Malibu makes a splash

There was plenty of action on Lake Talbot over the weekend as skiers and support crews from throughout NSW and Victoria competed in Round 5 of the Malibu Waterski series. Photo: Rustty Lake-Connolly.

Heat took its toll on Round Five of the Malibu Waterski Tournament at Lake Talbot but Wagga’s Callan Ashcroft dominated the open events.

Competitors travelled to Narrandera from Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin, Canberra, Moree, Lockhart, Sydney and Mulwala for the series.

Two of the major trophy winners were Most Improved Zone 5 Junior joint winners Ada Richards, Lockhart, and Georgia Pigdon, Albury, while Most Outstanding Performance went to Callan Ashcroft, Wagga.

A squad of junior skiers are now off to New Zealand to represent Australia at the Aussie-Kiwi Challenge.

Competition got underway on Saturday with the mini course slalom followed by tricks and the main slalom, and two rounds of jump. The heatwave proved draining for both skiers and spectators, taking to the water seeking relief.

Skiing got underway on Sunday with the second round of Mini Course slalom then tricks followed by final round of Slalom. There were many skiers who achieved their personal best scores in different events.

The committee thanked the volunteers, caterers and officials working under challenging conditions, and for skiers for their support of the tournament.

Results from the weekend:

SLALOM First Second Third
Mini Course: Cooper Adams Mick Cowan Derek McMahon
28km-46km: Ellie Thrower Georgie Richards Charlize Skaines
46km-52km: Sam Moloney Matthew Lawes Georgia Pigdon
52km-16mtr line: Brody Johns Nathan Heir Ben Ackerly
16mtr-13mtr line: Isabel Shaw Cameron Shaw Ryan Clark
13mtr+ line: Mitchell Barber Callan Ashcroft Art Soldo
0-500 points: Ellie Thrower Chelsea Heir Tilly Thrower
500-1000 points: Jennifer Ackerly Georgie Richards Iggy Lyons
1000-2000 points: Laura Hayes Jaycee Ashcroft Cameron Shaw
2000-3000 points: Isobel Shaw Harrison Lawes Lochie Butlin
3000 + points: Callan Ashcroft Art Soldo Lara Butlin
0-10mtrs: Cameron Shaw Ada Richards Nate Pigdon
10-20 mtrs: Mitchell Lawes Ben Ackerly Isobel Shaw
20-30 mtrs: Lara Butlin Iggy Lyons Ryan Clark
35-45 mtrs: Callan Ashcroft



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