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The First Comp of the Year!

Last weekend I was up in Lincoln of the first competition of the year at PWTC. It was a great comp and I got some good scores, but I’m hoping to improve them at the next competitions. The first round of tricks was okay, I got a perfect hand run scoring everything but did all the wrong tricks for my toe run so did not score highly in that, in the other two trick rounds my hand run was not as good but my toe run scored higher. I was hoping to score more but I stood up all my runs which was what I mainly wanted to do at this competition.

The next day we slalomed and I was very pleased with my first round score of 5@14m 55kph, although a bit annoyed! The next round didn’t go so well as I realised that I had left my impact vest down at the main dock just before I went out. Thanks to Myles who lent me his impact vest so I could ski! In the last round I got into 14m again getting 2 buoys. It wasn’t quite what I as hoping for but I was still happy with my performance.

After slalom had finished we all went on the new aqua park opening in May. Thank you to Lincoln Aqua Park for letting us all go on for free, it was the perfect end to a great weekend!

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Thank you to all the judges and officials who helped make the competition so great and to my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher for all the training!

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The GB Squad

I’m so exited and proud to have made the British Squad again  in my first year in the Under 17 Girls category! I’ve been working really hard over the winter and this is a great start to the season. I’m so exited for my first competition next weekend and to post some scores at 55 kph!

Well done to everyone else who made the squad, especially Dani Halford, Lilli Deste and Stella Gamski for making the squad for the first time.

IMG_0754.jpgThank you to Jodi Fisher for all the coaching in Florida and to John Battleday for all the work over winter and last summer!

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Amazing Skiing at Worlds Jodi!

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Sorry this is a bit late, but well done at worlds Jodi! You skied amazingly and it was really great to watch one of my coaches ski, specially trick and jump.

Amazing that you came home with a 4th overall and a team silver!

Thank you for all the support you have given to me over the years and I am so please to be a member of your ski team!

Jodi Slaloming at Worlds!
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Seaton Classic Competition

This is a bit late, but I really enjoyed the last comp of the season at my home club, JB Ski! I had a great time with all my friends and the weather was good , at least on the second day! It was supposed to be a three event competition but jump was cancelled due to cameras and equipment not working. I was disappointed by this but it wasn’t the end of the world!

The first day was trick in the morning and some slalom in the afternoon. Trick didn’t go great but it was poring with rain and was extremely windy so I wasn’t expecting my best but was still disappointed. In the afternoon I had one round of slalom  in the heavy rain but the wind had dropped. I scored 5.5 @ 14 which I was happy with considering the conditions but hoped to to much better on the Sunday.

On Sunday it was just slalom as the jump was cancelled and the first round went well but I wanted to do better. I was determined to run 13 and only had one round of the year left! In the final round the conditions were perfect for me. It was sunny but the sun glare wasn’t bad and the was a gentle head-tail wind. Before I went out I was focused and determined and ran 13 for the first time in competition and then got 2 @ 12. I was so pleased and had a great time.

Thank you to all the judges and drivers for making the competition possible and to Richard Matos for organising the comp, as well ans John Battleday and Jodi Fisher for all the training and support.

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Three Sisters Wigan Competition

Last weekend I competed at the competition at Three Sister up in Wigan. I had a great comp getting 5 PBs across 7 rounds of slalom, trick and jump.

After two days at squad training at  South Lake I travelled up to Wigan for the competition. On the first day I had three rounds of slalom, my favourite event. in the first round I got 2 @ 13 m which was a solid score but one I wanted to build on in the next rounds. The second round went extremely well, I got 4 buoys at 13 which was a new PB and beat my previous British Record by 1 buoy! I then matched this score in the second round so it was a very successful day! Well done to Amy Whaling for also getting a PB of 2 @ 13 and Lucy Roberts for getting a PB of 1.5 @ 13!

The next day started with the 2 trick rounds. I was desperate to stand up my new trick run seeing as it had gone so badly at Nationals, but as my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher said after Nationals, “All the best kids fall” and “Everything happens for a reason” and in the first round I got a PB of 2360! I was extremely pleased with this as it meant almost all of my tricks had scored! The next round I had an even better ski scoring all my tricks apart from my wake 5 meaning I got another PB of 2650! Well done again to Amy Whaling who also got a PB of 2530.

The last event was jump and, for me, the most pressuring event of the comp as I had to jump at least 12m to qualify for Europeans the following week. My first jump did not go so well, only scoring 11.1m but I had 2 more jumps that round and after deciding to cut to the ramp a bit later I managed to score 13.2m meaning I had qualified to jump at Europeans! This meant that I could relax for the next round and have some fun!My next jump was even better scoring 13.8m and getting another PB! Well done to Amy for also getting a PB of 13.8 and to Lucy for jumping a well earned PB of 23m, Amy and I have some catching up to do!

Thank you to Three Sisters Waterski Club for hosting the event and John Battleday, Arron Davies and Jodi Fisher for all the support and training and Tony Munro for the photos 📸

 

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