Water skier McClintock leaves competitors in her wake


World junior champion Whitney McClintock showed she has more tricks up her wet suit.

The 16-year-old Cambridge native successfully defended her title at the 47th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard tournament at Callaway Gardens, in Georgia.

McClintock, who has been water skiing since she was just over two years old, registered 2,952 points for the overall title Saturday. She was first in tricks, third in slalom and third in jumps.

France’s Nancy Chardin placed second, with 2,569 points.
“I’m very excited about winning the titles again,’’ said McClintock, who’ll look to successfully defend her world junior crown this summer. ‘’Today I stepped it up for the finals. I’ve just felt strong in my skiing this weekend. My trick run is a lot more difficult now especially for this early in the season.”

McClintock hopes that with two junior overall Masters titles in her pocket she can compete against the senior field next season.

‘’I’m confident enough I can go in the open competition next season and challenge for the medals,’’ she said.