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.
U.S. athletes competing as independents are: Beverly Abbott (Santa Fe, Texas), Women 45-54; Marc Bedsole (Orlando, Fla.), Men 45-54; Will Bush (Elk Grove, Calif.), Men 55+; John Carder (Knoxville, Tenn.), Men 45-54; Merry Finch (Merrysville, Calif.), Women 55+; Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas), Men 45-54; Ed Hickey (Coral Gables, Fla.), Men 55+; Eric Lee (San Diego, Calif.), Men 55+; George Levien (Aventura, Fla.), Men 55+; Laurie Lindsey (Greenacres, Fla.), Women 45-54; Jeff Milford (Draper, Utah), Men 35-44; Steve Nelson (Arden Hills, Minn.), Men 55+; Chet Raley (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Men 45-54; Steve Raphael (Colleyville, Texas), Men 55+; Gordon Rathbun (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Men 55+; Paul Risch (Humble, Texas), Men 55+; Stan Switzer (Mulberry, Fla.), Men 55+; Dan Zeisler (Oxford, Conn.), Men 45-54; and Michael McCormick (Seffner, Fla.), Men 35-44.