Skiers pit their skills against world’s best

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By LAURA MCLEAY

Two of the re­gion’s bare­foot skiers are set to com­pete against some of the best in the world at the Waikato Re­gional Cham­pi­onships this week­end.

The com­pe­ti­tion is the sec­ond of three se­lec­tion tour­na­ments for the New Zealand bare­foot wa­ter­ski team which will at­tend the World Cham­pi­onships in Texas later this year.

Mata­mata man Lewis Mcnabb has been named as the chief driver for the cham­pi­onships which is a huge achieve­ment.

Piarere ju­nior skiers Tom Mathis and Wil­liam Leigh from Ti­rau are in the New Zealand squad and will be com­pet­ing at the Ho­ra­hora Do­main this Satur­day and Sun­day.

Waikato pres­i­dent for New Zealand Bare­foot Ski­ing Kathy Dux­field said these were two top com­peti­tors but the com­pe­ti­tion would be tough as there would be world class skiers in at­ten­dance.

‘‘There are top com­peti­tors in­clud­ing an Otaki girl, Ge­or­gia Groen, who set a pro­vi­sional world record last week­end for ju­nior girls’ tricks,’’ she said. ‘‘It will be big com­pe­ti­tion and a num­ber of high class skiers will come through the event.’’

An­thony Hawes from Tau­ranga and Ms Dux­field will also be com­pet­ing in the se­niors’ cat­e­gory.

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