The 2018 MasterCraft Canadian Western Water Ski Championships were held July 27-29, 2018 at the Predator Bay Water Ski Club in Calgary, Alberta. This was a Record Capable 3 event tournament meaning that the results may be used in the selection of National Teams for International competitions.
This year about 40 athletes attended the tournament representing 3 Provinces (SK, BC, AB).
Some highlights from the event included Dorien Llewellyn from Innisfail was looking to break his dad’s (Jaret Llewellyn) Canadian trick record of 11,180 points that Jaret set in 2004. Participation numbers for Westerns were 30 of the skiers where under 17 years old so we had great representation from the young up and coming skiers. And there was a total of 67 skiers. We had 3 adaptive 3 event skiers, including the world jump record holder, Ashley Baerg.
There was a record capable slalom tournament on the Friday night to start off the event. Participation numbers in this event were: 15 skiers under the age of 17 for a total of 41 skiers. We also had 1 Adaptive Skier ski in this event, Ashley Baerg.
Members of the WSWA Junior & Development Water Ski Teams competed in the Friday slalom event and the Western Canadian Championships. These skiers added up to 14 with exceptional results.
BU12: Slalom GOLD - Trick GOLD
GU12: Slalom GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE – Trick GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE – Jump GOLD, SILVER
BU14: Slalom GOLD, SILVER – Trick BRONZE
GU14: Slalom GOLD, SILVER – Trick GOLD, SILVER – Jump GOLD
U17M: Slalom GOLD, SILVER – Trick GOLD, SILVER – Jump GOLD
Results from the Slalom Event that was held on Friday Here: Friday Slalom Results
Please visit all the results from the 2018 MasterCraft Canadian Westerns Water Ski Championships Here: Westerns Results
Prior to the 2018 MasterCraft Canadian Westerns Championships, a camp was held at the Predator Bay Water Ski Club site, the week before and the WSWA Water Ski Junior and Development Team athletes were coached by Jaret Llewellyn. This training but this fantastic coach shows the amazing results for these Team Athletes at Westerns.
The success of this event is highly dependent on a small group of dedicated volunteers and would not be possible without the support of various sponsors and event supporters such as the ASC.
On behalf of all event participants, we would like to thank Alberta Sport Council for their grant support of this event. The grant we received considerably assists this event and contributes to making it the best it is.