72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Aug. 11-16, 2014
San Marcos, Texas
Six Athletes Win National Overall Titles On Day 2
The 72nd annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Tuesday at the San Marcos River Ranch near San Marcos, Texas, with six athletes winning national overall titles in respective divisions. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament, which began Monday, runs through Saturday. For results, 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. Competition continues Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
Athletes clinching national overall titles in their respective divisions on Tuesday were: Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Boys 3; Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Open Women; Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas), Open Men; Alana Jones (Church Point, La.), Girls 1; Garrett Stallings (Rossville, Tenn.), Boys 2; and Sam Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), Men 1.
Among the other highlights, Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won the Boys 3 national tricks, jumping and overall titles. Lang and Zachary MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.) tied with a total score of 7,120 points in Boys 3 tricks, but, by rule, because Lang recorded the highest score (4,380 points on pass one) from one of the two 20-second passes, he broke the tie and was declared the champion.
Tuesday’s (Day 2) National Champions
Boys 3 Tricks, Jumping and Overall: Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), 7,120 points/175 feet/3,693.5 points; Girls 3 Tricks: Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), 6,850 points; Open Women Jumping and overall: Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), 170 feet/4,167.6 points; Open Women Tricks: Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), 9,780 points; Girls 1 Tricks: Emma Davis (Sparta, Va.), 1,940 points; Girls 1 Overall: Alana Jones (Church Point, La.), 2,164.9 points; Girls 2 Jumping: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), 98 feet; Boys 2 Slalom: Griffin Stange (Sherman, Texas), 3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off; Boys 2 Overall: Garrett Stallings (Rossville, Tenn.), 3,300.7 points; Men 1 Slalom: Dane Mechler (Loveland, Ohio), 2 buoys at 41 feet off; Men 1 jumping and overall: Sam Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), 186 feet/3,490.4 points; Open Men Slalom: Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.), 3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off; Open Men Jumping: Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), 226 feet; Open Men Overall: Jimmy Siemers (Roud Rock, Texas), 3,436.5 points; and Boys 1 Slalom: Cooper Tate (Winter Garden, Fla.), 2-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off.