The TWBC Podcast

The TWBC Podcast

Hosted by tournament waterskiing's prolific announcer Tony Lightfoot. Athlete Interviews, Inside News and Views, Commentary, Opinions and much more from the world of tournament waterskiing.


March 8, 2023 48 min
For the best part of a decade Jarrod Faoro (pronounced FAH ROW) has led his cadre of announcers at the annual Moomba Masters Tournament on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. We were fortunate to speak with him prior to the 2023 edition for this special episode of the TWBC Podcast. This was recorded via …

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The TWBC Podcast begins its third season of episodes by chatting to fellow tournament announcer and current head coach of the University of Louisiana at Monroe WarHawk Water Ski Team Zane Nicholson. This was recorded at Bennett’s Water Ski in Zachary, Louisiana.
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This episode features one of the most talented families ever to grace the sport of tournament waterskiing. This was recorded on the practice day prior to the Pan-American Championships at Lago Los Morros in Santiago de Chile.
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In this episode we talk at length with, quite possibly, tournament waterskinng’s ultimate power couple. This was recorded on the practice day prior to the Pan-American Championships at Lago Los Morros in Santiago de Chile.
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November 6, 2022 25 min
As the pro season winds down for the 2022 season with the Miami Pro we talk with many time world champion and record holder Regina Jaquess about her seasons, the challenges that she faced and the ones that potentially lie ahead.
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Recorded prior to the final Water Ski Pro Tour event of the season, we took to the opportunity to chat with the defending champion of the Miami Pro Elizabeth Montavon-Island to gauge her aims and ambitions for this event and beyond.
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October 8, 2022 27 min
At the Travers Grand Prix 2022 we took some time to chat with Cole McCormick – an athlete who has firmly established himeself as Canada’s #1 Men’s Slalomer in the Pro ranks.
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October 7, 2022 28 min
Recorded prior to the Travers Grand Prix we took the opportunity to chat with Steven Island about his breakout performances this season, his path to get there and of course his recent marriage to Elizabeth Montavon in this episode of the TWBC Podcast.
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October 1, 2022 25 min
In this episode we took the opportunity to speak to World Tricks champion Anna Gay about her life after graduating college and what she has planned in the future – both professionally and athletically. This was recorded shortly before the Malibu Open at Lymanland in Tuscaloosa , Alabama
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In this special Wandsworth edition of the TWBC Podcast we talk to two world champions who have made an indelible mark on the sport: Joel Poland and Freddie Winter. This episode was recorded before the Malibu Open at Lymanland in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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September 10, 2022 27 min
Recorded before the Open European Championships at Recetto, Italy we took the opportunity to speak to men’s slalom home favorite and defending champion Thomas Degasperi – who carries a heavy heart into these championships with the recent passing of his father. He talks about that and other topics in this episode which is dedicated to …

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September 9, 2022 34 min
In this latest episode of the TWBC Podcast we talk to a former world champion who has been largely absent for the 2022 pro season. We talk with Manon Costard about this and many other topics.
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September 8, 2022 33 min
In this episode we talk to a experienced Italian slalom athlete who has found some rejuvenation in her form and will be making some pro event appearances stateside at the tail end of this 2022 season. We spoke Beatrice Ianni in this TWBC Podcast episode prior to the Open European Championships in Recetto.
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September 6, 2022 34 min
With the Open European Championships just hours away from taking place in Recetto, Italy the TWBC Podcast took the opportunity to speak to an athlete who has had to endure more than his fair share of challenges to even make it to this and other venues this season. This episode features current World Games Men’s …

Face-to-Face – with Danylo Filchenko Rea...

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August 23, 2022 24 min
With virtually all of his factory team skiers assembled for the Hilltop Pro and a new high-end slalom ski launched we spoke to HO Sports VP Dave Wingerter prior to the event about the future of the sport and a slough of other topics in this latest episode of the TWBC Podcast
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August 20, 2022 34 min
Call this a catch-up episode. After several weeks of travelling almost every week to tournaments taking place almost every weekend Rob Hazelwood finally sat down long enough to talk with the TWBC Podcast for an episode recorded just prior to the Syndicate Hilltop Pro.
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August 19, 2022 37 min
A slalomer who created some noise on the Pro circuit at the turn of the millennium Jill Knutson continues to compete impressively each season at the Hilltop Pro – which is where the TWBC Podcast was fortunate enough to catch up with her for a little chat.
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July 13, 2022 19 min
Recorded shortly after LA Night Jam we spoke to Lauren Morgan on a variety of topics on the episode – including her podium finish at last season’s World’s, her recent win at this season’s Masters, the possibly (now reality) of competing in the World Games and her views on the implementation of Safesport into waterskiing.
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Interviews with the main players participating in the Kaiafas Battle Pro-Am, taking place on the western Peloponnesian coast of Greece. The episode features Arron Davies, Will Asher, Jaime Bull, Alice Bagnoli, Beatrice Ianni, Allie Nicholson, Corey Vaughn and Freddie Winter.
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This episode features a small collection of athletes that made an impact at the 2022 San Gervasio Pro-Am presents by Santos Dessault.
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