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Water Ski World Cup

1999 Media Guide

Inside


Printed Copy
Cover Design
Ryan Swanson

WaterSki Magazine Consultant
Robert Stephens

Photography
Heather Lee, Doug Dukane, Tom King

Published by
World Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 2456
Winter Park FL, 32790

Copyright 1999

Adapted to be On-Line with permission

Web Implementation
Bob Corson

 
 

Media Information
 

Welcome to the 1999 Water Ski World Cup. We strive to provide the media with a professional atmosphere in which to cover our tournaments. For your benefit, here are the following guidelines. Please contact us at 407-628-4802, ext. 1190, if there is any way we can assist you in your coverage of the Water Ski World Cup in 1999.

Media Director
Dean Turcol
P.O. Box 2456
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Phone: 407-628-4802, ext. 1190
Fax: 407-628-7061
E-mail: protour@worldzine.com

Weekly Update

A newsletter updating the happenings of the Water Ski World Cup is available on a weekly basis in season and monthly off-season. It provides up-to-the-minute news, results and recaps on all Water Ski World Cup events. To receive the newsletter via e-mail or fax.please contact us.

Post-Event Results

The Water Ski World Cup News Service is available to any media requesting results. This service allows media to receive updated news material, current standings and extensive Cup results. The service is available via e-mail or fax. Just provide the Media Office with your e-mail or fax number.

On-Site

There will be a representative of the Water Ski World Cup media team present at all Cup events. Members of the media are requested to contact the Media Team in advance to arrange credentials, schedules, interviews and other media needs.

Contact the Media Office for the specific media team member handling tournaments. At most events, Media Director Dean Turcol will be handling the on-site duties.

Media Day

A Media Day will be held prior to the event at most World Cup sites. Media Days in the United States are held the Thursday afternoon before the weekend event. Top skiers from the pro circuit will be available to the press for interviews. In addition, you will be able to photograph and videotape from the boat as the skiers practice. This provides spectacular shots not available during the competition. The media are also welcome to ski and receive tips from the pros. For information on Media Days for the international stops, please contact the Media Office.

Photographers

Photographers should follow the same guidelines as other media but must follow directions of tournament officials for suitable locations. Media areas are specific to each site. In most cases a photo boat is available for on-water shots.

 

Leadership

 
 
Andres Botero, President Bob Corson, World Cup Chairman
InternationalWater Ski Federation IWSF Scoring -.Rules
Calle 48 #70-180 PO Box 2038 23 Fox Hollow Road
Medellin. Colombia Voorhees. NJ 08043
Phone/fax: 57 4 260-4526 Phone: (609) 866- 1000
E-mail: IWSF@intic.net Fax: (609) 866-0185
  E-mail: bcorson@telesciences.com
   
Terry Dorner  
Marketing & Scheduling Jon Franklin & Mark Ervin
Coordinator IMG-Denver
World Sports & Marketing Event Implementation, Site and
330 W Canton Ave. Sponsor Coordination Sales
Winter Park, FL 32789 600 17th St.. Suite 905N
Phone: (407) 628-4802 Denver. CO 80202
Fax:(407) 628-7061 Phone:(303) 573-0600
E-mail: td1@worldzine.com Fax: (303) 573-0605
  E-mail: jfranklin@imgworld.com
  E-mail: mervin@imgworld.com
 

Governing Body - International Water Ski Federation

The International Water Ski Federation is the governing body for all water-ski competitions worldwide. The IWSF is a recognized sport Federation of the International Olympic Committee, and water skiing is a top candidate for new sports in the next Olympics. The IWSF sanctions all world-level competitions and holds both Junior World and World Championships every two years in water skiing, barefoot water skiing and water-ski racing. There is also an active IWSF program for the disabled which includes a world championship. And, new for 1998, the first Water-Ski Cable Championships will be held in Germany.

Developmental programs are also sponsored by the IWSF to promote water skiing in areas like Africa and the Caribbean. Water skiing, with its 91 member national federations, is practiced widely throughout the world. There are an estimated 30 million people who participate in water skiing on a recreational basis throughout the globe.

Title Sponsor - Cafe de Colombia

Cafe de Colombia is the title sponsor for the 1998 Water Ski World Cup. Cafe de Colombia title-sponsored the World Cup last year and its inaugural year in 1996.

Cafe de Colombia is an identification for all the coffee exported from Colombia. This trademark can be found on brands consisting of coffee exclusively grown in Colombia. The marketing program developed for Cafe de Colombia was created by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia on behalf of its more than 300,000 coffee growers. Founded in 1927, the federation's primary mission is to improve the standard of living of the cafetero and their families by maximizing the revenues of their coffee. The federation's distinctive marketing program has resulted in worldwide recognition of its trademark, which can be found on hundreds of different brands of 100% Colombian coffee around the world.

 

1999 Schedule
 
Dates Tournament City
Feb. 27-28 Oz Ski Newcastle, Australia
March 5-8 Moomba Masters Melbourne,Australia
April 17-18 U.S. Pro Tour Orlando, Florida
May 1-2 U.S. Pro Tour Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 29-30 U.S. Masters Pine Mountain, Georgia
June 5-6 U.S. ProTour Shreveport. Louisiana
June 12-13 Spray & Fly Toronto, Canada
June 18-20 U.S. Open Austin, Texas
June 26-27 U.S. Pro Tour Sacramento, California
July 3-4 Italian Masters Milan, Italy
July 10-11 Austrian Masters Gmunden, Austria
July 17-18 U.S. Pro Tour Portland, Oregon
July 24-25 U.S. Pro Tour Vancouver, Canada
Aug. 21-22 U.S. Pro Tour Detroit, Michigan
Aug. 28-29 French Masters Lacenau, France
Sept. 4-5 British Masters Teesside/London, England
 

Tournament Information

Oz Ski
 
Dates February 27-28
City Newcastle.Australia
Venue Myuna Bay, Lake Macquarie
Contact Steve Harper
Address 45 Scenic Drive Caves Beach, 2281 NSW Australia
Telephone 61 - 2 - 4971-1872 
61 - 4 - 1767-1085 (mobile)
Fax 61 - 2 - 4971-1872
Email sharper@mpx.com.au
Website http://www.ozski.com.au
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Sydney Airport
Directions Head north 1.5 hours by car to Myuna Bay Sport and Recreational Camp
Lodging Bay Hotel Motel,
61 - 2 - 4973 3177
Sponsors Café de Colombia, NBN television, Lake Macquarie Council, 21st Century boats
Event History

This is the inaugural year for Oz Ski hosting a World Cup stop. The first Oz Ski was held in 1988. A group of dedicated volunteer ski lovers from the Newcastle New South Wales area organize this tournament. The tournament has been held at a number of different venues. This is the second year Myuna Bay has hosted this event.

 

 

 

Moomba Masters
 
Dates March 5-8
City Melbourne.Australia
Venue Yarra River Downtown
Contact Russell Morris
Address 15 Lichen Grove, Highton, 3216 Victoria, Australia
Telephone 61 - 3 - 5243-8851
Fax 61 - 3 - 5244-0778
Email panda@pipeline.com.au
Website moombamasters.8m.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Melbourne
Directions Downtown Melbourne.Yarra River Barman Avenue
Lodging All Seasons Group, Swanston St.
Sponsors Café de Colombia, Australian Unity, Nestle Peters, City of Melbourne, Correct Craft, Pura Milk, General Motors
Event History

The Moomba Masters is the longest continuous running pro water ski tournament in the world. The 1999 event marks the 38th straight year dating back to 1961. In addition to largest purse offered on the World Cup schedule, the Moomba Masters attracts over one million spectators.

 

 

 

Orlando U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour - Hang Ten Open
 
Dates April 17-18
City Orlando, Florida
Venue Orlando Watersports Complex
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Airport Orlando International
Directions From downtown Orlando, take I-4 west, exit Michigan Ave., turn left. Follow Michigan to Orange Ave. (South). Turn right. Then turn right on Landstreet and then right on Florida Rock Rd. Coming East on I-4, exit 441 South (Orange Blossom Trail). Take left on Landstreet and then left on Florida Rock Road.
Lodging To book reservations. Call Yvonne @ New World Travel. 1-800-308-7873
Sponsors Hang Ten, Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
Event History

The World Cup embarks on its U.S. leg in Orlando with the beginning of the U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour. A new-world class facility at the Orlando Watersports Complex should provide excitement and possible record breaking performances for the first time in Central Florida. The winner of the U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour is a good indicator of who will win the World Cup. In the history of the World Cup, no Pro Tour winner has ever not gone on to win the World Cup.

Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour
 
Dates May 1-2
City Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Venue Mills Pond Park
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Airport Ft Lauderdale International Airport
Directions Take 1-95 to Oakland Park Bvd.. exit Head east to Powerline Road. then right. Proceed south 3/4 mile The park is on the right.
Lodging To book reservations. Call Yvonne @ New World Travel. 1-800-308-7873
Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
Event History

The U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour returns to South Florida for the second straight year.

Mills Pond Park drew a huge crowd last year. Located next to I-95, thousands of cars could catch a good view of the action while they traveled one of the busiest highways in Florida.

Masters Waterski Tournament
 
Dates May 29-30
City Pine Mountain. Georgia
Venue Callaway Gardens
Contact Larry Meddock
Address 6100 Orange Ave. Orlando. FL 32809
Telephone (407) 855-4141
Fax (407) 851-7844
Email market@skinautique.com
Website www.skinautique.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Atlanta International Airport 
Directions Take 1-85 south from Atlanta and continue south to exit 14 Turn left on US Highway 27 Drive 11 miles to Callaway Gardens
Lodging Callaway Gardens. 1-800-282-8181
Sponsors Nautiques, Rolex, Ford Trucks, Ford Power Products, Ashland Chemical,Body Glove, Clarion
Event History

The 40th Masters Waterski Tournament will be held at Callaway Gardens over Memorial Day weekend. Considered the most prestigious water ski tournament in the world, the Masters draws an elite field of world-class skiers.

 

Shreveport U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour
 
Dates June 4-6
City Shreveport, Louisiana
Venue Champion Lake
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump Ė two competitions counting as two separate stops
Menís Slalom
Airport Shreveport Regional Airport
Directions Take 1-20 east exit 19A (Market Street) Stay left on Youree Drive (Rt. 1). Proceed on Youree to Kings Highway.Turn right onto East Kings Highway. Turn left on to Preston. Champion lake will be on the right.
Lodging La Quinta. 

For reservations call: New World Travel (407) 647-2170 in Orlando or outside Orlando, call 800-308-7873

Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Budweiser, Indmar, Rogaine
 

Event History

Thousands of fans will line the shores in Shreveport as it hosts the U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour for the 14th straight year. Skiing conditions are ideal for the jumpers and slalom skiers. In fact, two World Cup jump competitions will take place this year here making the stop arguably the most important of the season for the gladiators of the ramp.

 

 

Spray & Fly World Cup
 
Dates June 12-13
City Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Venue Ontario Place
Contact Brian MacPherson, Water Ski Canada
Address 1600 James Naismith Dr., Gloucester, Ontario K1B 5N4
Telephone (613) 748-5683
Fax (613) 748-5867
Email wsc@magi.com
Website  
Events Menís Jump 
Womenís Jump 
Airport Pearson International Airport
Directions Downtown Toronto
Lodging  
Sponsors Cafe de Colombia
Event History

The Spray & Fly World Cup debuts this year. With the backing of Water Ski Canada, this tournament should draw all the tops jumpers to Toronto. This is the only stop on the World Cup that features an all-jumping event.

 

U.S. Open
 
Dates June 18-20
City Austin, Texas
Venue Austin AquaPlex
Contact Lani Farmer, Malibu Boats
Address One Malibu Court, Merced, CA
Telephone (209) 383-7469
Fax (209) 383-0499
Email lanif@malibuboats.com
Website malibuboats.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Austin
Directions South on I-35 to FM 1327. Go east on 1327 to Creedmoor, turn left on FM 1625. Site is 1.5 miles on left.
Lodging  
Sponsors Malibu Boats, Café de Colombia, Indmar, WaterSki Magazine, sanctioned by the AWSA
 

 

Event History

This is the 13th year for the U.S. Open. The prestigious tournament attracts not only the present-day stars of water skiing, but future stars as well. It has a long tradition of showcasing champions when they were just starting out.

