THE ESTEEMED 51st MASTERS WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES TODAY AT CALLAWAY GARDENS
Pine Mountain, GA (May 30, 2010) – Today’s conclusion of the 51st Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® at Callaway Gardens brought two new Masters Champions to the forefront of the competition including Men’s Trick champion Herman Beliakou and inaugural WakeSkate champion Brandon Thomas as well as five competitors defending their 2009 titles!
In Women’s events, Nautique skier Whitney McClintock defended her title for the second year in Women’s Tricks with a score of 8340, Clementine Lucine, also a Nautique skier, finished second. McClintock also placed third in Women’s Slalom. Regina Jaquess dominated as the winner in Women’s Slalom with .5@39-off, June Fladborg defended her Women’s Jump title with a score of 174 feet and Nicola Butler was crowned for the second year in a row in Women’s Wakeboard with 81.67 points.
In the Men’s disciplines, William Asher defended his Masters title for the third consecutive year in Men’s Slalom. With the new tricks format, Herman Beliakou earned his first Masters title in Men’s Tricks. Freddy Krueger edged out Thomas Asher by 2 feet defending his multiple Men’s Jump titles. Phillip Soven earned his third Masters Wakeboard title out scoring his younger brother Bob Soven, who landed a heelside 900 off the double-up to earn the Roswell Double-Up award.
Nautique rider Brandon Thomas earned his first Masters title in WakeSkate, the inaugural year for this discipline. Thomas had two stand up passes landing a wake to wake big spin indy and a heelside 360 followed by a switch 360. This is Thomas’s first major win since he was crowned in all three events at the 2006 Byerly Toe Jam.
For complete up-to-date scores of the 51st Masters, please visitwww.masterswaterski.com/standings/