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Krueger Defends Title At 2016 Stokes Pro-Am

U.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the Pro Men jumping title at the Ray Stokes Pro-Am for the third consecutive year on Thursday at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe on the Hill, England. In a jump off against Canada's Ryan Dodd, Krueger soared 237 feet to Dodd's 234-foot effort. The tournament included four rounds, with the longest jump of the four rounds determining the champion. Krueger and Dodd, however, tied with top distances of 234 feet (71.3 meters) resulting in the jump off. Krueger jumped 237 feet on his first of two attempts and passed on his second attempt. Dodd jumped 223 feet on his first attempt of the jump off.

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U.S. Teams Win Can Am Challenge Titles

The U.S. Under 17 and Under 14 Water Ski Teams each won titles at the 8th Can Am Team Challenge, Aug. 20-21, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 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 14 Team represented each country.

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Jaquess Wins Slalom Title At Malibu Open

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess won the women's slalom title on Saturday at the 2016 Malibu Open Water Ski Championships at Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Jaquess defeated Canada’s Whitney McClintock in the head-to-head finals, scoring 6 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to McClintock’s 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off.

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AWSA Approves Four-Round Tournaments

The below wording was recently approved by the American Water Ski Association's Rules Committee.

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Queens Cup Slalom Event Set For Aug. 27-28

More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line at the Little Mountain Queens Cup women's slalom tournament, Aug. 27-28, in Maiden, N.C. The Queens Cup, with title sponsor Sportsinsurance.com and promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C., is for women ages 30 and older.

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Dates Change For California Water Ski Pro Am

The dates for the 14th California Water Ski Pro Am and stop No. 4 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O'Brien, have changed to Sept. 8-10. The event is being held at Bell Acqua Lake 1 in Rio Linda, Calif.

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Optional Junior Slalom Scoring Extended

The American Water Ski Association has voted to extend the use of the Optional Slalom Scoring program for Junior skiers for the next season at its recent summer board of directors meeting. The program is getting a lot of positive responses and will hopefully be used still more widely in the coming year.

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74th GOODE Nationals Concludes In Idaho

The 74th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships concluded Saturday at the Broadside Harbor Ski Club outside of Boise with six athletes winning national overall titles in respective divisions on the sixth and final day of competition. Nearly 600 water ski athletes from across the United States competed for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament. For complete results, daily recaps and more, visit www.waterskinationals.com.

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Krueger Wins Broadside Harbor Night Jump

Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the Broadside Harbor Night Jump Invitational on Friday night at the Broadside Harbor Ski Club in Caldwell, Idaho. The event, being held in conjunction with the 74th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, consisted of nine jumpers and a $20,000 cash-prize purse. Krueger won the title in the head-to-head finale against Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) with a 220-foot jump to Garcia’s 213-foot jump.

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Krueger, Truelove Win At Canadian Open

The husband and wife duo of Freddy Krueger and Karen Truelove (Winter Garden, Fla.) won respective titles Sunday at the 2016 Canadian Open at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Regional Teams Set For AWSA Nationals

The American Water Ski Association's regional championships concluded this past weekend in the Eastern, Midwest and South Central regions. Regional team champions were Virginia (Eastern), Illinois (Midwest) and Central Texas (South Central). Florida (Southern) and Northern California (Western) had already won titles at their respective regionals. The top-two teams at each regional championships advance to the inaugural team skiing competition at the 74th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 8-13, in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Dodd, Carroll Win Filin Memorial Titles

Canada's Ryan Dodd and Australia's Jacinta Carroll won the men's and women's jumping titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 2016 Vladimir Filin Memorial in Moscow, Russia. Some of the world's top water ski athletes competed for titles in men's and women's jumping.

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France To Host 2017 Water Ski Worlds

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced that the 2017 Water Ski World Championships will be held Sept. 3-10, 2017, at Choisy-le-Roi in Paris, France. The 2017 IWWF World Congress will take place Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

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AWSA Updates Scoring Tutorial

The American Water Ski Association has released an updated tutorial, complete with illustrations, on how to set up and score a tournament. It is an excellent guide on using WSTIMS and is a great tool as clinic material or self-study. To download and view the tutorial, click here (PDF).

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