BAREFOOT ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2006
Female - Ashleigh Stebbeings (Australia)
World Ranking: Number 1 in Junior Girls and Number 2 in Open Women’s overall
Medals at World Titles: 8 (3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
Regional Ranking: Number 1 in the Junior Girls and Open Women’s Divisions
Regional Records: 2 , Jump and Tricks. Both set at 2006 World Championships
National Ranking: Number 1 Sub-Junior, Junior Girls and Open Women’s division
National Records: 4 (sub-junior girls tricks and slalom : junior girls tricks and jump.)
New Personal Bests: 13.2 in slalom, 13.5 in jump, both are Regional records
Contributions and Support to Their National Team: Highest number of points scored for the Junior and Open teams overall.
World Contributions to the Sport: Helping the Australian team to win an overall medal in Juniors and Opens.
Male - Keith St. Onge (USA)
Three Pending World Records
Four Gold Medals
2006 World Overall Champion!
Keith won his first ever World Overall Title this season. At the tournament he placed First in EVERY round of Slalom and Every round of Tricks earning himself Gold medals in those events while becoming the Overall World Champion. He broke the World Trick Record EVERY round. A feat that has NEVER been done.
Earlier in the Year Keith set the World Slalom Record at 20.6 points. A record that had stood longer than any other in barefoot Water Skiing (12 Years).
Keith’s 2006 Resume for Athletic Achievement goes unchallenged.