INCREDIBLE RESULTS FOR TEAM CANADA AT THE 2021 SENIOR PAN AM WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MEXICO

What a tournament for Team Canada! The Canadian team won a combined total of 13 medals, including 4 gold, at the 2021 IWWF Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships, Oct. 28-31, at Boca Laguna in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Members of the Canadian Senior Team were: Jean Cloutier (QC), Rae-Lee Colcleugh (AB), Mike Collombine (AB), Bruce Dodd (AB), Wendy Durigon (ON), Jonathon Hayward (BC), Richard Lutfy (QC), Todd Schafer (AB), Bob Wink (ON) and Teresa Wiwchar (ON). The team was led by National Team Coach, Steve Bush and Pierre Plouffe.

 

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Todd Schafer earned a silver medal in men’s slalom (0,50/55/11.25)

 

 

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The Canadian 45+ team won the overall team silver medal, scoring 3,765.38 points 

Jonathon Hayward earned gold medals in men’s jump (24m –79ft) overall (2740.74 points) and the bronze in men’s trick (1750). Bob Wink won silver in men’s slalom (3,00/55/12.00). Rae-Lee Colcleugh  won bronze in women’s slalom (5,00/52/14.25). Also, a huge congrats to Wendy Durigon for placing 4th in women’s slalom. 

 

  

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The Canadian 55+ team won the overall team silver medal, scoring 5,440.59 points

Bruce Dodd swept gold medals in men’s slalom (3,00/55/11.25) and men’s trick (2920 points). Mike Collombin won silver in men’s slalom (2,50/55/11.25). Teresa Wiwchar earned a bronze medal in women’s slalom (1,00/52/14.25) and Jean Cloutier earned a silver medal in men’s jump (34.4m -113ft). Incredible performances by Richard Lutfy in all three events!

 

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Pierre Plouffe did not complete due to an injury.

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Thank you to Jonathon Hayward for the incredible photos 

 

 

 

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AUSTRALIA’S JACINTA CARROLL BECOMES FIRST FEMALE TO JUMP 200 FEET – SETS PENDING WORLD RECORD

Australia’s Jacinta Carroll became the first female water ski athlete ever to jump 200 feet at the 2021 MasterCraft Pro on Saturday at Action Water Sports of Central Florida in Polk City, Fla.

Carroll soared 202 feet (61.5 meters) to set a pending women’s world record.

If approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council, Carroll’s score will eclipse her current world record of 198 feet (60.3 meters) that she set at the same site on Sept. 7, 2016.

Congratulations Jacinta!

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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021 SPORT COUNCILS ELECTION

Nominations are now open for any interested person to apply for the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) Sport Councils. WSWC recognizes the following five Sport Councils:

  • Adaptive
  • Barefoot (no election in 2021)
  • Show Ski (no election in 2021)
  • Wake Sports (Wakeboard, Wake Park, Wakesurf, Wakeskate)
  • Water Ski

The Sport Councils of WSWC represent the stakeholders of each of the five identified sports. The role of the Sport Councils is to support and advance the growth and progression of their sports while staying true to their sport culture.

Developed in consultation with the Sport Councils, the Sport Council Terms of Reference, outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Sport Councils and provides an overarching framework for how the Sport Councils operate within WSWC, in an effort to increase transparency, accountability and engagement. A key component of implementation of the Sport Council Terms of Reference was the restructuring of the Sport Councils to include appointed and elected positions.

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CARTER LUCAS & REBECCA RAMSAY RECEIVE THE 2021 MANOO SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to Carter Lucas and Rebecca Ramsay, recipients of the 2021 Manoo and Jean Gurjar Scholarship.  The scholarship is given out each year to provide financial support to the skiing and educational pursuits of one male and one female Canadian water skier who best represent  the ideals established in honour of Manoo Gurjar.  

The Manoo Scholarship is awarded to athletes who:

-Love and passion for the sport of water skiing;
-Sociability and friendliness within the water ski community 
-Good sportsmanship;
-Gives back to the sport in his or her own unique way;
-Demonstrates a commitment to education;
-Demonstrates a commitment to training and becoming better;
-Demonstrates potential and drive to compete 

For more information about the Manoo Scholarship CLICK HERE

Congratulations Carter and Lucas

Photos: David Crowder Photography

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