It was another great weekend on the water for North Bay’s Jamiee Bull.
The 19-year-old spent the weekend competing against the world's best women water-skiers, this time at the Malibu Open Waterski Festival held in Charleston, North Carolina at the Trophy Lakes Waterski Facility. In the preliminary round of skiing, a field of 20 Women was cut to 12 skiers.
The event featured the worlds best men’s and women’s professional water skiers competing for more than $70,000 in prize money in the slalom and jump events.
Jaimee finished tied for second spot with a score of 4 buoys at the 10.75 m rope length (39.5 feet off). In the next round of skiing, the field was reduced to 4 skiers and Jaimee advanced with a score of 5 @ 10.75 m knocking off current world champion Manon Costard of France who ran 3.5 buoys at the same line length.
Former world champions Regina Jaquess of the USA, and Whitney McClintock of Canada along with Samantha Dumala of the USA also advanced to the next round with Jaimee. In the four-person semi-final, Jaimee scored 4.5 firstname.lastname@example.org which was the top score of that round and gave her top seed moving into the final against current world record holder Regina Jaquess who defeated Sam Dumala in a run-off as they both scored 3 @ 10.75 m in the semis.
McClintock did not run her 11.25 m pass and could not advance. In the two-person head to head final round Regina Jaquess ran 1.5 buoys at the 10.25 m line length (41 off) to take the victory over Jaimee who scored 4 buoys @ 10.75 m.
This was Jaimee's best finish ever at a pro-level tournament.
She now returns to University in Louisiana to prepare for the upcoming collegiate season.