SKIING TO SUCCESS: Rockhampton waterskier Harrison Harber has his eyes on the Moomba Masters waterkiing contest. Photo Contributed
SKIING TO SUCCESS: Rockhampton waterskier Harrison Harber has his eyes on the Moomba Masters waterkiing contest. Photo Contributed Contributed

Harber eager to perform at Moomba Masters International comp

HARRISON Harber is on a quest for waterskiing success.

From graduating high school to vying for a position in an international waterski event, 17-year-old Harber is among the action.

The Cathedral College student will wave goodbye to 12 years of schooling at his formal next Thursday before pursuing a career in waterskiing and architecture.

Harber, who has his heart set on contesting the 2014 Moomba Masters International Invitational Championships, recently competed at the Helidon Splash 4 Cash L-class event where he won the under-17 division with a score of three at 13m.

Harber said the event was all part of his plan to earn an invite to Moomba.

"I'm focused on making the Moomba Masters competition, but you have to get pretty high scores," Harber said.

"You have to ski into 12 meters and I've been doing that, but the selectors don't look at the regional competitions as much as the L-class contests."

Despite having recently torn ligaments on his collarbone, Harber soared to victory at the recent Splash 4 Cash event and was determined to continue his success.

"It wasn't my best performance as I'd had a bit of time off and was a bit shaky on the water," he said.

"I have another L-class event in January, which is the Australian Junior Masters, but before that I have a southern region competition in Coolum next week and then another competition at Lake Victoria at the end of November and a three-event, jump, trick and slalom, event in Bundaberg in January.

"I want to start with Moomba and then I'm hoping to go to the Under-21 World Championships and maybe even the Commonwealth Games if waterskiing is an event," he said.

While he was currently working for his sponsors, local store Ski, Surf and Snow, Harber had scored a job at a ski resort in Coolum where he would coach next year while studying architecture externally.



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