Controversy drowns water ski leaders; 2 dismissed from team
By Cole Avery and DeRon Talley
Two leading members of the national championship water ski team were dismissed Monday for breaking curfew the night after winning the title.
Skiers Zach Worden and Claudio Koestenberger, who finished first and second respectively in the jump competition at nationals, have been removed from the team and are forced to forfeit their scholarships for the spring semester, according to statements given by the two skiers.
Wordon said head coach Treina Landrum kicked the two skiers off the team for missing curfew because the two were celebrating winning the national title. But Wordon said the judgment was unfair because assistant coach Heather Reilly gave the team permission to be out later than the stated curfew.
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