RECORD-BREAKING MOMENTS OF THE 2023 WATER SKI SEASON

As the curtains close on the thrilling 2023 water ski season, it’s time to reflect on the awe-inspiring moments that defined this year. From Ontario to Alberta and down to the U.S., these remarkable athletes pushed the boundaries, leaving a splash of records in their wake.

Neilly Ross’s Trick Masterclass

Adding to the list of extraordinary accomplishments, we rewind to the beginning of the 2023 season, where Ontario’s Neilly Ross showcased her tricking prowess in Florida. Neilly left spectators in awe as she tricked an astounding 11,120 points, not only setting the Open Women Trick Record but also securing the Women Trick Record.

Dave Mann’s Double Triumph in Men 70+ Slalom

The season kicked off with a splash for Dave Mann. Hailing from Ontario, Dave delivered a stellar performance at the Capital Slalom Challenge in late June. Competing in the Men 70+ Slalom category, Dave not only broke the record once but did it twice in a single weekend. His first astounding feat was 2@12m/52km, followed by an even more impressive record of 4@12m/52km the next day.

Reg Toliver’s Home Soil Triumph at Nationals

August witnessed a stellar display of skill by Reg Toliver from Alberta at the 2023 Canadian Water Ski Championships. Competing in the Men 80+ Slalom category, Reg set the waters ablaze with a record-breaking performance, achieving an impressive 5@18.25m/49km. What makes this feat even more special is that he accomplished it on his home turf in Edmonton, Alberta.

Kristy Kraus’ End of Season Record

The excitement continued into September as Kristy Kraus from Alberta made waves in Texas. At this event, Kristy achieved a new Women 45+ Slalom record with a score of .5@11.25m/52km.

Congratulations

As we bid adieu to the 2023 water ski season, a resounding congratulations echoes across the waters to Dave Mann, Reg Toliver, Kristy Kraus, and Neilly Ross. Their dedication, skill, and unwavering spirit have not only broken records but have also set a new standard for excellence in water skiing.

Stay tuned for more exhilarating moments as we eagerly anticipate the upcoming water ski season. Until then, let the ripples of these record-breaking achievements inspire the water skiing community to reach new heights on the water.

WSC VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Water Ski Canada Members,

We hope this message finds you well.

Water Ski Canada is continuously on the lookout for passionate individuals who are keen to contribute and make a difference within our community. If you’re considering volunteering with us in any capacity, we invite you to express your interest by completing the form below.

Please note that expressing your interest does not guarantee placement on a committee, council, or board. After reviewing all submissions, we will reach out to prospective volunteers with further details about opportunities that align with their areas of interest.

Your passion and willingness to contribute to the growth and betterment of Water Ski Canada is truly appreciated. Even if you don’t find an immediate fit, know that there are always future opportunities, and your enthusiasm does not go unnoticed.

If you have any questions or need further clarification on the volunteer process, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at info@wswc.ca.

Thank you for considering volunteering with us. Your involvement can make a significant impact, and we’re excited at the prospect of having you on board.

CLICK HERE to fill out the volunteer interest form.

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

WATER SKI CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR THE 2023 35+ PANAM WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Water Ski Canada Announces Team for the 2023 IWWF 35+ Pan American Water Ski Championships

Water Ski Canada is proud to announce the dynamic roster of 29 distinguished athletes set to represent Canada at the 2023 35+ Pan Am Water Ski Championships. These athletes are ready to showcase their skills and commitment on the international stage, competing for gold and glory.

Event Details:

Date: September 18-24, 2023

Location: Skyview Lake, Harmony, North Carolina

The lineup representing Canada consists of dedicated and experienced water skiers from various provinces, participating in various categories:

Alex Pennington (ON) – 55+ Slalom & Tricks

Bob Wink (ON) – 45+ Slalom

Bruce Dodd (AB) – 65+ Slalom & Tricks

Carolyn Cheetham (AB) – 55+ Slalom

Cindy Trueman (AB) – 65+ Slalom

Claire Sicotte (QC) – 70+ Slalom

Damaris Barry (BC) – 65+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Danielle Charest (QC) – 55+ Slalom & Tricks

