14th August 2018

Keith St.Onge (USA)
photo by Scott Atkinson

One of the hallmark events of the IWWF World Barefoot Water Ski Championships is now in full swing in Napanee, Ontario, Canada

The Men’s Tricks competition kicked off a soggy morning on the lake as men from around the world brought out their A-Game on Dream Lake.  From dizzying surface multiple turns to flips… some the legends of the sport gave all to make the next round of competition… and maybe make history.

Just 12 men made the semi-final round in tricks, led by perennial champion David Small of Great Britain with a pending world record of 13,350 points… then Jackson Gerard and Keith St. Onge of the USA.  The Cut

The same threesome led the men into the semi-final round of men’s Wake Slalom, with St. Onge (USA) leading the way with 20.2 followed by Gerard (USA) and Small (GBR).

Junior Girls Slalom preliminaries wrapped up with Americans Lexi McCauley and Alex Youngblood leading the way to finals Followed by Australia’s Elaina McClung.

Semi-final rounds begin Wednesday.  For complete results and a livestream of the IWWF Barefoot Worlds go here.

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