The 2017 Water Sport Season is up and running. Check out what’s happening around Saskatchewan.
April 24 through 30 in Myuna Bay, Australia was 2017 Disabled World Water Ski Championships. Canada had some great results but one Saskatchewan skier in particular had a championship she’ll never forget. Defending World Champion Ashley Baerg from Delmany finished 2nd this time around, which in and of itself is a great result. Her performance in the jump competition in particular was literally one for the record books. Competing in the ladies seated division, Ashley not only beat her competition by over 3m, she set a new world record of 17.4m in the process. Congratulations to Ashley on her new world record and a second place finish overall.
Once again 5 Saskatchewan Adaptive Water-skiers dominate the team selection to Water-ski Wake-board Canada’s World’s team. The World Disabled Water-ski Championships will be Hosted by Australia, held at Myuna Bay Resort, outside of New Castle N.S.W. 6 skiers qualified for the Worlds, one from B.C. and the bulk of the team from Saskatchewan. The North Sask Adaptive Water-ski club has 4 skiers chosen. Reining World Champion Ashley Baerg of Dalmeny, SK will lead the team into her 3rd Worlds. Ashley will compete in the MP5, classification for sit ski division athletes. Ashley plans on repeating as Female World Champion, in the Trick event, the Jump event and the World Overall Champion. Veteran Pete Andrews of Saskatoon, competing in his 5th Worlds was named Captain of the team. Pete has added duties as the team’s jump event coach. Pete will compete in all three events in the MP3, classification for sit ski division athletes. Pete has been chasing the Jump World record and hopes this is the time. Veteran Ryan Riehl of Saskatoon, competing in his 4th Worlds, will compete in all three events in the V2 classification for Blind skiers. Ryan missed the last Worlds due to heart Bypass surgery. Ryan is hoping to get his form back and bring back a medal. Nolan Barnes, of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton, competing in his 3rd Worlds will compete in all three events in the MP3, classification for sit ski division athletes. Nolan has ramped up his training the last 2 years and is set for a podium finish at these worlds. The South Sask Adaptive Water-ski club has a rookie skier qualifying. Blake LaMontagne, of Regina, formerly of Wawota, competing in his 1st Worlds will compete in all three events in the MP4, classification for sit ski division athletes. Blake has skied just 3 years, but placed in the U.S.A. National Championships, last fall, with this making a statement, that he will make some noise at these worlds. World’s Team leader, David Wassill, of Saskatoon has this to say, ” Despite these World’s being at the end of our winter, we have great skiers and great skier leadership, It may be tough to improve our traditional 4th place finish as a team, but we have added some real talent this year and we are experienced. If the world’s was just a jump event we would dominate. The jump event is like hockey to Canadians, we put it on the line and we win.”
Be the best you can be and represent your province while building your competition skills! Applications are being accepted until March 7th, 2018. http://wswsask.com/water-ski/sask-first-water-ski-team http://wswsask.com/wakeboarding/sask-first-wakeboard-team
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Join us at the Water Ski and Wakeboard Saskatchewan AGM on March 19th, 2016 at 510 Cynthia Street (Room 140) at 2PM. To enter, please ring the door bell on the north side of the building. All 2017 registered members are welcome to participate in the meeting. Agenda AGM Package 2016 Audited Financials 2016 financial stmt ]2017 Strategic Plan for review and comments Strategic Plan 2017-2020
Waterski/wakeboard is listed as one of Canada’s top 150 activities! Visit our site and post pics and videos to show Canada how amazing our sport is! http://playinsk.ca/activities/water-skiing-wakeboarding
Congratulations to Ashley Berg for being named the IWWF Disabled World Female Skier of the Year. Ashley will be honoured at World’s in April 2017.
We’ve got an exciting meeting coming up Nov 5th and we would love to see the attendance of a variety of WSWSask members. For more information, and to sign up, please visit: http://wswsask.com/event/wswsask-strategic-planning
We are looking for officials for the upcoming 2018 seasons. If you are interested, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org Sask Sport Officials Video
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