Pine Mountain, GA (May 28, 2023) – The 63rd Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament presented by GM Marine finished today at Callaway Gardens with the worlds best waterskiers and wakeboarders taking home Masters titles. The weather could not have been better for the record-setting Ski Nautique and the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23 to pull Masters champions to unbelievable performances.
Team Nautique athlete Erika Lang (USA) continued her weekend of incredible skiing when she set a course record and took home the win during the Women's Trick division. Erika scored an amazing 11,030 points to earn her spot on the top of the podium. After Erika, it was Giannina Bonnemann Mechler (GER) taking second place, with Team Nautique athletes Neilly Ross (CAN) and Anna Gay (USA) rounding out the Final round.
In the Pro Men Trick discipline, Team Nautique athlete Pato Font (MEX) won his 4th Masters title behind the Ski Nautique. During the finals today he posted a new course record and a score of 12,470. “I’m so excited to be able to win my 4th Pro Masters title here at Robin Lake!” said Nautique Team athlete Pato Font. “I’m thankful to be able to represent Nautique Boats here at Callaway Gardens.” Pato was followed by Joel Poland (GBR), Louis Duplan-Fribourg (FRA), and Pablo Font Corona (MEX) respectively.
Pulled by the GM Marine powered Ski Nautique, Regina Jaquess (USA) was able to put together incredible passes to take home the win in the Pro Women’s slalom division after running 3.50 @ 10.75m. Jaimee Bull (CAN), Team Nautique athlete Whitney McClintock Rini (CAN) and Allie Nicholson (USA) rounded out the rest of the field.
Robin Lake delivered epic conditions during the Pro Men’s Slalom finals where the massive crowds saw Nate Smith (USA) earn his spot on the top of the podium after a runoff with Will Asher (GBR). Following those two were Thomas Degasperi (ITA) and Adam Sedlmajer (CZE) rounding out the Pro Men’s Slalom division respectively.
The Super Air Nautique G23 wake was perfect during the Women’s Wakeboard Finals where the many on hand witnessed Meagan Ethell (USA) capture a Masters title with Team Nautique rider Mary Morgan Howell (USA) following in second place. Eugenia De Armas (ARG) placed third and Jamie Lopina (USA) in fourth.
The crowds gathered to watch the best riders in the world during the Pro Men Wakeboard division, when the PCM and GM Marine powered G23 took to the water. In the end, it was Massimiliano Pifferetti (ITA) riding flawlessly to take his first win at the Masters with Sam Brown (AUS) coming in second place and Team Nautique athlete Cory Teunissen (AUS) in third place. Tyler Higham (USA) rounded out the Finals heat coming in fourth place.
Spectators cheered for the Pro Women Jump finals behind the Ski Nautique. During the Pro Women’s Jump Finals, the crowds watched as Hanna Straltsova (USA) flew 173 feet to victory. She was followed by Aliaksandra Danisheuskaya (USA), Regina Jaquess (USA) and Valentina Gonzalez (CHL) respectively.
The Pro Men’s Jump Finals concluded the weekend’s events where the crowds gathered to witness Team Nautique athlete Ryan Dodd (CAN) win yet another Masters title after jumping 223 feet behind the record-setting Ski Nautique. After Ryan, it was Joel Poland (GBR), Freddy Krueger (USA) and Jack Critchley (GBR).
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