 

Sacramento U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour
 
Dates June 25-27
City Sacramento, California
Venue Bell Acqua Lakes
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom - two competitions counting as two separate stops
Airport Sacramento International Airport
Directions From Power Line Rd. turn right onto Elkhorn Blvd to Dry Creek Road (10 miles) Turn right at E Street The lake is at the end of E Street and the entry to the Rio Linda Airport
Lodging To book reservations. Call Yvonne @ New World Travel. 1-800-308-7873
Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
Event History

Bell Acqua Lakes is a man-made multi-lake facility with world class water conditions.

This is the third straight year for Sacramento to host the U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour. This event usually draws the biggest tour crowd of the year. Two slalom competitions will take place making this tournament doubly important in the World Cup points race.

Italian Masters
 
Dates July 3-4
City Milan.Italy
Venue Idroscalo Lake
Contact Barbara Roveda, Italian Water Ski Federation
Address Via Piranesi 44/b, 20137 Milan.Italy
Telephone 39 - 2 - 7611-0172
Fax 39 - 2 - 7611-0012
Email fisn@idea.it
Website www.idea.it/fisn/
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Malpensa and Linate
Directions  
Lodging  
Sponsors  
Event History

The Italian Masters is one of the biggest sports events held in Italy. It draws a huge international field with the top names in the sport. Last year, the World Cup finals were held here.

Austrian Masters
 
Dates July 10-11
City Gmunden, Austria
Venue Austrian National Training site, gravelpit Fischlham
Contact Burghard Ozlberger or Britta Llewellyn
Address Krottendorf 37, 4656 Kirchham, Austria
Telephone 43 - 7619-2014
Britta: 561-252-7545
Fax 43 - 7619-2014
Email Gmunden7@aol.com
Website  
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Linz or Salzburg
Directions From Linz, take Autobahn towards Salzburg, Exit at Steyrermuhl, at stop sign go left, follow signs to Gmunden. From Salzburg, take Autobahn towards Linz, exit at Regau. Turn left, follow signs to Gmunden.
Lodging Gmundenís Tourtist office:43-7612-794 or contact Britta Llewellyn
Sponsors Café de Colombia, EA Generali, Hyundai, ratiopharm, fun world
 

Event History

This is the first time Austria has hosted a World Cup stop. Along with Italy, the stop in Gmunden, Austria anchors the first European swing of the World Cup.

 

Portland Pro Tour
 
Dates July 17-18
City Portland, Oregon
Venue Blue Lake Park
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump 
Menís Slalom 
Airport Portland International Airport
Directions Take 1-84 east to Gresham/l8lst Avenue. Exit #13 Head north an 181st to Sandy Blvd. Turn east and follow the signs
Lodging Silver Cloud Portland Airport: To book reservations. Call Yvonne @ New World Travel. 1-800-308-7873
Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
Event History

This is the sixth year the Pro Water Ski Tour has visited Portland. The World Cup skiers and jumpers face arguably the toughest skiing conditions of the year at Blue Lake Park. Despite the rough conditions, skiers love the Portland area because of the enthusiastic fans that turn out in the thousands.

 

Abbotsford, Vancouver ProTour
 
Dates July 24-25
City Abbotsford, Vancouver. British Columbia. Canada
Venue Albert Dyck Park
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump 
Menís Slalom 
Airport Vancouver Airport
Directions Take Highway I to Clearbrook Road exit. Head south. stay to the left lane when the road forks Turn right on Walmsley Ave Look for park signs
Lodging Best Western Regency Inn: To book reservations. Call Yvonne @ New World Travel. 1-800-308-7873
Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
 

Event History

The U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour returns to Vancouver for the second straight year following an impressive showing there in 1998. That was the first time in the 16-year history of the Pro Tour that a tournament was held outside of the United States. An even bigger crowd is expected at this man-made facility in the city of Abbotsford, which is about an hour from Vancouver.

 

 

Detroit U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour
 
Dates August 21-22
City Detroit, Michigan (near Novi)
Venue Island Lake State Park
Contact Terry Dorner World Sports & Marketing
Address 330 West Canton Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone (407) 628-4802 ext. 1124
Fax (407) 628-7061
Email td1@worldzine.com
Website www.prowaterskitour.com
Events Menís Jump 
Menís Slalom 
Airport Detroit International
Directions Take 275 North to I-96 West. Take Kensington Road exit. Go South pass Grand River Road. Park entrance is on the left-hand side.
Lodging Holiday Inn Farmington Hills. For reservations call: New World Travel (407) 647-2170 in Orlando or outside Orlando, call 800-308-7873
Sponsors Café de Colombia, MasterCraft, Sea Doo, Indmar, Rogaine
Event History
The U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour returns to Detroit for the first time since 1996 for its U.S. Finals. The U.S. Pro Tour title will be awarded for the 16th straight year. It is the longest running professional water ski series ever

 

French Masters
 
Dates August 28-29
City Lacenau, France
Venue  
Contact Andre Amodt
Address 16 Rue Clement Marot, 75008 Paris, France
Telephone (33) 147 200 500
Fax (33) 147 200 500
Email ffsn@wanadoo.fr
Website  
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport  
Directions  
Lodging  
Sponsors  
 

Event History

The stop in France kicks off the final European swing of the World Cup. An international field of top skiers will make the French Masters a highlight of the season.

British Masters
 
Dates September 4-5
City Teesside or London, England
Venue River Tees or Thorpe Park
Contact Gill Hill. British Water Ski Federation
Address 390 City Road, London ECIV ZQA
Telephone (44) 171 833 2855 ext 30
Fax (44) 171 837 5879
Email gill@bwsf.co.uk
Website www.britishwaterski.co.uk
Events Menís Jump
Menís Slalom
Womenís Jump
Womenís Slalom
Airport Teesside or London
Directions  
Lodging All bookings for hotels through the British Water Ski Federation
Sponsors  
 

Event History

The British Masters will be the finals of the 1999 Water Ski World Cup. In its 16th year, the British Masters is one of the most prestigious international tournaments in the world drawing a world-class field.

 

 

Events

Slalom

Slalom is technically the most demanding event in water skiing. Skiers run a snake-like path around six buoys while entering and exiting the course through entrance and exit "gates." While the boat speed remains 36 mph (58 kilometers per hour) for men and 34 mph (55 kph) for women, the skierís speed can vary from 20 mph to 60 mph when crossing the wake. Why? Up to 1,000 pounds of pull are generated by the skier at the handle against the boat.

After each successful pass of six buoys, the rope (tow line) is shortened ó decreasing the length of the rope line between the buoys and the boat. Skiers continue to maneuver the course until they cannot round a buoy. As the rope is shortened, it is more difficult for skiers to round the buoys. (At one point, the line is shorter than the distance of the buoy from the boat.) Their score then stands as the number of buoys successfully rounded at that line length. For example, if a skier rounds four buoys at a rope length of 37 feet, their score stands at 4 at 38 off. (In skier lingo, "off" means rope length removed from a standard 75-foot tow line.)

Jump

Jumping is the most daring event in water skiing. These gladiators of the ramp jump from a 6-foot ramp (1.8 meters) for men and a 5.5-foot ramp (1.65 meters) for women. (At some tournaments, men can chose to jump at 1.65 meters and women 1.50 meters.) Each jumper has three attempts at the ramp, with the longest effort winning. The boat speed is a constant 35 mph (56 kph) for men and 32 mph (51 kph) for women.

Skiers swing out like a pendulum to the right of the boat in a whiplash effect, almost doubling their speed into the ramp. The ski ramp is angled at 16 degrees and is waxed for slipperiness. For the tenth of a second theyíre on the jump ramp, the skiers are subjected to G-forces that are 10 times their body weight. During their launch, skiers only have a fraction of a second to spring forward for maximum distance. Top men jumpers soar over 200 feet (67 meters) while the women jump over 150 feet (45 meters).

 

Purse/Scoring

Prize Money Breakdown

Each individual tournament will distribute its own purse based on performance, with the total of all 17 tournaments reaching nearly $900,000. Café de Colombia is funding a separate year-end cash bonus totaling $125,000. (all figures in US Dollars)
 
Men's Slalom Women's Slalom
1st $28,000 1st $13,000
2nd $7,500 2nd $4,500
3rd $4,500 3rd $2,500
 
Men's Jump Women's Jump
1st $30,000 1st $14,250
2nd $8,250 2nd $5,000
3rd $4,750 3rd $2,750
 

Point Scoring System

Place Points
 
1st 100
2nd 80
3rd 65
4th 55
5th 45
6th 35
7th 30
8th 25
9th 20
10th 17
1lth 14
12th 11
13th 8
14th 6
15th 4
Points are accumulated throughout the course of the 17-stop season on the basis of tournament's final placements. Each skier's lowest score will be dropped.

In cases of ties for the top three places: If two competitors are tied in World Cup Series points after the final results of the last tournament, the tie shall be broken by placement in the final tournament. If they are tied in the final tournament, then the tie will be broken by going back to the most recent previous World Cup tournament where they were not tied, and the leading skier will win the tie.

 

 

Men's World Cup Competitors
 
Andrea Alessi Italy
Jamie Beauchesne USA
Mike Champion USA
Jim Clunie Canada
Steve Cockeram New Zealand
Wade Cox USA
Scot Ellis USA
Jodi Fisher Great Britain
Mike Kjellander Sweden
Richard Kjellander Sweden
Freddy Krueger USA
Kris LaPoint USA
John Levingston Australia
Jaret Llewellyn Canada
Lucky Lowe USA
Andy Mapple Great Britain
Patrice Martin France
Bruce Neville Australia
Jason Paredes USA
Chris Parrish USA
Carl Roberge USA
Jeff Rodgers USA
Curtis Sheers Australia
Scott Smith USA
John Swanson USA
Steffen Wild Germany
 

* Note: Following each bio is analysis provided by WaterSki Magazine, the leading publication for professional skiing

 

Andrea Allessi - Italy


 
Born December 21, 1966
Birthplace Premosello, Italy 
Residence Omegna, Italy
Height 5í7íí
Weight 155 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 14th 
1998 Finish 10th
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - U.S. Open Jump Champion
1998 European Jump Champion
1993 World Jump Champion
1989 World Championships - 2nd Jump

WaterSki Analysis

Inspiring comeback in Ď98 after his career nearly ended from a crash three years ago. Still regaining the form and strength that won him a world title in 1993.

 

Jamie Beauchesne - USA

Born April 30, 1977
Birthplace Concord, NH 
Residence Canterbury, NH
Height 6í1íí
Weight 185 lbs. 
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 4th 
1998 Finish 7th Slalom
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - U.S. Open Slalom Champion
1994 Jr. World Slalom Champion
1994 Jr. Pan Am Slalom Champion

Sponsors

Iconn, Correct Craft, Powerbar

WaterSki Analysis

Showed signs of the future slalom stardom expected of him with a major championship (U.S. Open) and a leap to seventh in the World Cup standings (15th in 97).

 

Mike Champion - USA


 
Born August 17, 1969
Birthplace Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Residence Sacramento, California
Height  6'2"
Weight 185 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 6th year
1998 Finish 3rd, Slalom
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters - 2nd
1997 Oz Ski Slalom Champion
1994 France Pro Tour Champion
1993 U.S. National Slalom Champion
1992 U.S. National Slalom Champion
1991 Collegiate Men's Slalom Champion

Sponsors

Connelly, Malibu

WaterSki Analysis

Huge leap in Ď98 when he had the third most top-five finishes on the World Cup circuit with eight, behind only Mapple and Cox.

