73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Aug. 11-15, 2015
West Palm Beach, Fla.
73rd GOODE Water Ski Nationals Begins Tuesday
More than 600 water ski athletes from across the United States will descend upon Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday through Saturday, for the 73rd annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships. Action begins at 8:00 a.m. each day. To view Tuesday's running orders, click here (PDF). To view the scorebook, which will be updated multiple times a day throughout the tournament, click here. To view unofficial live scoring, click here.
The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions. Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament – is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at respective regional championships or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
Daily scorebooks, press releases, photo galleries and additional information on the Nationals can be found at www.waterskinationals.com.
The Ski Club of The Palm Beaches has hosted 13 Water Ski National Championships, five Southern Regional Water Ski Championships, three Florida State Water Ski Championships and the 1989 Water Ski World Championships – in addition to a handful of professional cash-prize tournaments and hundreds of other amateur water ski tournaments – over the past 30 years. It most recently hosted the 2012 and 2013 Water Ski National Championships. For more information on the Ski Club of The Palm Beaches, visit www.okeeski.com.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.