72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Aug. 11-16, 2014
San Marcos, Texas
Day 1 Under Way At 72nd GOODE Nationals
The 72nd annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships kicked off Monday at the San Marcos River Ranch near San Marcos, Texas. For results, click here. Note: The scorebook will be updated multiple times each day throughout the week as events conclude.
More than 600 water ski athletes from across the United States are competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the six-day tournament that culminates Saturday.
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 Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
Monday's (Day 1) National Champions
Boys 2 Tricks: TBD; Men 1 Tricks: TBD; Open Men Tricks: TBD; Boys 2 Jumping: TBD; Men 1 Jumping: TBD; Open Men Jumping: TBD; Girls 1 Slalom: TBD; Open Women Slalom: TBD; and Boys 3 Slalom: TBD.
Competition continues Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.
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.