Day 1 Under Way At 71st GOODE Nationals
The 71st annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships kicked off Tuesday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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 five-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.
Tuesday’s (Day 1) National Champions
Boys 2 Slalom: TBD; Men 1 Slalom: TBD; Open Men Slalom: TBD; Men 6 Slalom: TBD; Men 7 Slalom: TBD; Men 8 Slalom: TBD; Men 9 Slalom: TBD; Men 10 Slalom: TBD; Men 11 Slalom: TBD; Women 7 Slalom: TBD; Women 8 Slalom: TBD; Women 9 Slalom: TBD; Women 10 Slalom: TBD; Women 11 Slalom: TBD; Men 6 Tricks: TBD; Girls 2 Tricks: TBD; Women 6 Tricks: TBD; Boys 2 Tricks: TBD; Men 1 Jumping: TBD; Open Women Jumping: TBD; Open Men Jumping: TBD; Boys 3 Jumping: TBD; and Girls 2 Jumping: TBD.
Competition continues Wednesday at 8 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.