April 9, 2013- I'm Back!
Hello to all my Faithful Friends,
I have just spent some time updating my website...hopefully making it easier to read and find things. =)
As many of you may know, I hyper-extended my knee slaloming in the semi-finals at Soaked in Orlando and sustained a fracture to my left knee in the fall of last season and was not able to compete in the fall events. I was on crutches for a month and off the water for 6 weeks. I watched the Pan Ams from the side-lines and Diablo Shores Pro Am from my couch.
I was eager to get back on the water and prove myself as an athlete so 8 weeks post injury, I made the 42 hour trip to Palembang, Indonesia...I did not make it through to the finals. That 40 hour trip home was torturous! I felt defeated at the end of 2012. I needed it to end. I needed to refocus and refresh myself and prepare for 2013.
2013 has arrived and it was a very nice start to the season to win Slalom & Overall at Moomba. I'm feeling strong on the water again. Each day training with Matt is getting me closer to my goals. It is going to be a long season so Masters is my next big focus and then I need to stay strong and motivated through Dec 1 for Worlds!
Wish me luck...
please pray for me for the upcoming season...♥
March 25, 2012- Moomba Through My Eyes
My first trip to Australia for the Moomba Masters was so rewarding! I know I set big goals for myself, but who could have ever expected the way things turned out?!
You would never believe what happened to Jason and me in the airport before we even started our trip to the land of OZ. We went to check in as normal, and somehow we got on a "no fly" list so we were stuck in Florida until they could figure out how to unlock us from the system. So, I prayed for an hour and a half while Jason and I were terrified that we were not going to make it to Australia this year! God pulled through and Jason and I made it on the airplane to begin the 27 hour journey to Melbourne. It was all smooth sailing from then on...well until we were circling around Sydney for an hour because of the 37 mph crosswinds on the landing strip. But eventually my family (Mom, Dad, Jason and I) made it to Melbourne by around noon on Thursday March 8!
Day 1: The next morning, with jet lag on our side, I was up-and-at-'em by 6 AM to prepare for the women's slalom and jump preliminaries. The Yarra was in peak condition but the first round of slalom was hard on some... 3 women missed their gates on early passes, making the first cut easier than expected. The top three scores from day 1: Regina 1.5@39off (10.75m); Karen Stevens 3@38off (11.25m); Me 2.5@38off(11.25m); Anais, Karen Truelove, Breanne, Kate, Makayla, Catheryn and Marion also made the cut.After a small relief it was time to focus on jump. The conditions continued to be favorable for the jump event with a slight head-wind and head-current. The set up was slightly challenging so we had to be strong on our skis. I was early out and ended up with a 47.9m (157ft) jump, not bad for the first jump set at Moomba. The top three distances: "Birdy" 56.2m; Marion 50.3m; Regina 48.7; Alex, Me, Maj, Lauren and Saaya also made it through to jump in the semis.
Day 2: Tricks was up first on Saturday and I went into a slight panic when I found out that due to the usage of GPS combined with river current we need to alter our trick speeds so the boat is traveling at our desired speed over the water NOT over the land! First round of tricks was survival mode trying to figure out the speed adjustment and thankfully I tricked 7840 to make it to the next round. The top three scores: Iris 8540; Erika 8450; Clem 8240; Nati, Michale, Mariaca and Marion also made the cut.
I had another sigh of relief as I prepared for jumping in the semi-finals. The second day of jump was similar to the first, slight head-wind and head-current. I was focused on making it through to the next round, and I made it in with my first jump...until they told me after my 3rd that it was a slow time and I had to beat it on my re-ride. So I let go of the pressure and put my trust in God and I committed to a 50 m jump! I qualified for my first jump finals! "Birdy" 50.5m; Me 50.2m; Lauren 49m; Marion, Maj and Alex also were finalists.
Day 3: What an exciting weekend! Sunday was not an exception. Tricks was up first again and we battled the Yarra's current again. Marion and Mariaca went down early, leaving the rest of us on the dock slightly cautious. I tricked just over 7000 to sqeak into the finals. Erika 8900, Clem 8420 and Nati 8410 had respectable scores; Michale, Iris, and I made it through another battle on the Yarra!
