Goode skiers swept the girls slalom podium and nearly did the same in boys at yesterday’s Junior World Water Ski Championships in Mulwala, Australia.
Samantha Dumala led the Goode/USA sweep by winning the world title as Erika Lang finished second and Kara MacIntyre third. Samantha and Erika tied in the final round with 1 buoy at 38-feet off, but Samantha come out on top in the runoff. Kara scored 4 buoys at 35-feet off to win the bronze.
In boys slalom, Goode skiers finished first and second as Yiannis Nathanail of Greece earned the title with 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off and Santiago Robledo of Colombia took second with 3 buoys at 38-feet off.
If you are going to miss one of the world’s biggest water ski tournaments, it better be for a good reason, right?Well, Team GOODE skier and reigning world slalom champion Thomas Degasperi will be missing next month’s Moomba Masters for what is perhaps the best reason in the history of the sport … he’ll be home in Italy participating in its version of Dancing With the Stars.
If T-Gas’ moves on the dance floor are half as good as they are on the water, he’s got a pretty good chance at winning it all.
LIMA, PERU – GOODE Skier and USA athlete, Caroline Hensley, won the gold medal in slalom by running 2 @ 38’off at the 12th Junior Water Ski World Championships, January 7-11, at the Bujama Lacus Lakes in Lima, Peru. In the preliminary round earlier in the week, Hensley tied the women’s junior world slalom record with a score of 3 buoys at 38 off to earn the top seed for the finals.
Hensley won two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal. She also won the gold medal in women’s overall with over 2,810 points.
GOODE Skier and Mexican athlete, Sandro Ambrosi, earned the silver medal, scoring 3 @ 38’ off.
The US Junior Water Ski Team won the gold medal with 8,053.97, France earned the silver medal with 7,801.4 points, and Australia earned the bronze medal with 6,673.16 points.