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Impressive win for Bull at Swiss Pro Slalom

Bull knocked off the nine-time champion at the Swiss event.
Jaimee Bull with the victory at the 2024 Swiss Pro Slalom event. Photo courtesy Waterski Pro Tour.

North Bay's Jaimee Bull started off the Waterski season on the right foot in Florida last weekend.

The Swiss Pro Slalom is always eagerly anticipated – the first professional contest of the season for most competitors and a chance to test out their early form.  But what we experienced at the 10th anniversary edition of the event at Florida’s Swiss Waterski Resort, was something very special and a fitting way to start the 2024 Waterski Pro Tour’s series of slalom competitions. 

Bull secured a spot in the final with a 1#10.25m (41' off) as she finished with the same score as Regina Jaquess who has won the Swiss Pro Slalom event nine times. 

In the final, gusting winds did not stop all 5 women making it into 10.75m (39.5’ off) with Nicholson (USA) saving her best until last with [email protected].  

Jaquess had a great start at 10.75m but missed the handle out of buoy 2, managing to hold on with her wrist just long enough to score 2.5. Bull, who has been back on the water for just a few weeks after a winter season on snow, surprised everyone - including herself -by scoring [email protected] again to take the victory.

So, the podium was Bull, Canadian Whitney McClintock-Rini, Nicholson; Jaquess’ undefeated streak at Swiss finally ended with a 4th place finish. 

Chris Dawson

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