While Canada woke up Saturday morning on July 1 to celebrate its 150 years as a nation, the Canadian water ski community was cheering from lake to lake as they heard the news that Ryan Dodd set a new pending World Jump record at 254 feet / 77.4m
The Space Coast 3 Event Record at Stillwater Lakes in Palm Bay was held on Saturday and with the just right head wind and absolute perfect conditions, Ryan soared to an unbelievable record setting jump.
The previous record was held by Freddy Krueger with a score of 250 feet /76.2m set at Winter Garden, Fla. in 2014.
It’s been 15 years since a Canadian has broken the Jump World Record. Jaret Llewellyn did so in 2002 with a record of 71.7m.
Ryan Dodd has been on a roll since winning the US Masters at the end of May with a site record jump of 243 feet / 74.1m which was a new Canadian record at the time. Ryan is the current World Jump Champion where he claimed the World Title in Mexico in 2015.
Ryan will be at Dodd’s Pond near Olds on July 8-9 for Alberta Provincials, the Canadian Open at Shalom Park near Leduc, August 4-6 and the Nautique Canadian National Water Ski Championships August 9-12 at Predator Bay Water Ski Club in Calgary.
Ryan will be defending his World Title this September 3-10 where France hosts the next Water Ski World Championships.
Come out to one or all of these events in Alberta – congratulation him and watch him fly !
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