World’s top skiers heading to Lake Lure for tournament

Here’s the press release from Mystic Waters Lake Lure:

Lake Lure isn’t known for tournament skiing, but soon that is going to change. A short distance away from the town’s iconic lake is Mystic Waters, a private ski lake and 162-acre retreat center that opened in 2012. It’s here on this tailored body of water that some of the world’s best water-skiers, like two-time world champion and 2014 Masters Champion Whitney McClintock, will compete on Aug. 23 at the Mystic Waters Ski & Skeet Pro-Am Tournament.

Other pros expected include April Coble Eller, Nicole Arthur, Karen Truelove Krueger, Brian Detrick, Corey Vaughn and Austin Abel, all top-ranked skiers in the world.  Along with these top skiers come world-record ski boat drivers, including Tommy Harrington Chief Driver, Chris Eller and Jeff Gilbert.
Mystic Waters offers a unique combination of a tournament water ski lake, extraordinary viewing conditions and proximity to Lake Lure and many large cities in the surrounding area. Lynn Carnes Pitts, event organizer said,  “Along with the venue, the tournament format invites skiers of all levels to compete for the Pro-Am prize, which gets more skiers involved in the sport, one of our main goals for hosting this event.”
Whitney McClintock, who is also a fitness coach and will be selling Shakeology smoothies at the event said, “I am super excited about the Mystic Waters Ski & Skeet. Lynn is combining a health fair with the waterskiing to bring my two passions together… And I am pretty excited to shoot skeet for the first time, too – wish me luck!!”

Presented by Carolina Mastercraft with Rutherford Regional Health System in partnership with Lake Norman Ski Club and Paragon School of Shooting, admission to the Mystic Waters Ski & Skeet Pro-Am Tournament is free for the public and is coupled with a health and wellness festival. Attendees can enjoy live, local music, chiropractic and massage therapy vendors, dancing with the A-Lure Dirty Dancing Dancers and Lake Lure Cloggers, interactive tai chi and fly-fishing demonstrations, local food from Vandele Farms, and more.

About Mystic Waters Lake Lure

Located behind Ingles in Lake Lure, Mystic Waters Lake Lure is a leadership retreat center, farm, and tournament ski lake.  Owners Lynn and Russ Pitts have conserved over half of the land to protect the watershed and natural beauty of the land. Learn more about the lake and tournament at

About Carolina MasterCraft

Carolina MasterCraft is the area’s full-service MasterCraft boat dealer and inboard service shop in partnership with Carolina Watersports, a watersports equipment company. They have set the goal to share their passion for the water with as many people as possible. Learn more about Carolina MasterCraft at

About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

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