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Krueger, Jaquess Named Top Athletes Of 2014

Freddy KruegerUSA Water Ski and its nine sport discipline organizations are pleased to announce respective award recipients for 2014. Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) have been selected USA Water Skiís 2014 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The 35+ Water Ski Team earned USA Water Ski's 2014 Team of the Year honors. The award recipients will be honored at USA Water Ski's annual awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at USA Water Ski headquarters. The reception, which celebrates the 2014 water ski season, will be held in conjunction with USA Water Ski's mid-winter board meetings for the 15th consecutive year. To purchase tickets for the banquet, click here.

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Club Insurance Program Renewed For 2015

USA Water Ski and Entertainment & Sports Insurance eXperts (ESIX) are pleased to announce the renewal of the USA Water Ski Club Insurance Program for 2015. The 2015 program will reflect the same terms and conditions as the expiring 2014 program. The program provides General Liability and Participant Accident coverage for USA Water Ski affiliated clubs with respect to the club operations, activities and exposures that fall outside of the scope of insurance provided by USA Water Ski as part of sanctioning.

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National Junior Water Ski Teams Selected

Abbi Grathwohl of Martindale, Texas, was selected to the 2015 National Junior Water Ski Team based upon her 2014 scores.Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have been selected to the American Water Ski Associationís National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior Development Water Ski Team for 2015. The 37 selections from the Boys/Girls 2 (13 and under) and Boys/Girls 3 (17 and under) divisions were based on performances during the 2014 tournament season.

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Annual Jan. 1 Barefoot Challenge Set

Peter Fleck scored 792 points to win last yearís challenge, but he was a few points shy of breaking Jeff Blair's course record of 816 points, set in 2011.  The Lake Norman New Year's Day Barefoot Challenge is one of the longest running and unique barefoot tournaments in the world.† Hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team and held annually on New Yearís Day at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford, N.C., it combines starts, tricks and endurance skills in one single ride.†

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NCWSA Announces 2014 Award Recipients

Louisiana-Lafayette's Dylan Schaffer.The National Collegiate Water Ski Association has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. They will be honored at the USA Water Ski awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 24, at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla. The recipients are as follows: Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.) of Louisiana-Lafayette (Male Athlete of the Year); Manon Costard (France) of Louisiana-Monroe (Female Athlete of the Year); Cole Grant (Canada) of Louisiana-Lafayette (Male Outstanding Leader); Gina Phillipi (Portland, Ore.) of UCLA (Female Outstanding Leader); and Louisiana-Lafayette (Team of the Year).

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Foundation Announces AOD Recipients

The USA Water Ski Foundation Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipients. Hal Hamilton, Frank Harrison, Dr. Michael Morgan, Chet Raley and Gary Warren have made extraordinary contributions to our sport and will be honored Ė along with Hall of Fame inductees Bill Bowness, Kim Laskoff, Jennifer Leachman-LaPoint and Jeff Rodgers Ė at the Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 18 at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla.

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AWSA Selects 2014 Award Recipients

Freddy KruegerThe American Water Ski Association recently announced its 2014 award recipients. They will be honored at the USA Water Ski awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 24, at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla. The recipients are as follows: Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), Male Athlete of the Year; Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Female Athlete of the Year and Overall Skier of the Year; U.S. 35+ Water Ski Team, Team of the Year; Zack Worden (Orlando, Fla.), Jump Skier of the Year; Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.), Slalom Skier of the Year; Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Trick Skier of the Year; Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Rising Superstar; and Gus Johnson (Jefferson, Ga.), Volunteer of the Year.

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NSSA Selects 2014 Award Recipients

Kendall Krieger was selected the National Show Ski Association's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.The National Show Ski Association recently announced its 2014 award recipients. They will be honored at the USA Water Ski awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 24, at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla. The award winners are as follows: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team (Janesville, Wis.), Team of the Year; Kendall Krieger (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Female Athlete of the Year; Jayson Rishling (Wonder Lake, Ill.), Male Athlete of the Year; Steve Slatter (Janesville, Wis.), Official of the Year; Larry Meany (Waterloo, Iowa), Honorary National Director; Maggie Muleski (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.), Volunteer of the Year; David Rezin (Janesville, Wis.), Matt Heilman (Verona, Wis.), Tim Cullen (Janesville, Wis.), Don Heilman (Middleton, Wis.) and Dan Wang (Verona, Wis.), Presidentís Award; USA Water Ski Show Team, Thatís Incredible Award; and Jim Lauzon (posthumously), Lifetime Achievement Award.

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NWSRA Honors Cheryl Ruston & Todd Haig

Cheryl Ruston was selected the National Water Ski Racing Association's Female Athlete of the Year.The National Water Ski Racing Association recently announced its 2014 award recipients. They will be honored at the USA Water Ski awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 24, at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla. Cheryl Ruston (La Palma, Calif.) has been selected Female Athlete of the Year, while Todd Haig (Redlands, Calif.) was named Male Athlete of the Year.

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AKA Selects 2014 Award Recipients

A'lisa Piper was selected the American Kneeboard Association's Female Athlete of the Year.The American Kneeboard Association recently announced its 2014 award recipients. They will be honored at the USA Water Ski awards reception on Saturday, Jan. 24, at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla.

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