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IWWF Plans Event Management System

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) plans to implement an Event Management System (EMS) to facilitate and streamline event management processes. Vendors should contact Paul Fong, IWWF Executive Director, at executive@iwwfed.com for specifications and information on submitting a proposal to include cost and deliverables.

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2017 Award Recipients Announced

USA Water Ski and its nine sport discipline organizations are pleased to announce respective award recipients for 2017. Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) have been selected USA Water Skiís 2017 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team earned USA Water Skiís 2017 Team of the Year honors. Dusty Schulz (Westlake Village, Calif.) was selected as the recipient of the Award of Merit Ė the organizationís highest award for a volunteer.

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2018 Nautique Big Dawg Tour Schedule Set

Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski, has announced the dates and locations for the 2018 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by†OíBrien. As the premier tour for 34 mph slalom skiers across the globe who are over age 35, the Big Dawg World Tour is towed exclusively by the record-setting Ski Nautique 200. Each stop will include two rounds of 34 mph slalom action, followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head finale. The tour will include four qualifying stops at premier water ski venues as the top slalom skiers battle it out for a spot in the Big Dawg World Tour Finals.

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Ukraine To Host 2020 University Worlds

The FISU World University Championships Division has announced that its Executive Committee has attributed the organization of the 2020 World University Water Ski & Wakeboard Championships to Dnipro, Ukraine. This will be the first FISU World University Championships with a new format, which will include wakeboarding.

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AWSA Releases Proposed Rules Changes

The American Water Ski Associationís Rules Committee has announced its proposed rules changes for 2018 following its annual meeting on Nov. 5. To view the proposed rules changes, click here (PDF). These are recommendations from council members and AWSA members, along with alignment items with International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation rules, as well as clean up items to the current rules that were missed or need to be revised.

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2018 Barefoot Nationals Set For July 26-29

The American Barefoot Club has announced the 41st Barefoot Water Ski National Championships will be held July 26-29 at Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. More than 50 barefooters in respective divisions are expected to compete for titles in wake slalom, tricks and jumping during the four-day event. Athletes competing in two or more events will be eligible for the prestigious overall titles.

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Krueger Wins 2017 Chile Night Jump

U.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the menís jumping title at the 2017 Chile Night Jump on Saturday at Lago los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile. Krueger soared 221 feet in winning the title over Great Britainís Jack Critchley (215 feet) and Russiaís Igor Morozov (208 feet).

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Club Insurance Program Renewed For 2018

USA Water Ski and Integro Entertainment & Sport (formerly ESIX) are pleased to announce the renewal of the USA Water Ski Club Insurance Program for 2018.†

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NCWSA Approves Two New Records

The National Collegiate Water Ski Association has approved the two pending national collegiate records that were set at the 39th Connelly Skis Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 19-21, at Bennettís Water Ski & Wakeboard School in Zachary, La.

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NSSA Awards Bids For 2019 Show Nationals

The National Show Ski Associationís board of directors on Friday approved the hosting bids for the 2019 Division 1 Show Ski National Championships and 2019 Division 2 Show Ski National Championships. The Kwahamot Water Ski Club in Tomahawk, Wis., was awarded the bid to host the 2019 Division 2 Show Ski Nationals (tentative: Aug. 2-4, 2019), while the Lake City Skiers of Warsaw, Ind., won the bid to host the 2019 Division 1 Show Ski National Championships (tentative: Aug. 9-11, 2019).

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Jaquess Wins King Of Darkness Title

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the women's jumping title and Great Britain's Jack Critchley won the men's title on Saturday at the 2nd King of Darkness night jump at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

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Garcia, Lang Earn October Honors

USA Water Ski has selected Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) as its Female Athlete of the Month for October. Garcia and Lang are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committeeís Best of October Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

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