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Over 35 World Water Ski Championships in France
The club was represented by Sue Crisp and Rose Maczkowiack. Geelong had two of the nine in the Australian Team.
Rose reached the finals in the finals in over 55 women's division, she finished 12th.
Sue reached the finals in over 65 women’s slalom and tricks. She came 4th in slalom and won the silver medal for second place in tricks.
Glenn Porter barefooting in Texas, September 2022
Congratulations to Glenn Porter on representing Australia for the 2022 World Masters Barefoot Championships. This event is ran on a private lake in San Marcos, Texas USA from September 26th through to October 1st 2022.
Jada joins the GWSC International skiers' list.
Jada Sweeney has been selected to ski for Australia in the World Junior Championships in Chile in January 2023.
This follows another magnificent season in which she notched up 15 PB’s (the most of all Victorians). Congratulations Jada.
Also selected for Australia are Sue and Patrick Crisp. Sue will ski in the Over 35 Teams in Bordeaux France and the Oceania Championships in Mulwala. Patrick will ski in the Australian Open Team at the Oceania Championships.
Geelong skiers' successes at the National Championships - April 2022
Henry Leak U14 Boys’ Slalom.
Matthew Browne Over 21 Men’s Tricks, Jump and Overall.
Shelley Macdonald Over 35 Women’s Slalom
Sue Crisp Over 65 Women’s Slalom and Tricks
Richard Crisp Over 75 Men’s Slalom, Tricks and Overall.
Jada Sweeney Under 17 Girls’ Tricks, Jump and Overall.
Matthew Browne Over 21 Men’s Slalom.
Shelley Macdonald Over 35 Women’s Tricks (with a PB).
Rose Maczkowiack Over 55 Women’s Slalom.
Mark Macdonald Over 45 Men’s Jump.
Jada Sweeney Under 17 Slalom.
Ryan Macdonald Under 17 Boys’ Tricks and Overall.
Geelong skiers' excelled at the State Championships - March 2022
Jada Sweeney Under 17 Girls’ Slalom, Tricks and Overall.
Caitlin Dennis Under 17 Girls’ Jump
Patrick Crisp Open Men’s Slalom and Tricks (with a PB and State Over 21 Record).
Matthew Browne isn’t a Victorian so didn’t get the medals but he won Over 21 Men’s Slalom, Trick, Jump and Overall.
Shelley Macdonald Over 35 Women’s Slalom and Tricks.
Mark Macdonald Over 45 Men’s Tricks, Jump and Overall.
Sue Crisp Over 65 Women’s Slalom and Tricks.
Richard Crisp Over 75 Men’s Slalom, Tricks (with a State and National Record) and Overall (with a National record).
Henry Leak Under 14 Boy’ Slalom
Caitlin Dennis Under 17 Girls’ Slalom, Tricks and Overall.
Amanda Perrett Under 17 Girls’ Jump
Alexei Werner Under 17 Boys’ Slalom.
Ryan Macdonald Under 17 Boys’ Tricks, Jump and Overall.
Mark Macdonald Over 45 Men’s Slalom
Caitlin Macdonald Under 17 Girls’ Slalom, Jump (With a PB) and Overall.
Ryan Macdonald Under 17 Boys’ Slalom
St Patrick's Day LCQ at Geelong - March 2022
This was another of Troy Dennis’s new format tournaments. Held mid-week it offered 4 rounds Pick and Choose to give skiers the chance to get Rated before the State and National tournaments. Skiing Legend Robert Wing flew down from NSW to get rated.
Achievement from the day;
Jada Sweeney achieved 2 PB’s in Tricks and a PB in Jump.
Caitlin Dennis had 1 PB in Tricks and 2 in Jump.
Richard Crisp had a potential State and National Record in Tricks.
Amanda Perrett excelled with 3 PB’s in Jump.
GWSC 2021/22 Club Awards
Congratulations to all the members that won awards for the past summer ski season, well done! Thanks to Luke Bennett for organising the night at Gold Diggers Arms & those who come along to celebrate the awards.
