ORLANDO, 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. 

The Masters 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.




1.      2003 Defending Junior Masters Event and Overall Champions

2.      2002 IWSF Junior World Championships Event and Overall Champions

3.      Top 5 on final IWSF Junior World Water Ski Ranking List, published as of March 1, 2004.

4.      2003 Junior U.S. Open – Water Ski Event and Overall Champions

5.      2003 U.S. Nationals Girls 3-Event and Boys Water Ski Event and Overall Champions.

6.      Performance 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, 2004.

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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.

Junior Men 

            Junior Men 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 

            2003 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 1-888-806-2783.

             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.

Additional ticket and event information is available on the website at  or call Toll Free at  1-888-806-2783.

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