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Unprecedented Performances in Day Two

 

For Immediate Release

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MasterCraft Pro WaterSki Championships

Great Conditions Lead to Unprecedented Performances

 

Charleston, South Carolina (May 15, 2003) – Saturday’s Semifinal Rounds at the MasterCraft Pro WaterSki Championships led to unprecedented performances at Trophy Lakes as the world’s best water skiers fought for position in Sunday’s Final Rounds as well bonus money courtesy of Indmar Marine Engines.

Men’s slalom provided the best performances in the MasterCraft Pro presented by Chevy Trucks and GM Vortec engines. In the first round of the semifinals, 12 out of 16 skiers completed their pass at 39 off and attempted the 41 off pass. Jamie Beauchesne led the way in round 1 with an effort of 3 @ 41 off. Terry Winter, Drew Ross and Jeff Rodgers tied for second with 2 @41 off. 

In all, the pro men’s slalom competitors split $5,000 on the day courtesy of Indmar Marine engines, $2,500 per round. Beauchesne took home $1,250 for his first-place finish in round 1.

In the second round Andy Mapple led the way with 2 ½ @ 41 off to win the round and capture the Indmar Bonus. Chris Parrish, defending MasterCraft Pro Slalom champion finished second in the round. Parrish finished in last place in round 1, and had a lot of ground to make up in round 2. However, Parrish’s combined performances in the two rounds earned him a chance to move into the Finals and defend his title.

In men’s jump Ryan Fitts, the defending MasterCraft Pro defending champion led the way in round 1 with a jump of 219-feet. Freddy Krueger finished just behind Fitts in second place, .1 meter behind Fitts. Current World Recond holder Jaret Llewellyn finished third to round out the top three finishers all earning Indmar Bonus money.

Krueger, who set the world record in 2002 finished the day in first place overall and with the best jump of the competition at 225 feet. Krueger won the second round of the day just ahead of Curtis Sheers and Jason Seels who finished second and third.

In women’s slalom, defending champion Karen Truelove was the top skier of the day, giving her the edge of last off the dock for the women’s finals. Truelove won round one and Geraldine Jamin won round two. The margin between the two in each round was just ½ buoy. The top performance of the day belonged Truelove with 3 @ 39 in the first round.

South Carolina natives were also very active on the day. The best performance of the day belonged to Jeff Rodgers, the co-world record holder who set the world mark at Trophy Lakes. Rodgers finished in a tie for second in round 1 with one of the best performances in the event 2 @ 41.

Seth Stisher and Natalie Hamrick also represent South Carolina. Stisher, competing in men’s slalom, failed to make the cut into the men’s finals on Sunday. Hamrick finished eight overall to work her way into the women’s slalom final where all skiers start with a clean slate and the MasterCraft Pro title is up for grabs.

Saturday’s Results

 

Men Slalom Semifinals

 

 

Total

(top 10 advance to FINALS)

Round 1

Round 2

Bouys

Andy Mapple (GBR)

66.25

68.5

134.75

William Asher (GBR)

67

66

133

Drew Ross (CAN)

68

64

132

Jamie Beauchesne (NH)USA

69

63

132

Terry Winter (OR)USA

68

63

131

Jeff Rodgers (SC)USA

68

63

131

Jason Paredes (CA)USA

67.5

63

130.5

Wade Cox (FL)USA

67

63

130

Chris Parrish (FL)USA

61.5

68

129.5

Doug Ross (CAN)

67

62.5

129.5

Ben Favret (FL)USA

63

65

128

Jodi Fisher (GBR)

66.5

61

127.5

Mike Morgan (FL)USA

64

60.5

124.5

Kris LaPoint (FL)USA

67

53

120

Frederic Halt (SUI)

67

51

118

Seth Stisher (SC)USA

62

49.5

111.5

 

Men Slalom Semifinals

 

Round 1

 

(all advance to round 2)

 

Jamie Beauchesne (NH)USA

3 @ 41

Terry Winter (OR)USA

2 @41

Drew Ross (CAN)

2 @ 41

Jeff Rodgers (SC)USA

2 @ 41

Jason Paredes (CA)USA

1 1/2@ 41

William Asher (GBR)

1 @ 41

Wade Cox (FL)USA

1 @ 41

Frederic Halt (SUI)

1 @ 41

Doug Ross (CAN)

1 @ 41

Kris LaPoint (FL)USA

1 @ 41

Jodi Fisher (GBR)

1/2 @ 41

Andy Mapple (GBR)

1/4 @41

Mike Morgan (FL)USA

4 @ 39

Ben Favret (FL)USA

3 @ 39

Seth Stisher (SC)USA

2 @39

Chris Parrish (FL)USA

1 1/2@39

 

 

Men Slalom Semifinals

 

Round 2

 

(top10 accumulated scores of

 

round 1 & round 2 advance to FINALS)

 

Andy Mapple (GBR)

2 1/2@41

Chris Parrish (FL)USA

2 @ 41

William Asher (GBR)

