Schedule Released For AWSA Nationals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 01/10/2014 13:19:47
- In: Water Skiing
The tournament schedule for the 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships has been released. The 2014 GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be held Aug. 11-16 at the San Marcos River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas. The tournament will be hosted by the San Marcos River Ranch and conducted by the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski. To view and download the schedule, click here (PDF)
More than 600 of the top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the six-day tournament.
Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world's largest three-event water ski tournament – is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
In addition to the Nationals, the San Marcos River Ranch also will host the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by O'Brien, as well as the inaugural Lady Big Dawg. Qualifying rounds for the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, with the finals to be held at night under the lights on Friday, Aug. 15. The 16-skier inaugural Lady Big Dawg will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, prior to the Big Dawg finals. Qualifying information, rules and more information on the Lady Big Dawg will be announced soon.