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Day 1 Underway At 77th GOODE Water Ski Nationals

The 77th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships kicked off Tuesday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. More than 600 water ski athletes from across the United States are competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament that culminates Saturday. A link to the scorebook will be posted here as soon as it becomes available from the Chief Scorer. The scorebook will be updated multiple times per day throughout the tournament. For unofficial live scoring, visit www.waterskiresults.com.

Advancement to the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify by placing in the top-five in the previous year’s event or at respective 2019 regional championships.

The American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, and the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches are hosting the tournament.

Tuesday’s (Day 1) National Champions

Boys 2 Slalom: TBD; Men 6 Slalom: TBD; Boys 1 Slalom: TBD; Girls 2 Slalom: TBD; Girls 1 Slalom: TBD; Girls 2 Tricks: TBD; Girls 1 Tricks: TBD; Open Women Tricks: TBD; Open Men Tricks: TBD; Boys 3 Tricks: TBD; Boys 3 Jumping: TBD; and Boys 2 Jumping: TBD.

Competition continues Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. For complete results and more information, visit www.waterskinationals.com.

Also on Wednesday, some of the United States’ top water ski athletes will compete for respective tiles and cash prizes in the second annual America’s Cup Invitational. The tournament will feature competition in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will take place on the North-South Slalom Lake at Okeeheelee Park. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.