3-Event Water SkiingShow SkiingCollegiate SkiingWakeboardingBarefootingSki RacingHydrofoilingKneeboardingDisabled Skiing
Having FUN Today...Building CHAMPIONS For Tomorrow
 
 

Dees To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Frankie DeesThe USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Frankie Dees of Mulberry, Fla., will be the 2018 Water Ski Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes longevity in the sport. The award goes to those individuals who have been actively involved in one or more of the USA Water Ski sport disciplines for a minimum of 50 years. Whether they are competitors, coaches or behind the scenes tireless promoters and administrators, these individuals have spent at least a half a century in the sport.

Read all of Dees To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Pending Women's World Tricks Records Set

U.S. athletes Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) set pending women’s world tricks records on Saturday at the Sunset Fall Classic at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla.

Read all of Pending Women's World Tricks Records Set

Online AWSA Judges & Scorers Clinics Set

The American Water Ski Association will hold respective online judges and scorers clinics on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18. Bob Harris will conduct both clinics via GoToMeeting.com. To register, call Bob at (270) 210-7552 or email rbtharris@yahoo.com.

Read all of Online AWSA Judges & Scorers Clinics Set

AWSA Seeks Officials For 2018 Events

In early November, the American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee (IAC) will nominate officials for respective 2018 international events. At the same time, the IAC is including the Junior U.S. Open. The Junior U.S. Open officials will NOT be chosen by the IAC. However, the names of those interested will be sent to AWSA President Jeff Surdej or his representative. The Junior U.S. Open can now serve the purpose, along with the Can Am Challenge, of providing officials the chance to gain experience for working international events. The IAC follows a progressive selection process for choosing officials. An official needs to participate in at least one event in each category before putting in for events in the next category. To view and download the letter of interest form, which includes the applicable international tournaments, click here (PDF; revised 10/5/17 with Junior U.S. Open dates).

Read all of AWSA Seeks Officials For 2018 Events

Jaquess, Pickos Earn September Honors

USA Water Ski has selected Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for September. The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team was selected Team of the Month. Jaquess, Pickos and the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of September Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

Read all of Jaquess, Pickos Earn September Honors

Jaquess, Krueger Win Malibu Open Titles

U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess won her sixth consecutive Malibu Open slalom title. Photography by Scott N. AtkinsonU.S. water ski athletes Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won titles in respective events at the 2017 Malibu Open Water Ski Championships, Sept. 29-30, at Trophy Lakes Sports in Johns Island, S.C. Events included professional slalom, jumping and overall. The finals in professional men's and women's slalom featured head-to-head pairings. A separate professional men's cash-prize night jump also took place on Saturday evening.

Read all of Jaquess, Krueger Win Malibu Open Titles

Level 8 Cutoff Averages Chart Released

The American Water Ski Association has released the Level 8 ratings for ski year 2018. Since the National Qualifying Cutoff date was moved to August 17, 2017, there is now an established Level 8 cutoff average that skiers can use to qualify for the 76th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, which will be held Aug. 7-11, 2018 at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan.

Read all of Level 8 Cutoff Averages Chart Released

Australia's Vieke Wins Queens Cup

Australia's Vennesa Vieke won the second annual SportsInsurance.com Queens Cup slalom tournament for women on Sunday at Little Mountain Lake in Maiden, N.C. The tournament, supported by Race City Marine and Nautique, offered $10,000 in cash and prizes and featured women who ski in the 30, 32 and 34 mph age groups.

Read all of Australia's Vieke Wins Queens Cup

Are You Qualified For The 2018 Nationals?

The qualifications cutoff date for the 2018 GOODE Water Ski National Championships was Aug. 17, and skiers can now see if they have qualified for the 2018 Nationals, to be held Aug. 7-11, in Maize, Kan. The American Water Ski Association moved the qualifications cutoff date for Nationals to the Thursday after the previous Nationals (Aug. 17, 2017) so that skiers and families have plenty of time to qualify early and plan ahead to attend the next Nationals.

Read all of Are You Qualified For The 2018 Nationals?

U.S. Team Wins Gold At Water Ski Worlds

The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and five U.S. water ski athletes combined to win seven individual medals in respective events at the 35th Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 5-10, at Choisy-le-Roi near Paris, France. The United States tallied 7,959.48 points in winning the gold medal for the 27th time in the history of the biennial event. France scored 7,610.76 points to earn the silver and defending champion Canada earned the bronze with 7,522.29 points. Athletes from 31 countries participated in the tournament.

Read all of U.S. Team Wins Gold At Water Ski Worlds

Baldwin, Smith Earn August Honors

Brooke Baldwin swept titles in Girls 3 slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the GOODE Water Ski National Championships.USA Water Ski has selected Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for August. Baldwin and Smith are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of August Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

Read all of Baldwin, Smith Earn August Honors

U.S. Teams Win Can Am Challenge Titles

The U.S. Under 17 and Under 14 Water Ski Teams each won titles at the 9th Can Am Team Challenge, Aug. 26-27, at the Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill. The two-day, world-record capability event featured team competitions between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 14 Team represented each country.

Read all of U.S. Teams Win Can Am Challenge Titles

 

RSS

RSS