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Malibu Open Moved To Trophy Lakes

The 2017 Malibu Open has been rescheduled for the weekend of Sept. 29-30 at Trophy Lakes Sports in John's Island, S.C., just outside Charleston. Trophy Lakes boasts a world-class slalom course and promises to be an ideal location for the long-running skiing championship. Originally scheduled for this weekend at Veteranís Park in Milwaukee, Wis., the discovery of a blue algae bloom led the Milwaukee Health Department to cancel all activity on the Milwaukee Lagoon due to health and safety concerns.

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Malibu Open Cancelled Due To Algae Bloom

The 2017 Malibu Open Water Ski Championships and Junior Malibu Open Water Ski Championships that were scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday in Milwaukee, Wis., have been cancelled, tournament organizers announced on Wednesday. The tournament had to be cancelled due to an unforeseen algae bloom at the Milwaukee Lagoon. The county pulled the permit and will not allow the event to take place.

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Krueger Wins San Marcos Night Jump

Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) won the San Marcos River Ranch Pro Night Jump Invitational on Saturday night at the San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas. Krueger jumped 208 feet in the finale in defeating Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), who jumped 201 feet, and Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), who jumped 200 feet. The event featured a $10,000 cash-prize purse.

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75th GOODE Water Ski Nationals Concludes

The 75th GOODE Water Ski National Championships concluded on Saturday at the San Marcos River Ranch in Martindale, Texas. More than 600 athletes competed in the four-day tournament. For daily recaps and complete results, visit www.waterskinationals.com.

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West Palm To Host 2019, 2020 Nationals

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce that the†2019 and 2020 Water Ski National Championships will be hosted by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. Exact dates are to be determined. The AWSA board of directors approved the bids from the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches during its summer board meeting on Aug. 8 in Martindale, Texas.

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Smith Wins Menís Slalom At Canadian Open

Nate SmithU.S. water ski athlete Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) won the menís slalom title on Sunday at the 2017 Canadian Open at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Smith scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off to take the title over Italyís Thomas Degasperi, who scored 3 buoys at 41 feet off. Great Britainís Will Asher placed third (3 buoys at 41 feet off) and U.S. athletes Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.) and Cory Vaughn (Bumpass, Va.) finished fourth (2 buoys at 41 feet off) and fifth (2 buoys at 41 feet off), respectively.

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Rodgers Wins Big Dawg Stop No. 4

U.S. water ski athlete Jeff Rodgers (Ninety Six, S.C.) won the fourth stop of the 2017 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by OíBrien, on Sunday at the Little Mountain Ski Club in Maiden, N.C. Now in its 12th season, the Big Dawg World Tour is exclusively pulled by the world-record setting Ski Nautique 200. The tour includes four qualifying stops around the globe at premier water ski venues as the top 34-mph slalom skiers who are 35+ battle it out for a spot in the Big Dawg World Tour Finals. Rodgers scored 2 buoys at 41 feet off in the head-to-head final, defeating fellow U.S. athlete and defending series champion Greg Badal (Brentwood, Calif.), who scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off.

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Athletes, Team of the Month Selected

USA Water Ski has selected Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) as its Male Athlete of the Month and Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month for July. The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team was selected Team of the Month. Garcia, Gay and the U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committeeís Best of July Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

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2017 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Selected

The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee has announced the selections for the 2017 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team. The team will compete in the 35th Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 3-10, at Choisy-le-Roi near Paris, France. The selections were made based on a pre-determined selection criteria approved by the American Water Ski Associationís board of directors.

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Canadaís Dodd Wins Vladimir Filin Memorial

Canada's Ryan Dodd won the menís jumping title on Sunday at the Vladimir Filin Memorial Moscow Pro Jump in Moscow, Russia. Some of the world's top water ski jumpers competed in the event. Dodd, the top seed for the finals, soared 247 feet on his first jump in the finals to clinch the title. Great Britain's Jack Critchley finished second (221 feet) and U.S. athlete Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) placed third (220 feet).

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IWWF Approves Doddís World Jump Record

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federationís Tournament Council has approved the pending men's world jumping record of 254 feet/77.4m set by Canadaís Ryan Dodd on July 1 at the Space Coast 3 Event Record at Stillwater Lakes in Palm Bay, Fla.

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U.S. Team Earns Silver Medal At U21 Worlds

The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team earned the overall team silver medal and five U.S. water ski athletes combined to win seven medals, including four gold, in respective events at the 8th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships, July 13-16, at the Sentosa Water Ski Club in Dnipro, Ukraine. The United States tallied 7,542.05 points in earning the silver medal for the second time in the history of the biennial event. Canada scored 7,825.40 points to win the gold medal for the first time, and Belarus tallied 7,253.26 points in securing the bronze medal. Athletes from 22 countries participated in the tournament.

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