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2014 Southern Regional Championships scorebook for day 3 in beautiful downtown Tuscaloosa AL.

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2014 Southern Regional Championships Results Are On Water Ski Results Live

The event scoring is being sent to the Water Ski Results webpage and can be viewed on your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.

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U.S. Junior Water Ski Team Selected

Brooke BaldwinThe American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee has announced the selections for the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team. The selections were made following the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team Trials, June 28-29, at Cedar Creek Ski Park in Elkins, Ark.

Left-to-right: Julianna Boskus, Brooke Baldwin, Nick Lang and Anna Gay.Athletes selected to the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team that will compete in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Jan. 8-11, 2015, in Lima, Peru, were: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Julianna Boskus (Elkins, Ark.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), and Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.).

Selected as alternates were (alphabetical order): Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.) and Zach Montavon (Dixon, Ill.).

Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) will be the coach, Jody Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) will serve as team captain, and Dr. Marc Aiken (Johnson City, Tenn.) will be the team physician.

In addition to the coveted world team title, athletes from more than 25 countries will compete for individual medals in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the Junior Worlds. The United States has won the world team title in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012. France won in 1998 and 2006. Canada won in 2004.

Clarifications, Questions, and Answers for Light Lines

There still appears to be confusion regarding light lines. Light lines are tournament-supplied at the option of the local organizing club, with approval of the Chief Judge or Technical Controller (depending on classification). Skiers cannot show up at the tournament starting dock with their own light lines to be used.
Light Lines Frequently Asked Questions:


1. Are light lines tournament-supplied or skier-supplied?

Answer: Light lines are tournament-supplied. They may not be skier-supplied.

2. Can a skier bring his or her own rope?

Answer: No, skiers may not bring their own ropes, but if the tournament is aware and a line is brought ahead of time, it can be considered the tournament line.

3. If a line is brought in advance for consideration as the tournament line, how much time in advance of the event must it be delivered so that it can be measured?

Answer: That’s up to the Chief Judge or Technical Controller, if they want to allow this.

4. If the skier-supplied rope is long (nearing the tolerance), should the skier be allowed to use it if it’s anticipated that the rope may go out of tolerance?

Answer: That’s up to the Chief Judge or Technical Controller. The Chief Judge or Technical Controller can decide to not use any rope, at their discretion.

5. If the tournament accepts the skier’s rope, are other skiers entitled to use it?

Answer: Yes, that rope is then considered “tournament-supplied” and needs to stay for the whole tournament, for any competitor in an eligible division to use. (Eligible divisions include B1, B2, G1, G2, and W6-11.)

6. Does the tournament accept responsibility if the rope comes apart or breaks, injuring a skier that uses the rope during the event?

Answer: Yes, since that rope is the tournament-supplied rope. The Chief Judge or Technical Controller has the ultimate say in whether to use the rope or not. An old rope may appear to be acceptable, however, the ultimate tension load has decreased a lot and may break under normal loads. Never use a rope that has or had a knot in it because it can become 50% less manufacturer specification and could break at the knot.

7. How is a Chief Judge or Technical Controller supposed to identify a light rope, especially given that MasterLine is now selling an “intermediate rope”?

Answer: Light/Jr Rope: 5 mm (approx. 3/16”) Poly-Pro 8 strand (40 Yarns per strand) that can be used up to 35 off only, the tension load is approx. 1,000# which should be used for B1, G1 only and in Class C or E only.

Intermediate/Mid Jr Rope: 8 mm (approx. 5/16”) 12 Strand (40 Yarns per strand) that can be used up to 38 off only, the tension load is approx. 1,500# which can be used for B1, B2, G1, G2, W6 and above only in Class C or E. (Currently do not have anything in IWWF allowing this rope to be used in Class L)

Standard Slalom Rope: 12mm - 10 mm (approx. 3/8”) 16 strand (40 Yarns per strand). All rope length and the specification meets AWSA/IWWF rules and can be used for all divisions and classes.

However, at this time there is no rule specified for the rope dimension (max take off for the light/Jr ropes), it was the rope manufacture and Technical Committee intent that the Light Line (5mm) NOT be used for anything shorter than 35 off due to the loads being applied. The Mid Rope (8mm) is being made for use down to 39 ½ off. However we have only done studies up to 38 off at this time.

8. What is the rule regarding tow lines?

Answer: See Rule 8.04 regarding tow lines.

9. What optional ropes can be used?

Answer: The optional ropes that can be used are a 23m non-segmented rope (jump line), light line, or mid line. Skiers do not have to use any of these lines.

10. If a skier reaches a light line’s shortest option, can he change ropes to finish his run?

Answer: No, his run is over.

11. Are light lines allowed for E, L, & R events?

Answer: See above Question 7.

Thank you,
AWSA Rules and Technical Committees

7 U.S. Athletes Win Junior U.S. Open Titles

Lauren Morgan won the Women's jumping title.Seven U.S. water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 14th annual Lake Dwellers Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 7-8, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark. The two-round, world-record capability event featured Men and Women divisions (ages 17 to 21), in addition to Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

U.S. athletes winning titles were: Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Girls' slalom (1 buoy at 38 feet off); Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Boys' jumping (179 feet) and slalom (3 buoys at 38 feet off); Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Girls' jumping (120 feet) and overall (2,597.7 points); Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Boys' tricks (6,950 points) and overall (2,967.0 points); Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.), Women's jumping (167 feet); Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.), Men's tricks (9,120 points); and K.C. Wilson (Winter Springs, Fla.), Men's slalom (5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).

