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73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships

Aug. 11-15, 2015

          West Palm Beach, Florida

Sixteen Athletes Win Overall Titles On Day 2

The 73rd annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Wednesday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., with 16 athletes winning national overall titles in respective divisions. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament, which began Tuesday, runs through Saturday. To view the official scorebook (updated multiple times per day throughout the tournament), click here. To view unofficial live scoring, click here.

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. Advancement to the national championships is earned through placement on the national rankings' list for respective divisions.

Athletes winning overall titles on Day 2 were: Connor Walsh (Lakeland, Fla.), Boys 1; Emma Davis (Sparta, Va.), Girls 1; Noah McCormick (Dundee, Fla.), Boys 2; Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Girls 2; Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Boys 3; Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), Women 6; Prissy Edwards (Alexandria, Ind.), Women 7; Janice Prociw (Carter Lake, Iowa), Women 8; Pat Fischer (New Franklin, Ohio), Women 9; Artis Price (De Leon Springs, Fla.), Women 11; Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tenn.), Men 6; Dennis Longo (Coral Gables, Fla.), Men 7; Stan Swizter (Mulberry, Fla.), Men 8; Chuck Holmes (Westerville, Ohio), Men 9; Roger Wahl (Prior Lake, Minn.), Men10; and Harry Price (De Leon Springs, Fla.), Men 11.

Among the other highlights on Wednesday: Ham Wallace (Nasville, Tenn.), celebrating 50 consecutive years of tournament water skiing in 2015 and competing in his 47th Nationals, won the Men 6 national jumping and overall titles; Kay Kelly (Milton, Fla.) won the Women 7 national slalom title, defeating Gwendola Wamhoff (Sanford, Mich.) in a runoff for the victory; Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.) won the Women 6 national slalom title, defeating Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.) in a runoff for the victory; and Eloise Whitlock (Richmond, Va.) won the Women 1 national slalom title following a three-way runoff. After Whitlock, Kara MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Jenna Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) tied with a score of 1 buoy at 38 feet off, Whitlock clinched the title in the runoff with a score of 2 buoys at 38 feet off to MacIntyre's 4 buoys at 35 feet off and Morgan's 3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off. 

Wednesday’s (Day 2) National Champions
Boys 3 Slalom: Zachary Montavon (Dixon, Ill.), 4 buoys at 38 feet off; Boys 3 Overall: Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), 3,644.9 points; Girls 1 Slalom: Alana Jones (Church Point, La.), 4 buoys at 22 feet off; Girls 1 Overall: Emma Davis (Sparta, Va.), 2,357.6 points; Boys 1 Slalom and Overall: Connor Walsh (Lakeland, Fla.), 5 buoys at 28 feet off/2,492.5 points; Women 6 Slalom: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), 2 buoys at 35 feet off; Girls 3 Slalom: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), 3 buoys at 38 feet off; Women 1 Slalom: Eloise Whitlock (Richmond, Va.), 1 buoy at 38 feet off; Men 7 Tricks: Stephen Nelson (Saint Paul, Minn.), 2,810 points; Men 8 Tricks and Overall: Stan Switzer (Mulberry, Fla.), 2,290 points/2,138.4 points; Men 9 Tricks, Jumping and Overall: Chuck Holmes (Westerville, Ohio), 890 points/39 feet/2,232.6 points; Men 10 Tricks and Overall: Roger Wahl (Prior Lake, Minn.), 360 points/1,225.9 points; Men 11 Tricks: Bill Schouten (Jacksons Gap, Ala.), 280 points; Girls 2 Tricks and Overall: Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), 5,390 points/3,882.0 points; Boys 2 Tricks: Ryan Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), 3,620 points; Boys 2 Jumping: William Roberts (Dow, Ill.), 123 feet; Boys 2 Overall: Noah McCormick (Dundee, Fla.), 3,196.4 points; Women 6 Jumping and Overall: Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), 78 feet/3,269.4 points; Women 7 Slalom: Kay Kelly (Milton, Fla.), 2 buoys at 28 feet off; Women 7 Jumping and Overall: Prissy Edwards (Alexandria, Ind.), 58 feet/1,841.1 points; Women 8 Slalom: Margaret Carlisle (Winter Haven, Fla.), 3 buoys at 28 feet off; Women 8 Jumping and Overall: Janice Prociw (Carter Lake, Iowa), 44 feet/1,860.1 points; Women 9 Slalom: Maria Walsh (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 2 buoys at 28 feet off; Women 9 Overall: Pat Fischer (New Franklin, Ohio), 1,394.5 points; Women 11 Slalom and Overall: Artis Price (De Leon Springs, Fla.), 2 buoys at 75 feet (Long Line)/1,016.0 points; Men 6 Jumping and Overall: Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tenn.), 116 feet/2,186.8 points; Men 7 Jumping and Overall: Dennis Longo (Coral Gables, Fla.), 77 feet/2,683.4 points; Men 8 Jumping: Carrol "Bud" Piercy (Ashland, Neb.), 36 feet; Men 11 Jumping: Elgin Faulkner (Houston, Texas); and Men 11 Overall: Harry Price (De Leon Springs, Fla.). 270.9 points.

The tournament continues Thursday at 8:00 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.