BAREFOOT SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009

FEMALE SKIER

Ashleigh Stebbeings – Australia

The Barefoot World Tiles is a combined event that

includes the Open, Junior and Senior Titles.

Ashleigh Kate Stebbeings is only 16 years old and she

competed in both the Open and Junior Titles.

Ashleigh won every event in both Championships.

Ashleigh won eight Gold Medals and contributed 6000

team overall points at the 2009 World Titles a PERFECT

SCORE.

She is the ONLY athlete in our sport, male or female, to

ever do this.

2009 World Championships EIGHT GOLD MEDALS!

Open Women: 1st Overall, 1st Trick, 1st Slalom, 1st Jump

Junior Girls: 1st Overall, 1st Trick, 1st Slalom, 1st Jump

2009 World Games 1st Place Trick & Slalom, 2nd place Overall & Jump.

World Ranking (At time of Writing this proposal)Open Women - #1 Overall, #1 Trick,

#1 Slalom, #2 Jump

Confederation Ranking #1 Open Women in All Events & Overall

New Personal Bests - All set in 2009 Trick – 3100, Slalom – 14.4, Jump – 15.5M

New Skills Learned Reverse 180 Surface turns B-F & F-B, Basic 360 surface turns F-F and

B-B, Toe Back 180, Toe Front 180

Contributions to the Sport

Ashleigh has consistently been the top Female barefoot skier in the World since 2005.

Assists at training camps and an active participation in encouraging others.

Through the training clinics offered by her and her family Ashleigh brings many new skiers into

our sport every year.

MALE SKIER

Keith St. Onge - USA

St. Onge is once again proving he is the most dominant

international force in Barefoot Waterskiing. He turned in

another unbelievable performance in 2009, repeating as the

World Overall Champion in New Zealand. He once again

reset the world trick record, this time at an amazing 11,250

and he retains a stranglehold on the world record in Wake

Slalom.

St. Onge also turned in an incredible performance at the

World Games in Taiwan helping bring the U.S. team to

victory, as well as winning the individual Gold Overall medal

on the international stage.

2008 World Championships held in 2009 – 1st Overall, 1st Slalom. 1st Tricks, 3rd Jump

World Games 2009 - 1st Overall, 1st Slalom. 1st Tricks, 4th Jump

World Ranking – not finalised, but anticipated:

1st Overall, 1st Slalom, 1st Trick, 3rd Jump

World Records Currently holds the World Slalom (20.6) and Trick (11,250) records

Confederation Ranking: 1st Overall, 1st Trick, 1st Slalom, 1st Jump

New Personal Bests: 12,650 Tricks, 25.7 Jump (25.8 was back in 1998)

New Skills Learned: The best new skill that he has learned this year, is the ability to combine

the most difficult barefoot tricks into a 15 second routine at standards that the world has never

witnessed.

Contributions to the sport

Keith travels the world teaching and promoting the sport, yes It Is his business, but he does it

with a great personal touch. He is regarded as the best in the world by an over whelming

majority of his peers. He has sponsored many tournaments, clinics around the world and is

the premier sponsor of the 2010 World Championships.

CABLE WAKEBOARD RIDERS OF THE YEAR 2009

FEMALE RIDER

Mayanka Jansen - Netherlands

Mayanka's performance would be highly ranked in Open ladies as well, but she chooses to ride

with her friends in Juniors. She's also one of the few international judges of her age (17).

RANKING – WORLD 1st in Junior ladies with 3580 points

RANKING – EAME no EA rankings, but she would also be 1st in Junior ladies

RANKING – NATIONAL 1st in Junior Ladies, 2nd in Open ladies

WORLD MEDAL? 1st in Junior ladies at last World in 2008

EAME MEDAL? 2nd in Junior ladies

NATIONAL MEDAL? 1st in Junior ladies

DETAILS OF OTHER COMPETITION

RESULTS

Once 1st and 3 times 2nd at international registered events

in 2009

MALE RIDER

Dominik Gührs – Germany

Another wunderkind conquering the Open category and still junior by age. A valued member of

the community, sets a great example for the kids on the water.

RANKING – WORLD 2nd in Open men with 2532 points

RANKING – EAME no EA rankings, but he would also be 2nd in

Open men

RANKING – NATIONAL 1st in Open men with 2532 points

WORLD MEDAL? ---

EAME MEDAL? 1st in Open men

NATIONAL MEDAL? 1st in Open men

DETAILS OF OTHER COMPETITION RESULTS twice 2nd and once 3rd at international

registered events in 2009

DISABLED SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009

FEMALE SKIER

Delphine Le Sausse - Multiple Plegic 3 – France

At the September World Disabled Championships in France

under challenging conditions (imagine a river with concrete

walls on both sides!), Delphine was hugely successful in

the largest female category, competing against Great

Britain's many times world champion and record holder

Adaline Fahey. In that category, she won the overall and

slalom titles along with silvers in jump and tricks, greatly

helping France to its first ever team overall podium finish.

