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OUR TEAM

The Ragin' Cajun Water Ski Team continues to be one of the best water ski teams in the nation. 
The team is made up of athletes from all across the world, coming together in Louisiana to better their skiing, get an education, have fun and win national titles. Currently the team is made up of student-athletes from 9 different countries; USA, Canada, England, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, New Zealand,  Germany and Austria.

 

The student-athletes take pride in how they ski, how they do in the classroom, and how they impact the community both at school and in Lafayette. 
The team is Coached by

Ryan Gonzales (University staff) & Harry Spavin

Parker Stange (Team Captain) 

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Ryan Gonzales

Coach since: 2011

Contact Info: Ryan@louisiana.edu

Hometown: New Iberia, Louisiana.

First Started Skiing: Skied once, pulled hamstring and have not skied since.

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Harry Spavin

Coach Since: 2020

Hometown: Lincoln, Great Britain

Job: Civil Engineering

First Started Skiing: 3 years old

Personal Best: 1@39, 7790 pts, 202 ft

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PARKER STANGE

Team Captain

Slalom

Hometown: Sherman, Texas 

Major: Health Sciences

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 3 years old 

Hobbies: Riding Horses & Painting

Personal Best: 1@38off

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NINA MEZETTI

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Rome, Italy

Major: Political Science

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 9 years old 

Hobbies: Gym, Traveling, Hanging with friends

Personal Best: 1.5@35off/12m, 5010pts, 136ft/41.5m 

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EVAN KRAUS

Slalom & Trick

Hometown: Granbury, Texas

Major: Political Science 

Class: Sophomore

First Started Skiing: 3 years old 

Hobbies: Golfing, Biking, Basketball, Gym 

Personal Best: 4.5@39off/10.75m, 7830pts 

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SAGE POTTBECKER

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Morris, Connecticut 

Major: Nursing 

Class: Junior

First Started Skiing: 4 years old 

Hobbies: CrossFit, Playing Piano, Spending time with family and friends 

Personal Best: 3@38off/11.25m, 2110pts, 136ft/41.5m 

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KENDRA NATHAN

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Canyon Lake, California

Major: Hospitality Management 

Class: Sophomore

First Started Skiing: 9 years old 

Hobbies: Traveling, Hitting curbs

Personal Best: 2@38off/11.25m, 5070pts, 112ft/34.1m

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FLORIAN PARTH

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Bolzano, Italy 

Major: Management

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 10 years old  

Hobbies: Golfing, Fishing, Snow Skiing, Motocross

Personal Best: 2@41off/10.25m, 6240pts, 211ft/64,3m

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VIOLETA MOCIULSKY

Slalom & Trick 

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Major/Minor: Kinesiology/Chemistry

Class: Junior

First Started Skiing: 5 years old 

Hobbies: Hanging with friends, workout, travel

Personal Best: 1@38off, 4260pts

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LILY MEADE

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Whanganui, New Zealand

Major: Graphic Design

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 11 years old 

Hobbies: Gym, Reading, Hanging with friends 

Personal Best: 2@35off/12m, 50360pts, 150ft/45.7m 

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KENNEDY HANSEN

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida 

Major/Minor: Kinesiology/Chemistry

Class: Junior

First Started Skiing: 3 years old 

Hobbies: Anything on the water, playing other sports, posting reels

Personal Best: 2@39off/10.75m, 9370pts, 158ft/48.2m 

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ALEXANDER GSCHIEL

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Linz, Austria

Major: Marketing

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 8 years old 

Hobbies: Hockey, Golf, Surfing, Boxing

Personal Best: 3@39off/10.75m, 9250pts, 194ft/59.4m

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GRIFFIN STANGE

 Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Sherman, Texas

Major: Nursing  

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 3 years old 

Hobbies: Playing Guitar  

Personal Best: 5@39off, 2600pts, 117ft

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ALI GARCIA

Slalom

Hometown: Winter Garden, Florida

Major: Political Science/Pre-Law

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 9 years old 

Hobbies: Snow skiing, Reading 

Personal Best: 3@39off/10.75m

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KIRSI WOLFISBERG

Social Media Manager

Slalom, Trick & Jump

GARETT STALLINGS

Slalom, Trick & Jump

KATIE NUTT

Slalom & Trick 

Hometown: Carouge, Switzerland 

Major/Minor: Psychology/Kinesiology 

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 7 years old 

Hobbies: CrossFit, Baking, Hiking, Snow Skiing, Gymnastics, Biking, Travel

Personal Best: 4@32off/13m, 5060pts, 132ft/40.1m 

Hometown: Rossville, Tennessee 

Major: MBA

Class: Grad School

First Started Skiing: 4 years old 

Hobbies: Shooting, Aviation

Personal Best: 5@35off/12m, 6870pts, 169ft 

Hometown: Oxford, England 

Major: Kinesiology

Class: Senior

First Started Skiing: 4 years old 

Hobbies: Working out, wake surfing, hanging out with friends

Personal Best: 2@38off/11.25m, 4780pts

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LUCAS PINETTE

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Williams Lake, Canada

Major: Management

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 5 years old 

Hobbies: Hockey, Football

Personal Best: 3@38off/11.25m, 7360pts, 188ft/57.3m

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JACK SILVER

 Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Otaki, New Zealand

Major: Finance  

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 12 years old 

Hobbies: Studying  

Personal Best: 5@38off/11.25m, 8650pts, 182ft/55.5m

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LILI STEINER

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Moosburg, Austria

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 7 years old 

Hobbies: Volleyball, Snow skiing, Hanging out with friends

Personal Best: 2@38off/11.25m, 4240pts, 152ft/46.4m

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ANNEMARIE WROBLESKI

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Major: Industrial Design 

Class: Sophomore

First Started Skiing: 4 years old 

Hobbies: Sewing, Cooking, Drawing & Designing

Personal Best: 2@39off, 2670pts, 132ft 

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JAMES BRYANS

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Kennesaw, Georgia

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Technology

Class: Junior

First Started Skiing: 3 years old 

Hobbies: Gym, Fishing, Basketball, Snowboarding, Football 

Personal Best: 3@39off/10.75m, 4280pts, 176ft

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SEAN KRAUS

Slalom & Trick 

Hometown: Granbury, Texas

Major: Political Science

Class: Junior

First Started Skiing: 5 years old 

Hobbies: Biking, Surfing, Playing Guitar, Cinematography 

Personal Best: 1@41off, 8730pts

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DOMINIC KUHN

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Linz, Austria

Major: Kinesiology

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 5 years old 

Hobbies: Workout, Boxing, Snow skiing, Basketball, Casino

Personal Best: 5@38off/11.25m, 9620pts, 184ft/56.0m

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EMILY WENZEL

Slalom, Trick & Jump

Hometown: Hann Münden, Germany

Major: Mangagement

Class: Freshman

First Started Skiing: 6 years old 

Hobbies: Gym, Running, Traveling, Snow skiing

Personal Best: 2@35off/12m, 5240pts, 138ft/42.10m

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