Danny Anderson (ON) – 65+ Slalom

Dave Miller (BC) – 55+ Slalom

Dave Phillips (BC) – 65+ Slalom

Dick Horwood (BC) – 55+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Francis Leboeuf (QC) – 35+ Slalom

Jim Pakeman (ON) – 35+ Slalom

Johnny Hayward (BC) – 45+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Kate Ryan (ON) – 55+ Slalom

Kathy Phillips (BC) – 65+ Slalom

Kevin Head (BC) – 35+ Slalom

Mark Kirby (ON) – 55+ Slalom

Martin Charbonneau (QC) – 55+ Slalom

Michele Riordon (ON) – 35+ Slalom

Mike Lemyre (QC) – 45+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Oliver Plante (QC) – 35+ Slalom

Pierre Plouffe (QC) – 70+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Richard Lutfy (QC) – 65+ Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Rob Cresswell (ON) – 45+ Slalom

Scott Marshall (ON) – 65+ Slalom

Teresa Wiwchar (ON) – 45+ Slalom

Wendy Durigon (ON) – 45+ Slalom

The Team will be led by Pierre Plouffe as Coach and Wendy Durigon as Manager. 

Join us in cheering on Team Canada as they prepare for this prestigious event and chase gold! Your unwavering support propels our athletes to achieve their very best.

 

CANADIANS SET TO COMPETE IN ITALY AT SAN GERVASIO PRO AM

Jaimee Bull competing in slalom at the 2022 San Gervasio Pro Am. Photo Credit: John Waldron Images, The Waterski Broadcasting Company, Waterski Pro Tour 

Water Ski Canada’s Jaimee Bull Primed for Waterski Pro Tour Event in Europe

Water Ski Canada, the nation’s leading organization for water skiing, is excited to announce the participation of Jaimee Bull in the highly anticipated Waterski Pro Tour event set to take place in Europe this weekend. Bull, a prominent member of Water Ski Canada’s National Team, will compete in the Pro Women category at the San Gervasio Pro Am from July 14-16, 2023, with her sights set on securing a back-to-back championship title.

Last year, Bull emerged as the champion at the San Gervasio Pro Am, and she returns this year with unmatched determination to defend her title. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and extraordinary skills have solidified her position as a dominant force in the sport.

Fresh off her consecutive victories at the Lacanau Cup and Kaiafas Battle Pro over the past two weekends, Jaimee Bull enters the Waterski Pro Tour event with a blazing winning streak. Can she accomplish a phenomenal hat-trick and claim a triumphant three wins in a row? 

Water Ski Canada is also proud to announce the participation of two exceptional athletes from different provinces. Ontario’s rising star, Ty Bigourdan, will showcase his talent and ambition in the Junior Boys Challenge, while Quebec’s own Hannah Stopnicki will demonstrate her remarkable skills in the Open Women category. Together, they exemplify the depth and diversity of talent within the Water Ski Canada community.

Water Ski Canada continues to foster and support the growth of the sport, providing a platform for its athletes to excel on the international stage. 

Water ski enthusiasts are encouraged to follow the thrilling action live through The Waterski Broadcasting Company’s webcast. 

Event schedule and results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23ITA002/ 

Event webcast, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM3-mBhqIdiXDTg7teZIwp2R33H1ZDFga

8 CANADIANS WIN TITLES AT THE JUNIOR CANADIAN OPEN

Evan Kraus slalom skiing at the 2022 Jr. Canadian Open. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Water Ski Canada Celebrates Remarkable Achievements at the Jr. Canadian Water Ski Open

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce the extraordinary accomplishments of Canadian water skiers at the Jr. Canadian Water Ski Open, held at Shalom Park in Edmonton, AB. This event, which took place from July 8-9, 2023, brought together junior skiers from across Canada and around the world, showcasing their incredible talent and dedication to the sport.

