The 2010 World 35+ Water Ski Championships continued Thursday in Segrate, Italy, with several U.S. athletes having advanced to finals in respective divisions and events. In addition to the team title at stake, athletes are competing for individual titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the biennial event that began Tuesday and runs through Saturday. Finals will be held on Friday and Saturday. For results, click here.
Members of the U.S. World 35+ World Water Ski Team are: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55+; Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), Women 55+; Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), Women 45-54; Connie Morris (San Diego, Calif.), Women 45-54; Lisa Lamb (East Troy, Wis.), Women 35-44; Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tenn.), Men 55+; Tommy Newman (McDonald, Tenn.), Men 45-54; and Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44.
Join us to watch the 2010 Pro-Am Slalom Tournament at Diablo Shores the upcoming weekend of Sept. 17, 18 & 19 (Fri, Sat & Sun). Bringing over 90 of the top Pro and Amateur skiers from around the globe to the pristine waters of the Diablo Shores Ski Lake located in the midst of a scenic, Brentwood vineyard, less than 15 minutes from Discovery Bay.
Hosted by Greg & Debbie Badal, you will have the chance to watch, mingle and be inspired by some of the world’s top women skiers like April Coble, Karina Nowlan, Regina Jaquess, Jennifer LaPoint, and Karen Truelove.
Men’s Pro skiers include Terry Winter, Thomas Degasperi, Billy Susi, Jeff Rogers, Marcus Brown, Jamie Beauchesne, Chris Parrish, Will Asher and more.
Some of the local favorites include, Richelle Matli, Wayne Bundy, Paul Matthews, Bob Hardeman, Josh Badal, Eric Yamasaki and Greg Badal.
See the Legends of Water Skiing Compete: Bob and Chris LaPoint with fellow retirees.
Action begins with the amateur prelims at 8 AM on Friday, pro-prelims at 8 AM on Saturday and the finals at 9 AM on Sunday wrapping up by 3 PM. Attendance is free for all spectators.
Wear your BAWSC clothing, bring your lawn chairs, cameras, autograph pens and picnic baskets and join many of your fellow BAWSC members who plan to attend the finals on Sunday Sept. 19.
For those who cannot attend, a live, tournament webcast at no charge will be broadcast via the website below.
For more info and directions: http://www.diabloshores.com/
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August 14-16 will be held in Dnepropetrovsk Open Championship of Ukraine on Water Ski UKRAINE Open. The initiator and organizer of the event stands Skiing Club "Sentosa" (Dnepropetrovsk).
This level and scale event in Dnepropetrovsk for the first time. In the Open Championship will take part in water skiers from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, France, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Belarus - only about 60 athletes. Among these "stars" of water skiing, occupying the first position in the world ranking: Jaret Llewellyn (Jaret Llewellyn), Canada, Scott Ellis (Scot Ellis), USA, Kyle Eade (Kyle Eade), New Zealand, Nicolas Leforeste (Nikolas Lefiorestier), France, Alex Lauretano (Alex Lauretano), United States, the nightmare of world waterskiers Freddy Krueger (Freddy Krueger), USA and others. Along with the stars in the competition to take part and juniors.
The tournament will be held in three categories: skating, slalom and jump.
Chief Justice will address the chairman of the World Championship Water Ski Federation Kuno Richard. In addition, the judicial function in the course of the competition will be qualified to perform the judge Elena Kunert (Slovakia), Inessa Potes (Belarus), Emanuel Lyon (Austria), Michael Mose (Poland), Leonid Gubarenko (Russia). Provide calculation results will be Paolo Arnaldi Barberry (Italy) and Sergei Selivanov (Belarus). Comments on all events championship Marina Basinsky, 26-time champion in figure skating, water skiing, whose record remained unsurpassed until last year.
Canyon Lake native Krista Rogers(The_Krista), 23, daughter of Pat and Patti Rogers of Canyon Lake, won the 2010 USA Water Ski National Jump and Overall Champion titles for her division at the 68th Goode Water Ski National Championships held in August in Wilmington, Illinois.
Nearly 800 water ski athletes from across the United States competed for national titles in slalom, trick, jumping and overall in their respective age divisions during the seven-day tournament. Advancement to the GOODE Water Ski National Championships – the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament – was primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list.
Beyond her two gold medals, Rogers also placed second in slalom and fourth in trick, bringing home a medal in all four of the events that she competed in.
One of the most amazing parts of Rogers’ medal count is the fact she was competing injured, according to USA Waterski spokesperson Aimee Cebulski. Less than a week before the National Championships, she was injured in a training crash, seriously bruising both legs and spraining her right knee.
Rogers attended Arizona State University in 2004 on an academic and water skiing scholarship and was the 2004 USA Women’s National Jump Champion before a skiing accident in college left her unable to compete for the past five years.
The 2010 National Championship marks her first national competition since the day that injury sidelined her skiing career, according to Cebulski. In July, Rogers won the 2010 Western Regional Championships in jump, trick and overall and is now ranked third in the world for jump and number two in the world for overall in her age division.
“If anyone would have told me a few years ago that I would be the Overall Champion at the 2010 National Championships I would have thought they were crazy,” says Krista. “I think that all of my hard work on the water when I was younger prepared me to come back so strong; coming back and competing was a bit like riding a bike, but still it is big surprise to win. I am looking forward to taking it to the next level in 2011.”
Although she now lives and has a full time career in Carlsbad, Krista still trains with her family here in Canyon Lake. Patti water skis and Pat is an international three-event water ski driver.
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Whether you’re a crafty vet on the water looking to take your skills to the next level or a recreational rider interested in doing some eye-opening tricks for fun, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding is your guide to tearing up the water.
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Hit the water and ride like the pros. Most important, have fun while doing it. Let Water Skiing and Wakeboarding be your one-stop resource to endless fun and an exhilarating experience on the water!
USA Water Ski is pleased to announce that it will hold the inaugural USA Water Ski GrassRoots National Championships on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Lake Grew in Polk City, Florida. Lake Grew, a world-record capability water ski venue, is adjacent to the American Water Ski Educational Foundation’s Water Ski Hall of Fame and USA Water Ski headquarters. Any water ski (slalom and tricks) athlete or barefoot (slalom and tricks) water ski athlete who has participated in a GrassRoots Series event in 2010 is eligible to compete in the event. A GrassRoots Fun Day, in which participants will have the opportunity to ski with a professional water ski athlete will be held at the same site on Sunday, Sept. 19.
ORLANDO, FLA (August 31, 2010)—For the fifth year in a row, Nautique is the recipient of the NMMA’s prestigious CSI award. This award recognizes Nautique’s excellence in customer satisfaction in the Inboard Watersports Boats category, as part of the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program.
The CSI is an independently-measured standard for accurately assessing customer satisfaction. For 2010, the Marine Industry CSI Award program surveyed over 40,000 boat buyers regarding satisfaction with the boats and engines they purchased between April 2009 and March 2010. Participating manufacturers were required to survey all new boat buyers during this given period. In order to receive the prominent CSI award, recipients had to consistently uphold marks of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction during the last year.