Other athletes winning titles were: Giannina Bonnemann (Germany), Women's tricks (8,170 points) and overall (2,860.2 points); Taryn Grant (Canada), Women's slalom (3 buoys at 38 feet off); Martin Kolman (Czech Republic), Men's jumping (202 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points); and Neilly Ross (Cananda), Girls' tricks (7,630 points).

For complete results, click here (PDF).

Jaquess Sets Pending World Record

Regina Jaquess owns the current women's world slalom record of 3 buoys at 41 feet off.U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) set a pending women’s world slalom record of 3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off on Saturday at the 2014 Big Dawg Warm-up 1 at Cedar Ridge Lakes in Canton, Miss.

If approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council, the record will eclipse the current record of 3 buoys at 41 feet off set by Jaquess at the 2014 Cedar Ridge Record at Cedar Ridge Lakes in Canton, Miss.

Parrish, Jaquess Win Atlanta Titles

Chris Parrish scores 3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals.U.S. water ski athletes Chris Parrish (Orlando, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men's and women's pro slalom titles, respectively, on Monday at the third annual Malibu ProAm Atlanta at Whitestone Lake Estates in Talking Rock, Ga.

The tournament matched professional slalom skiers against one another as well as amateur water skiers that competed against their AWSA scoring average.

Parrish scored 3-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals to clinch the men’s title over Great Britain’s Will Asher (3 buoys at 41 feet off). Jaquess scored a ½-buoy at 41 feet off in the finals to secure the women’s title over Canada’s Whitney McClintock (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).

For complete scores, click here.

Lang, Soven Win Titles At 55th Masters

Erika Lang won her first career Masters' tricks title.U.S. athletes Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Phillip Soven (Longwood, Fla.) won titles in respective events at the 55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, presented by Nautique, May 24-25, on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

For the second time in the past three years, USA Water Ski and the United States Olympic Committee selected the Masters as an Operation Gold event. In addition to the cash-prize purse offered by Nautique, U.S. athletes competing in slalom, tricks, jumping and wakeboarding were awarded an additional $2,500 for first place, $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place and $1,000 for fourth place via the Operation Gold program.

Lang won her first career Masters' women's tricks title, scoring a Robin Lake course record of 9,530 points. Natallia Berdnikava (Belarus) finished second with 9,520 points (tying her previous course record). Whitney McClintock (Canada) placed third with 8,980 points and Clementine Lucine (France) was fourth with 7,420 points. In men's tricks, Pierre Ballon (France) won his first career Masters’ title, scoring 11,590 points. Defending champion Aliaksei Zharnasek (Belarus) placed second, scoring 11,420 points, U.S. athlete Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas) was third with 9,680 points and Josh Briant (Australia) was fourth with 7,910 points.

Soven won the men's wakeboarding title, scoring 96.67 points. Rusty Malinoski (Canada) placed second with 95.33 points, followed by Harley Clifford (Australia) with 94.00 points and Dean Smith (Australia) with 80.67 points. In women's wakeboarding, Amber Wing (Australia) won the title, scoring 88.0 points. U.S. athlete Dallas Friday (Orlando, Fla.) placed second, scoring 84.67 points, followed by Bec Gange (Australia) with 82.33 points and U.S. athlete Meagan Ethell (Orlando, Fla.) with 71.00 points.

In women's slalom, McClintock won her first career Masters’ slalom title with a score of 3-1/2 buoys at 39-/2 feet off, tying the course record set in the elimination round by U.S. athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), the two-time defending champion who finished second with a score of 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. U.S. athlete April Coble-Eller (Lillington, N.C.) placed third with a score of 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off and Nicole Arthur (Great Britain) was fourth with a score of 3 buoys at 38 feet off. In men's slalom, Thomas Degasperi (Italy) won his first career Masters’ title with a score of 3 buoys at 41 feet off, followed by U.S. athlete Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.) with a score of a ½-buoy at 41 feet off, Aaron Larkin (New Zealand) placed third with a score of 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off and defending champion Will Asher (Great Britain) was fourth with a score of 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off.

In men's jumping, Ryan Dodd (Canada) won his second career Masters’ title with a distance of 223 feet/68.0 meters. U.S. athlete Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.), the defending champion, finished second with a distance of 218 feet/66.3 meters. Bojan Schipner (Germany) placed third with a distance of 217 feet/66.0 meters and U.S. athlete Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.) was fourth with a distance of 215 feet/65.5 meters. In women's jumping, Jacinta Carroll (Australia) won the title for the second consecutive year with a distance of 182 feet/55.4 meters. Berdnikava placed second with a distance of 178 feet/54.3 meters, followed by Jutta Lammi (Finland) with a distance of 175 feet/53.4 meters and Marion Mathieu (France) with a distance of 169 feet/51.5 meters.

For complete results, visit www.masterswaterski.com

3 U.S. Athletes Win Junior Masters' Titles

MastersU.S. water ski athletes Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.) won titles in respective events Friday at the 22nd Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament, presented by Nautique, on Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Baldwin won the Junior Women's overall title, scoring 2,845.5 points. Italy’s Alice Bagnoli finished second with 2,662.1 points and U.S. athlete Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas) placed third with 2,574.5 points. In Junior Men's overall, Dorien Llewellyn (Austria) won the title for the second consecutive year, scoring 2,910.3 points. Gianmarco Pajni (Italy) finished second with 2,559.1 points and U.S. athlete Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) placed third with 2,503.3 points.

