It’s not surprising that Regina Jaquess (1st) and Whitney McClintock (2nd) finished in the top two at last weekend’s Swiss Pro Slalom event.
But 14-year old Brooke Baldwin may have surprised a few people with a third-place finish that undoubtedly served notice to a field of competitors that the future may be here before they expected it.
The Swiss Pro Slalom was Brooke’s first ever pro event and all she did was set a new personal best of 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the semis on the way to earning her first podium in a stacked pro women’s field.
Her showing at the Swiss Pro Slalom, coupled with her dominating performance one weekend earlier at the Junior Masters, earned her USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Month honors for May.
Regina was also able to go back-to-back, taking home the Swiss Pro Slalom title after winning the Masters the previous weekend. In the final round she scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 off to top Whitney’s 2 at 39 and Brooke’s 4 at 38.
In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE’s Chris Parrish finished second, while Freddie Winter and Nate Smith took first and third, respectively.