Updated: May 22, 2019
Four adapted athletes will take to the water at this year's Masters Tournament, known around the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament, held at Callaway Garden in Pine Mountain, Georgia from May 24 - 26, 2019. All four athletes will be showcasing a variety of adapted watersports throughout the competition.
Representing adapted skiing will be world record holders, Craig Timm (MN), Connor Poggetto (CA), & Daniele Cassioli (Italy) as well as Tony Mullis (GA), a Wake for Warriors adapted wakeboarder. Both Poggetto & Timm will be representing Team USA later this summer at the World Championships against fierce competitor Daniele Cassioli and the rest of Team Italia.
Craig Timm, a single arm amputee (A1), holds world records in his division in both slalom and jump and is a multi-time member of the US World Team. He is also one of the only adapted skiers to compete at the GOODE National Championships. He has won multiple national and world titles in slalom, jump, and overall and will be showcasing slalom and jump at the Masters.
Representing seated trick and jump skiing as well as seated wakeboarding at The Masters will be Connor Poggetto. A multi-time member of the US World Team, Poggetto holds the new world record in seated men’s trick and the new national record in seated men’s jump. He also competes in adapted wakeboarding and holds multiple wakeboarding titles, including first place at both the National and World level.
Daniele Cassioli of Italy will demonstrate vision impaired slalom, trick, and jump. He skis for the Italian national team and holds multiple world titles and world records in vision impaired slalom, trick, & jump. Cassioli is also highly recognized as the best Paralympic water skier in Italy.
Tony Mullis is a US Veteran, double leg amputee, and Wake for Warriors athlete. At the Masters, he will be showcasing adapted wakeboarding.
Adaptive exhibitions will be held on Saturday, May 25. To watch the whole competition online, please visit www.masterswaterski.org.