6 @ 39

Ben Favret (FL)USA

5 @ 39

Drew Ross (CAN)

4 @ 39

Jamie Beauchesne (NH)USA

3 @ 39

Terry Winter (OR)USA

3 @ 39

Jeff Rodgers (SC)USA

3 @ 39

Jason Paredes (CA)USA

3 @ 39

Wade Cox (FL)USA

3 @ 39

Doug Ross (CAN)

2 1/2@ 39

Jodi Fisher (GBR)

1 @ 39

Mike Morgan (FL)USA

1/2  @ 39

Kris LaPoint (FL)USA

5 @ 35

Frederic Halt (SUI)

3 @ 35

Seth Stisher (SC)USA

1 1/2@ 35

 

 

Jump Semifinals

 

 

Total

(top 8 advance to FINALS)

Round 1

Round 2

Feet

Freddy Krueger (FL)USA

219

225

444

Ryan Fitts (LA)USA

219

212

431

Curtis Sheers (AUS)

212

218

430

Jason Seels (GBR)

213

217

430

Jaret Llewellyn (CAN)

217

211

428

Jimmy Siemers (TX)USA

213

213

426

Jesper Cassoe (DEN)

213

211

424

Scot Ellis (FL)USA

216

202

418

Ryan Dodd (CAN)

197

213

410

Kyle Eade (NZE)

203

0

203

 

Jump Semifinals

 

 

Round 1

 

 

(all advance to round 2)

Feet

 

Ryan Fitts (LA)USA

219

 

Freddy Krueger (FL)USA

219

 

Jaret Llewellyn (CAN)

217

 

Scot Ellis (FL)USA

216

 

Jesper Cassoe (DEN)

213

 

Jason Seels (GBR)

213

 

Jimmy Siemers (TX)USA

213

 

Curtis Sheers (AUS)

212

 

Kyle Eade (NZE)

203

 

Ryan Dodd (CAN)

197

 

 

Men Jump Semifinals

 

 

Round 2

 

 

(top 8 accumulated scores of

 

 

round 1 & round 2 advance to FINALS)

 

 

 

Feet

 

Freddy Krueger (FL)USA

225

 

Curtis Sheers (AUS)

218

 

Jason Seels (GBR)

217

 

Jimmy Siemers (TX)USA

213

 

Ryan Dodd (CAN)

213

 

Ryan Fitts (LA)USA

212

 

Jaret Llewellyn (CAN)

211

 

Jesper Cassoe (DEN)

211

 

Scot Ellis (FL)USA

202

 

Kyle Eade (NZE)

o

 

 

Women Slalom Semifinals

 

 

Total

(top 10 advance to FINALS)

Round 1

Round 2

Bouys

Karen Truelove (FL)USA

63

61.5

124.5

Geraldine Jamin (FRA)

62

62

124

Emma Sheers (AUS)

62.5

58

120.5

Regina Jaquess (GA)USA

62

56.5

118.5

Sarah Gatty Saunt (GBR)

59

59

118

Michelle Simpson (TX)USA

61.5

54

115.5

Jill Knutson (WA)USA

59

56

115

Natalie Hamrick (FL)USA

56

56

112

Rhoni Barton (FL)USA

58.5

53.5

112

Lori Krueger (FL)USA

55.5

52.5

108

Jennifer Leachman (FL)USA

57.5

47

104.5

Britta Lewellyn (AUT)

55.5

44.25

99.75

 

Women Slalom Semifinals

 

Round 1

 

(all advance to round 2)

 

Karen Truelove (FL)USA

3 @ 39

Emma Sheers (AUS)

2 1/2@39

Geraldine Jamin (FRA)

2 @ 39

Regina Jaquess (GA)USA

2 @ 39

Michelle Simpson (TX)USA

1 1/2@39

Jill Knutson (WA)USA

5 @ 38

Sarah Gatty Saunt (GBR)

5 @ 38

Rhoni Barton (FL)USA

4 1/@38

Jennifer Leachman (FL)USA

3 1/2@38

Natalie Hamrick (FL)USA

2 @ 38

Britta Lewellyn (AUT)

1 1/2@38

Lori Krueger (FL)USA

1 1/2@38

 

Women Slalom Semifinals

 

Round 2

 

(top10 accumulated scores of

 

round 1 & round 2 advance to FINALS)

 

Geraldine Jamin (FRA)

2 @ 39

Karen Truelove (FL)USA

1 1/2@39

Sarah Gatty Saunt (GBR)

5 @ 38

Emma Sheers (AUS)

4 @ 38

Regina Jaquess (GA)USA

2 1/2 @ 38

Jill Knutson (WA)USA

2 @ 38

Natalie Hamrick (FL)USA

2 @ 38

Michelle Simpson (TX)USA

6 @ 35

Rhoni Barton (FL)USA

5 1/2@35

Lori Krueger (FL)USA

4 1/2@35

Jennifer Leachman (FL)USA

5 @ 32

Britta Lewellyn (AUT)

2 1/4@32