Hailing from a water skiing family, Jason McClintock entered his first national championships at age eight. Joining the national team in 2004, he became the first Canadian to win the overall boys’ title at the world junior championships. He also won gold in slalom and trick. McClintock debuted at the elite world championships in 2005, the same year he won the first of his two straight overall gold medals at the world U21 championships. In March 2007, he shattered his left patella and dislocated his right subtalar joint when he crashed on a jump, taking him off the water for a full season. Afterwards, he decided to focus on his two favourite events, slalom and trick. His career highlight came at the 2009 World Championships where he was part of Canada’s team gold. At Guadalajara 2011 he won silver in slalom and trick. He has been named Waterski and Wakeboard Canada Male Athlete of the Year three times (2004, 2011, 2012).
Family: Parents Jeff (former national team member) and Sherron McClintock… Younger sister Whitney is also on the national water ski team… Uncle Joel McClintock and aunt Judy McClintock-Messer are former world champions… Wife Jaime McClintock… Son Jaxson Leo McClintock (born August 2014)… Getting into the Sport: First on the water at 18 months and began competing at age five… Says his parents gave him and Whitney a better foundation than anyone else their age and they were driven to keep the family name alive in the sport… Outside Interests: Enjoys golfing, wakeskating and wakesurfing… Runs the dock and is head coach of family-owned McClintock’s Waterski Club and School in Cambridge… Graduate of University of Central Florida in 2011, Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness… Odds and Ends: Has always strived to be like Jaret Llewellyn… Collects shot glasses that represent the cities or countries he visits and what they’re famous for… Favourite motto: Go after it!… Nickname: jMac…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – SILVER (slalom), SILVER (trick)
PAC: 2014 – SILVER (trick); 2012 – GOLD (slalom), SILVER (trick); 2010 – GOLD (slalom), GOLD (trick), SILVER (team)
IWWF WCh: 2013 – 11th (trick); 2011 – 12th (slalom), 12th (trick); 2009 – GOLD (team), 7th (slalom), 11th (trick); 2005 – 11th (trick), 12th (overall)