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2014 35+ Water Ski Teams Selected

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the athletes selected to the 2014 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team, the 2014 U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team, and the 2014 U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team. The U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team will compete in the 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Oct. 8-12, at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. The U.S. 35-44 and 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championship Teams will compete in the 2014 Pan American Water Ski Championships, April 14-20 in Bogota, Colombia. The American Water Ski Association International Activities Committee's 35+ Sub-Committee selected the teams.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Women 35-44; Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44; Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.), Men 35-44; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), Women 45-54; Hutch Haines (Avon, Conn.), Men 45-54; Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Women 55-64; Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55-64; and Curtis Rabe (Orlando, Fla.), Men 55-64. The 2012 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and eight U.S. team members combined to earn 23 individual medals in respective events at the 2012 World 35+ Water Ski Championships in Chapala, Mexico. Canada earned the silver medal and Great Britain earned the bronze medal at the biennial event.

The 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships also will feature for the first time a 65+ category for men and women. However, these athletes will compete for individual medals only; they will not contribute to team scores. There is no qualification required for the 65+ category (other than a score in the national, confederation or world rankings’ lists – proof to be provided on registration). The registration deadline is April 30. Athletes with questions or who would like for their name to be added to the information mailing list should contact Gus Johnson at gusjohnson1@netzero.net.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team are: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Chris Eller (Lillington, N.C.), Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.) and Kelly Zoellner (Edinburg, Ill.). The U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and team members combined to earn 15 individual medals at the 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team are: Connie Bergmark (San Diego, Calif.), Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.) and Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas) and Kirby Whetsell (Manchester, Tenn.). The U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and team members combined to earn 15 individual medals at the 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships.

The team staff for the Pan American Water Ski Championships will consist of Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.), manager; Jim Grew (Winter Haven, Fla.), assistant team manager; Chris Travers (Groveland, Fla.), coach; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), coach; and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas), physician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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