IWWF Disabled Skiers of the Decade & Quarter Century Annnounced

Female Skier of the Decade: Claire Ellis

Male Skier of the Decade: Daniele Cassioli

Female Skier of the Quarter Century: Katie Mawby

Male Skier of the Quarter Century: Daniele Cassioli

See articles below for details...

IWWF Disabled Female Skier of the Quarter Century - Katie Mawby

Nationality: USA

Category / Division: V2/3 / Vision Impaired

Over the last 25 years, Katie’s combined achievements have surpassed all other female skiers.  Since her first World Championships in 1995, she has competed in an astounding 12 World Championships.  Katie’s drive and determination have seen her come back from many injuries over the years, and she has continued to win World Titles and set records.

Katie has been awarded the Athlete of Year Award twice and has been on the podium an impressive 41 times at World Titled events resulting in:

  • 38 World Titles
  • 14 World Records (6 in Slalom, 4 in Tricks and 4 in Jump)

Katie is a worthy winner of the Disabled Female Skier of the Quarter Century, and her achievements will be hard to beat.

IWWF Disabled Male Skier of the Quarter Century - Daniele Cassioli

Nationality: Italy

Category / Division: V1 / Vision Impaired

Over the last 25 years, Daniele’s combined achievements have surpassed all other male skiers.  Since his first World Championship in 2003, he has competed in a total of 7 World Championships and has continually pushed the boundaries, as can be seen by the amount of World Titles and Records he has.

Daniele has been awarded the Athlete of the Year Award 4 times and has been on the podium an impressive 29 times at World Titled events resulting in:

  • 25 World Titles
  • 20 World Record (7 in Slalom, 11 in Tricks & 2 in Jump)

Daniele is a worthy winner of the Disabled Male Skier of the Quarter Century, his passion for the sport is evident as he continues to raise the bar for those that follow.

IWWF Disabled Female Skier of the Decade - Claire Ellis

Nationality: Great Britain

Category / Division: A/L2 / Standing

Over the last decade, Claire’s combined achievements have surpassed all other female skiers.  Claire’s first World Championships was in 2005, and she has competed in 4 World Championships over the last decade, continually raising the standard, as can be seen by the amount of World Titles and Records she has.

In the last decade Claire has been awarded the Athlete of the Year Award 4 times and has been on the podium an impressive 17 times at World Titled events resulting in:

  • 17 World Titles
  • 17 World Record (6 in Slalom, 3 in Tricks & 8 in Jump)

Claire is a worthy winner of the Disabled Female Skier of the Decade.

IWWF Disabled Male Skier of the Decade - Daniele Cassioli 

Nationality: Italy

Category / Division: V1 / Vision Impaired

Over the last decade, Daniele’s combined achievements have continued to surpass all other male skiers.  He has competed at all 5 World Championships in the last decade and he has continued to push the boundaries, setting ever higher standards as can be seen by the amount of World Titles and Records he has attained.

In the last decade Daniele has been awarded the Athlete of the Year Award twice and has been on the podium an impressive 23 times at World Titled events resulting in:

  • 21 World Titles
  • 8 World Record (3 in Slalom, 4 in Tricks & 1 in Jump)

Daniele is a worthy winner of the Disabled Male Skier of the Decade.

2019 IWWF World Disabled Waterski Championships

The 2019 IWWF World Disabled Waterski Championships will be held at SIAP, Skarnes, Norway.

iwwfed.com/2019-iwwf-world-disabled-waterski-championships/

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2018 IWWF Disabled Athletes of the Year

Female:    Ashley Baerg (CAN)

Male:        Jason Sleep (AUS)

2018 World Records

TWSA / DWSA Nationals, Goondiwindi Heritage Water Park, Australia

Jason Sleep (AUS) - MP3 (M) - 29/03/2018
Tricks:    1,140 pts

Jason Sleep (AUS) - MP3 (M) - 01/04/2018
Tricks:    1,220 pts

Campionati Italiani Disabli Eurotour 2018, Recetto Italy

Daniele Cassioli (ITA) - V1 (M) - 15/08/2018
Slalom:    5.50/58/12.00

2018 USA Disabled Championships, Padacah, KY, USA

Connor Poggetto (USA) - MP5 (M) - 07/09/2018
Tricks:    1,490 pts

Ashley Baerg (CAN) - MP5 (W) - 07/09/2018
Jump:    17.9m

 

Connor Poggetto (USA) - MP5 (M) - 07/09/2018
Jump:    13.4m

2017 IWWF Disabled Athletes of the Year

Female:    Delphine Le Sausse (FRA)

Male:        Daniele Cassioli (ITA)

2017 World Records

World Championships, Myuna Bay, Australia

 

Scott Wintle (AUS) - MP2 (M) - 28/04/2017
Jump:    19.1m

Ashley Baerg (CAN) - MP5 (W) - 30/04/2017
Jump:    17.4m

Trofeo Tomassini ET Stop, Recetto, Italy

Daniele Cassioli (ITA) - V1 (M) - 14/07/2017
Slalom:    5.00/58/12.00

Daniele Cassioli (ITA) - V1 (M) - 14/07/2017
Tricks:    2,250 pts

Championnats de France Handi 2017, Lac de Saint Pardoux

Delphine Le Sausse (FRA) - MP4 (W) - 16/07/2017
Slalom:    3.00/46/18.25

Delphine Le Sausse (FRA) - MP4 (W) - 16/07/2017
Tricks:    1,340 pts

Turps Trophy, Gosfield Lake, Great Britain 

Claire Ellis (GBR) - A/L2 (W) - 24/09/2017
Jump:    13.7m

Ashley Baerg (CAN) - MP5 (W) - 30/04/2017
Jump:    17.4m

2017 World Championships

Myuna Bay, NSW, Ausrtralia

Offical Website: https://www.wdwsc2017.com

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Please note the following rule change has been made to the 2017 IWWF Disabled Rules:

D.10.01 – Skiing devices

Rule T.10.03.a is replaced with:

A skiing device is defined as a piece of equipment which fully supports the weight of a skier when he is in skiing position (D.12.05). If the maximum width of a skiing device does not exceed 30 percent of its overall length for jump and slalom skis and 35 percent of the overall length for trick skis, it is defined as a ski; if its maximum width exceeds 30 percent of its overall length for jump and slalom skis, or 35 percent of the overall length for trick skis, it is defined as a board.

Rule T.10.03.b is replaced with:

Any type of bindings may be used.

Rules T.10.03.c and T.10.03.d apply.

Rules T.10.03.e applies to all skiing devices.

 

 

 

2016 IWWF Disabled Athletes of the Year

Female:    Claire Ellis (GBR)

Male:        Elijah Hager (USA)

2016 World Records

DWSA National Championships, Stoney Park, NSW, Australia

Jamie McDonald (AUS) - A/L1 (M) - 24/03/2016
Tricks:    160 points

Europe & Africa Disabled Championships, Skarnes, Norway

Claire Ellis (GBR) - A/L2 (W) - 22/07/2016
Jump:    12.6m

Claire Ellis (GBR) - A/L2 (W) - 23/07/2016
Slalom:   3.00/43/18.25
Tricks:    2,050 pts

Europe & Africa 35+ Championships, Sesena, Spain

Claire Ellis (GBR) - A/L2 (W) - 04/08/2016
Jump:    13.4m

2015 Disabled World Championships

3 World Records for Claire Ellis...
- Slalom 2.50/43/18.25
- Jump 10.5m
- Jump 11.1m

Results

Official Website: www.dwwsc.org

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Skier  Biography  - Please bring completed form for each skier to official registraion

 

 

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