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5 Things To Know This Week

Here’s what you need to know for the week of Sept. 24:

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USA Wakeboard To Host Officials' Seminar

USA Wakeboard and the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation will be hosting the 2018 IWWF Wakeboard Seminar for Judges and Calculators, Nov. 17-18, at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale, Fla. The International Judging program has been put in place by the IWWF so that all judges and officials are trained to apply the rules and judging criteria consistently and are equipped with the right tools for the job.

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Team USA Show Director Process Announced

As a result of the announcement that the 5th Show Ski World Championships will be held in Australia in March of 2020, the published National Show Ski Association’s P&P Manual timeline relating specifically to the selection of Team USA Show Director(s) will be suspended for the selection process of the 2020 Team USA Show Director(s). Team USA preparation time will be significantly impacted due to the tournament being held in March 2020. The intent of this action is to immediately implement the selection process so that the Team USA Show Director(s) can be selected at the NSSA’s 2018 fall board of directors’ meeting.

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35+ Water Ski Worlds Team Selected

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the athletes selected to the 2018 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team, which will compete in the 5th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile. The American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee selected the team based on qualifications criteria previously approved by the American Water Ski Association's board of directors.

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Jaquess Wins 2018 California Pro Am

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the women’s slalom title on Sunday at the 16th California Waterski Pro Am, presented by Nautique, at Bell Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda, Calif. Jaquess defeated France’s Manon Costard in the head-to-head finale, scoring 2 buoys at 41 feet off to Costard’s 5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. U.S. athlete Makayla Haw (Rio Linda, Calif.) placed third.

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Queen’s Cup Postponed Until Oct. 6-7

The third annual SportsInsurance.com Queen's Cup, which was scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at Little Mountain Farms near Charlotte, N.C., has been postponed until Oct. 6-7 due to Hurricane Florence.

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Canada's Dodd Wins Action Pro Night Jump

U.S. athlete Freddy Krueger finished runner-up in the Action Pro Night Jump on Monday. Photography by Lynn Novakofski.Canada’s Ryan Dodd won the 2018 Action Pro Night Jump on Monday at Action Water Sports’ Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. The tournament featured some of the world’s top men’s jumpers competing for a total cash-prize purse of $20,000. The tournament was held in conjunction with the Action Water Sports Central Florida Grand Opening.

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U.S. Wins Show Ski World Championships

The USA Water Ski Show Team won the team title at the 4th Show Ski World Championships, Sept. 8-9, on Peninsula Lake at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. The tournament featured all-star show ski teams from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China and Germany.

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Rodgers Wins Nautique Big Dawg Title

U.S. athlete Jeff Rodgers (Ninety Six, S.C.) won the 2018 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour on Sunday at Lake JePaWhit in Gaines, Mich. Rodgers defeated Canada’s Todd Johnson in the head-to-head finals, scoring 6 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to Johnson’s 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. It is the second time (2015) that Rodgers has won the series championship. Now in its 13th season, the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O’Brien, included four qualifying stops around the globe at premier water ski venues as the top 34-mph slalom skiers age 35+ battled it out for a spot in the Big Dawg World Tour Finals.

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2019 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team Selected

USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports (formerly Water Skiers with Disabilities Association), a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has announced the selection of the 2019 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team that will compete in the 14th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, July 22-28, 2019, in Skarnes, Norway. The selections were announced following the conclusion of the 25th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Adaptive Water Ski National Championships, Sept. 5-8, in Paducah, Ky.

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