Below is a list of the awards and the recipients;
Encouragement awards; Tessa Bennett & Archer Heffernan
Schrueder Family Trophy for the Beginners Award went to Hugo Heffernan
Bruce Owen Award went to Molly Climpson for the Most improved Junior Skier
Taking home the Junior Club Champion's awards went to;
Henry Leake for the Junior Slalom Champion
Jada Sweeney for the Trick, jump & overall Champion
Beretta Family Trophy went to Alexi Werner for the Most Improved Junior Tournament Skier
Patrick Crisp won the Shaw Family Trophy for the highest "Raw Score" of any tournament
Taking home the Senior Club Champions trophy's were;
Sue Crisp, Slalom
Richard Crisp, Trick
Jacinta Carroll, Jump
Mathew Browne, Overall
PFD Australia Slalom League for Spring & Summer went to Alexi Werner
Jacinta Carroll took home the Presidents Trophy
Best Club person went to Aaron Wellard
Amanda Perrett won the Crisp Family Trophy for Best Junior CLub Person
And the final trophy of the night was presented to Ray Perrett, this was the "Horses A" award
Well done to everyone and we look forward for another exciting year at the club.
GWSC Members at Moomba 2022.
Great to see lots of people out & about for Moomba this year, a great effort by all the GWSC members that had the opportunity to competed! Well done to you all with the below achievements from the event.
Open Moomba competitors;
* Jacinta Carroll came 1st in womens jumping, 4th in womens trick and 4th in night jump.
* Tom Ryan made slalom final and finished 6th
* Patrick Crisp came 14th in slalom and 5th in tricks.
Junior Moomba competitors;
* Jada Sweeney came 12th in slalom, 7th in trick, 6th in jump and 6th overall.
* Alexei Werner came 7th in slalom.
* Caitlin Denis had a 5th in slalom with 16th in trick.
Moodemere Invitational Slalom Tournament - February 2022
People say that this is one of the most exclusive and perhaps the hardest tournament to be invited to.
Geelong skiers received 7 invitations this year.
Henry Leak won Under 14 Boys with a PB.
David Barbuto was second in Under 14 Boys with a PB.
Jada Sweeney won Under 17 Girls.
Peter Barbuto was second in Over 45 Men.
Patrick Crisp was second in Open Men with a PB in round 2. He won round 2.
Sue Crisp won Over 65 Women with 2 potential State and National Records.
Rose Maczkowiack won Over 55 Women.
IWWF Announcement - Women's water skiers of the year - Jacinata Carroll
14th of January the IWWF announced Jacinta Carroll as the women's water skier of the year! Another great achievement for Jacinta.
Jacinta is an easy choice for female skier of the year, the first 200 ft. jump, moments like these are rare in our sport, a major barrier has been broken showing what can be done by the young ladies that follow behind her, unbeaten in every tournament she had the opportunity to attend. She makes winning in women’s jump look easy, not because the rest of the ladies are poor jumpers but because she is so good.
Australian Masters at Bridgewater - January 2022
Jada Sweeney 2nd in Under 17 Girls’ Slalom with a PB.
Alexei Werner 3rd in Under 17 Boys’ Slalom and Tricks, both with PB’s.
Patrick Crisp won his first Open Men’s Master Title in Slalom.
Nicholas Werner was 3rd in Over 45 Men’s Slalom.
Richard Crisp set new State records in Over 75 Men’s Slalom, Tricks and Overall.
Caitlin Dennis had a PB in Tricks.
Australian Junior Masters at Latrobe Valley Water Ski Club, Lake Narracan - January 2022
Caitlin Dennis had PB’s in Slalom and Jump.
Caitlin Macdonald had PB’s in Tricks and Jump (2).
Jada Sweeney had a PB in Jump.
Alexei Werner had a PB in Slalom.
Ryan Macdonald had PB’s in Tricks and Jump.
2022 Riordan Fuels & Haley Hire $4PB Tournament.
Another great turn out for the GWSC $4PB on the weekend. With many competitors achieving their PB's or equaling them it shows the quality of skiers in the competition, congratulations to you all - for the full results please follow this link https://iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-22AUS024&page=TimeTable
Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, boat owners & the competitors that helped make this event such a success!
2021 Open World Championships and 202 feet.
The 2021 World Championships were held in Florida in October. Two Geelong skiers were selected to ski for Australia.
Beforehand Jacinta trained in Queensland and Patrick trained on the Barwon River (with a covid permit and in a dry suit) here in Geelong.
