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With the month of November ending, it means Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas decorations are being put up and Movember has come to an end. I thought that this year was an extra important year to participate in this annual charity event; where men grow moustaches during the month of November to change the face of men’s health, because our sport lost a handful of great people to cancer this year. Many of these people being men…Dana Reed, Rich Pato and Mr. Rossi to name a few. These men all had an impact on our sport for many years! Everyone has been effected one way or another by cancer and this is a great way to raise more awareness and money.
I was excited to see many water skiers participate this year and I hope this cause can continue to raise awareness of Men’s Health and help find a solution to many of the cancers that take our friends and family. If you didn’t have the opportunity to grow your Mo or donate to this cause, I highly encourage you to participate in some form next year. Personally, I don’t like a mustache and I know a lot of women hate it when men participate in events like Movember, No Shave November, Mustache March etc. but it is for a good cause and it strikes up some interesting conversations sometimes. So after 30 days of growing out a mustache, this is how my Mo turned out. It has since been retired until next year….
Read more: Movember Has Come To An End by Brian Detrick
Interview with Will Asher after setting a pending world record of [email protected]
Photos and Interview by John Mommer
You ran [email protected] for the second time in your life. How does it feel?
-If feels pretty unreal. I got it 1 time this summer at Travers ski school, and it (the world record score) just didn’t quite work out. At the Swiss tournament everything just came together. I was able to bring my own boat, I had my Malibu there with me, and it just seemed like the right time to “get lucky”. It’s like, “Oh, why can’t you just get around [email protected]?” And it’s a funny question, because it’s not that easy.
Is there a small margin of error when running into 43’off?
-Even when running into 41’off it’s very small. Having a crack at the record is one thing, but even getting the opportunity to have that crack at the record by running 41 is pretty special and really hard to do.
How did your 41’ pass feel at the tournament?
-The first round I felt amazing until I got to 41, then I messed up at my gate. The second round I made sure I had the right gate and the right speed and just attacked it from the first buoy. I thought, “There’s no way after watching JT and Nate both run 41 before me am I going to be that guy who misses it!” Haha. Like, “NO! I’m gonna run this pass!”
You’ve been skiing pretty unreal towards the end of this season, eh?
We’ve been developing the A3 for quite some time, and in the weeks leading up to Diablo shores we really broke the mold and figured out a few missing links we’d been working on. Since then I’ve been on a roll as my practice average is up unbelievably and even my tournament scores are now better than they’ve ever been.
What were the main changes, besides getting on a new ski, have you made from last year to this year?
I not only looked at my equipment and how I run buoys, but also looked at every part of my life to see if there were places that I could improve (body, mind and training).
Every set has to count; I can’t just go out there and waste a set anymore when I’m in-season. I don’t just go run back-to-backs, I go out there to figure things out and get it done.
What do you see as the next step forward in your own development?
Understanding what it takes to run that kind of a score (running 41), really understanding how the pass changes from 41 to 43. When you can get to 2(at 43), you feel like you can maybe get to 3, and then maybe the pass is possible. Running 43 is definitely not there now and isn’t really around the corner, but it’s something to work towards and that’s my goal.
To run down 43?!?!
It sounds crazy, and it’s not even there yet, so for now I’m happy with getting a piece of 2 and to do it with my boat, my ski, and close to my house….that’s cool!
Since my interview with Will, he continued his roll by winning the Indonesian World Cup in Palembang, Indonesia. This victory also propelled Will to be currently ranked as the #1 slalom skier in the world.
“What an amazing end to a challenging season. Makes all the blood, sweat and tears worth repeating.” –Will Asher.
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Nov 29, Andy Mapple is Leader in the Water Ski Industry
What Drives This Well Decorated Athlete?
This week's guest is in the forefront of the water ski industry. Andy Mapple continues to be one of the most well-known and respected athletes in the sport of water skiing.
His accomplishments include:
- 11 time World Record Holder
- 6 World Championships
- 3 Senior World Titles
- 14 U.S. Masters titles
- 14 Moomba Masters titles
- 15 US Open Slalom titles
- 12 time Pro Tour Champion
- 3 Time World Cup Champion
- 168 Professional Victories Worldwide
Andy was 13 years old when he started skiing in England on Lake Windermere. Believe it or not, he hated the water and couldn't swim. After a little peer pressure and lots of floatation devices, he fell in love with the sport after the first try.
