Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 07:17
Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have been selected to the American Water Ski Association's National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior Development Water Ski Team for 2015. The 37 selections from the Boys/Girls 2 (13 and under) and Boys/Girls 3 (17 and under) divisions were based on performances during the 2014 tournament season.
Using separate selection criteria, the top-13 athletes were named as National Junior Water Ski Team members by the International Activities Committee, while the National Junior Development Committee selected the remaining 24 to the National Junior Development Water Ski Team. The respective teams will not represent the United States in any international competitions, but several of the athletes will be competing in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Jan. 8-11, in Lima, Peru, as well as the 2015 Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament and 2015 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships.
Selected to the 2015 National Junior Water Ski Team were (alphabetical order): Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Julianna Boskus (Elkins, Ark.), Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.), Quinn Haines (Avon, Conn.), Nicholas Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Zachary MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.), William Montavon (Dixon, Ill.), and Kat Warner (Dallas, Texas).
Selected to the 2015 National Junior Development Water Ski Team (alphabetical order) were: Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Zachary Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Ryan Canepa (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Austin Collins (Murray, Ky.), Maria Fields (McQueeney, Texas), Trenton Fisher (Stevenson Ranch, Calif.), Bailey Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Taylor Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Sean Hunter (Dothan, Ala.), Blake Keller (New Hartford, Conn.), Tianna Kosek (Buffalo, Minn.), Benjamin Leutz (Jacksonville, Ill.), Noah McCormick (Dundee, Fla.), Ashley Montgomery (Lake Worth, Fla.), Emma Morgan (McQueeney, Texas), Charlsey Newman (McDonald, Tenn.), Jordan Porter (Oconomowoc, Wis.), Edward Roberts (Dow, Ill.), William Roberts (Dow, Ill.), Parker Shull (Hartville, Mo.), Brett Stackpole (Dow, Ill.), Garrett Stallings (Rossville, Tenn.), and Ryan Warner (Dallas, Texas).
To view a photo gallery of the 13-member National Junior Water Ski Team on Facebook, click here.