Gay won the Junior Women's tricks title for the second consecutive year, scoring 7,330 points. Baldwin finished runner-up with 6,670 points and Bagnoli placed third with 6,310 points. In Junior Men's tricks, Danylo Filchenko (Ukraine) won the title, scoring 8,970 points, followed by Pajni (defending champion) with 8,790 points and Robledo Santiago (Colombia) with 8,300 points.

Dumala won the Junior Women's slalom title, scoring 2 buoys at 38 feet off. Geneva Roach (Canada) finished second with a score of 4 buoys at 35 feet off and U.S. athlete Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.) placed third with a score of 3 buoys at 38 feet off. In Junior Men's slalom, Brando Caruso (Italy) won the title after two run-offs with Eamon Van Der Merwe (South Africa). After both competitors tied the Robin Lake course record for Junior Men's slalom with scores of 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in regulation and the first runoff, Caruso won the title with a score of 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to Van Der Merwe's 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the second run-off. Llewellyn placed third with a score of ½-buoy at 39-1/2 feet off.

In Junior Women's jumping, Mara Salmina (Austria) won the title with a distance of 139 feet/42.5 meters. Grathwohl finished second with a distance of 120 feet/36.7 meters and Chile’s Valentia Gonzalez (118 feet/36.1 meters) placed third. In Junior Men's jumping, Llewellyn won the title for the second consecutive year with a distance of 175 feet/53.2 meters. U.S. athletes Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Garcia placed second and third, respectively, with distances of 173 feet/52.8 meters and 157 feet/48.0 meters.

For complete results, visit www.masterswaterski.com

Sunset Lakes MLCQ Trick Videos Have Been Uploaded To Water Ski Results Live

The Trick videos for the Sunset Lakes _ MLCQ have been uploaded to the Water Ski Results webpage and can be viewed on your smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.

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More Q&Ps Posted For 35+ Worlds

Qualifications and Procedures for the new 65+ division as well as the wild card entries for the 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships are now available to download. The 35+ Worlds will be held Oct. 8-12 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. To read and download the 65+ division Q&Ps, click here (PDF). To read and download the Wild Card Q&Ps, click here (PDF).

Read all of More Q&Ps Posted For 35+ Worlds

IWWF Approves Krueger's World Record

Krueger set the record on May 1 at the Isles Jump Jam 4 in Winter Garden, Fla.The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Tournament Council has approved U.S. water ski athlete Freddy Krueger's pending men's world jumping record of 250 feet (76.2 meters). Krueger set the mark on May 1 at the Isles Jump Jam 4 at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla. "I knew right away this one was big," said Krueger. "Jump of a lifetime!" To view a video, click here.

The distance surpasses the former record of 247 feet (75.2 meters) set by Krueger in November 2008 at the McCormick Fall Open in Seffner, Fla.

Krueger is coming off a 2013 season in which he won nine major titles. He started off his 2014 campaign in March by winning the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, and the IWWF Water Ski World Cup event in Mandurah, Australia. 

Five U.S. Teams Win Gold At Pan Ams

Regina Jaquess won gold medals in Women's slalom, jumping and overall.Five U.S water ski teams – Elite, Under 21, Under 17, Over 35 and Over 45 – competing in the 2014 Pan American Water Ski Championships earned overall team gold medals at the biennial event, April 14-19, at Club Los Lagartos in Bogota, Colombia. The U.S. Under 13 Water Ski Team earned the overall team silver medal. Athletes on the six U.S. teams combined to earn 63 individual medals, including 23 of a possible 48 gold medals. In addition, in composite team scoring (among all teams/divisions), the United States had the top score with 45,534 points. Canada was runner-up with 31,720 points, and Colombia was third with 25,068 points.

The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,667.6 points. Chile earned the silver medal with 6,748.6 points and Canada earned the bronze medal with 6,176.6 points in the nine-team field. Members of the U.S. Elite Team were: Caroline Hensley (Hixson, Tenn.), Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.).

Erika Lang won the gold medal in Women's tricks.Jaquess won gold medals in Women’s slalom (4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off), jumping (146 feet/44.4 meters) and overall (2,914.2 points), and earned the silver medal in tricks (7,990 points); Lang won the gold medal in Women’s tricks (8,740 points) and bronze medals in slalom (4 buoys at 35 feet off) and overall (2,187.7 points); Hensley earned silver medals in Women’s slalom (5 buoys at 38 feet off), jumping (141 feet/43.0 meters) and overall (2,574.0 points); Pickos won the gold medal in Men’s tricks (9,990 points); Smith won the gold medal in Men’s slalom (3 buoys at 41 feet off); and Worden earned the silver medal in Open Men jumping (201 feet/61.2 meters).

The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 7,385.7 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,336.6 points and Mexico earned the bronze medal with 3,980.7 points in the eight-team field. Members of the U.S. 17 to 20 Team were: Steven Brooks (Canyon Lake, Calif.), Sam Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), Makayla Haw (Rio Linda, Calif.) and Ellie Horton (Moorpark, Calif.).

Haw won gold medals in Women’s slalom (4 buoys at 35 feet off) and jumping (132 feet/40.1 meters), and earned the silver medal in overall (2,544.5 points); Horton won the gold medal in Women’s tricks (6,460 points) and overall (2,591.5 points), and earned bronze medals in slalom (0 buoys at 28 feet off) and jumping (115 feet/35.2 meters); Greenwood earned the silver medal in overall (2,166.2 points) and bronze medals in tricks (4,000 points) and jumping (161 feet/49.2 meters); and Brooks earned the bronze medal in Men’s overall (2021.1 points).

The U.S. Under 17 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,090.7 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,157.0 points and Colombia earned the bronze medal with 5,212.2 points in the eight-team field. Members of the U.S. Under 17 Team were: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.).