Eight Canadian athletes emerged victorious, securing titles in their respective divisions. Water Ski Canada congratulates each of the winners for their exceptional skills and determination. The following Canadian athletes triumphed at the Jr. Canadian Water Ski Open:

In the U17 Girls Division, Alberta’s Megan Pelkey, the reigning U17 World Overall Champion, dominated the competition. Megan demonstrated her prowess by claiming the top spot in the Overall category, as well as winning the U17 Girls Tricks event with an impressive score of 6470 points. Additionally, Megan showcased her versatility by securing a close 2nd place in U17 Girls Slalom after an intense run-off with USA skier Stenger Solie. In the U17 Girls Jump category, Megan clinched the 2nd place spot behind fellow Canadian Kate Pinsonneault.

Alberta’s Carly Bonham showcased her skiing, earning a spot on the podium in multiple events. Carly secured 3rd place in U17 Girls Slalom and a 2nd place in U17 Girls Tricks. Nova Scotia’s Darah Lachance joined the Canadian domination in U17 Girls Tricks, rounding out the podium with a commendable 3rd place finish. Darah also secured a 3rd place in U17 Girls Overall, trailing behind Megan Pelkey in first place and USA skier Solie Stenger in 2nd place. The U17 Girls Jump event witnessed Canadian dominance with BC’s Kate Pinsonneault tying her personal best score of 36.6 meters to claim the coveted title.

In the U17 Boys Division, BC’s Linden Pinette showcased his talent, securing a 3rd place in U17 Boys Tricks with a score of 3390 points.

Quebec’s Nellie Allard exhibited her exceptional skills in the U21 Women division. Nellie’s remarkable performance led her to a 2nd place finish in U21 Women Slalom after a thrilling three-way tie. She continued her success by securing 3rd place in U21 Women Tricks. Nellie, the reigning U17 World Jump Champion, demonstrated her great jumping ability again by winning the Jr. Canadian Open in U21 Women Jump with an impressive score of 40m. Her outstanding performances culminated in a well-deserved 2nd place finish in U21 Women Overall. 

The U21 Men division witnessed Canadian athletes dominating every event. Local talents, the Kraus brothers from Alberta, left a lasting mark on the competition. Evan Kraus emerged as the U21 Men Slalom champion, while his brother Sean claimed victory in U21 Men Tricks. In both events, the Kraus brothers secured 2nd place finishes. BC’s Christopher Horwood joined the Canadian podium in U21 Men Slalom, finishing in 3rd place, while BC’s Jake Chambers showcased his talent with a commendable 3rd place finish in U21 Men Tricks. In the highly competitive U21 Men Jump event, Saskatchewan’s Carter Lucas clinched the title with a phenomenal score of 54.9 meters. BC’s Jonathan Horwood and Jake Chambers followed closely, securing 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. The Canadian dominance was further evident in the U21 Men Overall competition, with Jake Chambers seizing the title, Carter Lucas securing 2nd place, and Christopher Horwood claiming 3rd place.

Water Ski Canada extends its warmest congratulations to all the winners and participants of the Jr. Canadian Water Ski Open. Their exceptional performances have showcased the depth of talent in Canadian water skiing and inspire the next generation of athletes. The organization also extends its gratitude to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and the Edmonton community for their invaluable support in making this event a resounding success.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23ESP001/ 

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

OFFICIALS TO COMPLETE RESPECT IN SPORT COURSE

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

We at Water Ski Canada (WSC) take great pride in fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and professionalism within our organization. As part of our commitment to upholding the highest standards in sportsmanship, we would like to remind all officials of an essential requirement to maintain your WSC Officials rating.

Complete the Respect in Sport Course

All officials are mandated to complete the Respect in Sport course before officiating at any WSC sanctioned event. This course plays a vital role in promoting a positive and inclusive sporting environment for all participants. By completing the course, officials gain valuable insights and knowledge on how to effectively handle various situations while upholding the principles of respect and fairness.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the officials who have already completed the Respect in Sport course. Your dedication to creating a respectful and safe environment is invaluable, and we commend your commitment to maintaining the integrity of our organization.

Free for WSC Officials

For those officials who have not yet completed the course, we want to assure you that it is available free of charge exclusively for WSC officials. We encourage all officials to take advantage of this opportunity and complete the course promptly. By doing so, you actively contribute to the development of a secure and inclusive space for athletes, coaches, and officials alike.