 

 

Jim Clunie - Canada


 
Born  January 15. 1969
Birthplace  Tilsdale. Canada
Residence  Saskatoon.Canada
Height  5'5"
Weight 155 Ibs.
Family  Single
Year of Pro Skiing 10th
1998 Finish 9th,Jump
Career Highlights
1998 Pan Am Games Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Toronto - 2nd
1997 World Championships - 2nd
1997 World Cup - U.S. Open - 2nd
1995 Australian Masters Jump Champion
1995 Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1992 Moomba Masters Jump Champion

Sponsors

O'Brien

WaterSki Analysis

Will he be the guy who finished the 1998 season with top-five finishes in Toronto, England and Vancouver (where he jumped 210í), or the guy who didnít make any finals the first half of the year?

Steve Cockeram - New Zealand


 
Born October 17, 1 968
Birthplace Birmingham, England
Residence Auckland. New Zealand
Height  6'3"
Weight  192 Ibs.
Family Married, Adrienne
Year of Pro Skiing 9th
1998 Finish 4th.Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 Australian Masters Champion
1997 Australian Open Champion
1997 World Championships Slalom - 2nd
Six-time New Zealand Open Champion
1997 World Cup - Indianapolis -2nd
New Zealand Slalom Record Holder

Sponsors

Jobe, Wet Tech, MasterCraft

WaterSki Analysis

Runner-up at the 1997 Worlds could be the most unsung slalom skier on the circuit; consistently finishes third.

Wade Cox - USA

 
 
Born December 15. 1968
Birthplace Ft. Dorado.Arkansas
Residence Chuluota, Florida
Height  6'3"
Weight  180 Ibs.
Family Married, Lindsey

Daughter, AnneMarie

Year of Pro Skiing 12th
1998 Finish 2nd, Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champ.
1998 World Cup - Portland U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Sacramento Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Austin Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Indianapolis Slalom Champion
1997 U.S. National Slalom Champion
Two-time Pro Water Ski Tour Season Slalom Champion
Two-time U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
1996 U.S. Open Slalom Champion

Sponsors

H.O. Sports, MasterCraft. OíNeil

WaterSki Analysis

Two-time U.S. Pro Tour slalom champion is the most likely challenger to Mappleís World Cup title.

Scot Ellis - USA

 
 
Born  .June 14. 1971
Birthplace  Laurel, Mississippi
Residence Lakeland, Florida
Height  .5' 10"
Weight  175 Ibs.
Family  Single
Year of Pro Skiing  9th
1998 Finish  5th,Jump
Career Highlights

1998 World Cup - Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - U.S. Masters Jump Champion
1998 U.S. Nationals Jump Champion
1997 World Cup Moomba Masters jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Arena Masters jump Champion
1994 Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1994 U.S. Open Jump Champion
Two-time Oz Ski Jump Champion
1993 Pro Water Ski Tour - Shreveport Jump Champion
1990 Pro Water Ski Tour Season Jump Champion
Moomba Masters Jump Record Holder
Arena Masters Jump Record Holder

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Connelly Skis, Ski Warm, Straightline

WaterSki Analysis

His 220-foot jump in Fall 1998 is the longest ever recorded behind a boat with speed control; wants to recapture glory of his 1990 U.S. Pro Tour jump title in the worst way.

 

Jodi Fisher Ė Great Britain


 
Born July 4, 1970
Birthplace Nottingham, England
Residence London, England
Height 6í1íí
Weight 185 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 13th
1998 Finish 6th, Slalom
Career Highlights
1998 British Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Moomba Masters - 2nd Slalom
1998 World Cup - Moscow Open - 2nd Slalom
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters -3rd Slalom
1998 World Cup - Portland U.S. Pro Tour - 3rd Slalom
1997 World Cup - British Masters Slalom Champion

Sponsors

MasterCraft, OíBrien, Revo, Neil Pryde

WaterSki Analysis

Would have finished even higher than sixth last season if he hadnít lost his ski during a trip to Moscow. One of the most likeable slalom skiers around.

 

Mike Kjellander - Sweden

 
 
Born March 14. 1964
Birthplace Odeshog, Sweden
Residence Leesburg.Florida
Height  6'4"
Weight 202 Ibs.
Family Married, Cecilia; Son. Oliver
Year of Pro Skiing 22nd
1998 Finish 11th.Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour - 2nd
Two-time Pro Water Ski Tour Season Slalom Champion
Two-time U.S. Masters Champion
Two-time U.S. Open Champion
Two-time Australian Masters Champion
Four-time Moomba Masters Champion
Eleven-time European Champion
Ten-time Swedish National Champion
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Connelly. Correct Craft, Ski Warm, Revo

WaterSki Analysis

Shoulder injuries have haunted the big Swede in recent years, but heís still considered one of the toughest challengers in the world.

Richard Kjellander - Sweden

 
 
Born  .June 30, 1970
Birthplace Motala, Sweden
Residence Hawthorne, Florida
Height  6'4"
Weight  190 Ibs.
Family  Married, Kresley
Year of Pro Skiing 8th
1998 Finish 12th. Slalom
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Tour - 3rd
1998 World Cup - Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour - 5th
1998 World Cup - Masters - 5th
1997 World Championship - 5th
1997 Pro Tour, Portland - 3rd
1997 Pro Tour,Austin - bth
1997 U.S. Open - 6th
1997 Pro Tour, Orlando - 6th
Scandinavian Jr. Slalom Record Holder

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Goode Skis, Masterline.

WaterSki Analysis

Made big strides last year, hopes to continue his climb. Younger brother of Mike and Helena Kjellander.

Freddy Krueger - USA

 
 
Born May 3. 1975
Birthplace Decatur. Illinois
Residence  Chuluota, Florida
Height  5'7
Weight  147 Ibs.
Family  Single
Year of Pro Skiing 5th
1998 Finish 3rd jump
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Charleston U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters Jump Champion
1995 Pro Water Ski Tour - Shreveport jump Champion
1995 Pro Water Ski Tour - Portland jump Champion
1995 Rookie of the Year

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Iconn, Revo, Neil Pryde

WaterSki Analysis

Led the Ď98 World Cup standings through early stages before dropping to third. Trained more than ever after moving to Florida during the offseason, which could pay off.

 

Kris LaPoint - USA

 
 
Born January 23, 1953
Birthplace Oakland, California
Residence Roseville, California
Height  6'3"
Weight 193 Ibs.
Family Married, Gwen
Year of Pro Skiing 33nd
1998 Finish 15th,Slalom
 

Career Highlights
Five-time World Record Holder
Nine-time National Slalom Champion
Eight-time U.S. Masters Slalom Champion

Sponsors

MasterCraft

WaterSki Analysis

A slalom icon for an incredible 33 years. Not expected to climb back into the top five at 46, but finished sixth in the tour standings just two years ago.

John Levingston - Australia

 
 
Born March 17, 1967
Birthplace Melbourne,Australia
Residence Melbourne,Australia
Height  5' 11"
Weight 180 Ibs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 9th
1998 Finish 8th,jump
 

Career Highlights
1997 World Cup - Charleston jump Champion
1997 Oz Ski Jump Champion
Three-time Australian Jump Champion
Two-time Asian-Australasian jump Champion

Sponsors

Moomba

WaterSki Analysis

Has enjoyed two straight stellar seasons in which heís been up and down the top ten at most World Cup stops.

Jaret Llewellyn - Canada

 
 
Born July 27. 1970
Birthplace Alberta, Canada
Residence  Lake Worth, Florida
Height 5'6"
Weight  140 Ibs.
Family Married, Britta; Son, Dorien
Year of Pro Skiing 9th
1998 Finish 1st, jump
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup Season Jump Champion
1998 U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour Season Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Portland U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Vancouver U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Moscow Open Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Portland jump Champion
1997 World Cup - France jump Champion
1997 World Cup - British Masters jump Champion
1997 World Jump Champion
1996 Paddy Classic Jump Champion
1996 Arena Masters jump Champion

Sponsors

MasterCraft. Camero. Overton's

WaterSki Analysis

Defending jump champion ended each of the past two seasons on three-stop winning streaks, an amazing feat for such a deep field of athletes.

Lucky Lowe - USA

 
 
Born  July 26. 1957
Birthplace  Birmingham,Alabama
Residence  Polk City, Florida
Height  5' 10"
Weight  170 Ibs.
Family  Married, Jennifer; Son, Chance
Year of Pro Skiing  22nd
1998 Finish .18th, Slalom
Career Highlights

1998 U.S. Nationals - 3rd
1991 Slalom World Champion
Former Pro Tour Champion/Record Holder
Top 5 finisher over 15 years

Sponsors

Iconn, Malibu, Overtonís

WaterSki Analysis

Started Ď98 strong, with three top 10s before July, then slipped. Can he still contend with 22 years of pro skiing in his legs?

 

Andy Mapple - Great Britain

 
 
Born November 2. 1962
Birthplace Lancashire,England
Residence Orlando, Florida
Height  6'2"
Weight  178 Ibs.
Family Married, Deena
Years- of Pro Skiing 19th
1998 Finish 1st, Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup Season Slalom Champion
1998 U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour Season Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Moomba Masters Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Charleston U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Hartford U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Vancouver U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - British Masters Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup Season Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Moomba Masters Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Orlando Slalom Champion
1997World Cup - Charleston Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Shreveport Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Open Slalom Champion
Nine-time Pro Water Ski Tour Season Champion
Ten-time Moomba Masters Champion
Ten-time U.S. Masters Champion
Four-time World Champion
Seven-time U.S. Open Champion
Current World Record Co-Holder (1 @ 43 off)
100 Professional Victories
More information and pictures

Sponsors

OíBrien, Correct Craft, Oakley, Overtonís, Rolex

WaterSki Analysis

Greatest slalom skier of all-time, according to 1997 WaterSki poll. Since then, heís actually widened the gap between himself and the crowd.

Patrice Martin - France

 
 
Born May 24. 1964
Birthplace Nautes. France
Residence Nautes, France
Height  5'10"
Weight  165 Ibs.
Family Married, Jacqueline; Son, Sven
Year of Pro Skiing 22nd
1998 Finish 16th. Slalom. 22nd jump
Career Highlights
1998 Moomba Masters Overall Champion
1998 U.S. Masters Overall Champion
Nine-time World Champion
Twenty-time World Record Holder
1996 Pro Water Ski Tour - High Point Slalom Champion

Sponsors

Primagaz, Quicksilver, Caribe

WaterSki Analysis

Named one of the 10 greatest skiers of all-time, heís struggling to recover from a broken fibula suffered in Shreveport last season.

 

 

Bruce Neville - Australia

 
 
Born March 3. 1964
Birthplace Sydney, Australia
Residence Winter Garden, Florida
Height  5'9"
Weight  173 lbs.
Family Married.Toni
Year of Pro Skiing  17th
1998 Finish 2nd.jump
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Hartford U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - British Masters Jump Champion
1997 World Cup Season Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Orlando jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Shreveport jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Hartford jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Indianapolis jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Extreme Cup jump Champion
1997 Pro Water Ski Tour Season jump Champion
Current World Record Co-Holder (222 feet)
Two-time World jump Champion
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Correct Craft, Overtonís, Oakley, OíBrien

WaterSki Analysis

Arguably the most consistent jumper of the first two World Cup seasons. Made every final on the Ď98 U.S. Pro Tour, finishing no lower than fourth at any stop.

 

Jason Paredes Ė USA


 
Born October 8, 1970
Birthplace San Francisco, California
Residence Sacramento, California
Height 5í11íí
Weight 180 lbs.
Family Single 
Year of Pro Skiing 5th 
1998 Finish 10th
Career Highlights
1997 World Cup - British Masters - 2nd Slalom
1996 U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour Season - 6th
1996 U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour - Omaha - 2nd
Two-time National Intercollegiate Champion
Western Regional Record Holder

Sponsors

KD, Malibu, Revo

WaterSki Analysis

A traditional second-half slalom skier, didnít make any finals through the first half of Ď98, then charged back to finish among the top 10 in the final standings.

