13th August 2018


Georgia Groen – New Zealand

The 2018 IWWF World Barefoot Water Ski Championships has had nothing but incredible weather and performances on Dream Lake in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. But the threat of rain sent the tournament into overdrive Monday.

The Senior Men’s and Women’s Tricks, Junior Boys and Girls Jump, Women’s Jump, Women’s Tricks, Senior Women’s Jump and Boys Tricks preliminary rounds were all completed with some flips and high-flying flips.

In the Senior Women’s Event Rachel Normand of the USA continues to dominate… advancing to finals now in all three events in first place.

In Junior Boys, Jackson Gerard of the USA and Tee-Jay Russo of Australia continue to lead the field.

And in the tricks event with the most variety, Senior Men’s, had several incredible flip demonstrations including Doug Jordan of the USA and Gordie Croteau of Canada.

In Open Women’s, IWWF Female Barefoot Skier of the Year Ashleigh Stebbeings (AUS) and Georgia Groen (NZL) are leading the field of newcomers gunning for dominance.

More Results and a Livestream of the IWWF Barefoot Worlds can be seen here.

Ashleigh Stebbeings – Australia

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has 91 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing and Barefoot Waterskiing