Hailing from what she calls a “royal bloodline of world champions”, Whitney McClintock believes she has always been destined to stand atop the podium as a proud Canadian. On the national team since 2003 when she was barely a teenager, McClintock is a seven-time Pan Am Games medallist (including three gold) and a five-time world champion. The biggest highlight was at the 2009 World Championships in Calgary where she won four of a possible five gold medals. Still just 19, she was named that year’s IWWF Female Athlete of the Year, having also won three U21 world titles. Through the 2014 season, McClintock had 20 professional titles to her credit.
Family: Parents Jeff (former national team member) and Sherron McClintock… Older brother Jason is also on the national water ski team… Uncle Joel McClintock was a water ski world champion in 1979… Inspired by hall of famer aunt Judy McClintock-Messer… Getting into the Sport: Born into a family of water skiers, was first pulled along the shore of Puslinch Lake just before her second birthday… Outside Interests: Enjoys doing PiYo, a pilates/yoga-inspired full body workout in-season, and heavy lifting in the short off-season… Part-time online fitness coach… Degree in Sports and Fitness from the University of Central Florida… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Go for what your mind wants, and don’t give up until your heart is satisfied”… Nicknames: Whit, Whitty…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – GOLD (tricks), SILVER (overall), SILVER (slalom), SILVER (jump); 2007 – GOLD (tricks), GOLD (slalom), SILVER (jump)
IWWF WCh: 2013 – SILVER (overall), SILVER (slalom), 4th (trick); 2011 – GOLD (slalom), 25th (tricks), 20th (jump), 9th (overall); 2009 – GOLD (overall), GOLD (slalom), GOLD (trick), GOLD (team)