The 2019 Canadian Adaptive Water Ski Team will compete in the 14th Water Ski World Championships, Thursday through Sunday, in Skarnes, Norway.
Canada will be represented by:
John Thurston (ON)
Nolan Barnes (SK)
Ashley Baerg (SK)
Blake Lamontagne (SK)
Ryan Riehl (SK)
Jacob Wasserman (SK)
Jake Thomas (ON)
The team will be led by Adaptive National Team Head David Wassill, Assistant team coach Lisa Williams and Communications Coordinator Madison Toombe
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Within each event (slalom, tricks and jumping) at the Disabled Worlds, athletes are grouped into the three categories of seated (paraplegics and quadriplegics), standing (arm and/or leg disabilities with or without prosthesis) and vision impaired (partially or totally blind). Each competitor in the three categories is awarded in each round of each event a certain number of points according to the relationship of his/her score to the minimum score needed to set or equal a world record in the event for the same disability category and gender as it stood on Jan. 1, 2019.
To view live scoring throughout the tournament and a live webcast of Saturday and Sunday’s action, click here. Skarnes, Norway is 6 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.
For additional information on the 2019 Disabled Water Ski World Championships, visit http://iwwf.sport/disabledskiworlds2019/.
The 2019 Canadian Adaptive Water Ski Team is still raising funds to cover travel and training expenses. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted HERE