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9 May, 2022

Skiers skim past the competition

BAREFOOT water skiers have returned to Lake Tinaroo’s waters after a highly successful circuit at both the state and national barefoot water-skiing titles, with many members returning as state champions, one a national champion.


Northern Region Barefoot Waterski Club members Mark Molford, Katina Davis, Lindsie Jack, Geoff Riesen (below) and Justin Molford with their numerous medals and accolades after the state and national barefoot water skiing titles held recently.

BAREFOOT water skiers have returned to Lake Tinaroo’s waters after a highly successful circuit at both the state and national barefoot water-skiing titles, with many members returning as state champions, one a national champion. 

Members of the Northern Region Barefoot Waterski Club spent time in Barcaldine Queensland earlier in February for states, while nationals were held in Mulwala NSW towards the end of March. 

The club competed in a range of age groups from sub-junior boys to super masters men, achieving multiple first place victories and some members returning as state and national champions. 

Club president and world number one senior woman skier, Katina Davies, was one of the members who returned from the competitions a state champion and the only one to claim a national champion title. “Most members had been training regularly on the water, usually at 6am, several times a week in the lead up to the event and competing in club events for practice,” she said. “We are very proud of the performances and effort put in by all our club members.” 

Young superstar skier Lindsie Jack competed in the junior girls division, winning the tricks and slalom events, gaining an overall win and becoming a state champion. 

Mark Molford and Geoff Riesen both achieved overall wins and became state champions in the sub-junior boys and super masters men divisions respectively. During nationals, Jack and Molford both became second place national champion and secured second overall positions. 

Davies and Riesen will be booking their flights for America as they travel to Texas in September to compete in the Worlds Masters Titles while Jack is training to complete in the Open and Junior Worlds Title in March 2023. 

The club and its members will continue to train hard in the early mornings before the sun rises in preparation for upcoming club events, state, national and world titles.

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