There seems to be no stopping the water skiers from Coleambally.
After a terrific season, Grace Tooth has been selected to represent Victoria for a shot at Trans-Tasman glory.
This came about after she topped her age group in season points.
She will travel to New Zealand in early April/late March and is excited just at the thought.
“It’s the first time that I was selected for this so it feels pretty great,” she said.
“When they told me the news I was pretty excited to say the least.”
She had a bit of time to prepare for the news however.
As it was based off a points system, she could track how she was faring the whole way.
“I had a little suspicion that I would be picked because I was at the top of the points ladder,” she said.
“That didn’t make getting picked any less special though.”
She started off like many do, as a social skier.
One thing led to another and she was racing competitively and wining in the process.
“My parents have been supportive the whole way and might have been prouder than me when we got the news,” Grace said.
She won’t let the magnitude of the event stress her out too much though.
She plans to go over there cool, calm and collected.
“I just want to go out there, do my best and come home in one piece,” she said.
The format will be a little different in New Zealand to what she’s used to.
She will use NZ boats as well as drivers but gets to use her own observer.
There will also be two different boats that she’ll have to prepare for.
She still has a couple of races beforehand that she can use as preparation, but you can bet she’ll want to take out the win every time she gets onto that water.