72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Aug. 11-16, 2014
San Marcos, Texas
14 Athletes Win Titles On Day 5 Of GOODE Nationals
The 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Friday at the San Marcos River Ranch near San Marcos, Texas, with 14 athletes winning titles in respective divisions and events. 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 six-day tournament, which culminates on Saturday. The tournament is hosted by the San Marcos River Ranch as well as the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organziation of USA Water Ski. For results, click here. Note: The scorebook will be updated multiple times each day throughout the week as events conclude. To view unofficial live scoring, click here.
Advancement to the GOODE Water Ski National Championships – the world’s largest 3-event water ski tournament – was primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also could qualify for Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
Among the highlights on Friday, Mark Turner (Buda, Texas) became the first disabled water ski athlete to qualify and compete in the Water Ski National Championships. Turner is competing in Men 3 overall (tricks and jumping on Friday, slalom on Saturday). Marc Bedsole (Orlando, Fla.), who tallied 5,330 points, won the Men 4 national tricks title by just 10 points over Marty Gray (Fort Worth, Texas). Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.) won the Women 3 tricks (3,900 points) and overall (2,914.3 points) titles. Erin Kalkbrenner (St. Charles, Mo.), who won Women 2 jumping on Thursday, clinched the Women 2 national overall title on Friday, scoring 2,674.3 points.
Friday's (Day 5) National Champions
Men 4 Tricks: Marc Bedsole (Orlando, Fla.), 5,330 points; Women 3 Tricks and Overall: Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.), 3,900 points/2,914.3 points; Women 2 Tricks: Sara Lemley (Alexandria, Va.), 4,020 points; Women 2 Overall: Erin Kalkbrenner (St. Charles, Mo.), 2,674.3 points; Men 3 Tricks and Jumping: Jody Hooten (Austin, Texas), 3,460 points/182 feet; Men 5 Slalom: Tim Huston (Lake Wales, Fla.), 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off; Men 2 Slalom: Brenton Triplett (Burton, Mich.), 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off; Masters Men Tricks: Darren Janzig (Center City, Minn.), 4,260 points; Women 5 Slalom and Overall: Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), 3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off/3,563.5 points; Women 1 Jumping: Haley Runion (McDonald, Tenn.), 143 feet; Women 1 Overall: Keri McClure (Van Wert, Ohio), 3,399.0 points; Women 4 Jumping and Overall: Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), 122 feet/3,752.8 points; and Men 4 Jumping: Hutch Haines (Avon, Conn.), 166 feet.
The tournament concludes on Saturday with action beginning at 8 a.m.