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U.S. Team Wins Gold Medal At 35+ Worlds

April Coble-Eller won the gold medal in Over 35 Women slalom.The U.S. 35+ Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and 43 U.S. water ski athletes combined to earn 63 individual medals in respective events at the 3rd 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Oct. 8-12, at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. The United States tallied 12,699.58 points in winning the gold medal at the biennial event. Great Britain earned the silver medal with 10,224.46 points and Canada earned the bronze medal with 9.868.96 points.

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Ultimate Skiers' Weekend Set For Oct. 23-25

U.S. water ski athlete Chris Parrish will compete in the U.S. Open and participate in the Ski with the Legends.USA Water Ski in partnership with Nautique and CBS are excited to bring back the Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships in 2014 as it coincides with USA Water Ski's 75th Anniversary and the USA Water Ski Foundation's Ski with the Legends Event. The U.S. Open weekend will be the ultimate skiers' weekend – for professional skiers, legends and water ski fans from around the world. For more information, including a tentative schedule of the weekend activities, click here (PDF).

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Athletes, Team Of The Month Selected

Regina Jaquess won the women's slalom title at the California Water Ski Pro Am.USA Water Ski has selected Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for August. The 2014 USA Water Ski Show Team was selected Team of the Month. Smith and Jaquess are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month honors.

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U.S. Open Fact Sheet Now Available

U.S. athlete Erika Lang, the current women's world record holder in tricks, will compete in the 21st U.S. Open Water Ski Championships.The tournament Fact Sheet (PDF) for the 21st Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships is now available for download. The U.S. Open 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, jumping and overall 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. To view and download the Fact Sheet, click here (PDF). Athletes can register for the U.S. Open by clicking here.

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AWSA To Hold Online Officials' Clinic

The American Water Ski Association will hold a Judges/Scorers Clinic via GoToMeeting.com on Saturday, Oct. 18. Bob Harris of the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts will conduct the clinic.

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Site Needed For 2015 U.S. Team Trials

USA Water Ski is accepting proposals from USA Water Ski clubs, cities and event venues for the 2015 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials. Every two years, skiers have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials. The two-round event gives skiers from the United States an opportunity to compete in a world-record capability competition and qualify for the six-member team that will represent the United States at the Water Ski World Championships and Pan American Water Ski Championships.

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Officials Needed For 2015 International Events

The American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee is seeking three-event judges, scorers, drivers and technical controllers to work at several 2015 events. These events include the Open World Championships, Pan American Games, Under 21 World Championships, Elite (Open) Team Trials, Junior U.S. Open, and the Can Am Challenge. IAC Chairman Jeff Smith must receive requests for appointment no later than Oct. 25, 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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