Brooke Baldwin won the gold medal in Girls' overall.Lang won gold medals in Boys’ tricks (7,030 points), jumping (171 feet) and overall (2,984.4 points), and the silver medal in slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off); Baldwin won the gold medal in Girls’ overall (2,632.3 points); Garcia earned the silver medal in Boys’ jumping (162 feet) and the bronze medal in overall (2,486.4 points); and Gay earned the silver medal in Girls’ tricks (6,900 points) and the bronze medal in slalom (1 buoy at 35 feet off).

The U.S. Over 35 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 7,287.3 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 4,103.1 points and Argentina earned the bronze medal with 3,939.0 points in the eight-team field. Members of the U.S. Over 35 Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Chris Eller (Lillington, N.C.), Julie Krueger (Santa Fe, Texas) and Kelly Zoellner (Edinburg, Ill.).

Baldwin won the gold medal in Women’s jumping (122 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points), and earned silver medals in slalom (1-1/2 buoys at 32 feet off) and tricks (3,450 points); Zoellner earned the silver medal in Women’s jumping (117 feet) and overall (2,430.0 points), and the bronze medal in tricks (2,610 points); and Eller earned silver medals in Men’s jumping (138 feet) and overall (2,356.7 points).

The U.S. Over 45 Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal, scoring 8,105.4 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 4,701.3 points and Colombia earned the bronze medal with 2,768.7 points in the eight-team field. Members of the U.S. Over 45 Team were: Connie Bergmark (San Diego, Calif.), Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas) and Kirby Whetsel (Manchester, Tenn.).

Krueger swept gold medals in Women’s slalom (5 buoys at 32 feet off), tricks (2,800 points), jumping (106 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points); Koenig earned silver medals in Women’s tricks 2,680 points), jumping (94 feet) and overall (2,534.8 points), and the bronze medal in slalom (1 buoy at 28 feet off); Bergmark earned the silver medal in Women’s slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 28 feet off) and bronze medals in tricks (2,290 points), jumping (91 feet) and overall (2,295.5 points); and Whetsel won the gold medal in Men’s jumping (141 feet) and earned the silver medal in overall (1,899.4 points).

The U.S. Under 13 Water Ski Team earned the overall team silver medal, scoring 5,747.2 points. Argentina won the gold medal with 6,310.1 points and Colombia earned the bronze medal with 5,563.4 points in the eight-team field. Members of the U.S. Under 13 Team were: Kristen Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Craig Bryans (Acworth, Ga.), Bailey Grathwohl (McQueeney, Texas) and Griffin Stange (Sherman, Texas).

Baldwin won gold medals in Girls’ jumping (96 feet) and overall (2,930.23 points), and earned silver medals in slalom (4 buoys at 32 feet off) and tricks (4,090 points); Grathwohl earned the silver medal in Girls’ jumping (70 feet) and the bronze medal in overall (1,662.74 points); and Bryans earned the bronze medal in Boys’ jumping (70 feet).

The team staff consisted of Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.), manager; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), coach – Elite and Under 21 teams; Chris Travers (Groveland, Fla.), coach – Under 13, Under 17, Over 35 and Over 45 teams; and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas), physician.

For slalom, tricks and jumping results, click here. For compiled individual overall and team results, click here (PDF).

Complete History of National Records for AWSA Water Ski Tournaments Since 1947 to current Revision 1.6 is now Available.

A complete list of the National Records for AWSA tournaments has been compiled by Jeff Clark is available in the History section of the website. The list goes back to the earliest records available from 1947 when only men and women competed through to the current age divisions. The data was gleaned from the minutes of board meetings, Water Skier magazines and letters of approval from the Chairmen of the Technical Committee over the years Ed Brazil, Bob Corson, Dave Clark, Gene Davis and Jerry Jackson and various other sources and approved by the AWSA President. 

Complete AWSA Tournament Forms Package Version 1.9.14 Is Now Available For Download

Version 1.9.14 of the AWSA Essential Tools package, a complete package of all of the administrative forms, Rulebooks (AWSA & IWWF), program manuals, officials applications, and officials’ event Judging and Scorers forms has been assembled into one comprehensive package that requires only a one click download for Judges, Scorers and tournament sponsors to use by Jeff Clark.

Included in the package are all of the Judging and Scoring forms for Slalom and Jumping events in both a manual (hand written) format and in a computer oriented “cut and paste” format so that you can prepare all of the forms for these events in a much easier fashion

The complete packet is located on the Florida Water Ski Federation Website http://floridawaterskifederation.org/links/ -  in the “Links” section.

IWWF Posts Bulletin # 1 For 2014 35+ Worlds At Sunset Lakes

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has posted Bulletin # 1 for the 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships which will be held Oct. 8-12 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla.

To view Bulletin # 1 click here

Krueger, Lang Win Moomba Masters' Titles

Freddy Krueger won the men's jumping title for the second consecutive year.U.S. water ski athletes Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won titles in respective events at the 54th Moomba Masters, March 7-10, in Melbourne, Australia.

Krueger won the men's jumping title for the second consecutive year, soaring 215 feet (65.5 meters) in the finals. Germany's Bojan Schipner (214 feet/65.2 meters) finished second and U.S. athlete Zack Worden (Deltona, Fla.) placed third (209 feet/63.6 meters). Krueger also won the Moomba Masters' men's night jumping competition for the second consecutive year with a distance of 205 feet.