Chris Parrish Ė USA


 
Born January 19, 1979
Birthplace Pensacola, Florida
Residence Orlando, Florida
Height 6í4íí
Weight 195 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 5th
1998 Finish 8th Slalom
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Charleston U.S. Pro Tour - 3rd
1998 World Cup - Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour - 3rd
1996 U.S. Open - 2nd Slalom
1996 Open Men National Slalom Champion
More information and pictures

Sponsors

OíBrien, Correct Craft, Overtonís

WaterSki Analysis

Widely thought to be the heir to Andy Mappleís throne in menís slalom, set a collegiate slalom record (2 @ 41) as a freshman at NLU following the Ď98 World Cup season.

 

Carl Roberge - USA

 
 
Born February 8. 1964
Birthplace  Montreal. Canada
Residence  Orlando. Florida
Height 6' 1 "
Weight  200 Ibs.
Family Married, Carmen. Children, Ryan. Carry, Andre
Year of Pro Skiing 21st
1998 Finish injured
Career Highlights
1997 World Cup - Austin jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Portland Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Masters jump Champion
Two-time Pro Water Ski Tour Season jump Champion
Nine-time U.S. Open Overall Champion
Seven-time U.S. Masters Champion
1994- 1995 USOC Athlete of the Year
Only jumper ever to go undefeated on Pro Tour- (1996)
WaterSki Magazine's " 10 Greatest Skiers of All Time" List

Sponsors

KD Waterskis, Oakley

WaterSki Analysis

Most dominant jumper of the mid-90s is likely to sit out the jump event for a second straight season because of atrophy following a staph infection in his knee. Could still be a factor in slalom, though not nearly as strong going into the season as he was two years ago.

Jeff Rodgers - USA

 
 
Born January 7, 1967
Birthplace  Greenwood. SC
Residence Greenwood. SC
Height 6' 1"
Weight  170 Ibs.
Family Married, Melinda; Son.Austin
Year of Pro Skiing  12th year
1998 Finish 5th, Slalom
 

 

Career Highlights
Current World Record Holder (1 @ 43 off)
1996 National Open Champion
1994 Pro Water Ski Tour Season - 2nd
1992 U.S. Masters - 2nd
1984 Boys National Slalom Champion

Sponsors

Overton's. Goode

WaterSki Analysis

Co-world record holder in slalom has yet to win a World Cup event, though heís finished second more than anyone except Mapple and Cox.

 

 

Curtis Sheers - Australia

 
 
Born November 7, 1977
Birthplace Bendigo. Australia
Residence Maiden Cully Australia
Height  5' 10"
Weight  172 Ibs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 3rd
1998 Finish 4th,Jump
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Charleston U.S. Pro Tour Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Sacramento Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Moomba Masters - 2nd
1996 Australian Nationals Jump Champion
Pro Tour jump Record Co-Holder
Australian Open Men's Record Holder

Sponsors

OíBrien, Correct Craft, Rip Curl, Oakley

WaterSki Analysis

Unknown until two years ago, heís now considered one of the favorites for the World Cup jump title. Has gone 255 feet off the "Ski Flying" ramp.

Scott Smith Ė USA


 
Born February 12, 1971
Birthplace Sidney, New York
Residence Harrells, NC
Height 6í0íí
Weight 193 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 7th 
1998 Finish 6th, Jump; 20th Slalom
Career Highlights
Two-time U.S. Nationals Overall Champion
1996 U.S. Open Jump Champion
1993 Can-American Jump Champion
Ranked #1 in Overall Skiing past 5 years (U.S.)

Sponsors

KD Waterskis, Taylor World Lines, Overtonís

WaterSki Analysis

Known as Americaís best overall skier the past few years, he emerged as a top-caliber jumper in Ď98. Could be an event-to-event threat if development on the ramp continues.

 

 

John Swanson - USA

 
 
Born May 11, 1970
Birthplace Hartford, Connecticut
Residence Seattle,Washington
Height  5'8"
Weight  165 lbs.
Family Married, Meredith
Year of Pro Skiing 10th
1998 Finish 11th,Jump
 

Career Highlights
Current World Record Co-Holder (222 feet)
1998 World Cup - Vancouver - 3rd
1997 World Cup - Sacramento - 2nd
1997World Cup Portland - 2nd
1995 Pro Water Ski Tour - Seattle Jump Champion
1996 Pro Water Ski Tour Season - 2nd
Two-time National Champion
Five-time Regional Champion

Sponsors

Iconn

WaterSki Analysis

Law school has throttled him through the early part of the past two seasons, but the co-world record holder nearly snuck into the top 10 for the final Ď98 season standings.

Steffen Wild - Germany

 
 
Born September 27. 1969
Birthplace Wuerzburg, Germany
Residence  BadWindsheim, Germany
Height  5' 11"
Weight  185 Ibs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing. 8th
1998 Finish 17th,Jump
 

Career Highlights
1997 World Cup - U.S. Open jump Champion
1997World Cup - German Cup jump Champion
1997 European Championships jump Champion
1996 Marine World jump Champion
Twelve-time German National Champion
Three-time European jump Champion
European Jump Record Holder
German National Record Holder

WaterSki Analysis

Faltered in Ď98 after finishing 8th two years ago, but the German star is capable of banging out 200-foot jumps anytime.

 

 

 

Women's World Cup Competitors
 
Brenda Nichols Baldwin USA
Rhoni Barton USA
April Coble USA
Susi Graham Canada
Kristi Overton Johnson USA
Helena Kjellander Sweden
Lori Krueger USA
Jennifer Leachman USA
Susie Lohr USA
Elena Milakova Russia
Toni Neville Australia
Emma Sheers Australia
Sherri Slone USA
Karen Truelove USA
* Note. Following each bio is analysis provided by WaterSki Magazine, the leading publication for professional skiing.

 

Brenda Nichols Baldwin - USA

 
 
Born October 4, 1970
Birthplace Wilmington, NC.
Residence Winter Garden, Florida
Height  5'6"
Weight  135 Ibs.
Family Married, Mike
Year of Pro Skiing 7th
1998 Finish 9th, Jump; 18th Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Moomba Masters - 2nd Jump
1998 Australian Open Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Masters jump Champion
1997 Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1997 Australian Open Jump & Overall Champion
1997 World Championships - 2nd jump
Florida State Slalom Champion
U.S.Team Member (1993-98)
1995 World Jump Champion
World jump Record Holder (166 feet)
National Open jump Record Holder
National Jump Record Holder
Southern Region Open jump Record Holder
Florida State Open Slalom & jump Records Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Iconn, Correct Craft, Wet Tech

WaterSki Analysis

Co-holder of the womenís jump record is coming off major knee surgery, but is still expected to make a push for the World Cup title.

Rhoni Barton - USA

 
 
Born  December 29. 1975
Birthplace  Torrance, California
Residence  Oviedo, Florida
Height  .5'7"
Weight  122 lbs.
Family  Single
Year of Pro Skiing  7th
1998 Finish  12th, Jump; 15th Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 Pan Am Slalom Champion
1998 Collegiate Worlds Slalom, Jump & Overall Champion
1997 U.S. Nationals jump and Overall Champion
1997 World Games Slalom Champion
1997 Collegiate Nationals Slalom.jump.Tricks Champion
1996 Collegiate Nationals Slalom Jump.Tricks Champion
1996 Nationals Open Women Overall Champion
1996 U.S. Masters Overall Champion
Collegiate Nationals Jump Record Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Correct Craft, Straightline, Green Acres Medical Center

WaterSki Analysis

The most dominant womenís collegiate skier ever (1995-97) should be back to full strength after breaking her ankle toward the end of the Ď98 season.

April Coble - USA

 
 
Born  .March 23, 1973
Birthplace  Sanford, NC
Residence  Lillington, NC
Height  .5'7"
Weight  128 Ibs.
Family  Single
Year of Pro Skiing  8th
1998 Finish  7th, Jump; 10th Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 Moomba Masters Overall Champion
1998 Pan Am US Team Champions
1997 U.S. Masters Overall Champion
21-time U.S. Nationals Champion
1997 World Championships - 2nd
1997 AWSA Female Athlete of the Year
Collegiate World Jump.Trick & Overall Record Holder
North Carolina State Open Slalom & jump Record Holder

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Connelly, Speedo

WaterSki Analysis

Another casualty from the Ď98 season, she should be healthy enough to vie for spots on both the slalom and jump podiums following reconstructive knee surgery

 

 

Susi Graham - Canada

 
 
Born October 31. 1965
Birthplace Kitchener Canada
Residence Winter Haven, Florida
Height  5'9"
Weight  138 lbs.
Family Married, Ricky McCormick, Son, Cole
Year of Pro Skiing 15th
1998 Finish 1st, Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup Season Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Moscow Open Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - British Masters Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup Season Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Open Slalom Champion
Three-time U.S. Masters Slalom Champion
Five-time U.S. Open Slalom Champion
Four-time World Record Holder
Canadian World Waterski Team
Canadian National Slalom Record Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Correct Craft, Overtonís, Goode Skis

WaterSki Analysis

Has won the first two World Cup slalom titles, and is the early favorite to make it a hat trick.

 

 

Kristi Overton Johnson - USA

 
 
Born February 16. 1970 
Birthplace Greenville, NC
Residence Keystone Heights, FL
Height  5'7"
Weight 142 Ibs. 
Family Married.Tim; Son.Ty
Year of Pro Skiing 18th
1998 Finish 9th, Slalom
 

 

Career Highlights
Four-time Masters Slalom Champion
Two-time Masters Trick Champion
Two-time Moomba Slalom Champion
Two-time U.S. Open Champion
Pro Tour Slalom Champion
World Slalom Record Holder (1 @ 41 off)
U.S. National Slalom Record Holder
U.S. Masters Record Holder
Moomba Masters Record Holder
Pro Tour Record Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Overton's, Correct Craft. Exide Batteries

WaterSki Analysis

Four abdominal surgeries in the past two years have quieted the only woman to run the 39-off pass. But she was making the pass again during off-season training.

 

Helena Kjellander

 
 
Born .July 3, 1966
Birthplace  Motala, Sweden
Residence  Winter Garden. Florida
Height 5'10"
Weight  144 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 13th
1998 Finish 6th, Slalom
 

 

Career Highlights
1998 U.S. Pro Water Ski Tour - Charleston Slalom Champion
Four-time World Slalom Champion
Two-time Oz Ski Slalom Champion
Two-time Moomba Masters Slalom Champion
Five-time European Slalom Champion
1993 U.S. Masters Champion
Swedish World Team Member
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Connelly Skis, Correct Craft, Ski Warm, Speedo, Revo

WaterSki Analysis

Everything she does during the World Cup season will be calculated toward winning an unprecedented fifth straight world slalom title.

Lori Krueger - USA


 
Born January 22, 1969
Birthplace Decatur, Illinois
Residence Clear Lake Shores, TX
Height 5í5íí
Weight 135 lbs.
Family Singe 
Year of Pro Skiing 4th
1998 Finish 7th, Slalom; 8th Jump
Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters Slalom Champion
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters - 5th Jump
Four-time National Overall Champion

Sponsors

Malibu, Wet Tech, Liquid Force, Speedo

WaterSki Analysis

Made a name for herself in `98 other than being jumping star Freddy Kruegerís sister.

 

 

Jennifer Leachman - USA


 
Born January 14. 1964
Birthplace  Parkersburg.WV
Residence Orlando, Florida
Height  6'0"
Weight  145 Ibs.
Family Married, Keiley Woolsey. Daughter,Taylor
Year of Pro Skiing 16th
1998 Finish 4th. Slalom
 

 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Extreme Cup Slalom Champion
Three-tirne World Record Holder
1991 Pro Water Ski Tour Season Slalom Champion
Top Five ranking for 15 straight years

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Speedo, Smith Sunglasses

WaterSki Analysis

Her skiing future is in doubt after a devastating leg injury at the end of 1998.

