CANADIAN ATHLETES SHINE AT THE 64TH MASTERS AND 31ST JR. MASTERS WATER SKI TOURNAMENT

Ryan Dodd, Megan Pelkey & Hannah Stopnicki in the Parade of Champions. Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce the outstanding achievements of our Canadian athletes at the 64th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament and 31st Jr. Masters Tournament. With 13 Canadian competitors in the mix, we proudly celebrate an impressive 10 podium finishes, highlighting the exceptional talent and dedication of our athletes.

Notable Performances:

Hannah Stopnicki (Quebec) – Dominated the Jr. Women’s Trick event, securing the gold medal and earning the title of back-to-back Jr. Masters Champion.

Megan Pelkey (Alberta) – Achieved silver in Jr. Women’s Trick and clinched gold in Jr. Women’s Overall, also achieving back-to-back Jr. Masters Champion status.

George Malinovski (Quebec) – Took bronze in Jr. Men’s Overall, showcasing his versatile skills.

Cole McCormick (Ontario) – Triumphed in Men’s Slalom, earning his first Masters Champion title.

Stephen Neveu (Alberta) – Secured bronze in Men’s Slalom, adding to Canada’s medal tally.

Neilly Ross (Ontario) – Earned silver in both Women’s Trick and Women’s Slalom, demonstrating her prowess in multiple disciplines.

Paige Rini (Ontario) – Claimed bronze in Women’s Slalom, highlighting her competitive spirit.

Ryan Dodd (Alberta) – Achieved silver in Men’s Jump, continuing his legacy of excellence.

These incredible performances reflect the hard work and dedication of our athletes, who continue to elevate the sport of water skiing in Canada. Each competitor’s dedication and perseverance have made our nation extremely proud.

Water Ski Canada extends heartfelt congratulations to all our athletes and expresses deep gratitude to their coaches, families, and supporters who have played crucial roles in their success. We look forward to continuing to support and celebrate our athletes as they strive for excellence in future competitions.

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.

Event website, https://www.masterswaterski.com/    

Jr. Masters results, https://www.masterswaterski.com/juniors-standings-finals 

Masters results, https://www.masterswaterski.com/masters-standings-finals 

Men’s Slalom podium at the 2024 Masters. 1st: Cole McCormick (CAN) 2nd: Will Ashler (GBR) 3rd: Stephen Neveu (CAN) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Jr. Women’s Trick Podium at the 2024 Jr. Masters 1st: Hannah Stopnicki (CAN) 2nd: Megan Pelkey (CAN) 3rd: Alexia Abelson (USA) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Men’s Jump Podium at the 2024 Masters 1st: Joel Poland (GBR) 2nd: Ryan Dodd (CAN) 3rd: Florian Parth (ITA) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Women’s Slalom Podium at the 2024 Masters 1st: Regina Jaquess (USA) 2nd: Neilly Ross (CAN) 3rd: Paige Rini (CAN) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Women’s Trick Podium at the 2024 Masters 1st: Anna Hunter (USA) 2nd: Neilly Ross (CAN) 3rd: Erika Lang (USA) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

Jr. Women’s Overall Podium at the 2024 Jr. Masters 1st: Megan Pelkey (CAN) 2nd: Kristy Appleton (AUS) 3rd: Alexia Abelson (USA) Photo by Johnny Hayward Photography

 

CANADIAN ATHLETES SHINE AT MOOMBA

Photos by: Sporting Moments by Shaun and Moomba Masters
What a weekend for Canadian water skiing at Jr. Moomba and Moomba Masters! Massive congratulations to our talented athletes who made us proud down under!
Every Canadian is coming home with hardware! Here’s a rundown of our podium finishers:
Moomba Masters:
Ryan Dodd – 1st in Men’s Jump
Whitney McClintock Rini – 2nd in Women’s Slalom
Neilly Ross – 2nd in Women’s Trick
Jr. Moomba:
Charlie Ross – 2nd in Boys Slalom
Hannah Stopnicki – 3rd in Girls Trick
George Malinovski – 3rd in Boys Jump & Overall

2023 WSWC MALE WATER SKI ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is pleased to announce Ryan Dodd as the recipient of the 2023 WSWC Male Water Ski Athlete of the Year Award! 

Ryan’s exceptional 2023 season began with a win at the Moomba Masters event in Australia, setting the stage for what would be a season of success. From there, Ryan’s winning streak continued as he claimed the top spot on the podium at the Masters at Callaway Gardens. 

As the season progressed, Ryan’s quest for excellence took him to California, where he once again took first place at the California Pro Am. However, it was the end of the season that brought Ryan even more success at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships in Florida. 