In the prestigious tournament individual overall combining

all disability categories, she placed second among

women, an amazing achievement. Paralleling those

performances, her EAME ranking, also all disability

categories combined, was first in slalom and third in

tricks and jump. She even competed in an able-bodied

event in the fall running 2/43/18.25m, a potential world

record, a score that was subsequently lowered to

0.5/43/18.25m due to video issues.

MALE SKIER

Craig Timm - Arm Amputee - USA

At the September World Disabled Championships in France under

challenging conditions (imagine a river with concrete walls on both

sides!), Craig twice broke a twenty year old world jump record as

the last skier at the tournament on the water and helped cement a

U.S. team victory at Worlds and win the gold. The metric distances

of his two jumps were the same with both exceeding the existing

world record, and the record has been accepted. Each jumper was

only allowed two jumps because of safety concerns due to

backwash if a third jump were taken. He also won gold in slalom,

with his points going towards the U.S. team victory, a gold in

overall and a silver in tricks. Finally, in the prestigious tournament

individual overall combining

all disability categories, he

placed second. A week later, at an RC event in

Minnesota, he continued his streak by twice breaking the

world slalom record, records that have just recently been

approved. He also tied his week old jump record in that

same tournament, thus three world records set and two

of his own tied in the space of a few weeks.

RACING SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009

FEMALE SKIER

Kim Lumley – Great Britain

Kim Lumley is an extraordinary athlete. She has dominated GB and

European Ladies competition in the Ski Racing division for almost a

decade. She has held the European Title many times and of course

the GB National Title.

In 2005 she won the Open Women WORLD TITLE at Hunstanton, GB,

holding off the mighty challenges of USA and Australia, and was

deemed very unlucky not to retain her title in New Zealand in 2007,

taking Silver.

Over the last 8 years she has won the arduous Catalina Island Race,

60 miles on the Pacific, no less than 7 times, and the only European

Lady ever to win. She won Catalina in 2009 and followed that up

with a flawless performance in July at the 2009 World Racing

Championships, winning all four tough canal/river races in arguably

the toughest possible conditions worldwide, to clinch a most worthy

World Championship Gold to stamp her authority on the Sport as

the undoubted World Number One in securing her Second World Title.

A Truly Extraordinary Performance by an Extraordinary Skier

MALE SKIER

Wayne Mawer – Australia

2009 Men's Open World Champion

2009 Australian Men's Champion

Wayne retired from Ski Racing after winning the Open Mens Division of

the

1997 World Water Ski Racing Championship and successfully competed

in the wakeboard division; winning 2 World Championships .

He came out of retirement in 2007 for the 2007 Diamond Race which

he won.

After competing in local races in Northern Queensland he decided to

enter in the selection series to represent Australia in the 2009 World

Racing Championships. His boat

experienced mechanical difficulties in the

first two races but Wayne won the next

five Selection Races as well as the Men's Open Australian

Championship. He was selected as the number one skier for the

Australian Team, a remarkable performance after more than a

ten year retirement.

TOURNAMENT SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009

FEMALE SKIER

Whitney McClintock – Canada

Whitney had the unique accomplishment of being the World Champion in both the U21

Championships and the Open World Championships in Overall, Slalom, and Tricks. Her list of

tournament podium placements is unparalleled in recent times:

2009 World Champion Women Overall

2009 World Champion Women Slalom

2009 World Champion Women Tricks

2009 World U21 Champion Women Overall

2009 World U21 Champion Women Slalom

2009 World U21 Champion Women Tricks

2009 World U21 Championships Women Jump Silver Medal

2009 Masters Champion Women Tricks

2009 Masters Women Slalom 3rd Place

2009 Malibu Pro Ski Tour Abbotsford Women Slalom Champion

MALE SKIER

Javier Julio – Argentina

Javier has always been an outstanding Overall skier and 2009 was the year he finally achieved

his crowning accomplishment of being World Overall Champion. In 2009 Javier also won all

event titles and overall at the 2009 LatinAmerican Championships and is the reigning Pan

American Overall and slalom champion.

Javier is one of only 3 skiers to be on all three Elite Ranking Lists, another rare

accomplishment.