Susi Lohr Ė USA


 
Born April 25, 1980
Birthplace Sparta, Virginia
Residence Sparta, Virginia
Height 5í0íí
Weight 110 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 3rd
1998 Finish 6th, Jump
Career Highlights
1998 Open Women National Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - U.S. Open - 3rd Jump
1998 World Cup - Women of Watersports - 3rd Jump
Three-time Jr. Masters Jump Champion
Collegiate National Jump Champion

Sponsors

MasterCraft, OíBrien, Overtonís

WaterSki Analysis

The most heralded teenage jumper in America and the 1998 collegiate national champion, she is starting to show why she figures to be a future World Cup champion.

 

Elena Milakova - Russia


 
Born January 26, 1973
Birthplace Rybinsk, Russia
Residence Switzerland
Height 5í0íí
Weight 119 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 5th
1998 Finish 3rd, Jump
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Italian Masters Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - U.S. Masters Jump Champion
1997 World Jump Champion

Sponsors

OíBrien, Camaro, Correct Craft, Advantage

WaterSki Analysis

Russiaís biggest water skiing star and defending world jump champion finished among the top three at all but two World Cup stops in Ď98. Should be a title factor all year.

 

 

 

Toni Neville - Australia


 
Born April 18, 1966
Birthplace  Hobart. Australia
Residence Winter Garden, FL
Height 5' 10"
Weight  141 lbs.
Family Married, Bruce
Year of Pro Skiing 12th
1998 Finish 2nd. Slalom. 2nd,Jump
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup - Moscow Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - British Masters Jump Champion
1998 World Cup - Women of Watersports Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - Austin Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup - British Masters Slalom Champion
1997 Oz Ski jump Champion
1997 Australian Titles Slalom Champion
1997 Oz Ski Slalom Champion
1996 U.S. Masters jump Champion
Australian Slalom Record Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Correct Craft, Overtonís, Oakley, OíBrien

WaterSki Analysis

Could be the most talented womenís skier on the World Cup circuit. Has finished second in three final standings (Ď97 slalom, Ď98 slalom and jump) and third in the other (Ď97 jump), and came within one point of the slalom title two years ago.

 

 

Emma Sheers - Australia

 
 
Born April 28, 1975
Birthplace Bendigo. Australia
Residence Queensland, Australia
Height  5'6"
Weight  142 Ibs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 6th
1998 Finish 1st, Jump; 3rd Slalom
 

Career Highlights
1998 World Cup Season Jump Champion
1998 World Cup-Moomba Masters Jump Champion
1998 World Cup-U.S. Open Jump Champion
1998 World Cup-Women of Watersports Jump Champion
1998 World Cup-U.S. Open Slalom Champion
1997 World Cup Season jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Moomba Masters jump Champion
1997 World Cup - Arena Masters jump Champion
1997 World Cup - U.S. Open jump Champion
1997 World Cup - France jump Champion
Australian Jump Champion
Australian jump Record Holder
Paddy Classic jump Record Holder
More information and pictures

Sponsors

Connelly. Ski Warm, Oakley

WaterSki Analysis

The two-time World Cup jump champion emerged as a slalom force in 1998. Has prevailed in the sportís hottest rivalries

 

Sherri Slone - USA

 
 
Born May 6. 1966
Birthplace Russell, Kansas
Residence St. Francisville, LA
Height 5'4"
Weight  138 lbs.
Family Single
Years of Pro Skiing  15th
1998 Finish 14th, jump
 

Career Highlights
Three-time U.S. Open jump Champion
27-time Pro Water Ski Tour jump Champion
199 1 World jump Champion
1995 U.S. Masters jump Champion
1996 Paddy Jump Classic Champion
U.S. Ski Team

Sponsors

Iconn, Wet Tech, Malibu, Speedo

WaterSki Analysis

This former world record holder has yet to return to greatness following knee surgery two years ago.

Karen Truelove - USA

 
 
Born February 19, 1974
Birthplace Raleigh, NC
Residence Fuquay Varina, NC
Height  5'5"
Weight  138 lbs.
Family Single
Year of Pro Skiing 8th
1998 Finish 5th, Slalom; 5th Jump
 

Career Highlights
1998 U.S. Open Overall Champion
1998 U.S. Nationals Overall Champion
1997 US Nationals Open Slalom Champ
1996 Pan Am jump and Overall Champ
1996 World Collegiate Slalom Champ
1994 US National Open Slalom Champ
1994 US Collegiate National Slalom Champ
1993 US Collegiate All Stars Slalom,Trick, & Overall Champ
1991 Pan Am Jr Slalom Champion
1997- 1998 US Team Alternate
1996 US Team Member
1990- 199 1 US jr. World Team Member
Pan Am Women's Slalom Record Holder
Southern Regional Slalom Record Holder

Sponsors

MasterCraft, Overtonís, Neilpryde, Connelly

WaterSki Analysis

Look for her to challenge for World Cup titles in slalom and jump.

 

1998 Final Standings

 

 
 
  Men Slalom  
     
1. Andy Mapple GBR 1188
2. Wade Cox USA 551
3.  Mike Champion USA 380
4.  Steve Cockeram NZE 368
5.  Jeff Rodgers USA 366
6.  Jodi Fisher GBR 334
7.  Jamie Beauchesne USA 233
8. Chris Parrish USA 223
9. Glenn Campbell GBR 208
10.  Jason Paredes USA 198
11.  Mike Kjellander SWE 173
12. Richard Kjellander SWE 168
13. Bruce Neville AUS 129
14. Ben Favret USA 115
15.  Kris LaPoint USA 109
16.  Patrice Martin FRA 108
17.  Doug Ross USA 77
18.  Lucky Lowe USA 76
19.  Peter Chase USA 75
20  Scott Smith USA 56
 
 
  Women Slalom  
     
1.  Susi Graham CAN 461
2.  Toni Neville AUS 335
3.  Emma Sheers AUS 312
4.  Jennifer Leachman USA 264
5.  Karen Truelove USA 214
6.  Helena Kjellander SWE 210
7.  Lori Krueger USA 156
8.  Britta Grebe Llewellyn AUT  124
9.  Kristi Overton Johnson USA  113
10. April Coble USA 77
11T.  Sarah Gatty Saunt GBR 73
11T.  Irene Reinstaller ITA 73
13. Jill Knutson USA 43
14.  Elena Milakova RUS 42
15.  Rhoni Barton USA 39
16.  Brandi Hunt USA 35
17.  Martina Mosti ITA 28
18. Brenda Nichols Baldwin USA  21
19.  Zhanna Efremova RUS 17
20T.  Geraldine Jamin FRA 15
20T.  Rachel Crosland GBR 15
20T.  Cristina Muggiasca ITA 15
 
  Men Jump  
     
1.  Jaret Llewellyn CAN 801
2 Bruce Neville AUS 753
3. Freddy Krueger USA 567
4 Curtis Sheers AUS 521
5. Scot Ellis USA 358
6. Scott Smith USA 287
7. Kyle Eade NZE 246
8. John Levingston AUS 244
9. Jim Clunie CAN 168
10. Andrea Alessi ITA 164
11. John Swanson USA 156
12. Mark Lane USA 134
13. Jesper Cassoe DEN 87
14. Daniel Dobringer AUT 83
15. Grant Barnett AUS 65
16 Brian Swenson USA 64
17. Steffen Wild GER 59
18T. Christophe Duverger FRA  55
18T. Danny Budd GBR 55
20. Ryan Fitts USA 52
 
 
  Women Jump  
     
1. Emma Sheers AUS  488
2. Toni Neville AUS 436
3. Elena Milakova RUS 404
4. Britta Grebe Llewellyn AUT 175
5. Karen Truelove USA 127
6. Susie Lohr USA 117
7. April Coble USA 106
8. Lori Krueger USA 104
9.  Brenda Nichols Baldwin USA 70
10.  Brandi Hunt USA 66
11. June Fladborg DEN 60
12. Rhoni Barton USA 55
13.  Sarah Gatty Saunt GBR 42
14.  Sherri Slone USA 41
15.  Marina Mostli ITA 38
16. Zhanna Efremova RUS 30
17.  Svetlana Urban BLR 25
18T.  Fiona Nairn NZE 17
18T. Olga Kashitsina RUS 17
18T.  Jackalyn Hunter GBR 17
18T.  Brigit Unterholzner AUT 17
 

1998 Tournament Results

1998 Moomba Masters
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Scot Ellis 1. Emma Sheers 1. Andy Mapple 1. Jennifer Leachman
2. Curtis Sheers 2. Brenda Baldwin 2. Jodi Fisher 2. Helena Kjellander
3. Jaret Llewellyn 3. Toni Neville 3. Bruce Neville 3. Emma Sheers
4. Freddy Krueger 4. Elena Milakova 4. Mike Champion 4. Kristi Overton
5. Scott Smith 5. April Coble 5. Kyle Eade 5. Karen Truelove
 

1998 US Pro Tour Ė Ft. Lauderdale
 
Menís Jump Menís Slalom
1. Freddy Krueger  1. Wade Cox 
2. Bruce Neville  2. Andy Mapple 
3. Curtis Sheers  3T. Steve Cockeram 
4. Jaret Llewellyn  3T. Richard Kjellander 
5. Scot Ellis  5. Mike Kjellander
1998 US Pro Tour - Charleston
 
Menís Jump I Menís Jump II Menís Slalom
1. Freddy Krueger  1. Curtis Sheers  1. Andy Mapple 
2. Bruce Neville  2. Jaret Llewellyn  2. Jeff Rodgers 
3. Curtis Sheers  3. Bruce Neville  3T. Wade Cox 
4. Scott Smith  4. Freddy Krueger  3T. Patrice Martin 
5. Scot Ellis  5. Scot Ellis  3T. Chris Parrish 
 

1998 US Masters
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Scot Ellis 1. Elena Milakova 1. Andy Mapple 1. Susi Graham
2. Bruce Neville 2. Toni Neville 2. Patrice Martin 2. Jennifer Leachman
3. Curtis Sheers 3. Rhoni Barton 3. Jeff Rodgers 3. Toni Neville
4. Freddy Krueger 4. Britta Llewellyn 4. Steve Cockeram 4. April Coble
5. John Levingston 5. Emma Sheers 5. Wade Cox 5. Karen Truelove
 

1998 US Pro Tour - Shreeveport
 
Menís Jump  Menís Slalom I Menís Slalom II
1. Scot Ellis  1. Andy Mapple 1. Andy Mapple 
2. Jaret Llewellyn 2. Mike Kjellander 2. Ben Favret 
3. Freddy Krueger  3. Chris Parrish 3. Steve Cockeram 
4. Bruce Neville  4. Steve Cockeram 4. Mike Champion 
5. Scott Smith 5. Kris LaPoint 5. Jeff Rodgers
 

1998 US Open
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Andrea Alessi  1. Emma Sheers  1. Jamie Beauchesne  1. Emma Sheers 
2. Jaret Llewellyn  2. Toni Neville  2. Andy Mapple  2. Britta Llewellyn 
3. Bruce Neville  3. Susie Lohr  3. Peter Chase  3. Jennifer Leachman 
4. Curtis Sheers  4. Elena Milakova  4. Michael Champion  4. Karen Truelove 
5. Scott Smith  5. Rhoni Barton 5. Jeff Rodgers  5. Jill Knutson
 

1998 Moscow Open
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Jaret Llewellyn 1. Toni Neville 1. Glenn Campbell 1. Susi Graham
2. Freddy Krueger 2. Britta Llewellyn 2. Jodi Fisher 2. Toni Neville
3. John Levingston 3. Elena Milakova 3. Andy Mapple 3. Emma Sheers
4. Bruce Neville 4. Emma Sheers 4. Bruce Neville 4. Helena Kjellander
5. Curtis Sheers 5. Zhanna Efremova  5. Ingus Buks 5. Karen Truelove
 

1998 US Pro Tour - Hartford
 
Menís Jump  Menís Slalom 
1. Bruce Neville  1. Andy Mapple 
2. John Levingston  2. Wade Cox 
3. Jaret Llewellyn  3T. Steve Cockeram 
4. Scot Ellis  3T. Jason Paredes 
5. Mark Lane  5. Chris Parrish 
 