Ryan emerged victorious the final time during the 2023 season at the World Championships, marking his fifth consecutive victory and earning him the title of 5-time World Jump Champion. This incredible achievement is a testament to Ryan’s unwavering commitment to excellence and his unmatched talent on the water. 

Join us in congratulating Ryan Dodd on this well-deserved award and celebrating his outstanding accomplishments this season. His remarkable achievements serve as an inspiration to athletes everywhere, and we are proud to honour him as the 2023 WSWC Male Water Ski Athlete of the Year. 

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

ALBERTANS FIND SUCCESS AT 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH 3 MEDALS

Ryan Dodd, Stephen Neveu and Dorien Llewellyn competing at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships concluded on October 15th at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida. Water Ski Canada proudly announces that three Albertans have clinched medals, showcasing Canada’s strong presence in the global water ski scene.

Stephen Neveu’s Slalom Triumph

Making waves in Men’s Slalom, Stephen Neveu clinched his first-ever World Championships medal, a commendable bronze. Battling through challenging water conditions, Neveu’s determination shone brightly as he delivered a remarkable score of 3@10.25m/41off. This achievement marks a monumental milestone in Neveu’s water skiing career, proving his place amongst the world’s elite.

Ryan Dodd’s Legendary Feat in Men Jump

Demonstrating unshakable consistency and unparalleled skill, Ryan Dodd emerged as a 5-time World Champion in Men Jump. Dodd’s victory is even more astonishing considering that in the last five world championships, he has seized victory on his first jump in four of these events and on his second jump in one. With a commanding jump of 69.9m/229ft, Dodd added the 2023 title to his previous wins in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021, further solidifying his legacy in the sport.

Dorien Llewellyn’s Outstanding Comeback

After grappling with a foot injury that took him off the water for much of the season, Dorien Llewellyn made a grand comeback at the World Championships. Winning his second World Overall medal in addition to an impressive 4th place in Men Tricks. Llewellyn’s resilience and invincible spirit, especially in the face of adversity, is truly commendable.

As the sun sets on the 2023 Championships, Water Ski Canada and the entire Canadian water ski community celebrate the triumphant performances of their athletes and look forward to even more successes in the future.

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/classic/23IWWF13/ 

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

TEAM CANADA WINS SILVER AND INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Canada Wins Silver at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. From Left to Right: Neilly Ross, Paige Rini, Whitney McClintock Rini, Ryan Dodd, Conley Pinette, Dorien Llewellyn. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Water Ski Canada proudly announces that Team Canada has emerged triumphant with a silver medal at the 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships held at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida from October 10 to 15, 2023.

The six-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.

Highlighting the individual accomplishments:

Ryan Dodd (AB) showcased a spectacular performance to be crowned the 2023 Men Jump World Champion for the fifth time in a row.

Dorien Llewellyn (AB) demonstrated impressive skills, placing 4th in Men Tricks and clinching the title of 2023 Men Overall World Bronze Medalist.

Neilly Ross (ON) showed consistent excellence by placing 4th in both the Women Tricks and Women Slalom events.

Paige Rini (ON) secured a commendable 5th place in Women Tricks and 4th in Women Overall.

Contributions from both Conley Pinette (BC) and Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) played a pivotal role in ensuring Team Canada’s overall placement.

“Our athletes have once again showcased the depth of talent we possess in Canada. From individual accolades to team contributions, this Championship has been a testament to the dedication, passion, and hard work of our team. We’re incredibly proud of their achievements.” said Water Ski Canada representative. 

Water Ski Canada extends its warm congratulations to Team USA on their gold medal finish and to Team France for their bronze achievement.

To all the athletes, supporters, sponsors, and fans nationwide, we express our deepest gratitude. Your belief and backing have been instrumental in this journey, and we eagerly anticipate more shared successes in the future.

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=overall_team_classification 

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

 

ALBERTA’S RYAN DODD CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION

Ryan Dodd Jumping at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski Canada proudly announces that Alberta’s very own Ryan Dodd has clinched the top spot at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. With a stellar performance in the Open Men Jump Finals, Ryan jumped 69.9m/229ft to secure the win. 

Competing against the world’s best, Ryan was the final skier off the dock, and he proved why he is the reigning champion by winning on his very first jump. This win is not just another feather in Ryan’s cap; it’s a testament to his unparalleled consistency and skill, marking his 5th consecutive World Championships victory.

Having previously dominated the World Championships in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021, Ryan’s 2023 win cements his status as a waterski legend.

