Waterskiing is a technical, challenging sport that I extremely enjoy. I am never satisfied with reaching my goals because I know I can always improve and therefore I am always pushing myself to become better. I focus on perfecting my technique in order that it will allow me to reach my full potential. Statistics Age:17 Height:173.7 cm Weight: 67.0 kg Stance: Righty Set Up: 65 HO Syndicate VTR with Syndicate Hardshell. PB: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jr. Women's Canadian National Record) Current World Rankings: - 2nd U17 Women's slalom - 2nd U21 Women's slalom - 10th Open Women's slalom U17 Women's slalom Canadian Record holder U17 Junior World Champion 2017 Junior Masters Champion Visit our blog to read Jaimee's full interview with Todd Ristorcelli pre-tournament.
Brian Detrick is a professional water skier who has achieved many athletic accomplishments during his career, notably 2016 Open Men’s Slalom National Champion, six Pro Tour podium finishes, three-time National Record Holder, and 2015 Water Ski Ambassador of the Year. Brian grew up in Elk Grove, California where he had the opportunity to participate in many sports. He played competitive soccer, traveling all-star baseball, and was a high school varsity athlete in football, basketball, and track & field. After high school, Brian attended Saint Mary's College of California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration. While studying at Saint Mary's College of California, he founded the Water Ski & Wakeboard Team. A few of his collegiate accomplishments include 2010 Collegiate National All-Star Champion, 2010 Collegiate All American, and 2009 Collegiate Male Leader of the Year. Brian was also selected to the 2012 United States University World Water Ski Team, where they went on to win the 2012 FISU University World Championships in Santiago, Chile. 2016 was a successful year in Brian’s career as he set a number of personal bests with 9 scores exceeded those of his previous seasons: (4) 5@41off, (2) 4.5@41off, (3) 3.5@41off. Currently, Brian is the 6th ranked Men’s Slalom skier in the world on the latest October 2016 IWWF World Ranking list. In 2017 he looks to continue to move up the World Ranking Lists, maintain consistency with Pro Tour podium finishes, strives for his first World Championship podium finish, and run 41off.
My name is Cole Giacopuzzi, 23 year old Southern California native. I work full time as the 4th generation in my family business as an insurance broker with my dad, but moonlight as a professional skier. I’ve been skiing since I was 5 years old, grew up skiing out in Barstow, CA where my family would rent out Great Lakes with a group of friends. Through a friend at work my dad discovered the lakes located out in Bakersfield, CA and we started skiing there. As my passion for the sport grew, so did my parents and we bought on that same lake in 99’ and have been addicted ever since. I started skiing tournaments when I was 12 and fast forward to 2014 I made my pro debut at the California Pro Am. I’m stoked to make my mark on this sport and look forward to competing in more pro events each year. I’ve been with Pacific Slalom since almost the very beginning, I can’t thank them enough for the opportunities and endless support through the years. Hometown: Arcadia, CA Tournament PB: 5 @ 39.5 off Sponsors: Radar Skis, Pacific Slalom Training partners: Tyler Yager, Brooks & KC Wilson, Corey Vaughn
My name is Landon Geels and I am 18 years old. I was born in Denver, Colorado on January 13, 1999, and I’ve lived here all my life. Currently I am finishing up my senior year of high school at Colorado Connections Academy and I plan to enroll at Colorado State University in the fall. I decided to make the change to online school in the fall of 2014 so that I could take advantage of the extra time and flexibility to pursue my passion for waterskiing. Since then, I have made some awesome improvements to my skiing, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have had to do my school in this way for the past three years. I have grown up around the lake for as long as I can remember. Both my dad and my grandpa have been a part of the competitive waterskiing scene for many years. The summer of 2013 was when I started skiing competitively. I skied my first tournament, and I have been hooked ever since. This will be my fifth year skiing tournaments. I love the sport of waterskiing and the ups and downs that come with it. I am willing and dedicated to put in the work on and off the water so that I am the best skier that I can be. I am excited to be a part of the Pacific Slalom team, and I am very appreciative of the opportunity I have to represent this company here in Colorado, as well as all over the country. I can’t wait to get to work with Pacific Slalom to invest time into and grow this awesome sport that we all love! Hometown: Westminster, Colorado Favorite Event: Slalom Specialist Tournament PB: 2.5 @ 35 (36 mph) Other Sports: Basketball Favorite Pre-Tournament Meal: Honey Bunches of Oats Favorite Song: Lions by Skip Marley Favorite Movie: The Sandlot Instagram: @landongeels
We welcome Alex Gaharan from Ski West Village in Arvin, California to the team. Alex is a 3-event skier and our youngest team member. Alex competes in Boys 3. Alex just turned 16 and is entering 11th grade. He started tournament skiing at seven years old. He continues to excel in all 3 disciplines. Alex placed 2nd in Boys 3 in Trick at the Regionals in 2016. His PB in slalom is 1.5 at 35off. He averages 3300 points in trick and jumps over 100 feet.