Jacinta Carroll won the world jump championship for the 5th time and Patrick Crisp was the top scorer for Australia.
After the World Championships Jacinta skied in the MasterCraft Pro and became the first female to jump over 200 feet. Her score of 61.5m matched Glenn Thurlow when he became the first male to jump 200 feet at Moomba in 1983.
Geelong Club Awards 2020-2021
There was a great turnout for the annual Awards presentation which followed the last ski school of the season on 11th April.
Club President Ryan McLeod and Club Captain Jason Jones were the MC's.
The awards went to:-
Beginners' Award, the Schreuder Family Trophy Bohdi Cook
Junior Encouragement Awards, Fletcher McDowell and Aria McLeod
Most Improved Junior Skier, The Bruce Owen Trophy, Archie Fry
Most Improved Junior Tournament Skier, Beretta Family Trophy Ryan Macdonald
Best Raw Score Shaw Family Trophy, Patrick Crisp
President's Trophy Patrick Crisp
Slalom Champion Sue Crisp
Trick Champion Sue Crisp
Jump Champion Jacinta Carroll
Overall Champion Mark Macdonald
Slalom League, Alex Werner Spring
Slalom League Alex Werner Summer
Club Person Kerri Perrett
Junior Club Person, The Crisp Family Trophy, Caitlin Dennis
Horse's "A" Award, Luke Bennett for bursting the new inflatable dock
Junior Slalom Champion Jada Sweeney
Junior Trick Champion Jada Sweeney
Junior Jump Champion Jada Sweeney
Junio Overall Champion Jada Sweeney
Australian Championships 1st to 5th April 2021
Geelong skiers' PB's came from Caitlin Macdonald 1 at 14.25m, Alex Werner 1 at 14.25m and 2 at 14.25m, Jada Sweeney 25.5m, David Barbuto 1 at 16m, Ryan Macdonald 23.9m and 25.8m,
Geelong Skiers took home 11 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
Victorian Championships 27/28 March 2021
Geelong skiers' PB's came from David Barbuto 2 at 55k, Ryan Macdonald 2600, 34.1m, Jada Sweeney Overall (New Victorian Under 14 record) Caitlin Macdonald 16.3m, Caitlin Dennis 15.7m and 16.2m, Patrick Crisp 7460 (New Victorian Over 21 record) and Sue Crisp 1 at 12m.
Geelong Skiers took home 16 Gold, 6 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.
Victorian Inter Club Challenge 20/21 March 2021
Geelong won the Challenge.
PB's came from Nick Werner 3 at 13m, Archie Fry 4.5 and 5.5 on the Mini Course, Patrick Crisp 7330 (Victorian Over 21 record), Jada Sweeney 3230, Sue Crisp 2110 (Over 45, Over 55 and Over 65 Victorian Record, Over 55 and Over 65 Australian and Oceania Record), Shelly Macdonald 1770, Mark Macdonald 1680, Caitlin Macdonald 15.8m.
Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games March 2021
Geelong Water Ski Club hosted the Water Skiing and Paddling.
Great weather added to the enjoyment of these events. Geelong skiers Greg Kitchen (Police), Gregor Teague (Ambulance), Marc McDowell (Fire Rescue), Troy Dennis with a PB in slalom (Corrections) and Paul Stratham (Ambulance all took home medals.
28th February 2021
UltraBuild $4PB Tournament. Personal Bests and one new Geelong Tournament Skier
Personal bests came from Patrick Crisp, Nicholas Werner, Ryan Macdonald, Austin Spiteri, Jason Jones Chase Berry Caitlin Macdonald Caitlin Dennis Stephanie Cosgriff and Alexei Werner.
Our new competitor was Archie Fry. He skied the Mini Course and scored 4.25 in both rounds.
Caitlin Dennis, Austin Spiteri, Richard Crisp and Kelly Atkinson all achieved National Ratings.
Sue Crisp equalled her pending Australian and Victorian slalom record.
29th November 2020
Handicap Head to Head Slalom Competition
This was another great Troy Dennis organised Competition.
20 Club skiers had a seeding round and then went Head to Head based on Handicap and Seeding.
The Final was fought out between Father and Son Bunge.
Mark beat his son Tom in a very exciting final.
29th November 2020
2019 2020 Club AWARDS
The 2019-2020 Awards Presentation was held on 29th November.