1998 US Pro Tour - Vancouver
 
Menís Jump  Menís Slalom 
1. Jaret Llewellyn  1. Andy Mapple 
2. Bruce Neville  2. Wade Cox 
3. John Swanson  3. Jeff Rodgers 
4. Jim Clunie  4. Mike Champion 
5. Mark Lane  5. Jason Paredes
 

1998 US Pro Tour Portland
 
Menís Jump  Menís Slalom 
1. Jaret Llewellyn  1. Wade Cox 
2. Scot Ellis  2. Jeff Rodgers 
3. Bruce Neville  3T. Andy Mapple 
4. Curtis Sheers  3T. Jodi Fisher 
5. Scott Smith  5. Tom Muir
 

1998 US Pro Tour - Sacramento
 
Menís Jump  Menís Slalom 
1. Jaret Llewellyn  1. Andy Mapple 
2. Bruce Neville  2. Wade Cox 
3. Mark Lane  3. Jeff Rodgers
4. Scot Ellis  4. Mike Champion
5. John Swanson  5. Richard Kjellander
1998 Extreme Cup - Canada
 
Menís Jump
1. Kyle Eade 
2. Jim Clunie 
3. John Swanson 
4. Scott Smith 
5. John Levingston
 

 

1998 Women of Watersports World Cup
 
Womenís Jump Womenís Slalom
1. Emma Sheers 1. Toni Neville
2. Elena Milakova 2T. Susi Graham
3. Susie Lohr 2T. Emma Sheers
4. Toni Neville 4. Karen Truelove
5. Sherri Slone 5. Elena Milakova
 

1998 British Masters
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Bruce Neville 1. Toni Neville 1. Andy Mapple 1. Susi Graham
2. Jaret Llewellyn 2. Emma Sheers 2. Glenn Campbell 2. Toni Neville
3. Curtis Sheers 3. Elena Milakova 3. Mike Champion 3T. Sarah Gatty Saunt
4. Freddy Krueger 4. Karen Truelove 4. Steve Cockeram 3T. Irene Reinstaller
5. Jim Clunie 5. June Fladborg 5. Jodi Fisher 5. Helena Kjellander
 

1998 Italian Masters
 
Menís Jump Womenís Jump Menís Slalom Womenís Slalom
1. Freddy Krueger 1. Elena Milakova 1. Andy Mapple 1. Lori Krueger
2. Bruce Neville 2. Emma Sheers 2. Mike Champion 2. Susi Graham
3. Jaret Llewellyn 3. Toni Neville 3. Jodi Fisher 3. Karen Truelove
4. Curtis Sheers 4. Britta Grebe Llewellyn 4. Jason Paredes 4. Helena Kjellander
5. Andrea Alessi 5. Lori Krueger 5. Bruce Neville 5. Toni Neville
 

1997 Final Standings
 
MenSlalom
1.
Andy Mapple GBR
982
2.
Wade Cox USA
658
3.
Carl Roberge USA
457
4.
Jeff Rogers USA
432
5.
Steve Cockeram NZE
283
6.
Kris Lapoint USA
250
7.
Drew Ross CAN
208
8.
Lucky Lowe USA
205
9.
Patrice Martin FRA
200
10.
Mike Champion USA
194
11.
Jason Paredes USA
156
12.
Mike Kjellander SWE
134
13.
Jody Fisher GBR
115
14.
Chris Parrish USA
111
15.
Jaime Beauchesne USA
99
16.
Ben Favret USA
98
17.
Richard Kjellander SWE
88
18.
Matthew Southam GBR
83
19.
Karl Ahammer AUT
55
20.
Phillipe Davel USA
51
 
 
Women Slalom
1.
Susi Graham CAN
414
2.
Toni Neville AUS
413
3.
Jennifer Leachman USA
238
4.
Kristi Overton Johnson USA
218
5.
Emma Sheers AUS
203
6.
April Coble USA
184
7.
Karen Truelove USA
129
8.
Helena Kjellander SWE
127
9.
Geraldine Jamin FRA
100
10.
Brenda Nichols-Baldwin USA
70
11.
Sarah Gatty Saunt GBR
63
12.
Rhoni Barton USA
45
13.
Philippa Shedd GBR
38
14.
Maria-Luisa Botero COL
34
15T.
Liz Lambert USA
30
15T.
Britta Greebe Llewellyn AUT
30
15T.
Natalia Anisimova RUS
30
18.
Brandi Hunt USA
28
19T.
Jodie Skipper AUS
25
19T.
Marina Mostli ITA
25
19T.
Natalie Hamrick USA
25
 
 
Men Jump
1.
Bruce Neville AUS
909
2.
Scot Ellis USA
659
3.
Carl Roberge USA
627
4.
Jaret Llewellyn CAN
491
5.
Curtis Sheers AUS
477
6.
John Levingston AUS
471
7.
Jim Clunie CAN
345
8.
Steffan Wild GER
321
9.
John Swanson USA
281
10.
Fred Kruger USA
248
11.
Mark Lane USA
193
12.
Scott Smith USA
189
13.
Andrea Alessi ITA
168
14.
Kreg Llewellyn CAN
166
15.
Michael Heath USA
164
16.
Patrick Gaveau FRA
116
17.
Jason Seels GBR
83
18.
Patrice Martin FRA
76
19.
Grant Barnett AUS
63
20.
Cristophe Duverger FRA
57
 
 
Women Jump
1.
Emma Sheers AUS
470
2.
Brenda Nichols-Baldwin USA
266
3.
Toni Neville AUS
256
4.
Elena Milakova RUS
200
5.
April Coble USA
163
6.
Britta Greebe Llewellyn AUT
157
7.
Rhoni Barton USA
108
8.
Geraldine Jamin FRA
59
9.
Maria-Luisa Botero COL
54
10.
Lori Kruger USA
42
11.
Fiona Nairn NZE
38
12T.
Brandi Hunt USA
32
12T.
Sarah Gatty Saunt GBR
32
14.
Leander Currie NZE
30
15T.
Sherri Slone USA
25
15T.
Marina Mostli ITA
25
15T.
Mette Jul DEN
25
18T.
Jodie Skipper AUS
21
18T.
Philippa Shedd GBR
21
20.
Brigitta Carlman SWE
17
 

 

1997 World Cup Tournament Results

Refer to the 1998 Media Guide On-Line
 

 

 

Skiing History

 
1922 Ralph Samuelson designs the first water skis from two pine boards and successfully skis on them in Lake City, Minnesota. United States
1924 Katherine Lomerson of Union Lake, Michigan. becomes the first woman to water ski
1925 Samuelson jumps off a makeshift ramp on two skis
Fred Waller receives the first water-ski parent for his "Dolphin Akwa-Skees
1928 Unaware of Waller's and Samuelsonís accomplishments,. Don Ibsen of Bellevue Washington. invents his own water skis and becomes the third man to be acknowledged as the inventor of the sport
1939 The American Water Ski Association is organised by Dan B Hains and Bruce Parker
Water skiing becomes a competitive sport as the first National Water Ski Championships are held on Jones Beach. Long Island. New York
1946 The International Water Ski Union (now the International Water Ski Federation) is founded by a group of skiers performing exhibitions during a series of powerboat races in Geneva. Switzerland
1947 A G Hancock becomes the first barefoot water skier while Dick Pope jr is the first barefooter to be photographed on the water.
Chuck Sligh sets the first water ski jump record at 49 feet at Dixie Water Ski Tournament at Cypress Gardens. Florida
1949 The first World Water Ski Championship is held in France. Willa Worthington and Dick Pope Jr represent the United States. Worthington wins the womenís slalom, jump and overall titles
1951 AWSA publishes its first issue of Water Skier magazine
1954 Warren Witherall becomes the first skier to jump over 100 feet
1959 The first Masters Water Ski Tournament is held in Callaway Gardens. Georgia. but the tournament wasn't called the Masters until the following year
1961 The US Masters is televised for the first time on national television on ABC's Wide World of Sports
1964 Barbara Cooper Clack becomes the first female water skier to top the 100-foot mark in jumping at the Florida State Open
1972 Water skiing is an exhibition sport at the Olympic Games in Munich. Germany
Slalom skiers are on longer given the option of using one or two skis in slalom competition
1977 Water skiers throughout North America are exposed to the top athleters in the sport with the inaugural issues of Spray and World WaterSkiing magazines
1978 The first Barefoot Nationals are held in Waco.Texas.
Canberra.Australia. hosts the first World Barefoot Championships
1980 The Water Ski Hall of Fame is established in Winter Haven, Florida
1984 The Professional Water Ski Tour is born The new circuit would take the sport to the next level as it became a visible professional sport.
World Publications. publisher of World WaterSkiing, buys Spray magazine. and creates one title for the sport of water skiing. WaterSki
1985 Andy Mapple ties the world slalom record (5 @ 39.5) He holds or co-holds the mark for the next 12 years and counting
1988 Sammy Duvall sets the distance jump record by roaring 205 feet in Shreveport. Louisiana
1990 Anheuser Busch wins the title rights for the pro tour It becomes the Michelob Dry Water Ski Tour which two years later becomes the Budweiser Water Ski Tour
1993 Sammy Duvall of the USA breaks the world record again by jumping 220 feet in Santa Rosa Beach. Florida
1995 Water skiing is a sport in the Pan American Games for the first time
Bruce Neville of Australia breaks Duvall's world jump record by jumping 220 feet in Okahumpka, Florida Neville broke Duvall's record by 4 inches
1996 Cafe de Colombia becomes the title sponsor to the Pro Water Ski Tour
Café de Colombia also sponsors the initial IWSF World Cup which consists of six stops around the world.
1997 Water skiing celebrates its 75th anniversary. The Water Ski World Cup expands with Cafe de Colombia as sponsor It ties together the 16 most prestigious tournaments around the globe into a single circuit
Bruce Neville rebreaks his own world jumping record by flying 222 feet at the Toronro stop of the World Cup. John Swanson ties the record later in the year in Seattle. Washington
1998 The Greece Olympic Committee recommends water skiing for an Olympic sport for the 2004 games in Athens. The IOC will make final decision sometime in 1999

World Champions

1949 Country:FRA Location: Jaun-Les-Pins

Men Slalom

1. Christian Jourdan FRA

2. Dick Pope, Jr. USA

3. Claude DeClerq BEL

Women Slalom

1. Willa Worthington USA

2. Madeline Bouteiller FRA

3. M. Maurin FRA

Men Jump

1. Guy DeClerq BEL

2. P. Gouin FRA

3. Claude DeClerq BEL

Women Jump

1. Willa Worthington USA

2. M. Maurin FRA

3. Madeline Boutellier FRA

 

1950 Country:USA Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Dick Pope, Jr. USA 400

2. Buddy Boyle USA 300

3. Claude DeClerq BEL 225

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Evie Wolford USA 400

2. Marguerite Wiilliams USA 300

3. Johnette Kirkpatrick USA 225

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Guy DeClerq BEL 400

2. Dick Pope, Jr. USA 300

3. Jake McGuire USA 225

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Johnette Kirkpatrick USA 400

2. Willa McGuire USA 300

3. Shirley MacCalla USA 225

 

1953 Country:CAN Location: Toronto

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Charles Blackwell CAN

2. Simon Khoury LEB

3. Joe Meuller USA

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Evie Wolford USA

2. Leah Marie Rawls USA

3. L. Feachtuger AUT

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Alfredo Mendoza MEX

2. Joe Meuller USA

3. Emilio Zamudio MEX

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Sandra Swaney USA

2. Willa McGuire USA

3. Evie Wolford USA

 

1955 Country:LIB Location: Breuit, Lebanon

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Alfredo Mendoza MEX

2. Carlos Elias MEX

3. Q. Ramirez MEX

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Willa Worthington McGuire USA

2. Marina Doria SUI

3. J. Keller FRA

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Alfredo Mendoza MEX

2. Dick Biuette USA

3. Emilio Zamudio MEX

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Willa Worthington McGuire USA

