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2021 REGIONAL AND NATIONAL EVENTS SURVEY

WSWC is continually monitoring the situation with Covid 19 in Canada to determine if we will move forward with hosting the 2021 Water Ski National Championships. The decision will be based on the realities of government and health authority regulations, recommendations, and the ability of participants from across Canada to attend the event.
 
Our main priority is to host a safe, fun, and accessible event with competitors from across Canada.
We are trying to gauge the intentions of the members of the Water Ski community regarding attendance at the 2021 Water Ski National Championships and Regional Championships events.
 

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2021 CanAm Challenge/ Défi Can-Am 2021

The 2021 CanAm Challenge is set to take place at Skyview Lake, North Carolina (located near Harmony,
NC), August 27-29. The CanAm Challenge is a 3 event, 2 round tournament between Canada and the USA. There are two teams of 6 skiers for U-14 and U-17.  The team selection criteria and information bulletin will be
posted shortly – stay tuned!


Le Défi Can-Am 2021 doit avoir lieu CanAm à Skyview Lake, en Caroline du Nord (situé près de Harmony, CN), du 27 au 29 août. Le Défi Can-Am est une compétition de trois épreuves en deux rondes entre le Canada et les É.-U. Il y adeux équipes de six skieurs pour les M-14 et les M-17. Les critères de sélection de l’équipe et le bulletind’information seront affichés prochainement – demeurez à l’écoute!

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF AVE SPRATT 1961-2021

The Canadian water ski community is deeply saddened by the news of Ave Spratts passing on May 22, 2021. 
Water Ski Canada extends our deepest condolences to the Spratt family. 
 
A message from Water Ski and Wakeboard Alberta:
 
Ave Spratt – Forever Missed!
Born on June 12, 1961
Passed away on May 22, 2021
 
From our members of Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta, Ave Spratt was a wonderful man who was heavily involved in the water sports world. His passion for waterskiing began decades ago when he became involved in the boat industry and supporting athletes with his involvement at major tournaments in Alberta. He was a Past President of Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta were his dedication to the sport made significant improvements. Ave became a leader that revolutionized the tournament boat industry in Alberta. He was very instrumental in bringing tournament boats to Alberta with his company Martin Motor Sports. Ave was dedicated to giving water skiing an opportunity for exposure for the sport, but opportunities to showcase athletes. He made many friends in the water ski world all who will miss him!
 
Ave was extremely involved in supporting our major water ski clubs in Alberta. With the Predator Bay Water Ski Club, his relationship and support of the club with MasterCraft Boats and also being very involved with all three of the MasterCraft Pro Shootout Events. Ave had developed much respect with this club and gained many friends as well. Ave supported Shalom Park and their three Canadian Open Pro water ski events, a pro event a few decades ago, and even a few wake events. The support for both these water ski clubs has been instrumental for these clubs. All the support he provided across Alberta and the many people Ave impacted has been truly amazing! At WSWA and water skiing in general, Ave made a huge and significant impact on the sport.
 
We will miss him greatly! He was a great friend, a very kind and generous person and he will always be remembered! He leaves behind many, many friends in the water ski world!
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Priscilla and all his family! R.I.P. Ave!
 
For information about the funeral and to share your memories with his family and friends, please click here: https://www.forevermissed.com/ave-spratt/about…
 

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TWELVE CANADIAN SKIERS QUALIFY TO COMPETE AT THE NAUTIQUE MASTERS

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    TWELVE CANADIAN SKIERS QUALIFY TO COMPETE AT THE NAUTIQUE MASTERS

    The 61st Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® will be held May 28-30, 2021. The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.

    The Robin Lake site at Callaway, built specifically for the Masters, boasts an expansive pavilion with covered stadium seating, judges’ tower and media area. The action can be seen clearly from the beach and picnic areas. The immaculately maintained gardens, lakes, resort and attractions at Callaway provide a tournament venue like no other in the world.

    The 28th Junior Masters Tournament features the world’s finest junior waterskiing and wakeboarding athletes. In lieu of prize monies, junior competitors receive trophies.

    Callaway’s Robin Lake is nestled in a serene and beautiful atmosphere. Spectators are treated to thrilling competition while lounging in a remarkable natural setting. This event attracts thousands of spectators annually and enjoys media coverage in the local and metropolitan Atlanta areas prior to and during the tournament, followed by worldwide print coverage for several months.

    Twelve Canadian skiers have qualified to complete at the Nautique Masters. This is the largest Canadian team to attend in history. Unfortunately, Ryan Dodd (a defending Champion) will not be in attending this year due to an ankle injury.