“We have always been immensely proud of Ryan, and today is no different. His hard work, dedication, and unmatched talent have brought great pride to Canada. This 5th consecutive win further showcases his incredible skill and determination.” said Water Ski Canada representative. 

As celebrations ensue, Water Ski Canada takes this opportunity to congratulate all participants of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. It’s the spirit of competition and the relentless pursuit of excellence by athletes like Ryan that continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in waterskiing.

Water Ski Canada invites everyone to join in congratulating Ryan Dodd on this monumental achievement and wishes him even more success in future endeavors.

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=men_jump_results 

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

Ryan Dodd Celebrates his World Championships victory with family. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Ryan Dodd jumps during Open Men Jump Finals at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Ryan Dodd on top of the Men Jump Podium at the IWWF World Waterski Championship. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

 

4 CANADIANS SET TO COMPETE IN JUMP FINALS AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dominique Grondin Allard competes in the Women Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Water Ski Canada proudly announces the qualification of several of its distinguished athletes for the Open Men Jump and Open Women Jump Finals at the 2023 IWWF Water Ski Championships.

From Alberta, both Ryan Dodd and Dorien Llewellyn have showcased outstanding performances. Ryan, with a preliminary round score of 69m/226ft, is poised at top seed as he progresses to the finals. 

Not to be outdone, British Columbia’s Conley Pinette also soared through the preliminary round with a score of 64.4m/211ft, marking his position at 11th as he heads into the final round.

In the women’s category, Quebec’s Dominique Grondin Allard and Ontario’s Paige Rini have secured their spots in the Open Women Jump Finals. Dominique has achieved a preliminary score of 51.9m/170ft, which has placed her in 2nd place going into the finals. Meanwhile, Paige Rini had a preliminary score of 46.3m/152ft and will be competing from the 10th position in the finals.

“These athletes represent the dedication, talent, and spirit of Water Ski Canada. Their accomplishments so far are a testament to their hard work and the strong support system back home. We are incredibly proud and eagerly await their performances in the finals,” said Water Ski Canada Representative.

The sporting community and fans worldwide are set to witness these exceptional athletes in action at the Jump Finals scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Sunset Lakes, Groveland, Florida.

In addition to the thrilling Jump Finals, attendees will also be treated to the Slalom Finals, promising an exhilarating day of top-tier water skiing competition.

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/classic/23IWWF13/ 

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

Ryan Dodd Competes in Men Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Paige Rini Competes in the Women Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Conley Pinette Competes in the Men Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: 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 

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

7 CANADIAN SKIERS WILL BE COMPETING IN AUSTRALIA AT THE 2023 MOOMBA MASTERS

Water Ski Canada is pleased to announce seven water skiers going to the 2023 International Moomba Masters Invitational in Melbourne, Australia from March 9 – 13, 2023.

Moomba Masters is an annual event held on the Yarra River at the same time as the Moomba Festival in Melbourne, Australia. Water skiers and wakeboarders will take to the water to perform in front of spectators that line the shore of the Yarra River.

The Moomba Masters will kick off with the Junior Moomba competition on March 9-10, 2023, followed by the Moomba Masters March 11-13, 2023.  The banks of the Yarra will be packed with people watching as the skiers on the water battle it out to become the next Moomba Masters Champion.

Canadians have been known to have great success at the Moomba Masters. Neilly Ross is the reigning Moomba Masters Women’s Tricks Champion and Women’s Slalom Silver medalist. Ryan Dodd is the reigning Moomba Masters Men’s Jump Champion. Whitney McClintock is the current Moomba Masters Women’s Slalom Record Holder.

It’s a family affair with Ontario’s sibling duo, Neilly and Charlie Ross who will both be competing on the Yarra River. Charlie will compete in Junior Boys Slalom and Men’s Slalom while Neilly will be competing in Women’s Slalom and Tricks. Family members, Whitney McClintock Rini and Paige Rini will also be competing alongside each other at the event.

The seven Canadians who will compete in the event are:

Charlie Ross (ON) competing in Junior Boy’s Slalom and Men’s Slalom.

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) competing in Women’s Slalom.

Paige Rini (ON) competing in Women’s Slalom, Tricks and Jump.

Neilly Ross (ON) competing in Women’s Slalom and Tricks.

Taryn Grant (MB) competing in Women’s Slalom and Jump.

Dorien Llewellyn (AB) competing in Men’s Slalom, Tricks and Jump.

Ryan Dodd (AB) competing in Men’s Jump.

 

Moomba Masters Website: https://www.moombamasters.com.au/

Junior Moomba Live Results: https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23AUS064/

Moomba Masters Live Results: https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23AUS065/

Live Webcast: https://www.moombamasters.com.au/webcast-2023/