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Entry Field Set For 20th Junior U.S. Open

The field of competitors has been announced for the 2020 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships. The 20th annual Junior U.S. Open, a two-round world record capability water ski competition, will be held June 20-21 at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. The tournament will feature Junior Men and Junior Women divisions (ages 17 to 21), in addition to Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under).

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Tri-Lakes To Host 2020 GOODE Nationals

The American Water Ski Association’s board of directors today announced that Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., will host the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 4-8. Tri-Lakes previously hosted the Nationals in 1984 and 1989. It most recently played host to the Collegiate Water Ski National Championships in 2017.

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Update On Plans For Nautique Masters

Greg Meloon, president of Nautique Boat Company, said today that Nautique, in cooperation with Callaway Resort & Gardens, IWWF and WWA, is targeting Aug. 28-30 as the proposed dates to host the 2020 Nautique® Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology. As additional details are disclosed in the upcoming months, Nautique will continue to focus on all mandated guidelines and safety measures to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Dates Announced For 35+ Worlds

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced that the 6th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, originally scheduled for September 2020, will now be held Sept. 13-19, 2021, at Baurech Lake in France. The IWWF and French Waterski & Wakeboard Federation agreed last month to reschedule the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of organizers and athletes and to show social responsibility.

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Registration Open For Junior U.S. Open

Online Registration and the Tournament Fact Sheet for the 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships are now available. The 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 20-21, 2020, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. The two-round, world-record capability event will feature Junior Men/Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys/Girls (ages 16 and under) divisions. Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

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Update On 2020 GOODE Water Ski Nationals

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the American Water Ski Association (AWSA) and the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches have announced that the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches will not serve as the host of the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 4-8, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida. It is important to note that the Nationals event has NOT been cancelled at this time. The AWSA board of directors is actively seeking an alternate site - and alternative dates if necessary – to conduct the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament in 2020.

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2020 MasterCraft Night Jam Canceled

MasterCraft, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, announced today that the 2020 MasterCraft Night Jam has been canceled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With plans to hold the event at Bennett’s Ski School in Zachary, La., on June 6, MasterCraft said in a statement that “we are unfortunately unable to move forward with the event at the level athletes, spectators, judges and fans expect from MasterCraft — and we expect from ourselves.”

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2020 Junior Water Ski Worlds Postponed

In light of current events affecting most countries, to ensure the safety of organizers and athletes and to show social responsibility, the IWWF and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports have agreed to reschedule the 2020 IWWF Junior Water Ski World Championships to a date to be determined in 2021.

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AWSA Allows Practice Scores For Rankings

Sanctioned events may be put on hold for the near future, but that doesn’t mean skiers still can’t compete. AWSA is pleased to announce that members can now enter practice scores to be judged online by a panel of officials where final scores will be submitted online to the AWSA national rankings list. Please note that USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the American Water Ski Association strongly encourage all members to practice social distancing and any other CDC or state guidelines that are currently in place, and remember that USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is not sanctioning (providing insurance coverage) any water ski activity (tournaments, clinics, practices or exhibitions) through May 17.

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GOODE Skis Renews Sponsorship

Chet Raley on a GOODE ski.USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce that GOODE Skis will continue as a National Sponsor of the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding. In addition to its designation as National Sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports for 2020 and 2021, GOODE Skis has agreed to be the title sponsor of the U.S. Water Ski National Championships for the next 10 years (2020-2029).

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