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In Memoriam: Dave Goode, 1955-2020

It is with a heavy heart that GOODE Skis announces the passing of its founder and president, Dave Goode. Dave, 64, died Wednesday while taking part in one of his many passions, piloting his airplane. Through his numerous technological advancements in both water skiing and snow skiing, and financial support of countless events and athletes in both sports, Dave touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them, and the sports they love, push the limits of performance.

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NSSA Team Development Grants Available

Is your team a developing show ski team that aspires to become a sustainable organization that will grow, improve and eventually compete, or one that has been out of competition for several years? If this is aligned with the goals you have set for your show ski team, then the National Show Ski Association has a special team development grant program available for you.

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Athlete List Announced For Nautique Masters

The athlete list is set for the 61st Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, presented by GM Marine Engine Technology. Tickets and accommodations are also now available for purchase, so you can gear up for an incredible weekend of competition. The event will take place behind the Ski Nautique and Super Air Nautique G23 over Memorial Day weekend at beautiful Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

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IWWF Considering Age Divisions For 70+

American Water Ski Association skiers age 70+ that register for Record tournaments are encouraged to enter them as Class L or R so that the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation will create older divisions for the 35+ Water Ski World Championships. This applies to skiers who are 70+ and like to compete in international competitions.

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Get On The Water Week, June 27-July 3

Get On The Water LogoUSA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce its inaugural Get on the Water Week will be held June 27-July 3. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, along with ski clubs across the country, will host free learn to ski events! USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is covering the cost of sanctioning and guest memberships for all ski clubs who participate in Get on the Water Week!

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Club Insurance Program Renewed For 2020

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and EPIC Entertainment & Sports are pleased to announce the renewal of the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Club Insurance Program for 2020. The program is optional and available exclusively to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports affiliated clubs in good standing.

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Normand Prevails At New Year’s Day Event

Rachel Normand (Tega Cay, S.C.) became the first female to take top honors in the 43-year history of the famous Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament. Her score of 576 points was more than double of second place, and is the fifth highest score ever. Normand is the current Senior women’s world champion, 2017 Water Ski Hall of Fame inductee and five-time world elite champion.

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Happy Holidays From USA-WSWS

On behalf of our headquarters staff and board of directors, happy holidays from USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. As a reminder, headquarters will be closed from Dec. 23-Jan. 1. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. As 2019 comes to an end, I wanted to wish you and your family the best as we head into the New Year. We worked hard over the past 12 months to make sure all of our members have the best experience possible. Our organization had some noteworthy accomplishments in 2019:

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In Memoriam: Sandy Schraft, 1945-2019

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is saddened to report the passing of Sandy Schraft. Schraft, 74, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, following a long battle with cancer. She was a beloved member of the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports family of sport disciplines for many years.

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2019 USA-WSWS Award Winners Announced

Connor PoggettoUSA Water Ski & Wake Sports and its nine sport discipline organizations are pleased to announce respective award recipients for 2019. Connor Poggetto (Carmichael, Calif.) and Lexi McCauley (Winter Haven, Fla.) have been selected USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ 2019 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The USA Adaptive Water Ski Team earned USA Water Ski & Wake Sports’ 2019 Team of the Year honors. Jeff Clark (Lakeland, Fla.) was selected as the recipient of the Award of Merit – the organization’s highest award for a volunteer.

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AWSA Rankings List Champions Announced

The American Water Ski Association is pleased to announce the 2019 AWSA Rankings List Champions. To view the top-three ranked athletes in each of AWSA's competitive divisions, click here (PDF).

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2022 FISU Worlds Awarded To Belarus

The Championships Department at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has announced that the FISU Executive Committee has attributed the 2022 FISU World University Water Ski & Wakeboard Championships to the city of Minsk, Belarus. The event is officially rewarded to the Belarus Republican Center of Physical Education and Sports for Pupils and Students, the governing body of university sports in that country. However, it will be hosted by an organizing committee that includes the NUSF, the City of Minsk and the Belarus Waterski & Wakeboard Federation, with support of the IWWF World University Commission.

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2020 U.S. Barefoot Water Ski Teams Selected

William FarrellThe American Barefoot Club, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has announced the selections to the 2020 U.S. Elite, Junior and Senior Barefoot Water Ski Teams that will compete in the 2020 Barefoot Water Ski World Championships, April 11-18, in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia.

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AWSA Announces Proposed Rule Changes

The American Water Ski Association's Rules Committee has announced the proposed rule changes for 2020 that it will recommend to the AWSA board of directors at its mid-winter board meeting on Jan. 25 in Auburndale, Fla. There will be a full report available in the board of directors’ packet for the meeting, which will also include the proposals with no action and discussion items. Proposals are not numbered at this time to avoid confusion once the full report is published. Reference any questions to the rule numbers.

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