Waterski Pro Tour Event in California

Water Ski Canada is delighted to announce the outstanding performance of its National Team Members at the California Pro Am event held on August 26-27, 2023, in Elk Grove, CA.

Demonstrating tremendous skill and commitment, Alberta’s very own Ryan Dodd secured first place in the Open Men’s Jump event, setting a remarkable score of 71.3m/234ft. His exceptional performance has once again raised the flag of Canadian excellence in the world of water skiing.

Ontario’s Jaimee Bull showcased her talent by clinching the 2nd spot in the Open Women’s Slalom event. Her determination was evident during the intense head-to-head competition, setting her apart as one of the finest athletes in the discipline.

Water Ski Canada also extends its admiration and congratulations to other notable Canadian participants who showcased stellar performances. Stephen Neveu, Charlie Ross, and Cole McCormick displayed their finesse in the Open Men’s Slalom. Simultaneously, the Open Women’s Slalom witnessed spectacular performances by Whitney McClintock Rini and Neilly Ross.

“These achievements not only represent individual accomplishments but also signify Canada’s growing dominance and commitment to the sport of water skiing,” stated a Water Ski Canada spokesperson. “We are incredibly proud of our athletes who consistently rise to the occasion, showcasing dedication, talent, and the true Canadian spirit.”

2023 California Pro Am

Open Women’s Slalom Podium 

1st: Regina Jaquess 

2nd: Jaimee Bull 

3rd: Allie Nicholson 

PC: Waterski Pro Tour

JAIMEE BULL CLINCHES CONSECUTIVE TITLES ON WATERSKI PRO TOUR

Jaimee Bull competing at the 2022 Kaiafas Battle ProAm. Photo Credit: John Waldron Images, The Waterski Broadcasting Company, Waterski Pro Tour. 

North Bay’s Jaimee Bull Dominates Women’s Slalom, Clinches Consecutive Titles on Waterski Pro Tour

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Jaimee Bull, hailing from North Bay, Ontario, has emerged victorious once again, capturing back-to-back Women’s Slalom titles on the Waterski Pro Tour. In a stunning display of skill and determination, Jaimee secured her latest triumph at the Kaiafas Battle ProAm in Greece this past weekend.

Notably, Jaimee’s win at the Kaiafas Battle ProAm marks her second consecutive victory at the esteemed event. Having claimed the title last year, she has now solidified her position as the back-to-back Kaiafas Battle ProAm Champion.

During the event, Jaimee showcased her exceptional abilities on the water, impressing both fans and competitors alike. In the two preliminary rounds she skied, Jaimee effortlessly ran an impressive 10.75m/39off, with her top score being 1.5@10.25/41off. This score placed her just one buoy shy of breaking the Canadian Women’s Slalom Record. 

This remarkable win has positioned Jaimee a mere point away from claiming the top spot on the highly competitive Waterski Pro Tour Leaderboard in Women’s Slalom. Currently, the leading position is held by fellow Canadian Team Member, Whitney McClintock Rini, who has demonstrated outstanding skills throughout the tour.

Jaimee Bull, a proud member of the Canadian National Water Ski Team, has had an incredible start to the year, consistently gracing the podium at every professional event she has entered.

With her sights set on conquering Europe, Jaimee is set to continue her tour by competing at the highly anticipated San Gervasio Pro Am in Italy on July 15-16, 2023. As the reigning champion of the event, having secured victory last year, all eyes will be on Jaimee to see if she can retain her title and secure three wins in a row over the last three weeks.

Water Ski Canada wishes Jaimee Bull the best of luck as she embarks on the end of her European tour. Her remarkable achievements continue to inspire and captivate water ski enthusiasts worldwide. Stay tuned for updates on Jaimee’s performance and join us in cheering her on as she strives for excellence on the Waterski Pro Tour.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23GRE001/ 

Event prelims webcast, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApB4CDAuyKg

Event finals webcast, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFDzI-0Sd9c

MID-WEEK PRO SLALOM EVENT WITH 5 CANADIANS COMPETING

Skier: Neilly Ross. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

We’ve got a mid-week pro slalom event happening on Wednesday! 5 Canadians will be at the Monaco Slalom Cup. This is the 4th Slalom Stop on the Waterski Pro Tour and the beginning of many pro events in Europe this summer. This weekend, after the Monaco Slalom Cup, the athletes will be headed to Lacanau, France for the Malibu Open Lacanau. 

The Monaco Slalom Cup will consist of two rounds of Slalom followed by the Finals. Canada has 5 skiers competing in the event, all from Ontario. 

Pro Women Slalom: 

Neilly Ross (ON)

Paige Rini (ON)

Jaimee Bull (ON)

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON)

Pro Men Slalom: 

Charlie Ross (ON)

For schedule and results follow the link below.

http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23MON001/ 

Skier: Paige Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Skier: Charlie Ross. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Skier: Jaimee Bull. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Skier: Whitney McClintock Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.