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U17 AND U21 CANADIAN WATER SKI TEAMS ANNOUNCED

OTTAWA, ON – Water Ski Canada is pleased to announce the selection of the U17 & U21 Water Ski Teams. The teams will compete in the 18th IWWF U17 Water Ski World Championships and 10th IWWF U21 Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 22-29, at Pickos Water Ski School in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 

National junior team coach, Cole Grant will lead the U17 team and both Drew Ross and Matt Rini will lead the U21 teams. Both teams will be managed by National Team Head Coach, Steve Bush who is looking forward to a strong showing by Team Canada – “I am excited for these teams as we have strong representation in all events. These athletes have been training hard for the past year and I know they are excited to represent Canada at the U17 and U21 World Championships”.

Canada will be represented by:

U-17 WORLD TEAM

Olivia Chute NS Team
Evan Kraus AB Team
Shae O’Brien AB Team
Chris Horwood BC Team
Nellie Allard QC Team
Hannah Stopnicki QC Team
Charlie Ross ON Independent – Slalom
Megan Pelkey AB Independent – Overall
Jonathon Horwood BC Independent – Jump
Mickey Geller ON Independent – Jump

 

U-21 WORLD TEAM

Jaimee Bull ON Team
Sean Kraus AB Team
Carter Lucas SK Team
Shae O’Brien AB Team
Paige Rini ON Team
Neilly Ross  ON Team
Jamie Calhoun ON Independent – Slalom
Olivia Chute NS Independent – Trick
Charlie Ross ON Independent – Slalom
Hannah Stopnicki QC Independent – Trick

Follow Team Canada on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and online at waterskicanada.ca.

For more information about the event CLICK HERE

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About Water Ski Canada
Water Ski Canada is a Council of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC), the national governing body for towed water sports in Canada.

For More Information and Interview Requests:
Jasmine Northcott
Chief Executive Officer
Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada
jasmine@wswc.ca
613-526-0685

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TWELVE CANADIAN SKIERS QUALIFY TO COMPETE AT THE NAUTIQUE MASTERS

  • PRESS RELEASE

    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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JARET LLEWELLYN NAMED IWWF MALE WATER SKIER OF THE QUARTER CENTURY 1995 – 2019

In consideration of the current global pandemic, the IWWF Bureau made the decision
that it would not be appropriate to have the 2020 IWWF Skiers, Riders and Athletes of
the Year Awards. In light of 2021 being the 75th Anniversary of the IWWF, it was
decided that each sport division council should choose their Skiers and Riders of the
Decade 2010–2019 and select their Female and Male Skiers and Riders of the past 25
years.

Canada is pleased to congratulate Jaret Llewellyn on being named IWWF Male Water
Skier of the Quarter Century 1995-2019.

A phenomenal athlete, Jaret has made an indelible mark on the sport and is part of an
illustrious water ski dynasty that has helped to change the world water ski community
for the better. Jaret and his brother Kreg first learned to water ski at Dodd’s Lake in
Innisfail, Alberta, where both brothers took quickly to the sport and rose rapidly to the
world stage, both becoming champions. Kreg is noted to be Jaret’s inspiration and hero
both on and off the water. Parent’s Don and Chris, volunteered countless hours hosting,
officiating and supporting tournaments and actively contributing to the water ski
community. Married to Austrian water ski world champion, Britta Llewellyn, their son
Dorien has followed his parents and uncle’s footsteps and is a champion skier as well
and has won several titles, including Gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.

With a total of 7 elite world individual titles, Jaret had the most elite world individual titles
of any male skier in the history of tournament water skiing. What makes this more
impressive is that those 7 titles are spread across 3 events – Jump, Trick and Overall.
Jaret has 117 professional wins, 9 World Titles,11 World Records and 3 IWWF World
Championship Team titles competing with Canada. Jaret is a 24-time Moomba
champion, 5-time US Masters Overall Champion and 4-time Jump Champion. In the last
25 years, Jaret held the IWWF World Overall record for 14 years and IWWF Jump
Record for 2 years.

In addition to his on water accomplishments, Jaret has worked just as hard off the water
to build the sport of water ski, serving on countless boards and associations.
Congratulations Jaret!

List of Award Winners

To view Jaret’s World Water Skiers profile CLICK HERE

 

JARET LLEWELLYN- Skieur nautique masculin du quart de siècle 1995 – 2019 de la FISNP

Ski nautique et planche Canada félicite Jaret Llewellyn qui a été choisi le skieur
nautique masculin du quart de siècle par la Fédération internationale de ski nautique et
de planche (FISNP).

À cause de la pandémie globale actuelle, le conseil de la FISNP a pris la décision qu’il
ne serait pas approprié de présenter les prix de skieurs, planchistes et athlètes de
l’année de la FISNP 2020. Puisque 2021 est le 75e anniversaire de la FISNP, il a été
décidé que le conseil de chaque division sportive choisirait ses skieurs et planchistes de
la décennie 2010–2019 et choisirait ses skieurs et planchistes féminins et masculins
des 25 dernières années.

Le Canada est heureux de féliciter Jaret Llewellyn qui a été choisi le skieur nautique
masculin du quart de siècle 1995-2019 par la FISNP.

