PINE MOUNTIAN, GA – Karina Nowlan (AUS) won the women’s slalom title at the 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® today. Karina Nowlan ran 3 buoys at 38′ off in extemely difficult lake and weather conditions. Will Asher (GBR) won the men’s slalom title by running 2 buoys at 41′ off.
“Karina is a true champion!”, said Dave Goode. “She was nursing a sore shoulder for the past week and she not only skied through the pain, but through some to real difficult weather conditions, too!”, Goode continues. “Karina combines all of the elements of a champion; she has great technique, she is in top physical condition, she is super-tough mentally and we work closely with her to make sure her equipment is perfect. I know Karina is real happy with this victory.”, Goode concludes.
For the first time, both Co-World Record Holders, Krisit Overton-Johnson and Karina Nowlan found themselves in competition. Kristi set the Women’s World Record 12 years ago on her GOODE 9100. Karina Nowlan tied the record of 1 buoy at 41′off last September on her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell boots. Karina currently uses a 64.25″ GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.
The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.