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2023 Junior Masters Waterski Criteria

A maximum of eight (8) competitors in each discipline shall receive invitations to the 2023 Jr. Masters Water Ski Tournament. These positions will be comprised of a maximum of five (5) single event competitors in junior men and junior women slalom, trick and jump and a maximum of three (3) overall competitors. The overall competitors may compete for individual event titles at the 2023 Junior Masters tournament. Qualifying overall skiers do not take a single event position, even if said overall skier qualified in both overall and the single event at the MQS event. If an overall skier qualifies in a single event and an overall position, the athlete with the next-best performance in that single event at that MQS event in which the overall skier qualified in the single event shall receive the invitation. Upon qualifying for an invitation, an athlete may continue to compete in MQS Series events, but for score only, and not for placement for the purposes of Jr. Masters Qualification.

Selections shall be made according to the following criteria, and in the following order, until all five event competitor positions and all three overall positions are filled:


1. Defending 2022 Junior Masters Champions in slalom, trick, jump and overall (*defending champions must meet age requirements)

Junior Men’s Slalom: Charlie Ross

Junior Women’s Slalom: Cristhiana DeOsma

Junior Men’s Trick: Jake Abelson

Junior Women’s Trick: Daniela Verswyvel – aged out

Junior Men’s Jump: Florian Parth – aged out

Junior Women’s Jump: Shae O’brien

Junior Men’s Overall: Florian Parth – aged out

Junior Women’s Overall: Nellie Allard


2. 2022 Jr. World Champions in slalom, trick, jump and overall; event taking place in Santiago, Chile January 2023

(* champions must meet age requirements)

Junior Men’s Slalom: TBD

Junior Women’s Slalom: TBD

Junior Men’s Trick: TBD

Junior Women’s Trick: TBD

Junior Men’s Jump: TBD

Junior Women’s Jump: TBD

Junior Men’s Overall: TBD

Junior Women’s Overall: TBD


3. 2023 Junior Moomba Masters International Invitational Champions (*provided said champion meets or exceeds the following benchmark scores; said champions must meet age requirements)

Junior Men’s Slalom: 3 @ 10.75 meters

Junior Women’s Slalom: 1 @ 11.25 meters

Junior Men’s Trick: 9,610 points

Junior Women’s Trick: 5,405 points

Junior Men’s Jump: 52.10 meters

Junior Women’s Jump: 38.20 meters

**There will be no overall position filled from the 2023 Junior Moomba Masters International Invitational.


4. The first and second place finishers with the single highest score of multi-round Masters Qualifying Series, Event #1 held May 12th – 14th, 2023 at Isle of Lake Hancock, Drew Ross Ski Academy, in Orlando, Florida in Jr. Men and Jr. Women slalom, trick and jump. The first-place finisher in Jr. Men and Jr. Women overall.


5. If positions are still available, the first-place finisher (1) with the single highest score of multi-round Masters Qualifying Series Event #2 held May 19th -21st, 2023 at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing in Groveland, Florida in Jr. Men and Women slalom, trick and jump. The first-place finisher in Jr. Men Overall and Jr. Women overall if a position is still available.


6 If positions are still available, the second-place finisher with the single highest event score from Masters Qualifying Series Event #2, held May 19th – 21st, 2023 at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing in Groveland, Florida will be invited.


7. In order to be eligible to compete at a qualifying event tournament, junior skiers must meet the following minimum scores achieved at a Class R or L tournament by December 1, 2022.

Junior Men’s Slalom: 2.25 @11.25 meters

Junior Women’s Slalom: 1 @12 meters

Junior Men’s Trick: 6,245 points

Junior Women’s Trick: 4,235

Junior Men’s Jump: 44.50 meters

Junior Women’s Jump: 32.60 meters

Junior Men’s Overall: 1,933.74

Junior Women’s Overall: 1,591.11

*To qualify, an athlete must be 17 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2022. If a junior aged skier qualifies for pro level Masters and Junior Masters, he/she must decide which level to ski. After the decision to ski at the pro level is made, and if said skier qualifies in both pro and junior level again, said skier must compete in the pro level.


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