Huge sigh...and time to slalom again =) The semi-finals of slalom were slightly more challenging for some as we saw some girls go down much earlier than expected, the women once again went into survival mode. Anais, Cathryn and Karen Truelove made it through and the top 3 for the day: Me 4.5@38off(11.25m); Breanne 4@38off(11.25m); Regina 3@38off(11.25m). I slept very well on Sunday after having completed six sets in two days on the Yarra and knowing Moomba Monday was next!
Day 4: Moomba Monday arrived and I felt like I was more alive than ever! My jeg lag was diminished and I was feeling strong going into the trick event. I was the second girl out and I decided to just ski for me and do what I could do...I knew that 4 girls stood on the dock after me who were more than capable of beating me! When I did 2 stand up passes I came back to the dock with a smile on my face...when I heard my preliminary score of 8920, the smile got bigger. It was my day to come out on top: Me (confirmed score) 9010; Iris 8610; Clem 8520.
And that trend continued as we got to slalom next. I was impressed by the women's slalom final as Cathryn went out and set the bar with 1@38off(11.25m). The other ladies stood up to the challenge, Karen and Regina both ended up with 3@38off(11.25m). And Breanne's determination got her 3.5@38off(11.25m). I knew I had to ski really confidently to take the title...so I put it in God's hands and He kept me focused through every pass. I got a full 4@38off(11.25m) to become Moomba Masters Slalom Champion.
Needless to say, I was ecstatic and yet again, I had to refocus and get ready for jump finals! The wind was in our faces again, but the river was flowing with us... something different than we had in the previous rounds. Unfortunately, some of the ladies had to pass on their first attempt because the river pushed them too late. I was thankful that I got to watch some of the first skiers so I could put together my plan. Alex put out a big jump of 50.8m for everyone to chase. And the pressure was on! I knew I wanted to get on the podium and I knew I had to jump 51m (my personal best at the time) to get on it! My first two jumps left me in 6th place...I had to refocus and I took God as my partner on the water again. I knew my my last jump was my best attempt...but I didn't realize it was my best jump EVER! 52m on the Yarra River- a new personal best and it guaranteed me a silver medal in JUMP! "Birdy" won with her leap of 54 m.
Melbourne, AUS treated me well as I also finished 1st overall... I went there with a dream in my heart, my family by my side and my trust in God. I will be back to take on the Yarra again in 2013 =)Thanks Matt for being the best coach in the world! I couldn't do what I do without my family & my sponsors: Nautique Boats; Radar Skis; Team Honu; Boatdacious Advanced Boat Cleaning Products.
God Bless,xoxo Whit
August 20, 2011- Whitney's Masters Champion, World Champion, Record Breaking Season of Awesomeness!
Its hard to top the 7x World Champion season she had in 2009, but Whitney has been having an incredible summer thus far! She started the season with new Canadian records in both slalom and tricks. Then went on to gain her "hat-trick" in tricks at the US Masters in Pine Mountain, GA. She kicked off her Pro Slalom wins at the Global Invitational in Grand Rapids, MI. Then she was off to Russia where she defended her title as World Slalom Champion. She continued her winning streak at the Malibu Open Pro Slalom event in Milwaukee, WI. And to kick-off August, at the Canadian Nationals Whitney again broke the Canadian Slalom Record with a score of 1@41 off (10.25 m) and added a trick score of 8680 and a jump of 159 ft (48.5m) to set a new pending World Overall Record!
But, the season is not over yet! Whitney will also be competing in the Diablo Shores Pro-Am Sept 9-11 where her goal is to run 39off (10.75m) again. She will also be competing Canada in hopes of some gold medals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in October.