2. Marina Doria SUI

3. J. Keller FRA

1957 Country:USA Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Joe Cash USA 42 (5.00/23.00/57)

2. Simon Khoury LIB 39

3. Emilio Zamudio MEX 28

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Marina Doria SUI 30 (5.00/23.00/49)

2. Piera Castelvetri ITA 28

3. Leah Rawls Atkins USA 22

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Joe Meuller USA 253.69

2. Joe Cash USA 233.49

3. Chuck Stearns USA 231.88

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Nancie Rideout USA 150.50

2. Leah Rawls Atkins USA 130.18

3. Scarlett Voris USA 124.10

 

1959 Country:ITA Location: Idroscalo, Milan

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Chuck Stearns USA 45

2. Simon Khoury LEB 44

3. Pietro Maszotto, Mike Osborn

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Vicki Van Hook USA 45+7

2. P. Castelvetri ITA 45+5

3. Nancie Rideout USA 38

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Buster McCalla USA 38.80 m

2. Joe Meuller USA 38.05 m

3. Mike Osborn USA 37.35 m

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Nancie Rideout USA 25.30 m

2. Vicki Van Hook USA 22.55 m

3. Renate Hanslawka AUT 22.40 m

 

1961 Country:USA Location: Long Beach, California

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Jimmy Jackson USA 46 (5.00/12 off/60)

2. Bernd Rauchenwald AUT 45

3. Simon Khoury LIB 45

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Janelle Kirtley USA 38 (5.00/23.00/52)

2. Vicki Van Hook USA 37

3. Sylvie Hulsemann LUX 37

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Larry Penacho USA 494.322 (45.7 m)

2. Jimmy Jackson USA 492.260

3. Bruno Zaccardi ITA 448.720

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Renate Hansluwka AUT 270.725 (25.5 m)

2. Sylvie Hulsemann LUX 253.867

3. Barbara Drimie SAF 251.640

 

1963 Country:FRA Location: Vichy

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Billy Spencer USA 38

2. Jimmy Jackson USA 37

Bruno Zaccardi ITA 37

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Janet Brown USA 45.0 3.00/

2. Renate Hansluwka AUT 37.0

3. Alice Baumann SUI 30.0

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Jimmy Jackson USA 430.86 (40.8 m)

2. Gerhard Rainer AUT 417.30

3. Chuck Stearns USA 415.75

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Renate Hansluwka AUT 278.41

2. Dany Duflot FRA 275.80

3. Dixie Ann Hoyt USA 269.88

 

1965 Country:AUS Location: Surfer's Paradise Gardens

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Roland Hillier USA 40 (4.00/18 off/60)

2. Chuck Stearns USA 39

3. Bruno Zaccardi ITA 38.5

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Barbara Cooper-Clack USA 29 (5.00/12 off/58)

2. Liz Allan USA 23

3. Diedre Barnard SAF 22.5

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Larry Penacho USA 48.180 (45.1 m)

2. Chuck Stearns USA 46.615

3. Jean-Jacques Potier FRA 44.304

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan USA 331.173 (31.0 m)

2. Jeannette Stewart-Wood USA 328.881

3. Diedre Barnard SAF 323.063

 

1967 Country:CAN Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Tito Antunano MEX 90.0

2. Colin Faulkner AUS 89.0

3. Mike Suyderhoud USA 87.5

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan USA 79

2. Linda Leavengood USA 77

3. Jeannette Stewart-Wood GBR 76.5

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Alan Kempton USA 959.560

2. Mike Suyderhoud USA 955.447

3. Chuck Stearns USA 912.560

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Jeannette Stewart-Wood GBR 640.007

2. Liz Allan USA 622.220

3. Linda Leavengood USA 600.683

 

1969 Country:DEN Location: Copenhagen

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Victor Palomo ESP 49.0

2. Colin Faulkner AUS 46.5

3. J. Yves Parpette FRA 42.5

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan USA 47.0

2. Sylvia Maurial FRA 39.5

3. Mae Ward AUS 39.5

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Wayne Grimditch USA 906.249 (42.8 m)

2. Pierre Clerc SUI 872.949

3. Victor Palomo ESP 865.176

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan USA 625.338 (30.3 m)

2. Kay Thurlow AUS 564.163

3. Gail Brantingham GBR 559.519

 

1971 Country:ESP Location: Banolas, Barcelona

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Mike Suyderhoud USA 72.0 (2.00/12.00/58)

2. George Athans CAN 70.5

3. Wayne Grimditch USA 69.0

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Christie Freeman USA 72.0 (1.00/12.00/55)

2. Lisa St. John USA 65.0

3. Christy Lynn Weir USA 63.5

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Mike Suyderhoud USA 1102.28 (48.455 m)

2. George Athans CAN 1089.30

3. Wayne Grimditch USA 1062.85

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Christy Lynn Weir USA 669.03 (30.373 m)

2. Kay Thurlow AUS 655.57

3. Willy Stahle HOL 641.23

 

1973 Country:COL Location: Bogota

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. George Athans CAN 73 (1.50/12.00/58)

2. Rick McCormick USA 66

3. J.Yves Parpette FRA 61

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Sylvia Maurial FRA 60 (2.00/13.00/55)

2. Liz Allan Shetter USA 57

3. Lisa St. John USA 57

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Rick McCormick USA 101.65 (50.85m)

2. George Athans CAN 97.40

3. Wayne Grimditch USA 95.25

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan Shetter USA 69.35 (35.15m)

2. Sylvia Maurial FRA 67.05

3. Karen Morse GBR 66.60

 

1975 Country:GBR Location:Thorpe Park, London

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Robi Zucchi ITA 60.25

2. Bob Lapoint USA 60.00

3. Mike Suyderhoud USA 53.50

Best Single Round Score

Kris Lapoint USA 2.00/11.25/58 (32.00)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan Shetter USA 46.00 (1.00/12.00/55)

2. Silvia Terraciano ITA 42.00

3. Patsy Messner CAN 41.50

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Wayne Grimditch USA 101.70

2. Bruce Cockburn AUS 100.35

3. Mike Suyderhoud USA 99.95

Best Single Round Score

Rick McCormick USA 52.25

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Liz Allan Shetter USA 71.55 (37.55m)

2. Kay Faulkner AUS 70.05

3. Lesile Cockburn AUS 69.55

 

1977 Country:ITA Location: Idroscalo, Milan

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Bob Lapoint USA 148.00

2. Mike Hazelwood GBR 145.00

3. Eddy De Telder BEL 143.00

Best Single Round Score

Elpidio Rodriguez VEN 2.50/12.00/58 (74.50)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Cindy Todd USA 152.00 (1.00/12.00/55)

2. Patsy Messner CAN 151.00

3. S. Burton AUS 148.5

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Mike Suyderhoud USA 102.50

2. Glenn Thurlow AUS 101.40

3. Bob Lapoint USA 100.80

Best Single Round Score

Mike Suyderhoud USA 50.45

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Linda Giddens USA 75.90

2. Cindy Todd USA 71.70

3. Camille Duvall USA 69.65

Best Single Round Score

Linda Giddens USA 38.00

 

1979 Country:CAN Location: Centre Island, Toronto

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Bob Lapoint USA 60.00

2. Kris Lapoint USA 59.00

3. Robi Zucchi ITA 56.5

Best Single Round Score

Bob Lapoint, Kris Lapoint USA, USA 2.00/11.25.58 (32)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Pat Messner CAN 48.50

2. Sue Fieldhouse AUS 45.75

3. Deena Brush USA 40.50

Best Single Round Score

Pat Messner CAN 3.00/12.0/55 (27)

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Mike Hazelwood GBR 104.1

2. Joel McClintock CAN 103.0

3. Bruce Reid CAN 103.0

Best Single Round Score

Bruce Reid CAN 52.6

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Cindy Todd USA 73.2

2. Sue Lipplegoes AUS 71.7

3. Deena Brush USA 70.3

Best Single Round Score

Sue Lipplegoes AUS 37.3

 

1981 Country:GBR Location:Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey, London

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Andy Mapple GBR 66.75

2. John Battleday GBR 64.00

3. Bob Lapoint USA 63.50

Best Single Round Score

Bob Lapoint USA 4.50/11.25/58 (34.5)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Cindy Todd USA 57.75

2. Karin Roberge USA 55.00

3. Sue Fieldhouse AUS 54.00

Best Single Round Score

Sue Fieldhouse AUS 1.50/11.25/55 (31.5)

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Mike Hazelwood GBR 115.7

2. Glenn Thurlow AUS 112.2

3. Moshe Ganzi ISR 112.0

Best Single Round Score

Mike Hazelwood GBR 57.9

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Deena Brush USA 77.6

2. Sue Lipplegoes AUS 74.7

3. Judy McClintock CAN 73.9

Best Single Round Score

Deena Brush USA 39.6

 

1983 Country:SWE Location:Lake Harlanda Tjan, Goteborg

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Bob Lapoint USA 120.00

2. Andy Mapple GBR 117.00

3. John Battleday GBR 115.50

Best Single Round Score

Bob Lapoint USA 3.0/10.75/58 (63)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Cindy Todd USA 103.00

2. Deena Brush USA 99.25

3. Anna Maria Carrasco VEN 97.50

Best Single Round Score

Cindy Todd USA 4.0/12.00/55 (52)

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Sammy Duvall USA 109.4

2. Glenn Thurlow AUS 108.9

3. Mike Hazelwood GBR 108.7

Best Single Round Score

Carl Roberge USA 56.3

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Cindy Todd USA 79.5

2. Camille Duvall USA 77.7

3. Sue Lipplegoes AUS 75.9

Best Single Round Score

Cindy Todd USA 40.2

 

1985 Country:FRA Location: Lac de Sesquieres, Toulouse

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Bob Lapoint USA 118.50

2. Andy Mapple GBR 116.00

3. Carl Roberge USA 115.00

Best Single Round Score

Bob Lapoint USA 0.5/10.75/58 (60.5)

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Camille Duvall USA 101.00

2. Karen Neville AUS 100.50

3. Deena Brush USA 99.75

Best Single Round Score

Camille Duvall, Karen Neville USA, AUS 3.0/12.00/55 (51.0)

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Geoff Carrington AUS 112.6

2. Lucky Lowe USA 111.8

3. Glenn Thurlow AUS 111.3

Best Single Round Score

Mike Hazelwood GBR 57.0

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Deena Brush USA 79.5

2. Sue Lipplegoes AUS 79.3

3. Camille Duvall USA 77.9

Best Single Round Score

Sue Lipplegoes AUS 40.5

 

1987 Country: GBR Location: Thorpe Park, London, England

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Bob Lapoint USA 120.50

2. Andy Mapple GBR 118.00

3. Mick Neville AUS 114.00

Best Single Round Score

Bob LaPoint USA 2.00/10.75/58

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Kim Laskoff * USA 111.00

2. Camille Duvall USA 110.50

3. Deena Brush USA 110.00

Best Single Round Score

Camille Duvall USA 2.50/11.25/55

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Sammy Duvall USA 118.3

2. Mike Hazelwood GBR 115.4

3. Geoff Carrington AUS 113.7

Best Single Round Score

Sammy Duvall USA 60.9

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Deena Brush USA 83.2

2. Karen Morse GBR 82.1

3. Camille Duvall USA 81.0

Best Single Round Score

Deena Brush USA 41.9

 

1989 Country: USA Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Andy Mapple GBR 125

2. Carl Roberge USA 124.5

3. John Battleday GBR 116.5

Best Single Round Score

Roberge, Mapple USA,GBR 3 @ 10.75M

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Kim Laskoff* USA 111.5

2. Deena Mapple USA 111.0

3. Susi Graham CAN 110.0

Best Single Round Score

Laskoff USA 2.5 @ 11.25 m

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Geoff Carrington AUS 117.6

2. Andrea Alessi ITA 115.7

3. Bruce Neville AUS 115.7

Best Single Round Score

Geoff Carrington AUS 59.5

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Deena Brush USA 86.5

2. Karen Morse GBR 82.1

3. Julie Shull USA 81.6

Best Single Round Score

Deena Brush (new world tournament record) USA 43.8

 

 

1991 Country:AUT Location: Villach

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1.Lucky Lowe * USA 2@10.75 5@11.25

2.Mike Kjellander SWE 2@10.75 4@11.25

3.Andy Mapple * GBR 2@10.75 1@11.25

Best Single Round Score

Lucky Lowe, Mike Kjellander, Andy Mapple 2@10.75

Tie runoff in finals results shown.

