17 Athletes Win Titles On Day 3
The 71st annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Thursday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., with 17 athletes winning national titles in respective divisions and events. The world's largest three-event water ski tournament, which began Tuesday, 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. The tournament is hosted by the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organziation of USA Water Ski, along with the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches.
Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world's largest 3-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.
Thursday's (Day 3) National Champions
Girls 1 Slalom: Kennedy Hansen (Kilkenny, Minn.), 6 buoys at 22 feet off; Girls 1 Tricks and Overall: Allyson Grathwohl (McQueeney, Texas), 3,180 points/2,235.7points; Boys 1 Slalom: Cooper Tate (Winter Garden, Fla.), 1-1/2 buoys at 32 feet off; Boys 1 Tricks: Evan Robbins (Wexford, Pa.), 1,980 points; Boys 1 Overall: James Bryans (Acworth, Ga.), 2,250.6 points; Women 2 Slalom: Chelsea Mills (Cornelius, N.C.), 3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off; Women 2 Jumping: Jamie Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), 111 feet; Women 3 Slalom and Jumping: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), 2 buoys at 38 feet off/135 feet; Women 5 Tricks: Anne Bennett (Zachary, La.), 3,270 points; Women 5 Jumping: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), 66 feet; Women 4 Tricks: Jane Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), 4,180 points; Women 4 Jumping: Connie Bergmark (San Diego, Calif.), 96 feet; Men 5 Tricks: Randy Shoener (Orlando, Fla.), 3,630 points; Girls 3 Tricks, Jumping and Overall: Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), 8,990 points/124 feet/3,913.9 points; Women 1 Tricks: Elizabeth Montavon (Dixon, Ill.), 5,750 points; Women 1 Jumping and Overall: Brittany Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), 144 feet/3,475.4 points; and Men 2 Jumping: Treece Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), 185 feet.
The tournament continues Friday at 8 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.