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Five Things To Know This Week

Here's what you need to know for the week of Aug. 22:

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U.S. Teams, Athletes Shine At Barefoot Worlds

The U.S. Junior Barefoot Water Ski Team and U.S. Senior Barefoot Water Ski Team each won overall team gold medals, the U.S. Elite Barefoot Water Ski Team earned the overall team silver medal, and 13 U.S. athletes combined to earn 33 individual medals, including 11 gold medals, at the 2016 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships, presented by Bank First, Aug. 14-20, at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis.

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Jaquess Wins Slalom Title At Malibu Open

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess won the women's slalom title on Saturday at the 2016 Malibu Open Water Ski Championships at Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Jaquess defeated Canada’s Whitney McClintock in the head-to-head finals, scoring 6 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to McClintock’s 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off.

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AWSA Approves Four-Round Tournaments

The below wording was recently approved by the American Water Ski Association's Rules Committee.

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Queens Cup Slalom Event Set For Aug. 27-28

More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line at the Little Mountain Queens Cup women's slalom tournament, Aug. 27-28, in Maiden, N.C. The Queens Cup, with title sponsor Sportsinsurance.com and promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C., is for women ages 30 and older.

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Dates Change For California Water Ski Pro Am

The dates for the 14th California Water Ski Pro Am and stop No. 4 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O'Brien, have changed to Sept. 8-10. The event is being held at Bell Acqua Lake 1 in Rio Linda, Calif.

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Optional Junior Slalom Scoring Extended

The American Water Ski Association has voted to extend the use of the Optional Slalom Scoring program for Junior skiers for the next season at its recent summer board of directors meeting. The program is getting a lot of positive responses and will hopefully be used still more widely in the coming year.

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Wonder Lake Wins D1 Show Ski Nationals

The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team (Wonder Lake, Ill.) won the national team title at the 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, presented by Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, Aug. 12-14, on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wis. Wonder Lake earned high-scoring awards for dock and equipment personnel, pick-up boat crews, towboat driving, showmanship, sound crew total and overall show on its way to tallying a grand total 1,957.94 points and winning its first national title since 2010 and fifth in the history of the event.

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74th GOODE Nationals Concludes In Idaho

The 74th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships concluded Saturday at the Broadside Harbor Ski Club outside of Boise with six athletes winning national overall titles in respective divisions on the sixth and final day of competition. Nearly 600 water ski athletes from across the United States competed for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament. For complete results, daily recaps and more, visit www.waterskinationals.com.

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Krueger Wins Broadside Harbor Night Jump

Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the Broadside Harbor Night Jump Invitational on Friday night at the Broadside Harbor Ski Club in Caldwell, Idaho. The event, being held in conjunction with the 74th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, consisted of nine jumpers and a $20,000 cash-prize purse. Krueger won the title in the head-to-head finale against Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) with a 220-foot jump to Garcia’s 213-foot jump.

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Krueger, Truelove Win At Canadian Open

The husband and wife duo of Freddy Krueger and Karen Truelove (Winter Garden, Fla.) won respective titles Sunday at the 2016 Canadian Open at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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39 Athletes Win Titles At Barefoot Nationals

Thirty-nine athletes won national titles at the 39th annual Barefoot Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 3-6, at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis. More than 100 barefoot athletes in respective age divisions – ranging from 9 and under to 80 and older – as well as Open Men, Open Women, Open Pro Men, Men’s International and Women’s International competed for titles in wake slalom, tricks and jumping during the four-day event. Athletes competing in two or more events were eligible for the prestigious overall titles.

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Lake City Skiers Win D2 Show Ski Nationals

The Lake City Skiers (Warsaw, Ind.) won the team title at the 16th Division 2 Show Ski National Championships on Aug. 6 at Hidden Lake in Warsaw, Ind. Hosted by the Lake City Skiers, the tournament featured four teams competing for the Division 2 show ski national title. The Division 2 Show Ski National Championships is comprised of teams and/or individuals not qualified by their respective regions for next weekend’s 42nd Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, presented by Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing.

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Australia To Host 2017 Disabled Worlds

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced that the 2017 Disabled Water Ski World Championships will be held April 27-30, 2017, at the Myuna Bay Water Ski Club venue at Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia. The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team will be seeking to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive time at the 13th biennial tournament.

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