We would like to give a huge public thank you to all the pro skiers who donated their time and expertise to this event, along with Matt Rini, Kris LaPoint, Steve Schnitzer and Todd Ristorcelli. Thanks also to Jim Powers, Correct Craft Florida’s promo Manager, who bought along his Ski Nautique 200 and also personally, supplied the fuel. Jodi Fisher did a great job as commentator and making all of the announcements on the PA system, which was loaned to us by Hank Longo.
The 2010 U.S. Water Ski Team Trials got under way Saturday at Pleasant Shores in Van Wert, Ohio. Athletes are competing for spots on the 2010 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team and the U.S. 17 to 20 Water Ski Team. The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee will select the respective teams after the conclusion of the team trials on Sunday.
10M170R 2010 AWSA TEAM TRIALS RESULTS AS OF 12:21 06-27-2010 FINAL TEAM TRIALS RESULTS SLALOM TRICKS JUMPING OVERALL SKIER NAME TM/DV BYS/PASS CR G/P SCOR CR G/P DISTANCE CR G/P TOTAL G/P ---------------- ----- -------- -- --- ----- -- --- -------- -- --- ----- --- BROOKS, STEVEN IB 3.00/1200 RE IB 6040 RE IB 43.2(142) RE IB 4016.6 IB TT 2.50/1200 RE 2 6120 RE 2 43.5(143) RE 2 2731.9 2 GREENWOOD, SAMUEL IB 2.50/1425 RM IB 3740 RE IB 34.6(113) RM IB 2673.9 IB TT .50/1300 RM 5 4090 RE 5 36.4(120) RM 4 1841.9 5 LANG, NICHOLAS IB 3.00/1425 RM IB 4110 RE IB 30.6(101) RM IB 2283.8 IB TT 1.00/1425 RX 6 4060 RE 4 28.9( 95) RX 6 1747.4 6 MACINTYRE, ZACHARY IB ----/---- -- 2770 RM IB -------- -- TT ----/---- -- 2030 RM 7 -------- -- MALAK, KEVIN IB 3.50/1300 RE IB 3920 RE IB 42.7(140) RE IB 3158.0 IB TT 2.00/1300 RM 4 3730 RE 6 39.8(131) RE 3 2345.0 4 MCDONALD, HAYWOOD IB 1.50/1200 RE IB 5710 RE IB 42.8(140) RE IB 4074.2 IB TT 2.00/1200 RE 3 6500 RE 1 47.4(155) RE 1 2776.6 1 MECHLER, MASON IB 5.50/1200 RE IB 4900 RE IB 31.8(104) RM IB 3194.6 IB TT 2.00/1200 RE 1 4420 RE 3 34.4(113) RM 5 2473.9 3
Silverado wreck kills woman
By ALISHA WYMAN, Napa Valley Register Staff Writer
Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
A 72-year-old Calistoga inn owner was killed in a crash on Silverado Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga Wednesday morning.
At about 10 a.m., Scarlett Dwyer was pulling out from a private driveway in a 2005 Lexus ES350 onto Silverado Trail near Crystal Springs Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
She failed to yield to Napa resident Fredy Alavado-Garcia, 27, who was driving a 1996 Ford F-350 south on the road at about 55 mph, the CHP said.
The Ford hit the Lexus broadside, crushing it.
Emergency responders had to extract Dwyer from the Lexus, the CHP said.
She was taken to St. Helena Hospital and passed away at 11:01 a.m.
Alvado-Garcia and two passengers in his truck, Jose Mera, 43, and Elmer Marques, all of Napa, were taken to Queen of the Valley Hospital with minor injuries.
The crash closed Silverado Trail for about an hour while crews cleared the wreckage, the CHP said.
Dwyer was the mother of three children and owner of Scarlet’s Country Inn on Silverado Trail, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
After almost a month of hacker created technical issues I am hopeful that things are settling down around here. Time will tell.
The Classifieds, Fin Settings and WallOfSpray have all been deactivated. I would like to bring the Classifieds and Fin Settings back. This all depends on security concerns.
On behalf the Arvin Area Tournament Association (AATA) I want to thank Trent Finlayson for coaching at our annual Jr. Dev Clinic. The clinic was an unprecedented success.
GREG: HI BEN, HOW THE HECK ARE YA?
BEN: Great, Just starting to ski again, after a long cold winter. I took a bunch of time off to let my body rest and recover. I have been busy with work, kids, like everybody else.
