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IAC Seeks Team Staffs For 2020 Events

In early November, the American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee (IAC) will nominate coaches, managers and physicians for respective 2020 international events. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to any of these tournaments, please fill out this form (PDF). There is no longer any funding for coach and manager for any age group teams. For the Junior Worlds, the physician alone receives 50% funding. The elite team staff is fully funded (manager, coach and physician) to the Pan American Water Ski Championships. SafeSport certification is now required. There is no cost, and it is accessible online. Background screening is still required (duration two years) and the expense is covered by AWSA.

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IWWF Announces Changes For Future

In conjunction with 2019 IWWF Water Ski World Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF), the world governing body for towed water sports, celebrated its Biennial Congress encompassing more than 39 national federations present at the meeting. Leading up to the congress, the IWWF Bureau and Executive Board met to discuss the future of the sport and upcoming challenges both short and long term. President Jose Antonio Perez Priego (MEX) presented a diagnostic of the current situation and proposed an "athlete centric" strategy to propel future growth and sustainability of the sport. Several actions were presented to these bodies and a clear mandate emerged from the constituency, "move forward with the plans."

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U.S. Athletes Earn Medals At Beach Games

U.S. wakeboard athletes Jamie Lopina (Orlando, Fla.) and Guenther Oka (Cincinnati, Ohio) each earned bronze medals at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games, Oct. 13-14, in Doha, Qatar. Organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees, the ANOC World Beach Games was held in conjunction with the ANOC General Assembly. Approximately 1,360 athletes representing the five Olympic continents competed in 17 different sports, including water ski jumping and wakeboarding.

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ULL Wins Syndicate Collegiate Nationals

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette water ski team won the Division 1 national title at the Syndicate Waterskis 41st Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 10-12, at Bell Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda, Calif. The Ragin’ Cajuns tallied 12,680 points in winning their first national title since 2015 and seventh since the inception of the tournament in 1979. Alabama finished second with 12,275 points. Three-time defending champion Louisiana-Monroe, which tallied 11,855 points, placed third. Florida Southern College finished fourth with 10,790 points and Rollins College was fifth with 9,250 points.

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Winter Haven To Host 2022 Show Ski Worlds

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce that the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Executive Board has approved the bid from the Cypress Gardens Ski Team to host the 2022 IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament on Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla. The tournament is considered the capstone event of the sport’s 100th year in 2022.

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Fact Sheet Posted for 2020 Junior U.S. Open

The Tournament Fact Sheet for the 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships is now available. The 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 20-21, 2020, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan.

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14 Athletes Win U.S. Open Ski Racing Titles

Cameron King won Men's Open and 17-35 Men titles.Fourteen water ski racing athletes won titles at the 15th annual U.S. Open Water Ski Racing National Championships, Oct. 5-6, at Havasu Springs in Parker, Ariz. The National Water Ski Racing Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, hosted the two-day competition.

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AWSA IAC Seeks Officials For 2020 Events

The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee seeks officials for 2020 international events as well as the 2020 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships. Interested officials should review the 2020 Officials Interest Letter (PDF) and email the completed form or necessary information to Jeff Smith (jsmith@honigman.com) by Oct. 25, 2019.

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Lang Sets Pending World Tricks Record

U.S. water ski athlete Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) set a pending women’s world tricks record of 11,260 points on Saturday at the Sunset Fall Classic at Sunset Lakes and Jack Travers International Tournament Skiing in Groveland, Fla. Lang becomes the first woman to score 11,000 points in the tricks event.

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Leachman-LaPoint Wins 2019 Queen’s Cup

Hall of Famer Jennifer Leachman LaPoint outlasted Phillipa Shedd in a battle of wills to win the fourth annual SportsInsurance.com Queen’s Cup at Little Mountain Lake in Maiden, N.C., on Sunday, Sept. 22. Both skiers ran into 38 off in the final three of four rounds of head-to-head competition, with Shedd scoring 1.5 at 38 in the final, and No. 1 seed LaPoint following her with 3 at 38.

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UCF Wins Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals

Blake DanielThe University of Central Florida swept the three – boat, cable and overall – team titles at the 2019 Collegiate Wakeboard National Championships, Sept. 14-15, at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The event was organized and hosted by USA Wakeboard and sanctioned by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.

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U.S. Earns Bronze At Ski Racing Worlds

The United States earned the overall bronze medal and U.S. athlete Todd Haig (Redlands, Calif.) earned an individual silver medal at the 21st Water Ski Racing World Championships, Sept. 8-14, in Vichy, France. Australia won the gold and Belgium earned the silver.

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Jaquess Wins Malibu Open Slalom Title

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess won the women’s slalom title on Saturday at the 2019 Malibu Open Festival at Trophy Lakes in Johns Island, S.C. Jaquess defeated Canada’s Jaimee Bull in the head-to-head final, scoring 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off to Bull’s 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Jaquess also finished second in women’s jumping with a distance of 176 feet. Australia’s Jacinta Carroll won the women’s jumping title, soaring 191 feet.

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Brazil To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Ed Brazil will be honored posthumously as the 2020 recipient of the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Brazil, who passed away last April, will be recognized for his many contributions to the sport along with the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees – Shaun Murray, Mandy Nightingale and Joe Ray – and Award of Distinction recipients – April Coble-Eller, Gene Davis (posthumously), Nikki Lee, Don Mixon Jr., and Eddie Roberts – during the organization’s 38th annual induction ceremony on Saturday, May 2 at Walt Disney’s newly-designed Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.

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