The 53rd Masters saw some of the most competitive skiing, wakeboarding, and wakeskating to date behind the Ski Nautique 200, the Byerly Icon Edition 210, and the Super Air Nautique G23. Team Nautique represented with a strong showing from all of our athletes resulting in six podium finishes with four of those being gold medals.
In Friday’s Jr. Masters, K.C. Wilson tied the course record of 2@39-off once again skiing flawlessly to claim the Jr. Men’s Slalom title.
In the Wakeskate division, Nautique rider Brandon Thomas started his run off with his signature carve around the course buoys on Robin Lake throwing down a solid pass that qualified him through to the finals where he took the podium with a third place finish.
Nate Smith continued his dominance over the weekend winning his first ever Masters title running 5@39-off through some tough water conditions. Also in the final was Nautique skier and World Record holder Chris Parrish who ran 3@41 in the semifinal round putting him in top seed coming into the final where he finished in fourth place.
Team Nautique’s newest addition Meagan Ethell also won her first ever Masters title at only fifteen years old in the Pro Women’s Wakeboard division. Meagan threw a flawless run going huge and topped it off with a big crow mobe in front of the crowd for her wildcard trick on the way back in. Also in the final was Nautique’s Raimi Merritt with a fourth place finish after having some equipment trouble early on in her run.
The Women’s trick skiing division saw two Nautique athletes on the podium as Natallia Berdnikava took first place and set a new course record with a score of 9,520 points and Whitney McClintock in third with 7,600 points. Natallia also won her second women’s jump title with a distance of 173 feet. In the slalom division Whitney McClintock took second place running half a buoy at 39-off and Clementine Lucine took third with 2.5 buoys at 38-off.
To round out the event for Team Nautique the Rocketman Scot Ellis took fourth place in the Men’s Jump with a score of 211 feet.