Erika Lang won the women's tricks title for the second consecutive year.Lang won the women's tricks title for the second consecutive year, scoring 8,670 points in the finals. Belarus' Natallia Berdnikava finished second with 8,520 points and Canada's Whitney McClintock was third with 8,350 points.

In other events, McClintock won women's slalom, scoring 4 buoys at 38 feet off. Australia's Emma Sheers finished second (1-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off) and U.S. athlete April Coble-Eller (Lillington, N.C.) placed third (1 buoys at 38 feet off). Australia's Jacinta Carroll won women’s jumping with a distance of 174 feet (52.9 meters). Berdnikava finished second (172 feet/52.3 meters) and France's Marion Mathieu (165 feet/50.2 meters) placed third. U.S. athlete Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) placed fifth (159 feet/48.6 meters). Italy's Thomas Degasperi won men's slalom, scoring 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. New Zealand’'s Aaron Larkin finished second (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and U.S. athlete Brian Detrick (Elk Grove, Calif.) placed third (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off). U.S. athlete and defending champion Chris Parrish (Orlando, Fla.) placed eighth (0 buoys at 35 feet off). In men's tricks, Australia's Josh Briant won the title, scoring 10,600 points. U.S. athlete Jimmy Siemers (Round Rock, Texas) finished second with 10,010 points and France's Pierre Ballon was third with 9,840 points. 

Complete results can be found by visiting: http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/14AUS326/.

Three U.S. athletes also won respective titles at the 2014 Junior Moomba Masters, March 5-6, in Melbourne. Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won girls' tricks and overall, Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas) won girls' slalom and Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) won boys' jumping. Results of the Junior Moomba Masters were based on a two-round scoring total and can be viewed by visiting http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/14AUS325/.

Austin won girls' slalom, scoring 4 buoys at 32 feet off in the first round and 2-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off in the second round. Lang (4-1/2 at 32 feet off/1 at 35 feet off) finished runner-up and Australia's Stephanie Griffiths (3 at 32 feet off/4-1/2 at 32 feet off) was third. U.S. athlete Jenna Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) placed fourth (3 at 32 off/4 at 28 off).

Lang won girls' tricks for the fourth consecutive year at the Junior Moomba Masters, scoring 5,300 points in the first round and 8,220 points in the second round. Malaysia's Aaliyah Yoong-Hanifah (5,600 points/5,920 points) finished second and Australia's Katelyn Miller (4,000 points/4,520 points) was third. Austin and Morgan placed sixth and eighth, respectively.

Lang also won girls' overall for the second consecutive year, tallying 2,931.03 points. Griffiths placed second with 2,183.04 points and Miller was third with 2,113.02 points. Morgan (2,091.77 points) placed fifth. In girls’ jumping, Griffiths won the title with distances of 116 feet and 119 feet. Lang placed second with distances of 114 feet and 110 feet. New Zealand's Jasmine Hiini was third with distances of 108 feet and 107 feet. Morgan (102 feet/101 feet) placed sixth.

Garcia won boys' jumping with distances of 176 feet and 179 feet. Australia's Josh Briant finished runner-up with distances of 160 feet and 169 feet. U.S. athlete Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) placed third with distances of 169 feet and 157 feet.

In boys' tricks, Briant (10,150 points/11,200 points) won the title, followed by Nick Lang with 6,680 points/7,160 points, and Australia's Adam Potts (5,850 points/6,490 points). Garcia (4,860 points/4510 points) placed fifth. In boys' slalom, Briant won the title with scores of 2 at 38 off and ½ at 38 off. Australia's Craig Jeude placed second with scores of 3 at 35 off and 2 at 38 off, and Garcia was third with scores of 1 at 38 off and 3-1/2 at 35 off. Lang placed fifth with scores of 1 at 35 off and 3 at 35 off. Briant also won the boys' overall title tallying 2,910.14 points. Lang placed second with 2,435.79 points and Garcia was third with 2,411.20 points.

U.S. Athletes Win Junior Moomba Titles

Erika Lang won titles in girls' tricks and overall.U.S. water ski athletes Bailey Austin (Buda, Texas), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) won titles in respective events Thursday at the 2014 Junior Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia. Five U.S. athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the annual event held on the Yarra River. For complete results, click here.

Placement in the Junior Moomba Masters is based on a two-round scoring total. Lang won girls' tricks and overall, Austin won girls' slalom and Garcia won boys' jumping.

Austin won girls' slalom, scoring 4 buoys at 32 feet off in the first round and 2-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off in the second round. Lang (4-1/2 at 32 feet off/1 at 35 feet off) finished runner-up and Australia's Stephanie Griffiths (3 at 32 feet off/4-1/2 at 32 feet off) was third. U.S. athlete Jenna Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) placed fourth (3 at 32 off/4 at 28 off).

Garcia won boys' jumping with distances of 176 feet and 179 feet. Australia's Josh Briant finished runner-up with distances of 160 feet and 169 feet. U.S. athlete Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) placed third with distances of 169 feet and 157 feet.

Lang won girls' tricks for the fourth consecutive year, scoring 5,300 points in the first round and 8,220 points in the second round. Malaysia's Aaliyah Yoong-Hanifah (5,600 points/5,920 points) finished second and Australia's Katelyn Miller (4,000 points/4,520 points) was third. Austin and Morgan placed sixth and eighth, respectively.

Lang also won girls' overall for the second consecutive year, tallying 2,931.03 points. Griffiths placed second with 2,183.04 points and Miller was third with 2,113.02 points. Morgan (2,091.77 points) placed fifth.