The winners were:-
Charli Cook Beginners' Award Schreuder Family Trophy
David Barbuto and Alex Werner Junior Improvement Awards for Slalom
Angus Freemantle Most Improved Junior Skier Bruce Owen Trophy
Jada Sweeney Most Improved Junior Tournament Skier Beretta Family Trophy
Jacinta Carroll Best Raw Score Shaw Family Trophy
Jada Sweeney President's Trophy
Sue Crisp Senior Slalom and Trick Champion
Jacinta Carroll Senior Jump and Overall Champion
Henry Leake Junior Slalom Champion
Flynn Sheldon Junior Jump Champion
Jada Sweeney Junior Trick and Overall Champion.
Dave Barbuto Slalom Leagues Spring and Summer
Troy Dennis Best Club Person
Michelle Sweeney Horses' "A"
2nd April 2020
Dave Barbuto wins the Summer Slalom League
Congratulations Dave on a fantastic season, taking out the Spring and Summer Leagues.
Dave started the season with a PB of 6@31kph and finished with 2@52kph
I can’t wait to see what you do next season Dave
1ST Dave Barbuto – 66pts
2nd Ryan Macdonald – 60.5pts
3rd Emily Perrett – 55.5pts
Congratulations everyone on some great skiing this season.
2nd April 2020
Geelong High Performance Junior Squad
A Geelong Water Ski Club High Performance Squad has recently been announced. The squad includes Ryan Macdonald, Caitlin Macdonald, Caitlin Dennis, Amanda Perrett, Jada Sweeney, Emily Perrett, Jono Leake and Henry Leake.
This is a concept that has recently been developed to help some of our determined juniors reach the standard of skiing they’re aspiring to with help from the coaches we have at the club. These coaches include Matthew Browne, Will Robinson, Tom Ryan and Patrick Crisp who will help mentor the squad on and off the water.
25th February 2020
24 New PB's at the Cash 4 PB tournament
Geelong Skiers had 18 of the 24 PB's.
Jada Sweeney took home the most cash with 3 PB's, 2 were in tricks and the other in Jump.
Ryan Macdonald had 2 PB's in Slalom.
Emily Perrett had PB's in Slalom and Jump.
Jason Jones pushed up his Slalom PB.
Liam Cummins in his first tournament Slalomed well in the first round but still managed a PB in the second round.
Troy Dennis PB'ed in the first round of Slalom and equaled it in the second round.
Jono Leake had a PB in Tricks.
Dave Barbuto had a PB in Tricks. He then had a rating round and achieved half his National Rating.
Amanda Perrett had a PB in Jump.
Caitlin Dennis had a PB in Tricks and 2 PB's in Jump
Caitlin Macdonald had 2 PB's in Jump.
Highlights of the weekend were the Magnificent Weather and the beautiful meal Eliza Leake prepared for us on Saturday night.
17th February 2020
PB's and Rating at Mulwala
Dave Barbuto had a PB of 1 at 49k and achieved his National Rating at the Mulwala 4 round slalom tournament.
Meanwhile his Dad, Peter notched up 2.5 at 55k 12m for another PB.
Jada Sweeney also had a PB with 3.5 at 52k 13m.
Geelong was represented by 11 skiers.
9th February 2020
Jono Leake excels at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge in New Zealand
Jono Leake represented Australia for the first time at the Aussie Kiwi Challenge at Lake Crichton in New Zealand.
He had a PB in slalom of 2 at 12m in the first round and followed up with 1 at 12m in the second round. This put him in second place just half a buoy behind the winner. In tricks he came 11th.
His jumps of 26.2m and 28.7m put him strongly into second place. He was 4th overall.
Brilliant international debut. Well done Jono.
9th February 2020
More PB's and records at the Australian Masters
Pb's came from:
Jada Sweeney tricks 2520,
Patrick Crisp 7270 (New Victorian over 21 record)
Sue Crisp 2130 (with new Victorian and Australian record of 2060),
Henry Leake 3 at 13m,
Jono Leake 4.5 at 13m and 0 at 12m.
6 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Masters create 13 new PB's
Geelong club members Caitlin Dennis Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all had PB's at the the AJM at Stoney Park Port Macquarie.
Jono 3.5 at 13m and 30.5m.
