The Waterski Pro Tour started its European leg last week with the Monaco Slalom Cup. Freddie Winter confirmed his European homecoming with his first win of the season at the Monaco Slalom Cup with a winning score of 4.50@41off (10.25m) in a runoff! Whitney McClintock-Rini beat all of her competition with a score of 2@41off (10.25m)!
The Monaco Slalom Cup started with twenty-two men and fourteen women from all over the world competing in the preliminary rounds. The men's field was incredibly competitive with a cutoff score of 3@41off (10.25m) and many skiers having both of their preliminary scores taken into account when deciding the top 8 skiers of the day. To qualify for the women's final, skiers had to beat a score of at least 4@38off (11.25m) with a solid first round score.
Since Monaco was the first European tour stop of the year, we had many skiers make their season opener this past weekend. On the men's side, one notable skier was Brando Caruso from Italy. Caruso qualified for the finals with scores of 1@41off (10.25m) and 3.50@41off (10.25m) in the first two rounds. In the final round, he placed 8th with a score of email@example.com (10.75m). In the women's division, New Zealander Jaime Metcalfe put up a great and consistent performance with all three of her scores going deep into 38off (11.25m). She finished the tournament in 7th place with a score of 3.50@38off (11.25m).
The second stop of the European leg of the tour started just days after the Monaco Slalom Cup! Tune into the webcast to watch live, or check back soon