73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Aug. 11-15, 2015
West Palm Beach, Florida
Six Athletes Win Titles On Final Day
The 73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships concluded Saturday at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., with six athletes winning national titles in respective events. To view the final official scorebook, click here. To view scores via the live scoring website, click here.
More than 600 water ski athletes from across the United States competed for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches as well as the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organziation of USA Water Ski.
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 Saturday: Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won Open Women jumping and overall, completing a Nationals' sweep – also winning slalom and tricks on Friday – of the division. Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.) won Women 3 jumping and overall, also completing a Nationals' sweep – winning slalom and tricks on Friday – of that division. Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas) won the Men 5 national jumping and overall titles.
Saturday's (Day 5) National Champions
Men 5 Jumping and Overall: Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas), 146 feet/2,960.30 points; Masters Men Jumping and Overall: Christopher Eller (Lillington, N.C.), 134 feet/1,998.30 points; Women 3 Jumping and Overall: Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.), 108 feet/2,996.00 points; Open Women Jumping and Overall: Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), 164 feet/3,952.10 points; Open Men Jumping: Michael Stevenson (Gilbert, Ariz.), 171 feet; and Open Men Overall: Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.), 3,164.80 points.