Canyon Lake’s Emilia Horton competes in IWWF World Waterski Championships

Emilia Horton is pictured with her husband, Taylor, at the IWWF World Waterski Championships in Groveland, Florida. Photo by Marco Menestrina.

Canyon Lake skier Emilia Horton competed in the three-event International World Waterski Championships held October 8 through October 15 in Groveland, Florida.

Horton was among the competitors from around the world who participated for their countries in the high-stakes World Championship event, which was televised live on YouTube via The Waterski Broadcasting Company Channel.

Horton represented the Canyon Lake Ski Club skiing for her home nation of Finland. Her slalom ski event score was 2.5 buoys at 13 meters (or 32 off). She jumped 111 feet and tricked 3,940 points.

“It was a fun experience and I am hoping to be able to compete at Worlds again,” Horton said. “We were skiing a lot in the past few months before the Worlds, getting up early to get to the Canyon Lake north ski area at sunrise and take two to three sets multiple times a week before work,” she added.

Horton graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2013, where she participated on the waterski team for four years. She then moved to moved to California and skied at Wet Set. She now resides in Canyon Lake with her husband, Taylor Horton, who is also a waterski competitor and a member of the Canyon Lake Ski Club.


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