Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have
been selected to the National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior
Development Water Ski Team for 2005. The selections, decided upon by the International Activities Committee
of USA Water Ski, are based upon tournament performances during the 2004
tournament season. The teams are
comprised of athletes currently competing in the Boys and Girls (1, 2, and 3)
age divisions (16 years old and younger).
Eastern Region, Alex Lauretano of Morris, Connecticut was selected to
the 2005 National Junior Water Ski Team. Benjamin Spear of Sterling, Virginia was selected as an alternate
on the 2005 National Junior Water Ski Team and as a member of the 2005 National
Junior Development Water Ski Team. Jonathan
Paulovich of Hewitt, New Jersey was selected as a member of the 2005
National Junior Development Water Ski Team. Wyatt Haines of Avon, Connecticut was selected as a member of the
2005 National Junior Development Water Ski Team.
the National Junior Water Ski Team are eligible to receive top-level water ski
instruction at a junior development training camp to be held in the
spring. The camp will feature elite
athletes and coaches working individually with each junior athlete in the
slalom, tricks, and jumping events. Aimed at identifying and producing future elite athletes, the camps are
funded through a grant from the United States Olympic Committee.
currently being made for junior development clinics where members of the
National Junior Development Team will receive water ski instruction from elite
athletes and coaches in the slalom, tricks, and jumping events.
to the Eastern Region skiers who have been selected as members of these