     The Canadian athletes attending are: 

    MASTERS

    Masters Women’s Trick: Paige Rini (ON) & Neilly Ross (ON)

    Masters Women’s Slalom: Jaimee Bull (ON) & Whitney McClintock-Rini (ON)

    Masters Women’s Jump: Dominique Grandon-Allard (QC) & Taryn Grant (MB)

    Masters Men’s Trick: Dorien Llewellyn (AB)

    Masters Men’s Slalom: Cole McCormick (AB)

    Masters Men’s Jump: Dorien Llewellyn (AB)

     


    JR MASTERS

    JR Women’s Jump: Shae O’Brien (AB)

    JR Women’s Trick: Olivia Chute (NS)

    JR Men’s Trick: Evan Kraus (AB)

    JR Men’s Slalom: Charlie Ross (ON)

    An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an honor and an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline – only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters! This tournament is IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA sanctioned.

     

  • EVENT INFO

    The 61st Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® will be held May 28-30, 2021. The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.

    The Robin Lake site at Callaway, built specifically for the Masters, boasts an expansive pavilion with covered stadium seating, judges’ tower and media area. The action can be seen clearly from the beach and picnic areas. The immaculately maintained gardens, lakes, resort and attractions at Callaway provide a tournament venue like no other in the world.

    An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an honor and an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline – only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters! This tournament is IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA sanctioned.

    The 28th Junior Masters Tournament features the world’s finest junior waterskiing and wakeboarding athletes. In lieu of prize monies, junior competitors receive trophies.

    Callaway’s Robin Lake is nestled in a serene and beautiful atmosphere. Spectators are treated to thrilling competition while lounging in a remarkable natural setting. This event attracts thousands of spectators annually and enjoys media coverage in the local and metropolitan Atlanta areas prior to and during the tournament, followed by worldwide print coverage for several months.

    The Masters is instrumental in promotion and support of new and exciting watersports disciplines.

     
     
    WHEN: May 28-30, 2021

    LOCATION: 3 MILE BEACH DRIVE, PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

    WEBSITE: http://masterswaterski.com

     
    Only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters. An invitation to compete is universally considered an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline. The tournament is sanctioned by IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA.
     

    Canadian athletes qualified to compete in the Masters Water Ski Tournament are: 

    MASTERS COMPETITORS

    FEMALE COMPETITORS
    JAIME BULL (ON) – Women’s Slalom
    DOMINIQUE GRONDIN – ALLARD (QC) – Women’s Jump
    TARYN GRANT (MB) – Women’s Jump
    WHITNEY MCCLINTOCK (ON) – Women’s Slalom
    PAIGE RINI (ON) – Women’s Trick
    NEILLY ROSS (ON) – Women’s Trick
     
    MALE COMPETITORS
    DORIEN LLEWELLYN (AB) – Men’s Trick & Men’s Jump
    COLE MCCORMICK (ON) – Men’s Slalom

    JUNIOR COMPETITORS

    FEMALE COMPETITORS
    OLIVIA CHUTE (NS) – JR Women’s Slalom
    SHAE O’BRIEN (AB) – JR Women’s Jump
     
    MALE COMPETITORS
    EVAN KRAUS (AB) – JR Men’s Trick
    CHARLIE ROSS (ON) – JR Men’s Slalom
     

     

     

     

     

     

  • SCHEDULE

    2021 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament Schedule of Events

    Friday, May 28th – Military Appreciation

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 28th Junior Masters – SEMIFINAL AND FINAL ROUNDS
    Jr. Women’s & Men’s Trick Semifinals / Jr. Women’s & Men’s Trick Finals
    Jr. Women’s & Men’s Slalom Semifinals / Jr. Women’s and Men’s Slalom Finals
    Jr. Women’s & Men’s Jump Semifinals / Jr. Women’s and Men’s Jump Finals
    Jr. Women’s Wakeboard Semifinals / Jr. Women’s Wakeboard Final Round
    Jr. Men’s Wakeboard Semifinals / Jr. Men’s Wakeboard Final Round


    Saturday, May 29th – Military Appreciation

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 61st Masters Semifinal Rounds

    Pro Women’s & Men’s Trick Semifinals
    O’brien Scholarship Challenge: Jr. Women’s Slalom Head-to-Head
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Slalom Semifinals
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Wakeboard Semifinals
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Jump Semifinals

    Robin Lake – East Beach Pavilion
    9:15 PM – Fireworks, sponsored by GM Marine Engine Technology


    Sunday, May 30th – Military Appreciation

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Morning of Champions Chapel Service
    Outdoors at Lodge and Spa Longleaf Lawn with In His Wakes Ministries

    10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
    Parade of Champions

    10:30 AM – 4:00 PM 61st Masters Final Rounds
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Trick Finals
    O’brien Scholarship Challenge: Jr. Men’s Slalom Head-to-Head
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Slalom Finals
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Wakeboard Finals
    Pro Women’s & Men’s Jump Finals

    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Pavilion Awards Presentation
    Join us in celebrating the 2021 Masters Champions at the Robin Lake East Beach Pavilion immediately following the conclusion of the competition.

  • STANDINGS AND RESULTS

    For the Masters Standings CLICK HERE

    For the Juniors Standings CLICK HERE

  • WATCH LIVE

    To watch the event live CLICK HERE

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WSWC ANNOUNCES 2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS

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