Team USA Wins Gold at 2016 World University Championships

Skiers from nineteen countries gathered in Akita, Japan from September 8 through September 11, 2016. Skiers come from many nations, but several of the skiers ski within the NCWSA and we are proud of all of them for competing at the World University Championships.

After three days of skiing, Team USA earned the top spot of the team leaderboard, earning the team gold medal. Along the way the five of the six skiers from Team USA earned individual podium placements and individual medals. Additionally, Team USA skiers Dane Mechler and Brittany Greenwood ski for the current NCWSA champions, the Ragin’ Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, this fall they will be going for a repeat national championship and attempting a rare collegiate water ski feat of earning two national championships and a world team gold medal in just over a twelve month span. After the USA in the team competition, the Czech Republic narrowly beat out France for the silver medal, leaving France to round out the podium with the bronze.

Over the past few days we have written several individual event articles, you can read more about the individual event winners as well as which NCWSA schools these skiers ski for within the individual event articles: Men’s Slalom, Women’s Trick, Men’s Trick, Women’s Jump

Team USA Composition

Team Coach

Terry Goodman

Team Manager

Jeff Rush

  • NCWSA Western Region Chairman
  • Previously skied for San Diego State University.

Team USA Skiers

Brittany Greenwood
  • Currently skis for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Dane Mechler
  • Currently skis for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Dylan Schaffer
Jenna Morgan
  • Formerly skied for the University of Alabama.
  • Currently skis for Rollins College.

Lauren Morgan

Samuel Greenwood
  • Currently skis for the University of Alabama

Team USA Individual Event Results

Gold Medals (First Place)

  • Dane Mechler – Men’s Slalom
  • Lauren Morgan – Women’s Jump

Bronze Medals (Third Place)

  • Dylan Schaffer – Men’s Trick
  • Brittany Greenwood – Women’s Overall
  • Samuel Greenwood – Men’s Overall

 

Combined Team Results

Team Final Scores 1st through 9th

Team Final Scores 10th - 19th

 

Individual Event Results

Women’s Slalom

Women's Slalom Final Scores 2016 WUC

Men’s Slalom

Men's Final Slalom WUC 2016

Women’s Trick

Women's Trick Final Result 2016 WUC

Men’s Trick

Men's Trick Results at 2016 WUC

Women’s Jump

Women's Jump Results 2016 WUC

Men’s Jump

Men's Jump Final Scores at 2016 WUC

Women’s Overall

Women's Overall Scores at 2016 WUC

Men’s Overall

Men's Overall Scores at 2016 WUC

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Adam Koehler

Skied with the Illini Waterski Team and the Marquette Waterski Team. Past winner of the NCWSA Outstanding Leader Award. Former NCWSA Operations Committee Chair and current NCWSA Secretary.