Un athlète phénoménal, Jaret a laissé une marque indélébile sur le sport et fait partie
d’une illustre dynastie de ski nautique qui a aidé à changer la collectivité mondiale de
ski nautique pour le mieux. Jaret et son frère Kreg ont d’abord appris à skier à Dodd’s
Lake, à Innisfail, en Alberta, où les deux frères ont rapidement adopté le sport et se
sont rapidement hissés sur la scène mondiale. Kreg est reconnu comme étant
l’inspiration et le héros de Jaret sur et hors de l’eau. Leurs parents Don et Chris ont
fourni un nombre incalculable d’heures de bénévolat pour organiser, juger et soutenir
des compétitions et contribuer activement à la collectivité du ski nautique. Marié à la
championne du monde de ski nautique australienne, Britta Llewellyn, leur fils Dorien a
suivi les traces de ses parents et de son oncle et est aussi un skieur champion et il a
remporté plusieurs titres, dont une médaille d’or aux Jeux parapanaméricains de 2019 à
Lima.

Avec un total de sept titres mondiaux élites individuels, Jaret a le plus de titres
mondiaux élites individuels parmi tous les skieurs masculins dans l’histoire des
compétitions de ski nautique. Ce qui est le plus impressionnant est que ces sept titres
se répartissent dans trois épreuves – sauts, figures et combiné. Jaret a 117 victoires
professionnelles, neuf titres mondiaux,11 records mondiaux et trois titres des
championnats du monde par équipe de la FISNP avec le Canada. Jaret est 24 fois
champion Moomba, cinq fois champion du combiné du US Masters et quatre fois
champion des sauts. Dans les 25 dernières années, Jaret a détenu le record du monde
du combiné de la FISNP pendant 14 ans et le record du monde des sauts de la FISNP
pendant deux ans.

En plus de ses réalisations sur l’eau, Jaret a travaillé tout aussi fort hors de l’eau pour
bâtir le sport de ski nautique, participant à de nombreux conseils d’administration et
associations.

Félicitations Jaret!

 

 

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IWWF PRESIDENT EMERITUS KUNO RITSCHARD PASSES AWAY

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IWWF President Emeritus Kuno Ritschard at the age of 84.

Kuno was the President of IWWF for 16 years from 2001 to 2017 and has been a highly valued member of the IWWF.  He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Please keep Kuno’s wife Vreny and his son in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. A tribute to Kuno Ritschard will follow in the next few days.

The Canadian towed water sports community extends our deepest condolences to Ritschard Family.  Kuno – you will be missed.

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NOTE FROM WATER SKI CANADA ON 2021 EVENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA/ AVIS DE SKI NAUTIQUE CANADA SUR LES COMPETITIONS 2021 ET LES CRITERES DE SELECTION

IWWF Competitions for 2021 have been posted and until notified otherwise, the events are proceeding; as such selection criteria posted by Water Ski Canada are based on the following understanding.

We appreciate that there is a tremendous amount of concern with respect to the selection of athletes to Event Teams for 2021 events. 

WSWC and the High-Performance Committee want to assure all skiers that we will make every effort to ensure that Event Team selection criteria is as fair and transparent as possible to all athletes vying for spots on those Teams. 

We are aware of the unique situations of each of our Athletes and The National Team Head Coach and Coaching Group will continue to communicate directly with all athletes to make sure we understand those specific situations.  We stress the importance of athletes to remain in contact with the National Team Head Coach and Coaching Group, especially where individual athlete circumstances may have changed.

We would like to encourage all skiers to train and participate in events where possible while respecting local, Provincial and Federal guidelines. 

The High-Performance Committee continues to meet and monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and will provide updates to the community as needed.

Les compétitions de la FISNP pour 2021 ont été affichées et, jusqu’à avis contraire, les compétitions auront lieu; donc les critères de sélection affichés par Ski nautique Canada sont fondés sur la compréhension suivante.

Nous reconnaissons qu’il y a beaucoup d’inquiétude concernant la sélection des athlètes dans les équipes pour les compétitions 2021. 

SNPC et le comité de haute performance veulent rassurer tous les skieurs que nous ferons tous les efforts pour assurer que les critères de sélection pour les équipes sont aussi justes et transparents que possibles pour tous les athlètes qui visent des places dans ces équipes. 

Nous sommes conscients des situations uniques de chacun de nos athlètes et l‘entraîneur-chef de l’équipe nationale et le groupe d’entraîneurs continueront de communiquer directement avec tous les athlètes pour s’assurer que nous comprenons ces situations spécifiques. Nous insistons sur l’importance que les athlètes demeurent en contact avec l‘entraîneur-chef de l’équipe nationale et le groupe d’entraîneurs, spécialement quand les circonstances des athlètes individuels peuvent avoir changé.

Nous voulons encourager tous les skieurs à s’entraîner et à participer aux compétitions quand c’est possible tout en respectant les directives locales, provinciales et fédérales. 

Le comité de haute performance continue de se réunir et de superviser la situation de manière permanente et fournira des mises à jour à la collectivité au besoin.

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