For the third year in a row the Malibu Open 2012 swooped into the beautiful city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went off without a hitch. Some of the best professional skiers in the world were on hand to compete and put on a show for the thousands of fans who flocked to Veteran’s Park, nestled between downtown and the waterfront.
Mens Slalom saw the most heated battle of the weekend, possibly the highest cut lines in tour history. Skiers had to make 2 @ 41 off just to make it to the quarterfinal round of 16, then 3 @ 41 to make the semi final round of 6 skiers. Several skiers ran into 41 and didn’t make the cut. Nate Smith took the win, with Chris Rossi in second and Will Asher in third. Another fun fact: 39 off was run 32 times at the Malibu Open this year.
Regina Jaquess, hot off setting the new world record of 3 buoys at 41 off, edged out April Coble in the Womens Slalom final, shredding through a full pass at 38 off. Regina also won “Female Skier Of The Year” at the 1st Annual Waterski Awards presented by WATERSKI Magazine on Friday evening. Read the full story and see the video of Regina’s 3 @ 41 world record here.
Freddy Krueger ended the night going big as usual, launching 222 feet for the win in Mens Jump. For complete results click here: http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/scorebks/12M115CS.HTM
This event would not have been possible with out the vision and energy of Dana Reed. Thanks Dana!
SeaDek was well represented at this years event giving out t-shirts, stickers, hats and lots of product samples. Learn more at: http://www.seadek.com/
Milwaukee was a perfect location for this event. A beautiful, clean city with great restaurants and entertainment.
The Milwaukee Museum of Art was right beside the event site and was an great way to spend a little down time before the competition began.