Smith, Jaquess Win Malibu Open Titles
U.S. water ski athletes Nate Smith (McCorsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men’s and women’s slalom titles, respectively, on Saturday at the 2015 Malibu Open Festival in Milwaukee, Wis. Australia's Jacinta Carroll won women’s jumping (171 feet) and Chile's Rodrigo Miranda won men’s jumping (210 feet).
In the Junior Malibu Open, U.S. athlete Quinn Haines won Under 17 Boys' slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off) and jumping (165 feet); Canada's Jaimee Bull won Under 17 Girls' slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off), while Chile’s Valentina Gonzalez won Under 17 Girls' jumping (132 feet); Canada’s Jaret Bull won Under 21 Men slalom (1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, while Chile's Santiago Varas won Under 21 Men jumping (188 feet); U.S. athlete Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.) won Under 21 Women slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off), while Great Britain's Charlotte Wharton (151 feet) won Under 21 Women jumping.
For complete results and more information, visitwww.malibuopenfestival.com.
Nautique U.S. Open Set For Oct. 22-24
The 22nd Nautique U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, presented by Orlando Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, will be held Oct. 22-24 in central Florida. Preliminary rounds will be held Oct. 22-23 at Jack Travers' International Tournament Skiing and Sunset Lakes in Groveland, while the finals will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, on Lake Ivanhoe in Orlando. In addition, the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour Finals will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Open.
The finals of the U.S. Open and the Sweet 16 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Slalom Tour also will be broadcast via a live webcast beginning at 8 a.m. (EDT) on Oct. 24 at nautique.com.
For more information on U.S. Open registration and a daily schedule, visit nautique.com. For more information on the Big Dawg, visitnautiquebigdawg.com.
Surdej Elected New AWSA President
USA Water Ski Foundation
The USA Water Ski Foundation announced today plans to relocate the organization’s Headquarters, Hall of Fame and Museum to the city of Auburndale’s Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. Plans include the building of a wakeboard cable park and water ski complex to accommodate multiple disciplines of towed water sports. Click here to read the press release from today's announcement: http://www.usawaterskifoundation.org/…
Visit Central Florida Aktion Parks Fantasy of Flight
Krueger Sets Ski Fly Record At 312 Feet
GOODE Water Ski Nationals On As Planned
Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., suffered serious damage from a tornado on Monday, but Tournament Director Charlotte Melchers of the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches confirmed Tuesday morning that she had spoken with county officials and the 73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships will go on as planned next week. The Nationals will be held Aug. 11-15. To read an article from The Pam Beach Post on the two tornadoes that touched down in West Palm Beach on Monday, click here.
More than 600 athletes in respective age divisions and two Open divisions will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament. For results and additional information throughout the tournament, visitwww.waterskinationals.com.
Regina Jaquess Breaks Regional OW Record
Regina set the Southern Region Tournament Championship Girls 1 Slalom Record at Twin Oaks Lakes in Paducah, KY twenty one years ago…in 1994. That was also a National Slalom Record.
Twenty one years later, back in Paducah again, she broke the Open Women Southern Regional Slalom record by scoring 1 @ 41’ off. The previous record was held by Kristi Overton of 2 @ 39.5’ off and was set fifteen years ago at the 2000 Regionals. Regina also broke the Open Women Overall Regional record this year.
U.S. Team Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Games