The U.S. Water Ski Nationals tournament hosted at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Florida had amazing weather all week and saw five Team Nautique athletes medal in their respective divisions with great performances.
Skiing behind the Ski Nautique 200 in the Men’s Slalom division, Team Nautique phenom Nate Smith continued his dominance clinching his first Open Men’s National title running 2.25@ 41-off, followed by teammate and co- world record holder Chris Parrish with a score of 1.5@41-off. Rounding out the medals for Team Nautique was Jon Travers with a fifth place finish running 0.5@41-off.
In Open Men’s Jump, Team Nautique’s “Rocketman” Scot Ellis took third place with a distance of 201 feet.
Taking top honors in Girls 3 was Nautique’s newest team member Erika Lang with an overall score of 3,913.9 pts. Impressive in all three events, Erika put up 8,990 points in Tricks behind the Ski Nautique 200 for first place, 124ft in Jump for another 1st, and placed 5th in slalom running 5@ 35-off. With world record potential in tricks and great performances in slalom and jump Erika is clearly one to watch!