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 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 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.