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Site Needed For 2015 U.S. Team Trials

USA Water Ski is accepting proposals from USA Water Ski clubs, cities and event venues for the 2015 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials. Every two years, skiers have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials. The two-round event gives skiers from the United States an opportunity to compete in a world-record capability competition and qualify for the six-member team that will represent the United States at the Water Ski World Championships and Pan American Water Ski Championships.

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Officials Needed For 2015 International Events

The American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee is seeking three-event judges, scorers, drivers and technical controllers to work at several 2015 events. These events include the Open World Championships, Pan American Games, Under 21 World Championships, Elite (Open) Team Trials, Junior U.S. Open, and the Can Am Challenge. IAC Chairman Jeff Smith must receive requests for appointment no later than Oct. 25, 2014. 

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Merritt Wins Wakeboard World Cup

U.S. wakeboard rider Raimi Merritt (Orlando, Fla.) won the IWWF Wakeboard World Cup event in Linyi, China, on Sunday. Merritt scored 73.22 points in the finals of women’s wakeboarding in defeating Australia's Amber Wing (67.33 points) and Bec Gange (61.67 points).

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AWSA Seeks Bids For 2015 Junior U.S. Open

As a reminder, the American Water Ski Association is currently looking for a host site for the 2015 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships. The two-round, world-record capability event features Men and Women divisions (ages 17 to 21), in addition to Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. To download the RFP, click here (PDF). Bids are due no later than Oct. 15, 2014.

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Attention AWSA Tournament Organizers

Please remember to use shock tubes for slalom per the rule referenced in this article. This is not a new rule and needs to be enforced even when using camera-mounted devices.

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Preliminary 2015 Pan Am Games Q&Ps

The 2015 Pan American Games will be held July 10-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The water ski and wakeboard competitions are preliminarily scheduled for July 20-23. The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee has determined that the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Water Ski Team will be selected utilizing an athlete's "qualifying scores" achieved at IWWF-sanctioned Class L and R events held between Aug. 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 inclusive.

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U.S. Team Wins World Show Ski Title

The 2014 USA Water Ski Show Team performs its final pyramid on Sunday.The USA Water Ski Show Team won the team title at the 2nd IWWF World Show Ski Tournament, Sept. 12-14, on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wis. The World Show Ski Tournament featured all-star show ski teams from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada and China.

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Smith, Jaquess Win California Pro Am

U.S. athletes Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men's and women's slalom titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 12th California Water Ski Pro Am at Bell Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda, Calif.

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Nautique U.S. Open Set For Oct. 23-25

USA Water Ski, Nautique and CBS are pleased to announce the 21st Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held Oct. 23-25 in central Florida. The world’s top water ski athletes will compete for cash prizes and respective titles in men’s and women’s slalom, tricks and jumping in the heart of the water sports capital of the world. The world-record capability preliminary round will take place Oct. 23-24 at Lake Grew – adjacent to USA Water Ski headquarters and the USA Water Ski Foundation’s Water Ski Hall of Fame & Museum – in Polk City, Fla. The semifinals and finals will be held Oct. 25 at downtown Orlando’s famed Lake Ivanhoe. Athletes can register by clicking here.

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August Athletes Of The Month Selected

Regina JaquessUSA Water Ski has selected Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for August. The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team (Janesville, Wis.) was selected Team of the Month. Krueger and Jaquess are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month honors.

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