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Bids Open For 2016 World Show Tournament

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s World Show Ski Commission is now accepting bid proposals for the 2016 World Show Ski Tournament. The two previous editions of the World Show Ski Tournament were a big success, and clubs are invited to bid for the hosting of this event in 2016.

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Foundation To Induct Four To Hall Of Fame

Trailblazers and record setters Bill Bowness, Kim Laskoff, Jennifer Leachman-LaPoint and Jeff Rodgers will comprise the 33rd Water Ski Hall of Fame induction class, the USA Water Ski Foundation announced today. The four icons will be enshrined among the greatest legends of the sport at the 2015 Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 18 at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla. Each year, the USA Water Ski Foundation’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee assembles a ballot of deserving nominees across four categories – competitive water skiers, water skiing pioneers, water skiing officials and show skiing. The Hall of Fame class of 2015, the largest since 1983, will showcase four of the most illustrious careers in water skiing.

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Okeeheelee To Host 2015 Water Ski Nationals

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce that the 2015 Water Ski National Championships will be held at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. Hosted by the Ski Club of The Palm Beaches, the 73rd Nationals is tentatively scheduled to take place Aug. 11-15.

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2015 Team Trials Set For June 27-28

The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials will be held June 27-28 at Shortline Lakes and the Cory Pickos Water Ski & Wakeboard School in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

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Pro Tour Announces Two Events For 2015

Thanks to the success of the annual Malibu Open Water Ski Festival, Malibu Boats and The Pro Ski Tour, LLC, have agreed to host an additional event in 2015. The Malibu Cup will kick off the Malibu Series, July 3-4, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with professional men's and women's slalom, ski shows and exhibitions, and a Fourth of July fireworks finale.

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Three Swivel Skiers Win Flaunt It Titles

Kate Hanne (Minocqua, Wis.) won the 360 Division.Three skiers won titles in respective divisions Saturday at the 2014 Flaunt It swivel tournament at Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. Australia’s Erin Weston-Green won the Open Division title, scoring 17.48 points. Karli Pickney (Odessa, Fla.) and Cheryl Orloff (Winter Haven, Fla.) finished second and third, respectively.

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Joe Ray, Katie Mawby Earn WSDA Honors

Joe Ray won the seated men's overall title at the 2014 Disabled Water Ski National Championships. Photograohy by John Lipscomb.U.S. disabled water ski athletes Joe Ray (Wilsonville, Ala.) and Katie Mawby (Grand Haven, Mich.) have been selected the 2014 Male Athlete of the Year and 2014 Female Athlete of the Year, respectively, for the Water Skiers with Disabilities Association. In addition, Mawby has been selected the 2014 Pan Am Confederation Female Disabled Athlete of the Year, by which she now becomes a candidate for IWWF Female Disabled Athlete of the Year. Mexico’s Jorge Font was selected the 2014 Pan Am Confederation Male Disabled Athlete of the Year.

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Junior U.S. Open Sites Selected For 2015-2017

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the 15th annual Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 13-14, 2015, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark. It will be the second consecutive year that the event will be hosted by the Bullneck Lake Ski Club, which is located just outside of Little Rock. Also announced were the selection of venues for the 2016 Junior U.S. Open and 2017 Junior U.S. Open.

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Water Skiing Added To 2015 SGA

Water skiers from across the United States are eligible to enter the 2015 State Games of America (SGA) in Lincoln, Neb., July 18–19, 2015. Water skiing is classified as a developing sport, which means no qualifying is required. Organizers hope that including the event in the 2015 SGA will encourage more State Games organizations to add water skiing to their events.

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Canada’s Dodd Wins Rocketman Title

Canada's Ryan Dodd won the 2014 Rocketman Night Jump on Saturday night at the Mapple Peformance Center in Orlando, Fla. Dodd jumped 221 feet in the finals. U.S. athlete Freddy Krueger placed second with a distance of 211 feet.

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