How to Access the Respect in Sport Course

To access and complete the Respect in Sport course, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit our website at https://wswc-al.respectgroupinc.com/ 
  2. Click on the registration link and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account.
  3. Enter the provided Registration Code: WSWC-AL-H7Q2W8N.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and begin the course..
  5. Ensure that you complete the course before officiating at any sanctioned tournament to avoid any disruptions to your participation.

Support and Assistance

We understand that you may have questions or require further assistance during the course. That’s why we have designated Kyle Hunter as our point of contact for the Respect in Sport course. Kyle can be reached via email at kyle@wswc.ca, and he will be more than happy to assist you and address any concerns you may have.

Together, Let’s Make a Difference

We firmly believe in the power of sports to inspire, unite, and positively impact lives. By completing the Respect in Sport course, you play a pivotal role in fostering an environment that reflects these values. Your commitment to professionalism and respect serves as an example for athletes, coaches, and fellow officials, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the sport to its fullest.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication and commitment to the Water Ski Canada community.

For more information about the Respect in Sport Course, CLICK HERE.

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

CANADIAN ATHLETES STAR IN WATER SKI FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY BY TWBC

Jaimee Bull at the 2023 Mastercraft Pro, webcast by TWBC. Photo Credit: John Waldron & TWBC

Water Ski Canada Presents “The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing”: A Captivating Documentary Showcasing Canadian and International Athletes

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce the release of “The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing,” a feature length documentary produced by The Waterski Broadcasting Company (TWCB). This extraordinary film explores the passion, determination, and adrenaline-fueled world of competitive water skiing, featuring exceptional athletes from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

“The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing” highlights the achievements of four remarkable Canadian Team Member athletes: Jaimee Bull, Whitney McClintock Rini, and Neilly Ross from Ontario, and Ryan Dodd from Alberta. These talented athletes have carved their names in the sport, leaving an indelible mark on the waterskiing community. These four Canadian water skiers are World Champions in their respective disciplines. Whitney McClintock Rini is a multi-time world champion in Slalom, Tricks, and Overall. Neilly Ross is world champion in Trick. Jaimee Bull is the reigning world champion in slalom. Ryan Dodd is multi-time world champion and the reigning world champion in jump. 

In addition to the Canadian athletes, the film also showcases other outstanding water skiers from the United States and the United Kingdom, further amplifying the international appeal of the sport. Their presence in the documentary underscores the global nature of competitive water skiing and the camaraderie that exists among athletes worldwide.

Joining the athletes in this groundbreaking documentary are TWCB CEO, Vincent Stadlbaur and Founder, Tony Lightfoot. Their expertise and deep understanding of the sport contribute to the comprehensive and insightful narrative of “The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing.”

“The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing” offers an immersive experience for viewers, taking them on a captivating journey through the waterskiing world. With breathtaking cinematography, heartfelt interviews, and exhilarating action footage, the film encapsulates the beauty and excitement that makes water skiing such a unique and thrilling sport.

TWCB describes the documentary as “a dive into the passion, determination, and adrenaline fueled world of competitive waterskiing, and the people who give their lives to it.” The film is a tribute to the unwavering passion and dedication displayed by water skiing athletes. Through their incredible stories and jaw-dropping performances, viewers will gain a newfound appreciation for the sacrifices these athletes make in their pursuit of excellence.

To watch “The Unknown Sport of Waterskiing,” visit https://youtu.be/yxEGVDR6LGA. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring performances and remarkable stories of these exceptional athletes.

JUNIOR CANADIAN OPEN SHOWCASES RISING STARS IN WATER SKIING

Edmonton’s, Sean Kraus Trick Skis at the 2022 Jr. Canadian Open. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The highly anticipated Junior Canadian Open is set to take place this weekend, from July 7-9, 2023, at Shalom Park in Edmonton, AB. This event will bring together the finest young water skiers from Canada and around the world, promising an exhilarating display of talent, passion, and sportsmanship.

The Junior Canadian Open serves as a platform for promising junior athletes to showcase their skills and compete in various water skiing disciplines, including slalom, tricks, and jumping. Spectators can expect to witness awe-inspiring performances as these rising stars push the boundaries of their abilities and captivate the audience with their precision, strength, and agility on the water.

