The IWWF has awarded Shalom Park the bid to host the 2019 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships from 4th to 7th July 2019.
Shalom Park is a man-made water ski lake nestled in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, just south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Shalom Park was built in 1985 and has hosted a multitude of local, national and international tournaments, including multiple Canadian National Championships, the Canadian Open (an IWWF Elite event), and the 1996 Junior World Water Ski Championships. Multiple national and international records have been set at Shalom Park, including an IWWF Open Men Overall record in 2000 by Jaret Llewellyn from Canada and an IWWF Junior Men Slalom Record by Chris Parrish from the USA, that stood for almost 20 years until it was broken by Robert Pigozzi from the Dominican Republic in 2015.
The 2019 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships will be supported by Waterski & Wakeboard Canada, the national governing body for towed water sports in Canada, and towed by the all-new Ski Nautique.
It's with great pleasure that Jolly Ski and RadaR Skis have decided to combine efforts again and organize the second edition of the San Gervasio Junior Challenge!
This invitational event will feature the very best Junior skiers in the world, competing like Pros among the Pros.
The top 4 Under 17 Boys and Girls in the World will be selected according to the March 12th 2019 IWWF World Ranking, the day after Moomba Monday. These skiers will receive a formal invitation by Jolly Ski and RadaR Skis to compete for a total purse of $2,000, divided equally between Girls and Boys.
"I am so stoked we get to do this again!" says Matteo Luzzeri, San Gervasio Pro Am organizer and Pro skier. "The Inaugural Junior Challenge was a walloping success last year, with PBs and breathtaking head-to-head action by the best Girls and Boys in the World. These skiers perform and carry themselves as true professionals, and we at Jolly Ski are proud to provide a unique tournament experience for them."
“After last year's success, we knew it was something we wanted to continue!" says Brooks Wilson, RadaR Skis Brand Manager. "These skiers are at the pinnacle of their junior careers and it is awesome to give them the opportunity to ski alongside the pros in the same format.”
"I was very pleased with my invitation to this competition of the highest level" says Valeryia Trubskaya, the Winner of the Inaugural Junior Girls Challenge. "The organizers created ideal conditions for skiing, and broadcasted the action through a professional webcast and well-chosen announcers. It was a great experience to participate in this competition and interact with the world stars of our sport!"
"In my honest words, it was the best tournament I’ve ever been to." says Griffin Stange, Winner of the Inaugural Junior Boys Challenge. "One of the most appealing things immediately was the guaranteed two rounds. When traveling over seas to compete it might seems not worth it for just one round of skiing, but at your tournament, I was guaranteed at least 2 rounds of skiing, which is a very appealing aspect. The tournament was run exactly how tournaments should run. It’s almost indescribable how wonderful the environment at this tournament was. I would recommend it to everyone who has the opportunity."
Invited skiers will be selected according to the IWWF Weekly Ranking of Tuesday, March 12th 2019. Invited Junior athletes will not pay any entry fees and compete in the following format:
• One preliminary round on Saturday morning to determine head-to-head seeding.
• Bracket of 4 on Saturday early afternoon after first Pro qualification round.
• Bracket of 2 on Sunday early afternoon after Pro bracket of 8
• Cash price breakdown of $500 for first place, $300 for second, and $200 for third.
Invited Junior athletes will be recognized during the Skiers' dinner meeting on Friday evening and handed their personalized bibs for the event.
Check out the format of this new and exciting event
Now you can Demo the 2019 Mens and Womens Carbon Omni skis for 2 weeks with no obligation! For the new year, the HO Skis Demo Program is restocked with Syndicate Alphas, Syndicate PROs, 63” Kids Syndicate PROs, Syndicate Omnis, Syndicate Hardshells and now Carbon Omnis. Go to http://www.hosports.com/demo or call 800-938-4646 for more info and to get started.
Episode 1 • The Masters • Brooke Baldwin • Manon Costard • Big Dawg at Masters
Episode 2 • 2019 Nautique • Carbon Pro • New ZO mode • America’s Cup
Episode 3 • Jr US Open • Cedar Ridge Big Dawg • Alabama • Freddie Winter
Episode 4 • San Gervasio • Big Dawg Spain • Controversies
Episode 5 • Regina WR 4 @ 41 • Manon’s Big Season • Canadian Open
Episode 6 • Jr Worlds in Spain • US Nationals • America's Cup
Episode 7 • Malibu Open • Big Dawg Colorado
Episode 8 • Malibu Pro-Am France • Big Dawg Finals • Driving Issues
Episode 9 • California Pro AM • NorCal MasterCraft BallOfSpray Cash Prize
Episode 10 • Woman’s World Trick Record • PBs in Spain • Queens Cup • College Nationals
Episode 11 • New Nautique 200 • King of Darkness • Pan Am Games • Sr. Worlds
With a surface area comparable to two skis combined, the Hovercraft provides get-ups easier than on a wakeboard and once up, it rips turns like a surfboard! It’s a great choice for beginners all the way to experts who want fun surf-inspired open water ski sessions. Great control and better balance in a low effort waterski that works great at low speeds. The days of tug-of-war deep water starts are over, as the Hovercraft lifts skiers out of the water like they’ve been given a helium injection. Widetrack Frame: Extra stable platform for easy deep water starts. The fuller ski outline means clear directional getups…less wobble & less spray in the face! More surface area also allows for smoother getups at slower speeds!
Watch HO Vice President & Waterski Designer Dave Wingerter break down the similarities and differences between the highly successful Syndicate PRO ski and the new Syndicate Alpha ski. He answers the questions:
What's the difference between the Alpha & Pro?
How do I know which ski is for me?
Was one developed for 34mph vs 36mph?
How did development on the Alpha start?
What's with the 2 new fins settings for Alpha?
Transitioning from PRO to Alpha, what can I expect?
How do the Alpha and PRO compare to previous Syndicate ski models?