GREG: WHEN DO YOU USUALLY STOP SKIING AT THE END OF THE SEASON?
BEN: Well, it depends and varies year to year. I try to get at least a month or two off, however this year, was unusual because my body was really beat up, and this winter was so cold. I figured I could take some time off during October and November and start skiing again in January or February, but the weather continued to be cold. I was very busy with work, and didn’t start skiing again until March or so. I ended up with 6 months off without skiing a set.
GREG: YOU ARE A TWO TIME BIG DAWG CHAMPION.
CONGRATULATIONS! CAN YOU REFLECT ON THAT FOR US?
BEN: I love the format of the Big Dawg Series. You have to ski well, get a bit lucky, and it’s a test of endurance as much as skill. Winning the Big Dawg championship once was great, and I was excited, however, last year, was very special, because of the venue. The night skiing, the number of spectators really amped-up the whole atmosphere. I consider it one of the best tournaments I have skied my entire career and I felt I skied as well as I could. I executed my plan from start to finish…I wanted to leave nothing to chance. The 2009 Big Dawg finals at night combined with the number of spectators and the live webcast, elevated the Tournament to a new level.
Its official. Aaron Larkin has booked his flight and is on his way to CA. This should be a great opportunity to get the ski community back on its feet. The Strada has an amazing demo rate and we're guaranteed to sell some skis at these events. We'll offer special Demo pricing at the event to create even more action to buy.
The schedule is:
June 28th-Carlsbad Lagoon
June 29th-Lake Elsinore Channel
June 30th-Paradise Lakes-Bakersfield
July 1st-Hughes Ski Hut private lake
Please be sure to take sign ups. Price is $1,000 per day, divided among the skiers. Our goal is to get 2 groups of 4, morning and afternoon, making it $125 each. We can take more or less depending on customers preference.
Schedule will go from 8:00am until 4:00pm and obviously will vary depending on uncontrolled weather and water condition variables
COVINGTON, LA – Chris Parrish set a pending Men’s Slalom World Record of 2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) in the first round of the Sunday, June 13, 2010 Ski Ranch tournament. This scores beats his previous record of 1-1/2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) that he originally set on August 28, 2005.
“Wow, unbelievable!” said an excited Chris Parrish. “I can’t believe it! I am stunned.” After gaining composure from the moment, he said, “The Ski Nautique 200, with its great pull and small flat wake, let my GOODE 9900SL take me to a new Personal Best and the World Record! Chad (Chad Scott, boat driver) was dialed in and in a zone! I still can’t believe it!”
When asked about the new GOODE BubbleBuoys that were being used at the tournament, Chris said, “It is such a comfort to know that if you hit a BubbleBuoy you have less of a chance of having an injury.”
Come Ski and Hang out with The Pros at Beautiful Champions Lake, at Bellerive Drive in Clermont
Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
40 Minutes West of Orlando International Airport
Watch your favorite Pro ski from the Boat - Proceeds to Kiwi
Be Coached by your choice of Pro - for a donation to Kiwi
Coaching by your choice of Pro Skier - Minimum price $ 40 per set or watch your favorite pro from the boat
List of Pro skiers attending - Karina Nowlan, Breanne Wagner Dodd, Hanna Edeback, Jennifer Leachman LaPoint, Nicola Fisher, Aaron Larkin, Jon Travers, Jodi Fisher, Boris Laval, Thomas Moore, Billy Susi, Kris La Point, and Others
Matt Rini and Steve Schnitzer will be there
Legendary skier Kris La Point will be available to set up your ski
Waterski Magazine Editor Todd Ristorcelli will be covering the event
Raffle and Silent Auction - Donations Welcomed
Eat drink and Talk Shop with the Pros at the Barbeque afterwards
In the last few weeks BallOfSpray was under attack by hackers. The site was down for a number of days. I have changed hosting providers and hired a developer to tear everything apart and put it back together the way it should be.
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Crash by Fred Willaird
Photo by Horton
Mark Schneewind just called to report that Chris Parrish set a pending world record of 2@43off!
Chad Scott was at the wheel and that is all I know. I am sure Dave Goode will have some video out soon.
Jr. Development Clinic
Sponsored by AATA
Our Featured Coach is Trent Finlayson
There are a few spots left!
Mon. June 21-Tues. June 22, 2010