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Athletes Of The Month Selected

Erika Lang won gold medals in tricks and overall at the Pan American Olympic Festival.USA Water Ski has selected Andrew Adkison (Chipley, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for July. The U.S. Pan American Olympic Festival Water Ski Team was selected Team of the Month. Adkison, Lang and the U.S. Pan American Olympic Festival Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month honors.

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John Worden Services Set For Wednesday

Services for John Worden, a longtime member of USA Water Ski and technical controller for the American Water Ski Association who passed away on July 26, will be at the First Presbyterian Church in DeLand, Fla. (724 N. Woodland Blvd.) on Wednesday, July 30. Visitation is at 11 a.m. and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. A celebration of life will follow at the Worden house, 700 33rd St., Orlando.

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U.S. Can Am Challenge Teams Selected

TAbbi Grathwohl was selected to the Under 17 Can Am Water Ski Team.he American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee has announced the selection of two water ski teams – Under 13 and Under 17 – that will represent the United States at the 7th Can Am Challenge, Aug. 30-31, at Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The event features athletes from the United States and Canada competing for team titles only. The AWSA's IAC chose the teams based upon a pre-approved selection criteria.

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U.S. Wins Nine Medals At Pan Am Festival

U.S. athlete Erika Lang won gold medals in women's tricks and overall, and earned the silver medal in slalom.Five U.S. Team members combined to win a tournament-high nine medals in respective events at the inaugural Pan American Olympic Festival, July 17-20, in Morelos, Mexico. The U.S. Team finished with five gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal during the four-day competition.

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Krueger Wins Vladimir Filin Memorial

Freddy Krueger won the title with a distance of 215 feet.U.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the men's jumping title at the 2014 Vladimir Filin Memorial on Sunday in Moscow, Russia. Krueger, who won the event for the second consecutive year, jumped 215 feet in the finals to clinch the victory over Canada's Ryan Dodd (213 feet). Great Britain's Damien Sharman placed third with a distance of 205 feet.

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AWSA Pending National Records Posted

Pending national water ski records set in 2014 for American Water Ski Association tournaments are now available for viewing. To view the list of pending national records set in 2014 and their approval status, click here (PDF).

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Mapple Wins Big Dawg Stop No. 3

Great Britain's Andy Mapple won the third stop of the 2014 Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour, presented by O’Brien, on Sunday in Baurech, France. Mapple defeated fellow countryman Jeremy Newby-Ricci in the head-to-head finale. For results, click here.

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Share Your Life On The Water Stories

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce a new addition to its sharelifeonthewater.com site, the USA Water Ski blog. Featured on this blog are stories from USA Water Ski clubs promoting, sharing and living life on the water. USA Water Ski's new membership growth initiatives are intended to build awareness of the sport, reinforce new branding efforts, and create a more connected community of water sports enthusiasts.

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Jaquess' World Slalom Record Approved

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Tournament Council has approved the pending women's world slalom record of 3-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off set by U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) on June 7 (her 30th birthday) at the 2014 Big Dawg Warm-up 1 at Cedar Ridge Lakes in Canton, Miss.

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AWSA Nationals' Boat Draw Announced

The towboat draw for the 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships is now available. The Nationals will be held Aug. 11-16 at the San Marcos River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas. Towboats qualified to pull the Nationals this year are Centurion, Malibu, MasterCraft and Nautique.

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