Among the talented Canadian athletes competing at the Junior Canadian Open are Megan Pelkey (AB) and Nellie Allard (QC). Megan Pelkey, the reigning U17 World Champion in Overall, will bring her exceptional skills to the event, aiming to solidify her position as one of the brightest young talents in the sport. Nellie Allard, the reigning U17 World Champion in Jump, will showcase her incredible ability, leaving spectators in awe of her talent and determination.

Additionally, the local Kraus brothers, Sean and Evan Kraus, will take to the water, representing Edmonton with pride. Sean and Evan recently returned from the 2023 IWWF World U21 Water Ski Championships in Mexico where they achieved exceptional performances. Known for their dedication and technical expertise, the Kraus brothers are set to make a significant impact at the Junior Canadian Open, thrilling the home crowd with their exceptional performances.

For those unable to attend the event in person, the Junior Canadian Open offers a live webcast, accessible through the official website. This exclusive webcast allows water skiing enthusiasts from around the globe to tune in and witness the action, adrenaline, and extraordinary moments as they unfold. Through the live webcast, viewers can experience the thrill of the Junior Canadian Open from the comfort of their own screens.

Supporting these young athletes is a testament to the dedication and hard work they have put into honing their skills. The Junior Canadian Open presents an opportunity for spectators to cheer on these talented individuals, providing a nurturing environment that fosters their growth and fuels their passion for the sport. As these athletes represent the future of water skiing, their journey to success is one that we, as a community, are proud to be a part of.

The Junior Canadian Open invites water skiing enthusiasts, friends, and family members to mark their calendars for this thrilling event and spread the word to ensure a strong show of support for the participating athletes. Share the event website, social media posts, and live webcast link to allow as many individuals as possible to be a part of this extraordinary experience.

“Hosting the Junior Canadian Open Water Ski event with my father is one of those great moments where we share our love for the sport with others as we embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories and inspire future generations of athletes. We are thrilled to host and witness the exceptional talent of these young athletes,” said Kristy Kraus, Organizer of the event and daughter of Shalom Park Owner, Ken Nelson. “This event brings together the world’s top young athletes and is where dreams are realized, champions are born, and lifelong friendships are forged. This event is a celebration of their dedication and hard work, and we look forward to providing them with a platform to showcase their skills and inspire the next generation of water skiers.”

Join us at the Junior Canadian Open and be a part of this unforgettable weekend filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of competition. Follow us on social media and visit the official website for the latest updates, news, and exclusive content.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23ESP001/ 

Event webcast, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoScjJaFevEYNBk3y7Ffw6g 

PAIGE RINI ON PODIUM AT WWS LACANAU CUP BY MALIBU

Paige Rini Slalom Skis during the WWS Lacanau Cup by Malibu. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Paige Rini, Canadian National Water Ski Team Member, Shines at World Water Skiers Overall Tour Lacanau Cup by Malibu

Ontario’s Paige Rini shines the esteemed World Water Skiers Overall Tour with a 2nd place in Pro Women Overall. The Lacanau Cup by Malibu, held in Lacanau, France from June 30 to July 2, 2023. Paige, a talented athlete from Ontario, represented Canada as she competed in both the Pro Women Overall and Pro Women Slalom events, showcasing her remarkable skill and determination.

In the Pro Women Slalom event, Paige’s exceptional performance in the preliminary rounds secured her a spot in the finals. With two impressive scores into 10.75m/39off, she displayed her prowess in the slalom course. In the finals, Paige achieved a score of 3.5@11m/38off, securing a commendable 6th place finish.

Paige’s excellence extended to the Pro Women Overall event, where she delivered exceptional performances across multiple disciplines. Qualifying for the finals with scores of 2@10.75m in slalom, 7140pts in trick, and 44.3m in jump, she held a strong 4th position. In the Overall Finals, Paige showcased her versatility and skill, earning scores of 2@10.75m in slalom, 7500pts in trick, and 46.9m in jump. Her exceptional performance secured her the second spot on the podium, just behind Germany’s Giannina Bonnemann.