In girls’ jumping, Griffiths won the title with distances of 116 feet and 119 feet. Lang placed second with distances of 114 feet and 110 feet. New Zealand's Jasmine Hiini was third with distances of 108 feet and 107 feet. Morgan (102 feet/101 feet) placed sixth.

In boys' tricks, Briant (10,150 points/11,200 points) won the title, followed by Nick Lang with 6,680 points/7,160 points, and Australia's Adam Potts (5,850 points/6,490 points). Garcia (4,860 points/4510 points) placed fifth.

In boys' slalom, Briant won the title with scores of 2 at 38 off and ½ at 38 off. Australia's Craig Jeude placed second with scores of 3 at 35 off and 2 at 38 off, and Garcia was third with scores of 1 at 38 off and 3-1/2 at 35 off. Nick Lang placed fifth with scores of 1 at 35 off and 3 at 35 off.

Briant also won the boys' overall title tallying 2,910.14 points. Nick Lang placed second with 2,435.79 points and Garcia was third with 2,411.20 points.

For more information, visit www.moombamasters.com.au

Membership Growth Winners Announced

UCanSki2 hosted 13 Basic Skills Clinics in 2013. Photo by JD Diamond PhotographyUSA Water Ski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Membership & Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contest. The contest encouraged the USA Water Ski membership and sport discipline organizations to get more people on the water and affiliate with USA Water Ski.

"Membership is the life’s blood of every national governing body," said Bob Crowley, USA Water Ski's executive director. "We are constantly asking what we can do to stimulate membership growth to ensure the long-term viability of the association and of the sport. We count on our clubs and people in all parts of the country to promote participation and ultimately membership with USA Water Ski. We congratulate all of the members and clubs who helped increase growth and participation in 2013, and we look forward to continuing the initiative in 2014."

The respective challenges and winners from 2013 were as follows:

1. AWSA Regional Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged the five regions of the American Water Ski Association to see how many new members they could bring to USA Water Ski. Members had to be registered in the Active (Full Active, Family Active or Under 25) or GrassRoots categories. The Midwest Region – consisting of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin – brought in a high of 334 new members and will receive an incentive bonus of $200 to be used as the region determines.

2. Club Membership Growth Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged all of its 600 USA Water Ski clubs to see which club could enroll the most new USA Water Ski members in 2013. Members had to be registered in the Active (Full Active, Family Active or Under 25) or GrassRoots categories. The Aquanut Water Shows (Twin Lakes, Wis.) brought in 44 new members and will receive a free club membership for 2014 and a $100 donation to be used as the club determines.

3. Club Sanctioning Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged all of its affiliated clubs to see which one could host the most sanctioned events in three separate categories – Basic Skills clinics; stand-alone GrassRoots tournaments; and Officials' clinics. UCanSki2 (Winter Haven, Fla.) hosted 13 Basic Skills Clinics; the Berkeley Water Ski Club (Berkeley, Calif.) hosted 12 stand-alone GrassRoots events; and the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, Fla.) hosted seven officials’ clinics. Each club will receive $100 to be used toward sanctioning fees for 2014.

4. Collegiate Challenge: USA Water Ski challenged its collegiate clubs – this included clubs with the National Collegiate Water Ski Association and the registered collegiate clubs through USA Wakeboard – to promote membership. The University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) Water Ski and Wakeboard Team brought in 38 new members and will receive a complimentary USA Water Ski membership for 2014 and a $100 donation to be used as the team determines.

AWSEF Announces Rebranding Initiatives

USA-WSFWith the goal of developing an innovative and contemporary brand identity within the water sport industry, the American Water Ski Educational Foundation is rebranding itself with a new name, logo, mission and set of strategic objectives. Formally launched Jan. 25 at USA Water Ski's annual awards banquet, the Foundation is now officially known as the USA Water Ski Foundation. With a complete rebrand and more contemporary logo, the Foundation demonstrates it’s repositioning for the future and new strategic vision.

The Foundation's headquarters is home to the sport's national governing body, USA Water Ski, which governs nine sport discipline organizations and is an official member of United States Olympic Committee. The Foundation also houses the Water Ski Museum and Hall of Fame, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Hall of Fame and a record-capability water ski lake. The building is located off of Florida’s I-4, halfway between Tampa and Orlando, and serves as an attraction in the central Florida area.

"The rebranding initiative will help us better articulate what we do and how we serve the towed water sports community and also be complementary to the national governing body,” said Tracy Mattes, USA Water Ski Foundation's executive director.

Along with the new logo and rebranding, the Foundation has a new four-year strategic plan in place. The leadership of the Foundation joined with industry leaders, elite athletes, and water ski and wake sports enthusiasts to create a new four-year strategic plan for the Foundation.

"We are confident that this set of strategic initiatives, which reflects thoughtful development and planning, synthesizes the most important aspirations of the USA Water Ski Foundation and provides a solid foundation to set goals, establish benchmarks, and express a clear vision and road map for our future," said Paul Chapin, USA Water Ski Foundation's president.

"We have entered into a new era of friendship and cooperation between the USA Water Ski and the Foundation as we work more closely together to achieve our common goals. Stronger and more united we take steps forward into an exciting future," Mattes said. "We believe our Foundation will serve as a wonderful vehicle to expand involvement in our sport and provide a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative outreach and educational programs. As we continue honoring, preserving, fostering and sharing the living history of water skiing and all tow-able water sports through our museum and Hall of Fame, it seems fitting that this launch falls on the historic 75th Anniversary year of organized water skiing. This is a pivotal moment in our Foundation's history.” 