"This summer has been all about putting my heart into my skiing, doing my best, and giving God ALL the glory for my success! Winning and world records are very important to me, but God is always #1 :)" - Whitney
June 5, 2011- Whitney is looking for a Swimsuit Sponsor
Whitney loves being in her swimsuit all day at the lake. And she wants to represent a swimsuit company every time she goes out in the sun. She wants to be able to rock her favorite brand on the water as she wins competitions all over the world! Whitney wants a relationship with a swimsuit company that can grow as she pushes the limits of her sport!
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May 1, 2011- Whitney's New Pending Canadian National Records
Whitney has had a great start to her 2011 season by breaking both the Canadian National Slalom and Trick records in her first two tournaments. At Isles of Lake Hancock SwerveFest she ran 5@39 off on April 3- a new pending OW slalom record; the record that was broken Whitney co-held with Susy Graham with 4@39off. Three weeks later at Isles of Lake Hancock Trick Jam 3.0 + 3.1 on April 30 she tricked 8970. Whitney also Slalomed 3@39off at Trick Jam. In slalom and trick, Whitney is pleased with the way the summer is kicking off. She knows that she has a big season ahead of her and is working hard to get her jumping up to her standards. This spring Whitney's average jump in competition has been around 154 ft. Her goal is to jump over 173 feet this summer- this jump can hand her an invitation to the US Masters in jump as well as another mark in the Canadian Record books!
January 20, 2011- Whitney's Inspirational Video!!
Whitney has a video on ShesNext.com. Click on the link to hear how to "Live Your Dream". Whitney has achieved so many life-long goals and this is just the beginning...she finds her passion and focuses on it, eliminates distractions and endures the struggles of life because she loves living her dreams! Check it out!
December 20, 2010- Whitney Graduated!!
Whitney celebrated her graduation from the University of Central Florida on Saturday December 17, 2010. She finished her four year degree in Sports and Fitness as Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average. She graduated top of her class and received Top Honors (Valedictorian) of the College of Education. Whitney is excited to begin her journey as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and excelling in her water skiing!
Whitney thanks her Mom and Dad for supporting her through her university career, Matt Rini for allowing her to leave the lake to go to class, and God for giving her many gifts and blessing her with an education.
August 23, 2010- Whitney wins WSWC Female Athlete of the Year!
August 23, 2010- Whitney clean sweeps Canadian Nationals Open
Whitney just got home from an exciting trip to Vancouver, Canada where the nationals were held at Albert Dyke Park in Abbotsford, BC. A familiar site for Whitney where she had her first pro slalom win about a year ago. She went out to the Nationals a couple days early to watch Coach Matt Rini's daughter, Paige, ski in the G2 division where she took her first National Slalom title at age 10!
Whitney and teammate Breanne battled it out in the first day of Elite Women's competition and Breanne came out with the victory scoring 5@38off. In the Open round of the Canadian Nationals Whitney came ready to fight for her victory. Whitney had a better day in the Open round winning 4 gold medals.
May 27, 2010- Whitney- Masters Champion!
Whitney wins the trick event at the
US Masters with a score of 8340; and places 3rd in Slalom with 3 @ 38 off !!
February 8, 2010- Whitney is in Power Boating Canada
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December 17, 2009- IWSF Female Athlete of the Year!
Whitney was just up in Calgary, Alberta for Canadian National Team testing at the University of Calgary. While she was up there, she and the team were "white hatted" as citizens of Calgary in honour of their World Champion Title. The following day, Whitney went on to Ball of Spray and saw a tweet mentioning that she had won the IWSF Female Athlete of the Year! What a nice surprise to find that information on the internet! This is such a wonderful way to end the 2009 season. Whitney is so thankful to all of her family and friends for the endless support and love that she receives.
November 2, 2009- U21 World Slalom, Trick & Overall Champ!
Whitney just got home from an exciting weekend in Ajijic, Mexico. The U21 World Championships took place on a perfect man made lake called Boca Laguna, it is located less than 100 meters from the biggest lake in Mexico: Lake Chapala. The new Nautique 200pulled the first ever international event and Whitney became World Champion, again!
