2021 Pan American Water Ski Championships Results (U14, U17, U21 and Open Divisions)
That's a wrap on the 2021 Pan Am Championships in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico and it was an exciting week for the U14, U17, U21 and Open Divisions. Canada was well represented with 21 Athletes in all of the divisions. Our Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Athletes that represented were:
U14 Team Carly Bonham Megan Pelkey U17 Team Evan Kraus U21 Team Brad Gibbons
Our athletes performed very well and helped Canada win many medals and contributed to very awesome team results.
In the U14 Division, Megan Pelkey, an overall skier, competed in all 3 events of slalom, trick and jump and had a fantastic event and took home a Bronze Medal in the Slalom Event with a score of 2 @ 12m/35' off at 52kmh. She earned a Silver Medal in the Jump Event with her best jump of 25.9m/85'! Megan made the finals in trick and had a great semi-finals score of 3,980 points to help her win the Overall Title. With these fantastic results, Megan won GOLD in the Overall Event and is the Pan Am U14 Overall Champion! Way to go Megan!
In the U14 Division, Carly Bonham competed in the overall event tricks, jump and slalom and made her way in the Finals in Slalom. She had a great score of 3 @ 13m/32' off at 52kmh in the semi-finals in slalom. In the Finals she skied to 2 @ 13m/32' off for a tie for 5th at her first PanAm Championships! Carly is an Overall skier and she also competed in the Trick and Jump Events. She finished in 10th place in the Trick Event and 7th Place in the Jump Event. This earned her a 6th Place in the Overall Event for the U14 Division! Awesome, way to go Carly! In the U17 Slalom division, Evan Kraus skied awesome in the semi-finals with a score of 3 @ 11.25m/38' off at 58kmh to earn a spot in the Slalom Finals. Evan repeated this score of 3 @ 11.25m/38' off to win a Silver Medal in the Slalom Finals in the U17 Division. Evan is a multi-event skier and also competed in the Trick Event. He had a great trick run in the semi-finals with a score of 4190 points to make it to the Trick Finals. In the Finals, Evan improved his trick score to 5410 points, and just missed the podium and finished with an impressive 4th place in the U17 Division! Fantastic Evan! In the U21 Division, Brad Gibbons skied great in the semi-finals with a score of 2.5 @ 12m/35' offat 58kmh to make it through to the Slalom Finals. In the Finals, he improved his score to 6 @ 12m/35' off to win a Silver Medal in the U21 Division. Brad is also a multi-event skier and competed in the Trick Event. He finished in 6th place in Tricks in the U21 Division. Congratulations Brad!
Canada took home a total of 36 medals GOLD 16 SILVER: 10 BRONZE: 10
Not only did our athletes earn individual medals, but their performances also contributed to the Team competition and Canada ruled this event. Here's how Canada dominated the Team Event!
U14 TEAM GOLD U17 TEAM BRONZE U21 TEAM GOLD OPEN TEAM GOLD OVERALL TEAM GOLD
WAY TO GO & BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD ALBERTA ATHLETES!
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