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AWSA Seeks Bids For 2015 Junior U.S. Open

As a reminder, the American Water Ski Association is currently looking for a host site for the 2015 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships. The two-round, world-record capability event features Men and Women divisions (ages 17 to 21), in addition to Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. To download the RFP, click here (PDF). Bids are due no later than Oct. 15, 2014.

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Attention AWSA Tournament Organizers

Please remember to use shock tubes for slalom per the rule referenced in this article. This is not a new rule and needs to be enforced even when using camera-mounted devices.

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Preliminary 2015 Pan Am Games Q&Ps

The 2015 Pan American Games will be held July 10-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The water ski and wakeboard competitions are preliminarily scheduled for July 20-23. The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee has determined that the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Water Ski Team will be selected utilizing an athlete's "qualifying scores" achieved at IWWF-sanctioned Class L and R events held between Aug. 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 inclusive.

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Smith, Jaquess Win California Pro Am

U.S. athletes Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men's and women's slalom titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 12th California Water Ski Pro Am at Bell Acqua Lakes in Rio Linda, Calif.

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Nautique U.S. Open Set For Oct. 23-25

USA Water Ski, Nautique and CBS are pleased to announce the 21st Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held Oct. 23-25 in central Florida. The world’s top water ski athletes will compete for cash prizes and respective titles in men’s and women’s slalom, tricks and jumping in the heart of the water sports capital of the world. The world-record capability preliminary round will take place Oct. 23-24 at Lake Grew – adjacent to USA Water Ski headquarters and the USA Water Ski Foundation’s Water Ski Hall of Fame & Museum – in Polk City, Fla. The semifinals and finals will be held Oct. 25 at downtown Orlando’s famed Lake Ivanhoe.

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August Athletes Of The Month Selected

Regina JaquessUSA Water Ski has selected Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for August. The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team (Janesville, Wis.) was selected Team of the Month. Krueger and Jaquess are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month honors.

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U.S. Teams Sweep 2014 Can Am Titles

The U.S. Under 17 and Under 13 Water Ski Teams each won titles at the 7th Can Am Team Challenge, Aug. 30-31, at the Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The two-day, world-record capability event featured team competitions between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 13 Team represented each country.

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Volunteers Needed For 35+ Worlds

The 35+ Water Ski World Championships will be held Oct. 8-12 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. With nearly 400 water ski athletes competing on two lakes over five days, the local organizing club is seeking volunteers. Areas of need include dock starters and trick video operators.

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Order Nationals' Photos From Glossy Finish

All of the photos from the 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships are now available online for purchase at www.glossyfinish.com.

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AWSA Jump Ramp Surface Notification

A request was issued to AWSA Technical Committee Co-Chair Jerry Jackson from IWWF Tournament Council Chair Bob Corson to investigate ramp modifications/designs using a formed lip/curve to enhance skier performances. Per AWSA Rule 1.12 and 9.16(5), all jump surfaces are to be FLAT. Any jumps built or modified with a design lip or curve surface with the intent to enhance skier performances must be restored back to a flat surface prior to the site’s next tournament. 

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