2022 MOOMBA MASTERS
After a one-year hiatus the Moomba Masters was back in all its glory for 2022 to celebrate the 61st year of the much loved event.
From the 9th of march to the 14th of March the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra were lined with die hard and casual watersports enthusiasts, all there to watch the packed event line up of waterskiing activities (Trick, Slalom & Jump) and Wakeboarding.
The Moomba Masters is a much hyped event as it’s the first event of the season, it’s held right here in Australia and also signals the start of the 2022 WWA Wakeboard World Championship Series. The Pro riders are all looking to come out of the gates as strong as possible to start the season and make sure their trajectory is towards the top of the seasonal leader board.
Jetpilot Pro Team riders Cory Tuenissen & Mackenzie McCarthy were both prepared and excited for the event and
eyeing of the top podium spot in Pro Mens & Pro Womens respectively.
Cory was looking to continue his dominance on the world tour following his
World Championship last year and he came out in trademark style with some masssive technical tricks.
His semis run was balanced and calculated as his cruised through qualifying to set himself up for the Pro Mens final.
He came out strong and was ripping through his run with the crowd in awe of his power, amplitude and combination of tricks.
The impressive run secured him 2nd place, only 0.14 points behind fellow Australian Nic Rapa (1st) with the all
Aussie podium completed with Tony Iacconi in 3rd place.
Mackenzie McCarthy in only her 2nd ever Pro event showed poise and class winning her semis pool with ease and
moving onto a final’s showdown with a talented international field.
Despite a hand injury and lower back concern Mackenzie showed amazing strength, talent and drive to take out 2nd place
on the podium behind Mary Morgan Howell in 1st (USA), the podium rounded out by Jamie Lopina in 3rd (USA).
2022 will be Mackenzies 1st official season on tour and she is set for an amazing year.
Bryce Grey was another of the Jetpilot team who was able to make it through to the Pro Men’s final and was
looking to capitalise on his semis form however a fall in his finals run affected his score and saw him
relegated to a respectable 6th place finish overall in his first Pro competition.
In the Junior Pro Wakeboarding Division Jetpilot was very well represented by
Noah Bollard (5th) & Sienna Curran (4th) who both rode amazing.
These super talented riders will be ones to watch in the future!
We are always super proud and stoked for our wakeboard team
and we look forward to seeing further accomplishments throughout the year.