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1.Helena Kjellander SWE 0.5@11.25m

2.Natalia Rumjantseva URS 6@12m

3.Karen Neville AUS 4.5@12m

Best Single Round Score

Helena Kjellander SWE 0.5@11.25m

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1.Bruce Neville AUS 57.6m

2.Scot Ellis USA 56.8m

3.Kreg Llewellyn CAN 56.6m

Best Single Round Score

Mike Kjellander SWE 58.3m

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1.Sherri Slone USA 41.3m

2.Joy Kelly USA 40.8m

3.Britta Grebe AUT 40.5m

Best Single Round Score

Britta Grebe AUT 41.8m

 

1993 Country:SIN Location: Singapore

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1.Brett Thurley AUS 4@11.25 3.5@11.25

2.Patrice Martin FRA 4@11.25 3@11.25

3.Lucky Lowe* USA 3@11.25 3@11.25

Best Single Round Score

Thurley, Martin 4@11.25

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1.Helena Kjellander SWE 1@11.25m 1@11.25

2.Toni Neville AUS 3@12 1@11.25

3.Susi Graham CAN 2.5@12 5@12

Best Single Round Score

Helena Kjellander SWE 1@11.25m

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1.Andrei Alessi ITA 57.2 60.6

2.John Levingston AUS 54.1 59.2

3.Jim Clunie CAN 57.9 58.7

Best Single Round Score

Alessi 60.6

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1.Kim DeMacedo CAN 37.1 41.9

2.Britta Grebe AUT 41.0 41.3

3.Toni Neville AUS 38.4 41.2

Best Single Round Score

Sherri Slone USA 42.8

 

1995 Country:FRA Location: Roquebrunne

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Andy Mapple GBR 4@10.75*

2. Michael Kjellander SWE 4@10.75

3. Wade Cox USA 2.5@10.75

Best Single Round Score

*Won tie breaker

best score 4@10.75

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1.Helena Kjellander SWE 2@11.25

2.Kristi Overton USA 1@11.25

3.Susi Graham CAN 1@11.25

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Bruce Neville AUS 63.3

2. Carl Roberge USA 61.7

3. John Swanson USA 61.1

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Brenda Nichols Baldwin USA 43.6 (143)

2. Emma Sheers AUS 43.2

3. Sherri Slone USA 42.7

 

1997 Country:COL Location: Medellin (Rio Negro)

Men Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Andy Mapple GBR

2. Steve Cockeram NZE

3. Patrice Martin FRA

Women Slalom

Name Country Score

1. Helena Kjellander SWE

2. April Coble USA

3. Elizabeth Lambert USA

Men Jump

Name Country Score

1. Jaret Llewellyn CAN

2. Jim Clunie CAN

3. Bruce Neville AUS

Women Jump

Name Country Score

1. Elena Milakova RUS

2. Brenda Nichols Baldwin USA

3. Britta Grebe Llewellyn AUT

 

 

Pro Tour Champions

1998

Menís Jump
 
Skier Points
1. Jaret Llewellyn 1312
2. Bruce Neville 1279
3. Freddy Krueger 808
4. Scot Ellis 778
5. Curtis Sheers 702
 

Menís Slalom
 
Skier Points
1. Andy Mapple 1860
2. Wade Cox 1384
3. Jeff Rodgers 829
4. Steve Cockeram 773
5. Mike Champion 607
1997

Men's Jump
 
Skier  Points
1..Bruce Neville  1400
2. Carl Roberge  845
3. Scot Ellis  686
4. Curtis Sheers  684
5.]ohn Swanson  554
Men's Slalom
 
1.Andy Mapple  1822
2.Wade Cox  1470
3. Jeff Rodgers  1084
4. Carl Roberge  1072
5. Steve Cockeram  665
1996

Men's Jump
 
1 . Carl Roberge  2060
2. John Swanson  694
3. Bruce Neville  677
4. Freddy Krueger  514
5. Steffen Wild  435
Men's Slalom
 
1.Wade Cox  1626
2.Andy Mapple  1120
3. Carl Roberge  1066
4. Patrice Martin  952
5. Kris LaPoint  508
 

1995

Men's Jump
 
1. Carl Roberge  1830
2. Bruce Neville 1270
3.]ohn Swanson 1020
4. Freddy Krueger  1018
5. Sammy Duvall  960
Men's Slalom
 
1. Wade Cox  2100
2. Andy Mapple  1354
3. Carl Roberge  1 259
4. Jeff Rodgers 860
5. Mike Kjellander 840
 

Women's Slalom
 
1.Kristi Overton 2130
2 Jennifer Leachman  1430
3. Susi Graham 1400
4.Toni Neville  1210
5. Helena Kjellander 1110
 

 

 

1994

Men's Jump
 
1. Sammy Duvall 221
2. Bruce Neville 213
3. Scot Ellis  139
4. Jaret Llewellyn  130
5. Carl Roberge 127
 

Men's Slalom
 
1. Andy Mapple  .230
2. Jeff Rodgers  165
3. Wade Cox  140
4. Carl Roberge 103
5. Lucky Lowe 100
Women's Slalom
 
1.Kristi Overton 263
2. Helena Kjellander 176
3.Toni Neville  144
4. Susi Graham 123
5. Deena Mapple  118
1993

Men's Jump
 
1.Bruce Neville 196
2. Carl Roberge 178
3. Scot Ellis  177
4. Sammy Duvall 134
5.John Swanson 113
 

Men's Slalom
 
1.Andy Mapple  247
2.Wade Cox 210
3. Mike Kjellander  122
4. Lucky Lowe 95
5. Carl Roberge 94
 

Women's Slalom
 
1.Susi Graham 208
2. Kristi Overton 200
3. Helena Kjellander 159
4. Camille Duvall  153
5. Deena Mapple  128
 

1992
 
Men's Jump  Sammy Duvall 
Men's Slalom  Andy Mapple 
Women's Slalom  Kristi Overton 
 

1991
 
Men's Jump  Sammy Duvall
Men's Slalom Andy Mapple
Women's Slalom  Jennifer Leachman
 

1990
 
Men's Jump  Scot Ellis
Men's Slalom Mike Kjellander
Women's Slalom  Helena Kjellander
 

 

 

Television Coverage

World Cup Networks
ESPN
espn2
Outdoor Life
TSN (Canada)
BBC (Great Britain)
RAI (Italy)
TeleMonteCarlo (Monaco)
ORF (Austria)
Eurosport (Europe)
Channel 7 (Australia)
Nine Network (Australia)
Channel 4 (Great Britain)

 

ESPN2 (all times U.S. Eastern)
 
May 29 1:00am Orlando U.S. Pro Tour 
June 11 12:00am Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Tour 
July 2 12:00am Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour 
July 24 12:30am Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour 
August 1 1:00am Portland U.S. Pro Tour 
September 4 12:00am Detroit U.S. Pro Tour
 

 

Outdoor Life (all times U.S. Eastern & Pacific)
 
June 7 9:00pm Oz Ski
June 14 9:00pm Moomba Masters (epis.#1)
June 21 9:00pm Moomba Masters (epis.#2)
June 28 9:00pm Orlando U.S. Pro Tour
July 5 9:00pm Ft. Lauderdale U.S. Pro Tour
July 12 9:00pm Shreveport U.S. Pro Tour
July 19 9:00pm Spray & Fly - Toronto
July 26 9:00pm Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour (epis.#1)
August 2 9:00pm Sacramento U.S. Pro Tour (epis.#2)
August 9 9:00pm Italian Masters
August 16 9:00pm Austrian Masters
August 23 9:00pm Portland U.S. Pro Tour
August 30 9:00pm Vancouver U.S. Pro Tour
September 20 9:00pm Detroit U.S. Pro Tour
September 27 9:00pm French Masters
October 4 9:00pm British Masters
 

 

 

Pro Skiing Glossary

 

Arm Sling: Harness used by some jumpers to hold the arm close to the body and help prevent the body from banking against the force set up by the skier's pull away from the direction of the tow boat.

AWSA: American Water Ski Association, the governing and sanctioning body for organized water skiing in the United States.

Backwash: Rough water resulting from boat wakes rebounding off such fixed objects as a seawall, anchored boat, jump ramp, etc.

Bevel: A rounded or angled edge of a ski, usually associated with slalom skis. for improved performance.

Binding: Rubber or composition mounting for foot on ski. Bridle: Y-shaped rope portion of handle attachment.

Buoy: Round or spherical marker used to indicate paths for contestant and tow boat in slalom and to outline limits in jump course. Usually red and yellow, made of plastic and 9 inches in diameter.

Chief Judge: Top official assigned to manage a water ski tournament

Concavel Tunnel: Bottom configuration of slalom ski for improved tracking in high speed turns around buoys.

Counter-Cut: A jumper's maneuver from the left side of the boat wake to the right side in preparation for the "crack-the-whip" style cut to the ramp.

Course: Portion of the body of water marked by buoys, where each event of the water ski competition takes place.

Crush: The involuntary bending of a jumper's knees on the ramp as a result of the G-force applied when the skis of the jumper hit the inclined surface. Opposite of spring or pop.

Cut: Putting skis on edge and pulling away from the force of the tow boat.

Double-Wake Cut: Crack-the-whip maneuver by a jumper to gain added speed on the approach to the ramp.

 

Edge: To hold a ski or skis on edge against the pull of the tow boat to increase acceleration, or with the pull of the boat to decelerate.

Fin: Appendage on the bottom rear of a ski to make it track in the water. Also appendage on bottom of tow boat as a stabilizer.

Flex: How much a ski will bend under pressure.

Gates: Space marked by buoys denoting boat path and, in slalom, contestant entry and exit points on the course.

Hit It: Audible signal used by a skier to indicate to driver to take off.

Hook: An abrupt asymmetrical turn, usually referring to a slalom skier maneuvering around a buoy when he has fallen behind in his run through the course.

IWSF: International Water Ski Federation, the international governing body of water skiing.

Late: Description of a slalom skier who has fallen behind his rhythmic race through the slalom course. Also used to describe the timing of a jumper's cut toward the ramp.

Lift: Degree of height gained by a jumper off the ramp.

Line: The tow rope used by a skier. Also used denote boat path.

Line Off: A shortening of the slalom skier's line from the original 75-foot length.

Pass: A run through the course in slalom. Also used to describe the refusal of a jumper to go over the ramp.

Plate Binding: Binding mounted on metal or plastic base which is attached to the ski. Usually used for jumping skis.

Pylon: A ski tow hitch usually mounted near the boat's center of gravity to compensate for the angular pull of slalom skiers and jumpers.

Ramp: Takeoff platform used by jumpers made of molded fiberglass, angled at 16 degrees and waxed for maximum slipperiness.

Reride: A privilege given a skier to repeat a pass if the judges agree an unfair condition existed, such as boat speed, rough water, etc. Some circumstances, such as low boat speed, make a reride mandatory for slalom. In jumping, it's just the opposite. A hot time requires a reride, a slow time is optional.

Ride-Out Buoys: Markers indicating points on the course which a contestant must pass in control of his ski in order for the performance to be scored.

Rocker: The built-in curve in the running surface of a ski.

Rollers: Water conditions caused by a boat wake or wind conditions. See Backwash.

Side Curtain: Slanted safety side of a jump ramp for protection of a jumper who has cut too late or is out of control. Also called an apron.

Spring: The act of straightening the legs against the G- force on the jump ramp at the moment of takeoff. Opposite of crush.

Wake: Disturbed water condition caused by forward motion of a tow boat. The less disturbance or wave motion. the better.

Wax: A specially compounded substance used on the surface of a jump ramp and watered down to provide a slick surface for jumper takeoff.