PRO-TEC HELMETS KEEPING INT RIDERS SAFE ON THE WATER
Seattle, Washington (February 2, 2010) – PRO-TEC helmets and the INT League have joined forces. The leader in water, snow, skate and bike helmets and the biggest amateur league of wakeboard, wakeskate, kneeboard and waterski events come together. The INT League partnered with PRO-TEC to put PRO-TEC helmets on the starting dock at all INT Events in 2010 for riders to demo and use in competition.
Edmonton, AB --- Martin Motor Sports of Alberta, Canada, announced that in conjunction with MasterCraft International, it has recently signed professional waterskier Jaret Llewellyn to be a part of the MasterCraft team. Llewellyn, who is a skiing tour-de-force, holds such titles as Current World Overall Champion, 4-time World Jump Champion (1997, 1999, 2001, 2005), 5-time World Cup Jump Champion (1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005), US Open Overall Champion in 2000, 3-time US Pro Tour Jump Champion (1998, 1999, 2001) and 6-time Masters Overall Champion.
I often get asked about how I start the season. Pre-season skiing is tough, especially if you're skiing in a colder climate. Muscles are cold and stiff, and not as strong as they were in the summer. Cold hands and feet make it tough to get a good feel for the handle, and what the ski is doing underneath you. Also, the ski rides differently in the colder water, riding higher and giving a sense of less stability and more speed.
MASTERCRAFT RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH INT LEAGUE
Seattle, WA (December 28, 2009) - In the world of grassroots, it is hard to be heard in this noisy, busy world. But the premier host of amateur watersports events just became much louder as the INT League recently announced MasterCraft renewed its partnership agreement. MasterCraft, who has partnered with the INT as a major sponsor for several years now, extended their commitment to grassroots water sports this month by signing a three year sponsorship contract. They will be an official tow boat at INT’s amateur and pro wakeboard, wakeskate, waterski and kneedboard events.
Weekly Live Chat with Marcus Brown
Mondays 9PM Eastern, 6PM Pacific
This week, Water Ski Magazine Editor Todd Ristorcelli will be online with Marcus Brown.
Each week, our little web show has been getting better and better. This week's webcast is sure to be the best one yet. No echo this time (sorry about last week!) and we should have seemless transitions between Marcus and Todd.
Tonight's chat is on at the regular time - 9PM Eastern, 6 Pacific. That's 7 Mountain, 8 Central.
We don't have confirmation yet, but Todd Ristorcelli may grace us with some improv rap.
NAUTIQUE SIGNS A MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH INT LEAGUE
Orlando, FLA (February 3, 2010) – Nautique has committed to a multi-year agreement as an official tow boat sponsor of the INT League. Nautique has been a valuable sponsor helping support amateur watersports through INT’s proven platform since 1993.
Nautique and INT will continue to serve skiers and riders, host quality watersports events, promote consistency in competitive watersports, and grow grassroots events. Nautique boats will be available at INT events for skiers and riders to compete behind and demo. This partnership also allows Nautique dealers to be involved on the local level and promote their dealership at INT events around the United States.
The 36 selections, decided upon by the American Water Ski Association’s Junior Development Committee and International Activities Committee, are based upon tournament performances during the 2009 tournament season.
Based on the selection criteria, the top-12 athletes are named as National Junior Water Ski Team members, while the remaining 24 are named to the National Junior Development Water Ski Team. The teams will not compete in any international tournaments, but they may train together.
A motion to change the name of USA Water Ski to USA Water Ski & Wakeboard was voted down by a count of 53 to 46 on Sunday by the USA Water Ski board of directors. The USA Water Ski board of directors held its annual mid-winter board meeting at USA Water Ski headquarters in Polk City, Fla.
In other news, USA Water Ski officers were re-elected as follows: Don Bucher, chairman of the board; Jim Grew, president; Tom Ghiloni, vice president; and Sara Chappell, secretary/treasurer.
Jim Jaquess (American Water Ski Association), Doug Koch (American Barefoot Club) and Doris Rohner (American Kneeboard Association) were approved as USA Water Ski honorary national directors.
The 2010 USA Water Ski budget also was approved as proposed.
Jaret Llewellyn, one of the most decorated water skiers in history, recently joined MasterCraft Boats‘ team of professional skiers.
“My family and I had to look at who we believe is committed to water skiing for the long term and we see MasterCraft leading the pack as usual,” Llewellyn says.
Llewellyn owns more than 100 professional wins and 11 world records. MasterCraft Boats says it is thrilled to have such an accomplished athlete on its team.
“Jaret Llewellyn has a long history with MasterCraft, dating back to his time as a part of our team during his early competitive years,” says Ian Birdsall, MasterCraft VP of International Business. “Since then, he has become an icon in the sport and holder of many coveted waterskiing titles, a number of which have been achieved behind MasterCraft ProStars.
“In the year that MasterCraft has signed the first-ever exclusive six-year agreement to become the official tow boat to both the World Cup and to all IWWF world-titled waterski and wakeboard events, it is fitting that we welcome Jaret back to the MasterCraft Team.”