The World Water Skiers Overall Tour is a highly competitive series that spans the season, bringing together top athletes from around the world.You can find Paige next in Canada at the WWS Calgary Cup hosted at Predator Bay Water Ski Club in Calgary, AB on August 4-6, 2023. 

Event results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23FRA001/ 

WWS event recap, https://worldwaterskiers.com/lacanau-cup-2023-delivers-unforgettable-waterskiing-action/?fbclid=IwAR27GKQ5PjqIW5PGWaaLUSnxBEcd340wovnlkMpFKu1q1ajPN6de1-zkAmA 

WWS Lacanau Pro by Malibu Pro Women Overall Podium 1st: Giannina Bonnemann (GER) 2nd: Paige Rini (CAN) 3rd: Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya (USA). Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

WHITNEY MCCLINTOCK RINI CLAIMS SECOND AT LACANAU CUP BY MALIBU

Lacanau Cup by Malibu Pro Women’s Slalom Podium. 1st: Jaimee Bull (CAN) 2nd: Whitney McClintock Rini (CAN) 3rd: Allie Nicholson (USA). Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Whitney McClintock Rini, Hailing from Cambridge, Ontario, Secures Second Place at Lacanau Cup by Malibu, Marking Her 5th Podium of the Waterski Pro Tour

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Whitney McClintock Rini, an esteemed athlete from Cambridge, Ontario, demonstrated exceptional skill and unwavering determination at the prestigious Lacanau Cup by Malibu, held in Lacanau, France from June 30 to July 2, 2023. With a brilliant performance in the Pro Women Slalom event, Whitney secured an impressive second-place finish, adding to her remarkable list of accomplishments.

Throughout the competition, Whitney showcased her unmatched expertise. With a score of 1@10.25m/41off in the finals, she displayed her extraordinary abilities, narrowly missing the top spot. Whitney was joined on the podium by fellow Canadian Team Members, Jaimee Bull who placed 1st with a score of 1.5@10.25m/41off. Canada’s Paige Rini also made the finals and placed 6th. 

The Lacanau Cup by Malibu gathered an exceptional field of world-class athletes, providing a platform for fierce competition and the pursuit of excellence. Whitney’s exceptional performance under pressure is a testament to her dedication and relentless pursuit of greatness.

Hailing from Cambridge, Ontario, Whitney McClintock Rini has established herself as an icon in the world of water skiing, consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the sport. With her second-place finish at the Lacanau Cup, this marks her 5th podium of the Waterski Pro Tour, having secured a podium finish at every event this year. She boasts an impressive record of three wins and two second-place finishes, showcasing her dominance and versatility in the field.

Event results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23FRA001/ 

WWS event recap, https://worldwaterskiers.com/lacanau-cup-2023-delivers-unforgettable-waterskiing-action/?fbclid=IwAR27GKQ5PjqIW5PGWaaLUSnxBEcd340wovnlkMpFKu1q1ajPN6de1-zkAmA 

JAIMEE BULL CLAIMS VICTORY AT LACANAU CUP BY MALIBU

Jaimee Bull Slaloms during the Lacanau Cup by Malibu. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Jaimee Bull from North Bay, Ontario, Claims Victory at Lacanau Cup by Malibu

Water Ski Canada is thrilled to announce that Jaimee Bull, hailing from North Bay, Ontario, emerged triumphant at Lacanau Cup by Malibu held in Lacanau, France from June 30 to July 2, 2023. With an outstanding performance, Jaimee secured the title of Pro Women Slalom Champion, showcasing her exceptional skills and determination.

Throughout the event, Jaimee showcased her unparalleled talent, consistently running 10.75m/39off all three rounds. Her unwavering focus and unmatched prowess ultimately propelled her to claim victory during the finals with a remarkable score of 1.5@10.25m/41off. In a highly competitive field, she surpassed her fellow Canadian Team Member, Whitney McClintock Rini, who achieved an impressive score of 1@10.25m/41off. Additionally, Paige Rini, another talented Canadian athlete, showcased her skills and placed 6th in the finals.

