BAREFOOT SKIERS OF THE YEAR 2009
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
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.
St. Onge -
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
reset the world trick record, this time at an amazing 11,250
and he retains a stranglehold on the world record in Wake
St. Onge also turned in an incredible performance at the
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
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
Mayanka Jansen -
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
Once 1st and 3 times 2nd at international registered events
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
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
Delphine Le Sausse -
Multiple Plegic 3
September World Disabled Championships in
under challenging conditions (imagine a river with concrete
walls on both sides!), Delphine was hugely successful in
the largest female category, competing against Great
Adaline Fahey. In that category, she won the overall and
slalom titles along with silvers in jump and tricks, greatly
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.
Craig Timm - Arm Amputee -
September World Disabled Championships in
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
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
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
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
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
deemed very unlucky not to retain her title in
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
2009 Men's Open World Champion
2009 Australian Men's Champion
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
competing in local races in
enter in the selection series to represent
Racing Championships. His boat
experienced mechanical difficulties in the
first two races but
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
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
Masters Women Slalom
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