Record Number of Canadian Athletes Attending the Masters

18 Athletes to Represent Canada at the 2022 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.

For the first time in Canadian water ski history, 18 skiers will be representing Canada at the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament. There will be 9 athletes competing in the Junior Masters and 9 competing in the Open division. This is the highest number of athletes in history to represent Canada at the US Masters. The event will take place at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA on May 27-29, 2022.

The Juniors will compete in prelims and finals on May 27 in slalom, trick, jump, and overall. The Open competitors will compete in slalom, trick, and jump with prelims on May 28 and finals on May 29.

“I’m extremely excited for the US Masters and Junior Masters. Never before have we had this many Canadians competing at this prestigious event. It has been great to see these athletes’ hard work come to fruition with an invite to the Masters,” Steve Bush, National Team Head Coach.   

The Masters is known around the world as being one of the most prestigious watersports events, with the origin beginning in 1959. The event will host the best water skiers in the world, an invitation to compete at the Masters alone is considered an honour.

Water Ski Canada is proud to recognize these top athletes. Their invitation to the 62nd Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament is a confirmation of their hard work and dedication within the sport of water skiing. 

Junior Competitors:

  • Nellie Allard (QC) – Overall
  • Olivia Chute (NS) – Trick
  • Micky Geller (ON) – Jump
  • Evan Kraus (AB) – Slalom
  • Shae O’Brien (AB) – Jump
  • Megan Pelkey (AB) – Trick
  • Lucas Pinette (BC) – Jump
  • Charlie Ross (ON) – Slalom
  • Hannah Stopnicki (QC) – Trick

Open Competitors:

  • Jaimee Bull (ON) – Slalom
  • Ryan Dodd (AB) – Jump
  • Taryn Grant (MB) – Jump
  • Dorien Llewellyn (AB) – Trick & Jump
  • Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) – Slalom
  • Cole McCormick (ON) – Slalom
  • Conley Pinette (BC) – Jump
  • Paige Rini (ON) – Trick & Slalom
  • Neilly Ross (ON) – Trick