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Ashleigh Stebbeings and Peter O’Neill are Athletes of the Year

Friday, December 21st, 2012


The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation has selected Ashleigh Stebbeings and Peter O’Neill as Barefoot Athletes of the Year for 2012.

2012 Male and Female IWWF Barefoot Athletes of the Year!

Dec 19, 2012
Ashleigh Stebbeings and Peter O’Neill, both members of the 2012 Gold Medal Australian Team, have been selected by the World Barefoot Council as the Atheltes of the year for 2012.

Both of these individuals contributed team points in all three events to ensure the Australian Team of the Gold Medal at the 2012 World Barefoot Championships. Not since 1985 have the Australians held the Gold Medal position.

Please take a moment to check out thier 2012 accomplishments and nominations at www.WorldBarefootCouncil.com Just click on the Awards link on the left and follow to Athelte of the Year. By Clicking their photos you can view the Bio for each of these amazing atheltes.

All the best to everyone in our community for a wonderful Holiday Season. More exciting news to follow!

Richard Gray
Chairman, World Barefoot Council

Daily Mercury, Stebbeings Named Athlete of the Year

David Small and Ashleigh Stebbeings IWWF 2011 Barefoot Athletes of the Year

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

David Small and Ashleigh Stebbeings were selected for the 2011 International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) Male and Female Barefoot Skier Athletes of the Year.

From the World Barefoot Council:

David Small (GBR) – David continues to raise the bar in the barefoot trick event. During the 2011 season he posted three scores over his current World Record. On extremely close calls during record review, the last trick was found to be out of time in each case. His performance of 13,100 points at the 2011 Canadian Nationals serves notice of things to come in 2012. His dominence in the jump event once again went unchallenged as he won every event he competed in and holds the #1 world ranking in jump for the sixth time over the past eight years.

Ashleigh Steebeings (AUS) – Ashleigh’s 2011 season introduced women’s barefoot tricks to a completely new level of skill. Multiple turns prior to this season have been limited to a very few female barefoot trickers (in the distant past) scoring front to front 360 turns. Ashleigh executed every single muliple turn in the rule book this year over her comeptitive season. All four 720’s, all four 540’s all four 360’s. She tops the 2012 Rankings list in Tricks, Slalom and Overall. Still being only one of two women to jump inverted she holds the #2 spot in that event.

Both of these great atheltes will be going for gold at the 2012 World Championships on the waters of The Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco Texas, August 27 – September 2, 2012.