This remarkable achievement marks Jaimee Bull’s first Waterski Pro Tour win of the season and her fourth podium finish. She has demonstrated consistent excellence throughout the year, standing on the podium in every Waterski Pro Tour event so far. Jaimee’s remarkable performance is a testament to her dedication and commitment to the sport.

Jaimee’s next challenge awaits her in Greece, as she gears up for the Kaiafas Battle Pro Am scheduled for July 7-9, 2023. With her recent triumph fueling her determination, she will strive to continue her winning streak and add to her remarkable list of accomplishments.

Event results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23FRA001/ 

WWS event recap, https://worldwaterskiers.com/lacanau-cup-2023-delivers-unforgettable-waterskiing-action/?fbclid=IwAR27GKQ5PjqIW5PGWaaLUSnxBEcd340wovnlkMpFKu1q1ajPN6de1-zkAmA

Pro Women's Slalom Podium at Lacanau Cup by Malibu. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Pro Women’s Slalom Podium at Lacanau Cup by Malibu. 1st: Jaimee Bull (CAN) 2nd: Whitney McClintock Rini (CAN) 3rd: Allie Nicholson (USA). Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

CANADIANS SET TO COMPETE AT LACANAU CUP

Whitney McClintock Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The Pro Tour in Europe Continues with the Lacanau Cup this weekend in Lacanau, France. The World Water Skiers Overall Tour kicks off at the Lacanau Cup with the first event of the year and the Waterski Pro Tour continues with the 4th slalom stop of the season.  

Canada will have 3 athletes competing in France in the Overall and Slalom events. Whitney McClintock who is recently off a win at the Monaco Slalom Cup on Wednesday, Jaimee Bull who won the Botaski Proam last weekend, and Paige Rini who is the reigning Lacanau Cup Overall Champion and placed 2nd in Pro Women’s Slalom last year. It’s sure to be an exciting weekend on the water! Follow along with @world.water.skiers and @waterskiprotour & @lacanau.ski.club 

Canadian Competitors: 

Paige Rini (ON) – Pro Women’s Slalom & Overall 

Jaimee Bull (ON) – Pro Women’s Slalom 

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) – Pro Women’s Slalom 

The event will begin at 8am (local) / 1am (ct) Friday, June 30 and run until Sunday, July 1, 2023. 

For schedule and results, click the link below.

http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23FRA001/ 

Jaimee Bull. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Paige Rini. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

JAIMEE BULL PLACES 2ND AT MONACO SLALOM CUP

Monaco Slalom Cup Women’s Podium. 1st: Whitney McClintock Rini (CAN). 2nd: Jaimee Bull (CAN). 3rd: Allie Nicholson (USA). 4th: Paige Rini (CAN). 5th: Neilly Ross (CAN). 6th: Alexandra Garcia (USA). Photo Credit: Waterski Pro Tour.

Jaimee Bull Shines with Impressive Performance, Securing Second Place at the Monaco Slalom Cup

Jaimee Bull, an exceptional water skiing talent hailing from North Bay, Ontario, secured second place at the Monaco Slalom Cup. This was a thrilling one-day pro event held mid-week on June 28, 2023, captivated spectators at the Centre International de ski nautique in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, France. 

In both the preliminary round and the finals, Jaimee achieved an impressive score of 5.5 at 10.75 meters/39 off to secure the 2nd spot on the podium. Jaimee was joined on the podium with fellow Canadian Teammate, Whitney McClintock Rini who placed first. The top five Women’s Pro skiers included four Canadians with Paige Rini placing 4th and Neilly Ross 5th. 

Prior to Jaimee’s outstanding performance at the Monaco Slalom Cup, Jaimee secured a notable victory at the Botaski Proam last weekend. As the water skiing season in Europe unfolds, Jaimee Bull’s journey continues at the highly anticipated Lacanau Cup in Lacanau, France. The event, scheduled from June 30 to July 2, 2023, promises to be a captivating showcase of talent and competition. With two successful events under her belt, Jaimee remains poised to make her mark on the podium once again.

The Monaco Slalom Cup is the third professional water ski event to be held in Europe this summer, with numerous exciting competitions yet to come. Jaimee Bull’s consistent presence on the podium serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication, skill, and commitment to excellence.

Event results, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23MON001&page=23MON001