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Paducah To Host 2018 Disabled Nationals

U.S. disabled water ski athlete Connor PoggettoThe Water Skiers with Disabilities Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Disabled Water Ski National Championships will be hosted by the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts, Sept. 5-8, at Twin Oaks Lakes in Paducah, Ky. The club has extensive experience with hosting world-record capability tournaments. It also will be hosting its 10th Southern Regional Water Ski Championships next July. The results from this 25th Disabled Nationals will be used to select the 2019 U.S. Disabled Team, which will compete in the 2019 Disabled Water Ski World Championships. The team members will be announced at the Nationals’ awards banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8. 

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Athletes, Team of the Month Selected

USA Water Ski has selected Connor Poggetto (Carmichael, Calif.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Sarah Switzer (Madison, Ala.) as its Female Athlete of the Month for April. The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team was selected Team of the Month. Poggetto, Switzer and the U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of April Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

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U.S. Team Earns Silver At Disabled Worlds

The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team earned the world team silver medal and seven U.S. team members won individual medals at the 13th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, presented by the Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund, April 27-30, at the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Center in Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia. Australia won the gold medal and Italy earned the bronze medal. The U.S. team was seeking to win its fifth consecutive world team gold medal. Australia, which placed third in 2013 and second in 2015, won its first world team gold medal.

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