Worlds Results, 15-Sept, Cdn

Worlds Results, 15-Sept, Cdn

Post by Terry Jon » Sun, 17 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Today was a busy day for results from Water Ski Canada...
By the way, I receive these as a fax, and have to type them in so
if you see typos, cut me some slack!

For Immediate Release
September 15, 1995

TEAM CANADA IN CLOSE RACE AT WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Roquebrune-sur-Argens, FRANCE - High winds continue to plague the 1995
World Water Ski Championships, but Canadian skiers held on and managed
to place five skiers into six final events. Judy Messer (Streetsville,

events. These performances place Messer in one of the top positions in
pursuit of the women's overall title. Susi Graham (Kitchner, Ontario),
world record holder in the women's slalom event, qualified for the

The men's team managed to see brothers, Kreg and Jaret Llewellyn
(Innisfail, Alberta) advance to the men's trick final with preliminary
round scores of 7800 and 10130 points respectively. Jaret is seeded
second going into the finals. Matt Rini (Sydenham, Ontario) had an
unfortunate early fall, missing the cut for the trick final. Drew Ross
(Belleville, Ontario), Team Canada's top men's slalom seed qualified

Canadian team coaches Steve Bush and Mike Ferraro state: "Based on
these difficult conditions due to unpredictable and gusty winds, we
feel our team has performed considerably well." When approached
regarding the exciting team race, Bush commented, "Right now the team
title is real close between our Canadians, France, and the USA.
Tomorrow the jump event starts and that can change the entire picture
drastically."

Judy Messer is currently in a comfortable position to place strong in
the overall event. The overall event is the total score of all three
events: slalom, trick and jump. Messer will jump tomorrow in the
preliminaries.  Coach Bush claims, "again though with the jump event
yet to happen, anything is possible." Canadian men jumpers, Jaret and
Kreg Lleweylln, Matt RIni and Jim Clunie (Tisdale, Saskatchewan),
sometimes referred to as the "Canadian Air FOrce", will hit the ramp
tomorrow morning. Final events on Saturday will see Susi Graham and
Judy Messer in the women's slalom event and Kreg and Jaret Llewellyn in
men's tricks.

For further information please contact:
Angela Gallant
(613)-5683