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Krueger Wins 2019 Chile Night Jump

Freddy KruegerU.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the 2019 Chile Night Jump on Saturday at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile, defeating fellow U.S. athlete Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) in a jump off for the title. After both athletes tied with a distance of 209 feet (63.8 meters) in the finals, Krueger won the subsequent tie-breaker, soaring 216 feet to Garcia’s 206 feet.

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Q&Ps Available For Senior Pan Ams

The U.S. team selection Qualifications & Procedures and Independent Skier “Notification of Interest” Requirements for the 2019 Senior Pan American Championships are now available to view and download. The four-day, world-record capability event will be held Oct. 23-26 in Bujama, Peru.

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Online AWSA Officials Clinic Set For May 4

The American Water Ski Association will conduct an online judges and scorers clinic on May 4. The clinic will be hosted by Robert Harris and conducted via GoToMeeting.com. If interested in participating, please contact Robert Harris at rbtharris@yahoo.com. This will be the only online clinic (outside of the the Continuing Education modules) available until the fall.

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IWWF Releases Official Wakesurf Rules

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced the release of the IWWF's Official Wakesurf Rules (PDF). The decision to form a Wakesurf Committee was made during the IWWF Executive Board meeting held in the Ukraine in September 2018.

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Hall of Fame Inductions Set For April 27

The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation will hold its 37th annual hall of fame induction ceremony on April 27 at Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. Parks Bonifay and Don Mixon Sr. will be enshrined into the USA Water Ski & Wakeboard Foundation’s Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019.

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Notice Of AKA Officials' Clinics Change

The American Kneeboard Association has announced a change in date to May 2, 2019, for the AKA Officials, Judges, Scorers and Drivers Renewal Clinics. This early spring date will help officials in planning their 2019 events. Events cannot be sanctioned without officials with updated ratings.

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2019 Barefoot Season Begins April 20

The first barefoot tournament of the season will be held April 20 on the PGA Canal in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Shake off the winter dust and get your feet wet on the longest, calmest canal in South Florida! Sign up at http://onlineregistration.barefoot-forum.com/entryform.aspx. It is a great opportunity for all barefooters interested in qualifying for the 2020 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships in Australia.

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SplashEye Mobile Jump Program Available

Attention all American Water Ski Association jump sites and tech controllers, the $700 USB SplashEye Mobile Jump Program has been reviewed by the AWSA Technical Committee and is now available from SplashEye – http://www.splasheye.com/awsa.

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IAC Seeks Officials For 2019 35+ Pan Ams

The International Activities Committee (IAC) will be nominating officials for the 2019 35+ Pan American Championships, which is to be held Oct. 23-26, 2019, near Lima, Peru. Please advise Jeff Smith by email (jsmith@honigman.com) not later than April 17, 2019 if you are interested in one of these positions. Your notice of interest will be acknowledged.

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Membership Alert: SafeSport Certification

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is committed to providing a safe and positive environment for its participants’ physical, emotional and social development. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct, and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is in full support of the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport initiative that has been implemented by all 50 United States National Governing Bodies.

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