U.S. Teams Sweep Can Am Challenge

Sept. 19, 2011, 11:03 a.m. (ET)
The U.S. Under 17 and Under 13 Water Ski Teams each won titles at the 4th Can Am Challenge, Sept. 17-18, at the Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The two-day, world-record capability event featured team competition between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 13 Team represented both countries.

Members of the U.S. Under 17 Water Ski Team were: Ellie Horton (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Nicholas Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Dane Mechler (Loveland, Ohio), Jaye Morris (San Diego, Calif.) and Julia Waitt (Clermont, Fla.).

The U.S. Under 17 Water Ski Team tallied 7,693.2 points to Canada’s 7,548.3 points. Team scores were based on the top-three team members’ overall scores for each of the three events (slalom, tricks and jumping).


Members of the U.S. Under 13 Water Ski Team were: Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Ryan Canepa (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Quinn Haines (Avon, Conn.).

The U.S. Under 13 Water Ski Team tallied 8,188.1 points to Canada’s 7,064.0 points. Team scores were based on the top-three team members’ overall scores for each of the three events (slalom, tricks and jumping).

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