Ryan 2290 and 19.7m
Caitlin Macdonald 13.5m
Henry 3 at 14.25, 2 at 13m, 1580 and 14.5m
Jada 22.4m and 23.6m
Caitlin Dennis 2 at 14.25m and 11.9m.
Emily and Jason PB at Latrobe.
Geelong club members Angus Freemantle, Emily Perrett and Jason Jones PB'ed at the Vic Trophy Series at Latrobe.
Emily scored 2.5 at 52k and then backed it up with 4 at 52k in the second round.
Jason Jones pushed his PB up to 4 at 52. Getting closer to the National Rating.
Angus had 1.5 at 49k and then 2.5 at 49k for 2 PB's out of his 3 rounds of slalom.
17th January 2020
5 Geelong skiers at the Australian Junior Development School
Geelong club members Jada Sweeney, Caitlin and Ryan Macdonald, Jono and Henry Leake all went to the Australian Development School at Stoney Park, Port Macquarie this week. It is a great achievement to be selected for this school and they will have had a marvelous opportunity to improve their skills.
6th January 2020
Geelong skiers represent Victoria at the SA v Vic Challenge
Geelong club members Patrick Crisp, Mark and Tom Bunge represented Victoia at the SA verses Vic Challenge at Bedrock South Australia. Victoria won.
6th January 2020
Sue breaks trick records at Mulwala
Sue Crisp has set 2 pending Australian and Victorian trick records at the Mulwala Open tournament in NSW.
Dave Barbuto set new tournament PBs in slalom. This was Dave's first tournament in division 5 and he had a magnificent tournament running his first pass each round.
Pete Barbuto continued his good form getting into 12 metres again.
30th December 2019
Following a neighbor's noise complaint would you please stay on the club side of the power lines if you are skiing earlier than 7:30am
22nd December 2019
Dave Barbuto started the spring league with best scores of 6 at 31kph. He finished the league with scores of 2 and 3 buoys at 46kph. It was always going to be hard to keep up with that level of improvement. His Dad, Pete gave it a shot and came second moving from best scores at 13m to scores into 12m. A strong third was Alex Werner who improved from 43kph to 55kph. Doing well in the Leagues relies on skiing as close to your best, putting in lots of scores as well as occasionally improving your PBs.
The Summer League starts on 12th January and runs through to the Nationals at Easter 13 weeks with the best 9 to count. This will be the longest League to date and will cover the most tournaments. It should produce an interesting result. Make sure to send your scores to Sue.
22nd December 2019
Rebuilt jump has been christened
After months of work, the rebuilt jump has been christened. On Monday 16th December Peter Smith a skier at the Geelong Ski Clinic successfully landed his first jump of the set.
Congratulations and thanks to all who worked on the project., including Mike Leake, Troy Dennis, Mark Macdonald, Ray Perrett, Marc McDowell, David Tatasciore, Jai Herbert and Peter Barbuto
21st December 2019
Geelong skiers have achieved new PBs
Bridgewater TWSV Series
Jada Sweeney had PBs in slalom 5 at 52k 13m and 19.8 and 19.9m in jump.
Flynn Sheldon had a PB in jump with 38.2m.
Alexei Werner 5 at 55k 18.25m
Nick Werner 4 at 55k 14.25m
Caitlin Dennis 1 at 52k 14.25m
Troy Dennis 4.5 on the Mini course
Jada Sweeney 2300 trick points
Henry Leake 10.4m jump
Big Red in Darwin
Peter Barbuto 2 at 55k 12m
13 OCT 2019
The slalom and jump courses will be surveyed on 16th and 17th November.
Would everyone not involved please stay clear of the surveyors?
When they are working on the slalom course the stretch of river to the island will be open and then when the surveyors are on the jump course the slalom end will be open.
12 OCT 2019
Trick judging practice session
An opportunity to practice and develop your trick judging skills.
Saturday morning 11:00am 13th October.
2 OCT 2019
Boat scrutineering Sunday 6th October at the Club House
Bring your boat, all safety gear, boat licence, registration and insurance paperwork and $35 for the river permit to the Club between 9 and noon on Sunday 6th October.
Bring your club key. We will change it over to the new one. The locks will change on Sunday.
Make sure your membership is paid up to date before you come.