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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 Committeeís Athlete of the Month honors.

Adkison, almost 10 months to the day from under going reconstructive knee surgery, won the menís wakeboarding title at the inaugural Pan American Olympic Festival, July 17-20, in Morelos, Mexico. It was his first major tournament since the surgery. Adkison, the No. 3 seed for the finals after placing third in the qualifying round, won the gold medal with a tournament-high score of 84.67 points.

Lang won gold medals in womenís tricks and overall, and earned the silver medal in womenís slalom at the inaugural Pan American Olympic Festival, July 17-20, in Morelos, Mexico. Lang won the gold medal in womenís overall, tallying 2,445.94 points after scoring 3 buoys at 35 feet off in slalom, 9,300 points in tricks, and 121 feet in jumping. She won the gold medal in womenís tricks, scoring 9,300 points. She earned the silver medal in slalom with a score of 2 buoys at 38 feet off.

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. The Pan American Olympic Festival was a first-year water ski and wakeboard event hosted by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). Events included men's and women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall, as well as men's and women's wakeboarding.

Members of the U.S. team were: Andrew Adkison (Chipley, Fla.), men's wakeboarding; Makayla Haw (Rio Linda, Calif.), women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall; Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall; Raimi Merritt (Orlando, Fla.), women's wakeboarding; and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.), men's slalom. Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas) served as the team leader.

Lang won gold medals in womenís tricks and overall, and earned the silver medal in womenís slalom; Haw won the gold medal in womenís slalom, and earned silver medals in womenís jumping and overall; Smith won the gold medal in menís slalom; Adkison won the gold medal in menís wakeboarding; and Merritt earned the bronze medal in womenís wakeboarding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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