Club’s quintet impress at national champs

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Albany’s Steven Moss has grabbed second place in the overall open men’s category at the 2017 MasterCraft Australian Championships for water skiing at Bonney’s Lakes in Perth earlier this month.

Steven Moss was representing WA at the national event along with four other members of Albany Water Ski Club — Sam and Ben Beech, Graham Cavanagh and Martin Moss — in an impressive showing for the club. With scores accumulated from three disciplines, Steven Moss finished sixth in the slalom, third in trick and second in jump to record an overall score of 2540.59 points, behind the ACT’s Archie Davis with 2731.21.

“I’m very happy with that result,” he said.

“My goal was to get a place, so it was nice to achieve that.”

Moss also recorded the longest jump of the tournament but it was in the first round of competition and did not contribute to his score in the final. Sam Beech was fifth in the under-21 men’s slalom after recording 33 points in round 2 of the event, while brother Ben finished 17th in the under-17 slalom.

Gray Cavanagh competes at the Mastercraft Water Ski National Championships.
Camera IconGray Cavanagh competes at the Mastercraft Water Ski National Championships. Credit: Sam Beech

In the over-55 men’s slalom, Martin Moss placed 12th with 21.75 points, while Graham Cavanagh was 17th in the over-45 slalom.

Steven Moss said the AWSC was well represented.

“Everyone who competed from our club performed well throughout the championships,” he said.

Ben Beech in action at the Mastercraft Water Ski National Championships.
Camera IconBen Beech in action at the Mastercraft Water Ski National Championships. Credit: Sam Beech

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