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Athletes Of The Month Selected

USA Water Ski has selected Keith St. Onge (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Female Athlete of the Month, respectively, for September. The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team was selected USA Water Ski’s Team of the Month. St. Onge, Jaquess and the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month and Team of the Month honors.

St. Onge won gold medals in Open Men's slalom (20.2 points) and tricks (11,350 points), and the silver medal in overall (2,846.39 points) at the 18th Barefoot Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 27-Sept. 2, at the Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco, Texas. He also contributed a team-high 2,728.02 points to the U.S. Elite Barefoot Water Ski Team's 7,735.47-point total, leading the team to the silver medal at the biennial event.

Jaquess won gold medals in Elite women's slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks at the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships, Sept. 12-15, at the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Her performances – including a Pan American tournament record 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in slalom – helped lead the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team to the overall team gold medal at the biennial event. Jaquess also won women's slalom titles at the 2012 Diablo Shores Pro-Am on Sept. 23 in Brentwood, Calif., and at the inaugural Soaked Orlando water sports festival on Sept. 8 in Orlando, Fla.

The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal at the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships, Sept. 12-15, at the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The team won seven of eight gold medals available, having no overall male competitor (the ninth gold medal), garnered all six 1,000-point team totals and set four Pan American tournament records. Members of the U.S. Elite Team were: Caroline Hensley (Hixson, Tenn.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.). Lori Krueger (Gonzales, La.) and Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.) were the coaches; Jim Grew (Winter Haven, Fla.) was the team captain; Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.) was the assistant manager; and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas) was the team physician.

Jaquess won gold medals in Elite women's slalom (Pan American tournament record 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off), jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks; Lang won the gold medal in Elite women's tricks (Pan American tournament record 9,230 points) and the silver medal in overall; Krueger won the gold medal in Elite men's jumping (Pan American tournament record 230 feet/70.2 meters); Pickos won the gold medal in Elite men's tricks; Hensley earned the silver medal in Elite women's jumping, and bronze medals in slalom and overall; and Travers earned the silver medal in Elite men's slalom (Pan American tournament record (tie) 2 buoys at 41 feet off).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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