Southern Region Officials for the 2014 Regionals and Nationals Chosen
The Council has made their selections for officials for the 2014 Southern Regional Championships being held at Lymanland USA in Duncanville, AL and the 2014 National Championships being held at San Marcos River Ranch in TX Congratulations to all that have been selected and the list of those that have been chosen to represent the Southern Region is located in the Judges Info section of the website.

Schedule Released For AWSA Nationals
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The tournament schedule for the 72nd GOODE Water Ski National Championships has been released. The 2014 GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be held Aug. 11-16 at the San Marcos River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas. The tournament will be hosted by the San Marcos River Ranch and conducted by the American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski. To view and download the schedule, click here (PDF).

More than 600 of the top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the six-day tournament.

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 Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.

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.

In addition to the Nationals, the San Marcos River Ranch also will host the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, presented by O'Brien, as well as the inaugural Lady Big Dawg. Qualifying rounds for the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, with the finals to be held at night under the lights on Friday, Aug. 15. The 16-skier inaugural Lady Big Dawg will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, prior to the Big Dawg finals. Qualifying information, rules and more information on the Lady Big Dawg will be announced soon.

New Requirement For "R" Tournaments

This message is to notify all IWWF Federations of a rule change requiring a new operational procedure. The IWWF Tournament Council is requiring that all Record Capability (R) tournaments be registered with the IWWF 30 days before the date of the tournament. The link for registration is on the IWWF website (www.iwwfed.com) in the left column under tournament sanction forms. The 30-day requirement becomes effective March 1, 2014.

Please begin the registration procedures as soon as possible. Since a calendar is produced through this registration, optionally Ranking List (L) tournaments may be registered as well so as to be on the special R tournament calendar.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please email Bob Corson at bcorson@comcast.net.

To log in to the World Administration Site go to: http://www.iwsftournament.com/WorldAdmin/. Select your Federation from the drop down and enter your password.

2014 35+ Water Ski Teams Selected

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the athletes selected to the 2014 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team, the 2014 U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team, and the 2014 U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team. The U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team will compete in the 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Oct. 8-12, at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. The U.S. 35-44 and 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championship Teams will compete in the 2014 Pan American Water Ski Championships, April 14-20 in Bogota, Colombia. The American Water Ski Association International Activities Committee's 35+ Sub-Committee selected the teams.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Women 35-44; Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44; Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.), Men 35-44; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas); Women 45-54; Hutch Haines (Avon, Conn.), Men 45-54; Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Women 55-64; Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55-64; and Curtis Rabe (Orlando, Fla.), Men 55-64. The 2012 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and eight U.S. team members combined to earn 23 individual medals in respective events at the 2012 World 35+ Water Ski Championships in Chapala, Mexico. Canada earned the silver medal and Great Britain earned the bronze medal at the biennial event.

The 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships also will feature for the first time a 65+ category for men and women. However, these athletes will compete for individual medals only; they will not contribute to team scores. There is no qualification required for the 65+ category (other than a score in the national, confederation or world rankings’ lists – proof to be provided on registration). The registration deadline is April 30. Athletes with questions or who would like for their name to be added to the information mailing list should contact Gus Johnson at gusjohnson1@netzero.net.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team are: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Chris Eller (Lillington, N.C.), Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.) and Kelly Zoellner (Edinburg, Ill.). The U.S. 35-44 Pan American Water Ski Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and team members combined to earn 15 individual medals at the 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team are: Connie Bergmark (San Diego, Calif.), Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.) and Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas) and Kirby Whetsell (Manchester, Tenn.). The U.S. 45+ Pan American Water Ski Championships Team won the overall team gold medal and team members combined to earn 15 individual medals at the 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships.

The team staff for the Pan American Water Ski Championships will consist of Bob Schouten (Alexander City, Ala.), manager; Jim Grew (Winter Haven, Fla.), assistant team manager; Chris Travers (Groveland, Fla.), coach; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), coach; and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas), physician.

U.S. Wins World Team Gold Medal

The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and four U.S. water ski athletes combined to win five individual gold medals in respective events at the 33rd Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 26-Dec. 1, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile. The United States tallied 8,248.66 points in winning the gold medal for the 26th time in the history of the biennial event. Canada scored 7,762.91 points to earn the silver medal and France earned the bronze medal with 7,759.43 points. Athletes from 32 countries participated in the tournament. It is the first time since the 2007 Worlds that the United States has won the world team gold medal. Canada won the gold medal in 2009 and Belarus won the gold medal in 2011.

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AWSA Approves Four Towboats For 2014

Four competition towboats from four manufacturers have been approved to pull athletes in American Water Ski Association-sanctioned tournaments in 2014. The American Water Ski Association (AWSA) is one of nine sport discipline organizations of USA Water Ski.

Towboats approved for AWSA competitions in 2014 are: Centurion Carbon Pro, Malibu Response TXi, MasterCraft ProStar and Ski Nautique 200. To view the complete list, including respective engine and prop information, click here (PDF).

Members of AWSA's Towboat Committee, technical experts, drivers and top water ski athletes conducted this year's evaluations for AWSA, which were held Sept. 15-16 at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif.

Dates Announced For 2014 AWSA Nationals

USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce that the 2014 GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be held Monday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 16 at the San Marcos River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas.

The San Marcos River Ranch, a private water ski development featuring four world record-capability water ski lakes, is located between Austin and San Antonio along the San Marcos River. The site will utilize three of the lakes for the Nationals' competition and one for practice during the six-day Nationals, which is being held for the 72nd time.

