Brooks Wilson, Mochaela Cooper, Mayayla Haw, Lauren Morgan, Storm Selsor and K.C. Wilson won titles at the Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships June 6 at Princeton Lakes in Princeton, Texas. Nearly 50 of the world’s top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jump and overall at the two-round, world-record-capable water ski competition.
Selsor won titles in Men’s tricks (8,290 points), jumping (193 feet) and overall (3,000 points) for the second consecutive year. Haw won titles in Girls’ slalom, tying the Girls Junior U.S. Open record with 2.5 buoys at 38 feet off, and overall (2,464.5 points). Cooper won Women’s slalom (4 buoys at 35 feet off); Morgan won Girls’ jumping (138 feet) for the second consecutive year; Brooks Wilson won Men’s slalom (4 buoys at 39.5 feet off) for the second consecutive year; and K.C. Wilson won Boys’ slalom (4.5 buoys at 38 feet off) for the second consecutive year.
Other athletes winning titles were: Chile’s Nicole Naser, Girls’ tricks (5,790 points); Australia’s Joshua Briant, Boys’ tricks and overall (8,840 points/2,846 points); Great Britain’s Christopher Wharton, Boys’ jumping (155 feet); Australia’s Michale Briant, Women’s tricks (7,240 points); and Canada’s Maddison McCammon, Women’s jumping and overall (122 feet/3,000 points). For complete results, visit usawaterski.org
The Princeton Lakes Water Ski Club served as the local organizing committee and host of the 2010 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships. Princeton Lakes is a 144-acre subdivision containing estate-sized waterfront lots on four private lakes, each custom designed to provide outstanding water skiing conditions. Martin Eagle Oil Company of Denton, Texas, provided the fuel for the event. Rebecca Robinson, Miss Texas 2008, presented the post-tournament awards to the athletes.