Six Athletes Win National Overall Titles On Day 4
The 71st annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Friday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., with six athletes winning national overall titles. The world's largest three-event water ski tournament, which began Tuesday, concludes 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.
Athletes winning national overall titles on Friday were: Treece Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), Men 2; Terry Goodman (Lynden, Wash.), Men 5; Jamie Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), Women 2; Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Women 3; Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), Women 4; and Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 5.
Friday’s (Day 4) National Champions
Men 5 Slalom: Mark Brandt (Chippewa Falls, Wis.), 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off; Men 5 Jumping: Brian Holm (Lynnwood, Wash.), 142 feet; Men 5 Overall: Terry Goodman (Lynden, Wash.), 2,754.5 points; Women 4 Slalom: Alison Poulsen (Ketchum, Idaho), 2 buoys at 38 feet off; Women 4 Overall: Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), 2,921.9 points; Women 5 Slalom and Overall: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), 2 buoys at 35 feet off/2,932.9 points; Men 2 Slalom: Nick Leuthauser (Hannawa Falls, N.Y.), 1-1/4 at 39-1/2 feet off; Men 2 Tricks: Matthew Curmi (Louisville, Tenn.), 5,360 points; Men 2 Overall: Treece Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), 2,925.3 points; Men 4 Tricks: Marc Bedsole (Orlando, Fla.), 6,090 points; Men 4 Jumping: Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas), 164 feet; Women 3 Tricks: Jill Smith (New Carlisle, Ind.), 4,470 points; Women 3 Overall: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), 3,542.6 points; Masters Men Tricks: Darren Janzig (Center City, Minn.), 4,480 points; Masters Men Jumping: Marc Shaw (Ocoee, Fla.), 124 feet; Women 2 Tricks: Sara Lemely (Tampa, Fla.), 4,150 points; Women 2 Overall: Jamie Barringer (Richfield, N.C.), 2,714.8 points; Men 3 Tricks: Jeff Pohlig (Winter Park, Fla.), 4,320 points; and Men 3 Jumping: Jody Hooten (Austin, Texas), 175 feet.
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.
Saturday’s action begins at 8 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.