The 4th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships got under way Thursday in Chapala, Mexico. A four-member team and several independents are representing the United States at the biennial event that runs through Sunday. Results will be posted as soon as they become available.
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The 2009 U21 World Ski Championships will be held at Lake Boca Laguna in Chapala, Mexico. BocaLaguna is a 750 meter (2400 feet) man made lake built in 2007 to the specifications of the International Water Skiing Federation.
Boca Laguna is located next to the biggest lake of Mexico called Lake Chapala. Chapala, Jalisco is located 40 km from the city of Guadalajara (40 minutes drive) and only 20 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport.
The University of Louisiana-Monroe water ski team won its fourth consecutive Division 1 national title at the 31st Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 22-24, at Ironwood Ranch in Arvin, Calif. The Warhawks tallied 12,080.0 points in winning their 22nd title in the history of the event. Alabama finished second, scoring 10,985.0 points.
Pictured above are the ladies of the Cal Poly Ski Team. Cal Poly did a fantastic job of hosting the event and deserves a big "Thank You" from the world of College Water Skiing.
Lousiana-Monroe wins 22nd National Collegiate Waterski Title D1 Results
Madison pulls off huge comeback to take Division-II Nationals D2 Results
Twenty-two of the nation's top collegiate water ski teams will compete in the 31st Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 22-24, in Arvin, Calif. Hosted by Cal Poly and sanctioned by USA Water Ski and the National Collegiate Water Ski Association, the competition will include 12 teams in Division 1 and 10 teams in Division 2. National team champions will be declared in both divisions. Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping will be awarded based on athletes' placements within their division. Overall titles will be awarded in each division to athletes competing in all three events.
The Division 1 field includes: Alabama, Florida Southern, Rollins,Purdue, Iowa State, Illinois, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas, Arizona State, Chico State and San Diego State.
The Division 2 field includes: Clemson, Georgia, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Cal Poly and Western Washington.
Louisiana-Monroe is the three-time defending Division 1 national champion. Cincinnati is the defending Division 2 champion.
The National Collegiate Water Ski Association, a sport division of USA Water Ski, is comprised of more than 90 collegiate water ski teams from four regions. Intercollegiate water ski competition began under the NCWSA in 1979. For more information, visit www.ncwsa.com Running orders Rankings
THURSDAY October 22nd, 2009
Lake 2 (Start: 7:00am)
Division 1 Women's Slalom
Division 1. Men's Slalom
Lake 1 (Start: 7:00am)
Division 2. Women's Jump
Division 2. Men's Jump (Followed by Award Ceremony)
FRIDAY October 23rd, 2009
Lake 2 (Start: 8:00am)
Division 2. Men's Slalom
Division 2. Women's Slalom (Followed by Award Ceremony)
Lake 1 (Start: 7:30am)
Division 1. Men's Tricks
Division 1. Women's Jump
SATURDAY October 24th, 2009
Lake 1 (Start: 7:30am)
Division 1. Women's Tricks
Division 1. Men's Jump
Lake #2 (Start: conclusion of D1WT) approx 11:30am
Division 2. Women's Tricks
Division 2. Men's Tricks (Followed by Award Ceremony)
***Times could be changed at Officials Meeting by the NCWSA Board and Chief Judge.
RAIN DAY: None. It is the intention of all concerned
October 7th, 2009 OGDEN, UT - Chris Parrish joined Team GOODE on September 4, 2009. He tied the Men’s World Slalom Record of 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off / 19.75 m line length on September 5th and then again on September 6th at Ski Ranch, in Covington, LA.
In this Video, Chris describes his feelings about joining Team GOODE and his impressions of his new GOODE 9900SL Water Ski. The video also shows, until now, the “before-unseen” Official’s Boat Camera from his September 6, 2009 World Record run.
During Chris’s interview section of the video, Dave Goode’s GOODE Ski Lake is featured, along with the new GOODE PowerBuoy.
GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, Utah, USA, and is the World Leader in the manufacture of CARBON Fiber Water Skis, Snow Skis and Ski Poles. GOODE Water Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records. For more information, visit www.goode.com.
Here, in California, the 2009 season is pretty much over. The water temps are dropping, and wives are suggesting to husbands that they spend some time away from the lake. At BallOfSpray, this marks the end of our first real season as an integrated web portal and forum. Despite the endless typos made by the editor, the web site has grown far beyond expectations. If you will huddle around your computers to stay warm all winter, BallOfSpray will be here for you.
This was the 28th Stop of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup series of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). It was staged for the first time in this South West Monsoon region of China – a major car manufacturing and tourist area. The pristine clean downtown River Liu was the venue. Over 50,000 spectators attended. Live TV coverage distributed to 800 million viewers was provided by 20 TV Stations in the CCTV network. The World Cup’s own TV production team / ProActive, will distribute the edited TV Show and News Edit to another 500 million over the coming week.
STARS RISE TO THE TOP AT LIUZHOU CHINA WORLD CUP PRELIMS
IT WAS A SCORCHER TODAY AT THE INTRIGUING WORLD CUP PRELIMS IN LIUZHOU CHINA
Temperatures exceeded 32C today with a very comfortable light head breeze and clear blue skies. Suntan lotion and Oakley’s were the uniform for all ! After the breathtaking Water Show and Fireworks display last night, the Liuzhou hospitality continued all day for the Riders and Skiers. Excellent food, on-time comfortable transport and first class on-site facilities for all the World Cup team added to the sense of excellence. Congratulations once again to our generous Liuzhou City hosts. The level of Media coverage and Photography coverage was again impressive.
Holy Sheep Dip!
Video by Lightfoot or Freddy or both .. . . . or CRB . . . I have no idea.
It is confirmed: Nautique will support and sponsor the Big Dawg Series for 2010. In this extremely challenging Global economy, Correct Craft will again, step up and support the Big Dawg Series. This decision confirms Nautiques commitment to tournament water skiing.
I just watched 32 Accounts for about 15th time since August. This movie is equal parts Pro Skier's bios, killer footage and pure fun. If you watch carefully, there may even be a love story or two. The film includes footage and interviews of water ski royalty like Rossi, Freddy and Jaret, but the core of the film is about the newly famous and younger elite.
This film shows the personal sides of Karina Nowlan, Will Asher, Thomas Asher, Aaron Larkin, Zack Worden, Nicole Arthur, June Flodborg, Ray Stokes, Jonathan Travers, Brooks and KC Wilson. Ray is not all that young but you get the picture.
If you are looking to learn to be a better skier, this film is not going to help. On the other hand if you ever wanted to see Zack Worden skiing naked, Tom Asher getting a hair cut, Karina Nowlan flipping on a trampoline, Rossi snow skiing, or Will Asher slaloming in a suit and tie, this is the film for you. Mixed in with the fun is spectacular footage of the Pros doing serious skiing on many of the most beautiful ski sites in the southern U.S.
I highly recommend this DVD to get you fired up this off season. For extra insight into the lives of these Pros, I also recommend the directors comments in the bonus features.
THIRD TIME SHUTTERED SINCE 2003
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China at the International Aquatic Carnival in the City of Liuzhou, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) will present the next Stop of the successful World Cup series in a truly spectacular location. This will all take place over the coming October 1st / 3rd weekend.