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2016 U.S. Open Set For Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski, has announced that the 23rd Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, presented by Roger Dean Chevrolet, will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour Finals, presented by O’Brien, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Download The New AWSA Mobile App

Have you downloaded the new AWSA Mobile App? Now you can enjoy your water skiing experience online anytime from anywhere. You can search for events, get tournament details and enter where online registration is offered. The AWSA Rule Book, NOPS Calculator and other useful functions are at your fingertips. You can also find your rankings and qualifications for Nationals and Regionals, and you can set up your own virtual team with friends, family or club members. Your team will appear in the rankings. The Mobile App easily installs on the Home screen of your device.

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Junior U.S. Open Entry Information Posted

The Fact Sheet and Entry Form (PDF) for the 16th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships is now available for download. Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the two-round, world-record capability event, July 2-3, at Pangaea Puddle near Canajoharie, N.Y. In addition, for the first time, a Last Chance Qualifier (E/L event) will be held June 25-26 at Pangaea Puddle. The Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) applies to all three events for those skiers who are looking to advance into the Junior U.S. Open. There are no minimum requirements. To download the Fact Sheet and Entry Form (includes the LCQ Fact Sheet), click here (PDF).

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Athletes Of The Month Selected

USA Water Ski has selected Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for March. Gay and Smith are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of March Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

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IWWF Changes Jump Surface Tolerance

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has changed the jump surface deviation tolerance as follows.

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Anna Gay Wins Moomba Masters Tricks Title

Anna GayU.S. athlete Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the women's tricks title on Monday at the 56th Moomba Masters, held March 11-14, on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Gay scored 9,920 points to win her first career Moomba Masters women's tricks title. Fellow U.S. athlete Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) placed second (9,320 points) and Neilly Ross (Canada) finished third (8,970 points). U.S. athlete Alex Lauretano (Windermere, Fla.) placed fourth (8,370 points).

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U.S. Athletes Place At Junior Moomba Masters

U.S. water ski athletes Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas) earned top-three placements in respective events at the 2016 Junior Moomba Masters, March 9-10, in Melbourne, Australia. Athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. The Junior Moomba Masters determines champions by the two-round scoring total.

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Continuing Education Approved By AWSA

The American Water Ski Association's board of directors has approved a Continuing Education (CE) Program for judges that was recommended by AWSA's Judges and Scorers Committee. There are four modules – General, Slalom, Tricks and Jumping. Participation is optional and is free to all members. Completing the CE Modules can also count as a clinic credit by additionally sending $10 to USA Water Ski Headquarters.

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Q&Ps Posted For 2016 Junior World Team

The Qualifications & Procedures (PDF) for the 2016 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team that will compete in the 16th Junior Water Ski World Championships are now available to view and download (PDF) in the Athletes' Resources section of the USA Water Ski website. The 16th Junior Water Ski World Championships will take place Jan. 5-8, 2017, in San Bernardo, Chile.

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Spain to Host 2016 35+ Water Ski Worlds

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced that the 2016 35+ Water Ski World Championships will be held Sept. 15-18 at the Seseña Water Ski & Wakeboard Complex in Toledo, Spain.

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