ZACK WORDEN AND JON TRAVERS JOIN TEAM NAUTIQUE
ORLANDO, FLA (February 7, 2011) — Today Nautique announced two new skiers to its team of professional athletes, Zack Worden and Jon Travers.
Nineteen-year-old Zack Worden had his breakthrough season in 2009 as a first year pro where he finished in the top six at the US Masters, Waterski World Championships and Pro Tour. Worden’s many achievements in his amateur career include holding the Junior Masters Course Jump Record at 188 ft., jumping 228 ft. off a 5½ ft. ramp – the farthest ever, being the youngest skier to jump 230 ft and he was recently named by the American Water Ski Association as Jumper of the year.
Jon Travers has been in the Nautique family since he began skiing at eighteen months old. The son of world famous ski instructor Jack Travers, Jon began competing at six years old and hasn’t stopped since. As an amateur Travers holds the Boys 3 State Slalom Record and is also the co-holder of the National Boys 3 Slalom Record. He’s was ranked first byIWSF in 2005-2006 for Junior Boys Slalom. Since then Travers has placed first in slalom and overall at the Waterski Nationals plus placed first in slalom at the World’s U21 tournament.
“We are excited to add Zack and Jon to the Nautique team. Both are extremely talented, upcoming skiers in the industry,” stated Nautique’s President/CEO Bill Yeargin.