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Aschenbrenner Wins 55K WEST 3

By USA Water Ski & Wake Sports | Sept. 19, 2021, 9:03 p.m. (ET)

55K WEST 3 Podium

Don Aschenbrenner won the 55k World Elite Slalom Tour Event (WEST) 3 on Sept. 19.

Don Aschenbrenner of Cornelius, N.C., won the 55k WEST 3, Sept. 17-19, at Lake 38 in Quincy, Fla. The event featured some of the best 34 mph slalom skiers in the world competing in a head-to-head format. 

Aschenbrenner defeated Darin Montgomery of Lake Worth, Fla., in the head-to-head final, scoring 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to Montgomery’s 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Todd Johnson, Casey Contos and Mark Menasci rounded out the top-five placements.

Ben Favret of Windermere, Fla., won the 55k World Elite Slalom Tour Event (WEST) 2 on July 18 at the Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont, Fla. Mark Menasci of Gilbert, Ariz., won the 55k WEST 1 in September 2020 at Lake 38 in Quincy, Fla. 

WEST is a fresh slalom format for 55k cash-prize head-to-head events. Some of the basic details are:

  • 32 skiers in the H2H, CASH PRIZE
  • 3L (those who don’t make the H2H get a third round of L)
  • 32+ person H2H field featuring one of the most elite 34 mph fields in the World this year
  • 3 days of skiing for every skier
  • Sponsored by GOODE, Radar and Masterline USA

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