Preliminary rounds Thurs, Fri, Sat:
- Trick- 8090 (1000 pts for overall)
- Slalom- email@example.com m (1000 pts for overall)
- Jump- 47.3
- Whitney McClintock (CAN) 8000 pts
- Michale Briant (AUS) 7690 pts
- Marion Aynaud (FRA) 7500 pts
- Whitney McClintock (CAN) firstname.lastname@example.org m
- Beatrice Ianni (ITA) 4.5@12 m
- Evdokia Liacov (GRE) 4@12 m
- Nancy Chardin (FRA) 50.4 m
- Whitney McClintock (CAN) 49.9 m
- Alex Lauretano (USA) 49.3 m
- Whitney McClintock (CAN) 2982 pts
- Marion Aynaud (FRA)
- Caroline Hensley (USA)
September 20, 2009- Abbotsford Slalom Champ!
Abbotsford, BC was sunny for day 1 of the competition. In the qualifying rounds they took the top 4 athletes from each round of the day and that was the top 8 for the head to head final: 1- Karina (1@39) 2-April (1@39) 3- Karen (5@38) 4- Whit (4@38) 5- Breanne (4@38) 6- Rhoni (3@38) 7-Jennifer (2@38) 8- Jill (1.5@38).
The weather on Saturday for the finals turned out sunny even though there was a 90% chance of rain all day! But it was quite cold -in the 60s F. Whitney ran 4@38 in her first head to head of the day against Breanne, who almost moved on with a score of 3.5@38. Whitney went directly back out onto the water in the semi-finals against Karina, who sent Whitney out first. Whitney ran 6@38 to defeat Karina's .5@38. Whitney made it into her first head to head final against Karen. Feeling numb pass after pass in the cold Canadian water, Whitney managed to run 3.5@38. Karen was unable to get past 2@38, giving Whitney the win!
With Karen in second, April ended up third and Karina finished fourth. Whitney came home with the big check and a new 3 wheeled skateboard: Thank you PumpRockr, and all the sponsors of the Malibu Pro Event for your support! Shout out to RadaR- taking a double win in Abbotsford with Chris Rossi winning the men's title!
September 15, 2009- WaterSki Mag!
Almost forgot this small detail... Whitney made the cover of WaterSki Magazine!!!! Everyone go get a copy as soon as you can!
September 15, 2009- Diablo Shores
Whitney just got home from Diablo Shores where she ran 2@39 off (10.75 m) the first two preliminary rounds placing her in 2nd seed going into the finals. In her first head-to-head round she eliminated co-world record holder, Karina Nowlan moving Whitney into the semi-finals. Whitney went down early against Karen Truelove getting eliminated from the finals.
Karen went on to win the event with a score of 3@39 off. Regina Jaquess, co-world record holder placed second, April Coble- Eller placed third, Whitney had to settle for fourth. Great skiing ladies!
August 29, 2009- Upcoming Events:
Whitney is entered to ski at Diablo Shores, CA Sept. 12-13 and Abbotsford Pro Slalom in Canada Sept. 18-19. She hopes to capture a couple more titles to finish off the year strong!
August 19, 2009- Surf Expo!
Surf Expo is this week August 20-22 in Orlando, FL. Whitney will be hanging out in the RadaR booth. Be sure to check out the brand-new Ski Nautique 200 too!
August 18, 2009- Canadian National Champ
At Canadian Nationals in Edmonton Whitney tricked 8820 and jumped 51 m! She took home the Trick, Jump & Overall titles in the Open Women Category at the Canadian Nationals.
August 8, 2009- Whitney- World Champion!!!
Whitney is the new 2009 World Slalom, Trick & Overall Champion! Winning the overall, she broke the World Tournament Overall Record and tied the World Tournament Trick Record: 8740. Team Canada won Gold in Calgary as well.
May 27, 2009- Upcoming Events:
Whitney is entered in LA Night Jam jump event in Zachary, LA. Event dates: June 6-7, 2009.
Check out the action at http://www.lanightjam.com/
May 24, 2009- Whitney- Masters Champion!
Whitney wins the trick event at the
US Masters with a score of 8250; and places 3rd in Slalom with 1.5 @ 38 off !!