Jimmy, Regina, Freddy and Rusty All Crowned Champs at Masters
May 26, 2008
PINE MOUNTAIN, GA - Competition at the 49th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament concluded Sunday at Callaway Gardens on Robin Lake with amazing weather and thrilling competition throughout all disciplines.
It was quite an interesting day in men’s tricks where defending champion, Nicolas LeForestier tried to reclaim his title but Jimmy Siemers tricked an amazing 11,110 points earning this year’s Masters Men’s Trick title. Aliaksei Zharnasek followed with 10,520 points for second and LeForestier finished third, tricking 10,440 points.
Regina Jacquess was victorious in the women’s slalom discipline after facing April Coble Eller in a run-off. Eller ran into trouble early in her second pass, placing her second and Emma Sheers finished third.
As always, men’s jump was a nail biter bringing the crowd to their feet, as defending champion Freddy Krueger was last off the dock. His first two jumps were not enough and it came down to the last jump of the day, Krueger soared 234 feet to claim his fourth consecutive Masters Men’s Jump title! Ryan Fitts had a huge jump as well at 227 feet finishing second and Kyle Eade with a jump of 220 feet finished third.
It’s definitely true what they say about third time is a charm and Rusty Malinoski proved it today in the men’s wakeboard finals. Malinoski has finished the last two years in second place has finally earned his first Masters Men’s Wakeboard Champion title and also won the $1000 Big Air Double Up by Roswell with a backside 720 crushing last year’s defending champion Phillip Soven who was last off the dock and just missed retaining his title by less then four points followed by Andrew Adkison finishing third.
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