FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROLEX JUNIOR MASTERS WATER SKI TOURNAMENT
INVITATION-ONLY—CRITERIA AND INVITEES ANNOUNCED
FL FEB. 13, 2004 – The
Masters Steering Committee has released the invitation criteria for the Rolex
Junior Masters to be held at Callaway in Pine Mountain,
Georgia, over Memorial
Day weekend, May 28-30, 2004.
Committee meets annually at the conclusion of the Masters –the
worlds oldest, most prestigious, water ski and wakeboard tournament– to discuss
the invitation criteria for the next year's event and to ensure that the
world's best junior athletes are invited to the 2004 Rolex Junior Masters—an
invitation-only, international tournament.
The Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament
began 12 years ago and the Junior Men Wakeboarding competition was added as an
event in 1996. These events are a part
of the overall Chevrolet 45th Masters taking place in May. A large number of invitees are determined by
the final 2003 IWSF Junior World Water Ski Ranking
List which is not final until March 1st. Therefore, the list of Junior Masters invited
athletes is not complete. Following is a
list showing only those meeting criteria other than Nos. 3 and 6 below.
CRITERIA FOR INVITATION*
Defending Junior Masters Event and Overall Champions
IWSF Junior World Championships Event and Overall Champions
5 on final IWSF Junior World Water Ski Ranking List, published as of March
Junior U.S. Open – Water Ski Event and Overall Champions
U.S. Nationals Girls 3-Event and Boys Water Ski Event and Overall Champions.
in an IWSF sanctioned record-capability tournament between November 1, 2003 and
May 24, 2004 which is equal to or exceeds the performance level of the 5th
Ranked skier on the final 2003 IWSF Junior World Water Ski Ranking Lists,**published as of
March 1, 2004.
To qualify, an athlete must also be 17 years of age or
younger as of January 1,
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Junior Masters Competitors qualified to date are
shown below, additional qualifiers will be added. Athletes known to be ineligible due to age
are not shown.
World Champions Matteo Ianni
(ITA) in Slalom, Aaron Rathy (CAN) in Tricks and
Felipe Miranda (CHI) in Overall, as well as defending Rolex Junior Masters
Champions: Felipe Miranda in Tricks, Aaron Rathy in
Overall, Ian Trapp (USA) in Slalom and Tomlin Wilson (USA) in Tricks. 2003 Junior U.S. Open champions: Felipe Miranda in Slalom, Tricks, Jump and
Overall. 2003 U.S. National
Champions: Ian Trapp in Slalom, Tomlin
Wilson in Tricks and Overall and Stephen Seal (USA) in Jump.
Junior Women World Champions: Nicole
Arthur (GBR) in Slalom and Danyelle Bennett (USA) in Overall. Rolex Junior Masters defending Champions are Danyelle Bennett in Overall, Whitney McClintock (CAN) in
Tricks and Jenna Mielzynski (CAN) in Slalom. 2003 U.S. Junior
National Champions Danyelle Bennett in Tricks, Jump
and Overall and Mandi Williams (USA) in Slalom. U.S. Open champions: Whitney McClintock (CAN)
and Krista Rogers (USA).
Competitors meeting criteria for
the 2004 Rolex Junior Masters Nos. 3 and 6 will be added March first and as may
qualify thereafter. Invitees may call
Masters Coordinator Gerry Fowler for
information regarding access to registration and tournament information at
The Chevrolet 45th
Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament™,
owned by Callaway, and the 2004 Rolex Junior Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard
Tournament™ are produced annually by Tournament Ski Productions,
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Correct Craft, Inc. Correct Craft produces the world renowned Ski Nautique and
Air Nautique inboard towboat.
ticket and event information is available on the website at
www.masterswaterski.com or call Toll Free at 1-888-806-2783.
information regarding accommodations at Callaway, visit www.callawayonline.com.
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