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2020 Barefoot Nationals Schedule Available

The schedule of events for the 43rd Barefoot Water Ski National Championships is now available. The Nationals is scheduled for Aug. 20-23 on Action Water Sports’ Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla.

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GOODE Skis Renews Sponsorship

Chet Raley on a GOODE ski.USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce that GOODE Skis will continue as a National Sponsor of the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding. In addition to its designation as National Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports for 2020 and 2021, GOODE Skis has agreed to be the title sponsor of the U.S. Water Ski National Championships for the next 10 years (2020-2029).

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11th World Games Moved To July 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organizing Committee (BOC) have agreed to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until July 7-17, 2022. The Games had originally been planned to take place from July 15-25, 2021.

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Member Alert: Disciplinary Records Update

Please be advised that the following individual has been suspended Until Further Notice by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. Taylor Berndt (Fremont, Wis.) – Suspension. Accordingly, this individual is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, sanctioned by, or under the auspices of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports or the USOPC, and/or any Local Affiliated Organizations of USA Water Ski & Wake Sorts (including any USA Water Ski & Wake Sports associations and clubs).

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Nautique Masters Postponed To Later Date

Nautique Boat Company has announced that the 61st Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament has been postponed to a later date (to be determined) due to the Novel COVID-19 Virus.

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Sanctioned Events Suspended Until 5/17/20

March 18, 2020 - Based on the recent recommendations from the CDC regarding events and large gatherings, and after consultation with our Executive Committee, USOPC leadership and insurance broker, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned competition and activities until May 17, 2020. 

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COVID-19 Update - Hall of Fame Inductions

Given recent news regarding COVID-19 and the urging by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to cancel large public gatherings, along with the simultaneous announcement by Walt Disney World to shut down all of its theme parks, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for May 2. If you have already purchased Hall of Fame tickets, your tickets will be credited for the rescheduled date, so your tickets will remain in place. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, the foundation requests that you to wait until it announces the rescheduled date to purchase tickets.

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Online Registration Open For Junior U.S. Open

Online Registration and the Tournament Fact Sheet for the 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships are now available. The 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 20-21, 2020, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. The two-round, world-record capability event will feature Junior Men/Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys/Girls (ages 16 and under) divisions. Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

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2020 Show Ski Worlds Canceled

Due to the Novel COVID-19 Virus, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation announced today the cancellation of the 5th IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament, which was scheduled for March 21-22, in Yarrawonga, New South Wales, Australia.

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2020 Barefoot Worlds Postponed

Due to the Novel COVID-19 Virus, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s World Barefoot Council announced today the postponement of the 2020 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships. The biennial tournament was scheduled for April 11-18 in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia. The New South Wales LOC will in the coming months monitor the situation closely with a plan to reschedule the event with a revised date for late 2020.

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Statement Regarding Novel COVID-19 Virus

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is committed to supporting the health, safety and well-being of our members and the public at large. Regarding the Novel COVID-19 Virus and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports sanctioned events, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports strongly recommends that all sanctioned events scheduled over the next four weeks be canceled or postponed as a public safety measure. Local organizing committees (ski clubs) do have the final say on if an event will proceed. However, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is advising each host to strongly consider cancelation or postponement.

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Barefooters Enjoy Mills Pond March Madness

Eric Coryer qualified for the 2020 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships.Sometimes barefoot water ski tournaments don’t go as planned. The 2020 Mills Pond March Madness started as a way to hold a “Neighborhood Tournament” for the SoFlo barefooters at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. New Gold Coast Water Ski Club member Eric Coryer wanted to host the tournament with his newly purchased 1994 Malibu Flightcraft outboard with the custom “Franken Pole” Super Fly High. 

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NSSA Board Seeks Elite Athlete Reps

The National Show Ski Association board of directors is seeking nominations for Elite Athlete Representative to the board. All nominations will be due to the NSSA Nominating Committee by June 1.

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NSSA's 2020 Rule Book Now Available

The National Show Ski Association’s 2020 Rule Book is now available to view and download. To view and download the rule book, click here (PDF).

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