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Athletes, Team Of The Month Selected

Adam PickosUSA Water Ski has selected Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) as its co-Male Athletes of the Month and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month, for July. The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team was selected team of the month. The athletes and team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Team USA Best of July honors.

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AWSA Regionals Wrap Up This Weekend

The American Water Ski Association will conduct its last two regional championships of the year this weekend. The Eastern Regional Water Ski Championships will be held Thursday through Sunday in Sparta, Va., while the Midwest Regional Water Ski Championships will be held Friday through Sunday in Wilmington, Ill. Check www.waterskiresults.com for live scores from both regional championships.

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U.S. Team Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Games

Adam Pickos won the gold medal in men's tricks.TORONTO – Five U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team members combined to win eight medals, including three gold, in respective events at the XVII Pan American Games, July 20-23, at Ontario Place West Channel. The U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team finished with three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals during the four-day competition.

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Jaquess, Powers Win Silver At Pan Am Games

Daniel Powers earned the silver medal in wakeboarding on Wednesday at the XVII Pan American Games.TORONTO – U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team members Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Daniel Powers (Orlando, Fla.) each won silver medals in respective events on Wednesday at the XVII Pan American Games at Ontario Place West Channel.

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U.S. Athletes Advance At Pan Am Games

Regina Jaquess earned the top seed for the finals of women's jumping with a distance of 164 feet.TORONTO – U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team members Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Daniel Powers (Orlando, Fla.) each advanced to the finals in respective events on Tuesday as preliminary-round action in water skiing (jumping) and wakeboarding continued at the XVII Pan American Games at Ontario Place West Channel. Jaquess advanced in women's jumping and overall; Lang advanced in women's overall; Pickos advanced in men's overall; and Powers advanced in wakeboarding.

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2015 Can-Am Challenge Cancelled

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association regret to announce that the 8th Can-Am Challenge, scheduled for Sept. 5-6 in Jerseyville, Ill., has been cancelled for 2015.

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U.S. Team Starts Strong At Pan Am Games

U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team member Adam Pickos earned the top seed for the finals of men's tricks.TORONTO – U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team members Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) each advanced to the finals in respective events on Monday as preliminary-round action in water skiing got under way at the XVII Pan American Games at Ontario Place West Channel.

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Badal Wins Big Dawg Tour Stop No. 4

U.S. water ski athlete Greg Badal (Brentwood, Calif.) won the fourth stop of the 2015 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O'Brien, on Sunday at Broho Park in Graham, Wash. The series, now in its 10th year, features four qualifying stops at premier water ski sites around the world as the top 34 mph amateur slalom skiers – age 35 and older – vie for a spot in the Big Dawg Finals. Each stop includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action, followed by a bracketed, 16-skier, head-to-head final.

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Halt Wins Big Dawg Tour Stop No. 3

Switzerland's Fredrick Halt won the third stop of the 2015 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O’Brien, on Sunday in Sesena, Spain. The series, now in its 10th year, features four qualifying stops at premier water ski sites around the world as the top 34 mph amateur slalom skiers – age 35 and older – vie for a spot in the Big Dawg Finals. Each stop includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action, followed by a bracketed, 16-skier, head-to-head final.

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Inclement Weather Cancels Malibu Cup

Weather wreaked havoc on the inaugural Malibu Cup this past Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where the world's top men's and women's professional slalom skiers were to compete for respective titles and cash prizes. The preliminary rounds were held on Friday at Lyman Hardy’s world-class Lymanland USA in Duncanville (13 miles east of Tuscaloosa). Saturday’s semifinals and head-to-head finals were supposed to be held using a four-buoy course on the Black Warrior River in downtown Tuscaloosa. Inclement weather and a strong river current forced organizers to move the finals back to Lymanland. But the relentless rain eventually won out, forcing the cancellation of the semifinals and finals.

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