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35+ Water Ski Worlds Set For Oct. 8-12

The 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships will take place Oct. 8-12 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. An eight-member U.S. 35+ Water Ski Team and more than 100 U.S. independent athletes will compete in the biennial event.

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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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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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