It will mark the fifth time that the state of Texas has hosted the U.S. Nationals. The 2002 and 2003 national championships were held in Santa Fe, the 1980 Nationals was held in Tyler, and the 1961 and 1967 Nationals took place in Austin.

More than 600 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions at the Nationals, the world's largest three-event water ski tournament. Advancement to the Nationals is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year's Nationals.  

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.

For more information on the San Marcos River Ranch, visit www.sanmarcosriverranch.com

Greetings Southern Region Members

Well the rent came due and we wanted a home on the water, so we have moved down the street to a new home on Lake Norman and are getting boxes unpacked and settled in.

My new contact information is...
 
Bob Archambeau
326 Normandy
Mooresville, NC 28117
 
513 673 6079 cell (same as before)
704 360 4291 home (same as before)
 
EVP@AWSASouth.org (primary email)
 
cut2dramp@gmail.com (personal and is backup)
 
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U.S. Under 21 Team Wins Gold Medal

The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team won the gold medal and five U.S. athletes combined to earn six individual medals at the 6th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 12-15, at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team tallied 7,602.14 points in winning the Under 21 world team title for the fifth time. Australia earned the silver medal with 7,206.63 points, and Italy earned the bronze medal, tallying 7,040.86 points. Athletes from 26 countries competed in the biennial event.

Members of the U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team were: Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.), and Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.). Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) was the team coach. Jim Grew (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Dr. Brent Fulton (Daytona Beach, Fla.) served as manager and physician, respectively. The United States has now won the Under 21 world team title in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013. France won in 2007.

Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Brie Carter (Loudon, Tenn.), Caroline Cooper (Moneta, Va.), Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), Kara MacIntyre (Knoxville, Tenn.), Kevin Malak (Justin, Texas), Zane Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.), Tyler Scott (Covington, La.), Nikki Waitt (Clermont, Fla.), K.C. Wilson (Winter Springs, Fla.), Taylor Woolsey (Montverde, Fla.) and Tyler Yager (Shell Beach, Calif.), competed as U.S. independent athletes.

Carter won the gold medal in women’s slalom, scoring 3 buoys at 38 feet off. Dumala, the gold medalist at the Junior Water Ski World Championships earlier this year in Mulwala, Australia, earned the silver medal with a score of 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off. Canada’s Taryn Grant earned the bronze medal with a score of a ½-buoy at 38 feet off. Lang (4-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off) placed fifth, Cooper (3-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off) finished seventh, MacIntyre (2-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off) placed ninth, and Morgan (2 buoys at 35 feet off) finished 11th.

In men’s slalom, Yager earned the bronze medal, scoring 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Canada’s Stephen Neveu won the gold medal with a score of 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off and Switzerland’s Benjamin Stadlbauer earned the silver medal with a score of 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Wilson (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) finished sixth, Scott (2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) finished ninth, and Nicholson (5-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off) placed 12th.

In women’s tricks, Lang earned the silver medal with a score of 8,990 points. France’s Iris Cambray won the gold medal with 9,090 points and Germany’s Giannina Bonnemann (7,320 points) earned the bronze medal. Gay placed fourth with 7,040 points and Baldwin finished seventh with 6,170 points.

In men’s tricks, Schaffer placed fourth with 9,340 points. Australia’s Joshua Briant won the gold medal with 10,050 points. Australia’s Timothy Bradstreet (9,820 points) earned the silver medal and the Czech Republic’s Martin Kolman (9,550 points) earned the bronze medal.

In women’s jumping, Morgan earned the bronze medal with a distance of 163 feet/49.6 meters. Australia’s Jacinta Carroll won the gold medal with a distance of 177 feet/53.8 meters. Grant earned the silver medal with a distance of 165 feet/50.2 meters.

In men’s jumping, Garcia placed fifth with a distance of 195 feet/59.5 meters. Sweden’s Daniel Efverstrom won the gold medal with a distance of 214 feet/65.3 meters. Poland’s Kamil Borysewicz earned the silver medal with a distance of 205 feet/52.5 meters and Norway’s Tobia Hvaara earned the bronze medal with a distance of 198 feet/60.4 meters.

In women’s overall, Lang earned the bronze medal with 2,432.63 points. Carroll won the gold medal with 2,499.29 points and Germany’s Giannina Bonnemann earned the silver medal with 2,454.60 points. Morgan placed fourth with 2,297.09 points.

In men’s overall, Schaffer and Garcia placed sixth and 12th, respectively. Bradstreet won the gold medal with 2,775.39 points. Kolman earned the silver medal with 2,763.79 points and Efverstrom earned the bronze medal with 2,651.73 points.

For complete results, click here.

Congratulations to all of these great skiers and their performances.

 2013 North Carolina Junior Development Clinic

An amazing group of people of all ages from all over NC & the world made a typical Saturday into an exceptional day! Demonstrating individual & group life lessons on & off the water....along with tips to earn PB's. A huge thank you to Barbara Dymond, April Coble, Coble Ski School, & the volunteers from NCWSA for helping make this day happen!

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Make Your Payments and Donations to the Southern Region with Your Credit Card or PayPal Account

The Southern Region is now able to accept Sanction fees, Regional Guide Ad payments and donations to the Junior Development fund, Southern Region Team fund and scholarship donations to the AWSEF using your PayPal account or credit and debit card.

This will save you the trouble of writing checks and sending them to the EVP via USPS and gives you the added flexibility to use your plastic for these expenses.

The payment page is setup with drop down options for each of the categories;

Sanction Fees
SR Junior Development
SR Team Fund
AWSEF Scholarships
Regional Guide Ads

Click here to go to the payments page:

 

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