Through the years he continued to grow in the sport and still enjoyed it as much as that very first time in the water. He has traveled all over the world competing in different events and having success beyond his wildest dreams.
Andy admits he has been blessed to win so many events around the world, but one of his greatest honors came in 2002 when he received the O.B.E. from the Queen of England for service to the sport. This was not only an honor for Andy and his family who have made so many sacrifices, but it was also an honor for the sport of waterskiing to be recognized at such a level.
After he retired from events in 2004, he really understood what his real drive was. It was the strive for perfection in what he was doing. He wanted to know and figure out how to do it better than the next guy. The development of technique, equipment development and fitness were all the drive for Andy, then he would take it to an event to measure up.
Since retiring from the professional side of competitive skiing, Andy has been training other water skiers to take their abilities to the next level. Aside from coaching, Andy has been designing water skis with major manufacturers for over 25 years.
Andy met his wife through skiing and they have two wonderful children. They currently reside in Orlando, Florida.
His passion for watering is as great today as it was when he started, but he recognizes that his roll has changed now. He worked so hard to become a Champion, and now he builds Champions at all levels in the sport.
Tune in on Thursday, Nov 29 to hear Andy share more of his story and how that drive for perfection has impacted his life and led him to success in so many areas. Find out how you can apply Andy's principles to find success in your own life.
None of us need look very far to find a way in which cancer has affected our lives. In similar thought, we needn't look very far to see how someone with a badass upper lip dressing has inspired us in some fashion. Not only is this hairy addition to my face earning me accolades and knowing head nods, it's also raising money to fund prostate cancer research. I'm going to keep feeding this mustache for the remainder of the month, so help us gain a foothold on this disease. Really, even a dollar will help in the big picture.
See you guys in the water.
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NCWSA Male Athlete of the Year: Lorenzo D'Alberto of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
NCWSA Female Athlete of the Year: Manon Costard of Florida Southern College
NCWSA Male Outstanding Leader of the Year: Anthony Campbell of Iowa State University
NCWSA Female Outstanding Leader of the Year: Emily Van Treese of Miami University of Ohio
NCWSA Team of the Year: Miami University of Ohio
Lorenzo D’Alberto ULL
2012 Accomplishments:NCWSA All-Stars: 5th in Slalom, 3rd in Trick, 2nd in Jump, 2nd OverallAll-Stars Night Jump: 1st Place- 173 ft. in the DARK!
NCWSA D1 Nationals: 3rd in Trick, and 3rd in Jump,Top performances all year long PERIOD.
Current National Rankings: 32T Slalom, 5T Trick, 3 JumpCurrent Regional Rankings: 12T Slalom, 4T Trick, 3 Jump
Manon Costard FSC
She started off the fall season by breaking Regina Jaquess slalom record by scoring [email protected] She placed in every event at Nationals winning the trick and overall titles. Manon is also ranked # 1 in slalom and jump
Current National Rankings: 1 Slalom, 4 Trick, 1 Jump
Current Regional Rankings: 1 Slalom, 3 Trick, 1 Jump
Anthony “AC” Campbell IWS
AC didn't come from a skiing background, but has been a solid, self-made member on our team for the past few years. This past year as president, he stepped up to become the main driving and organizing force for the first Conference Championships hosted by Iowa State and was constantly calling, emailing and organizing with both current members as well as alumni and officials to ensure that the tournament ran smoothly. He was a major part of organizing Iowa State's recruiting front which was able to build a strong up-and-coming team of new skiers that was able to qualify for Division I nationals through the Wildcard tournament. He organized all of the Iowa State members to begin/continue working toward judging credits and was always working at becoming a better official himself. Overall, he has continually put 100% effort into building and leading Iowa State's Waterski Team.
AC is always willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that his team and whichever tournament that he is at is going smoothly and successfully! He has been running the Iowa State team and proves that he takes his position very seriously as he will always watch out for every skier on his team whether it is on or off the water. He also took a huge undertaking this year by being the tournament director of the Great Plains Conference Championships, one of the largest tournaments in the midwest. Everyone that attended this tournament can attest to his leadership and hard work that he put into this tournament. I have never asked him to help with anything and gotten an answer of no he is always willing, you will see him being a safety in a jump boat for hours on end.
Emily Van Treese Miami Ohio
Emily has worked extremely hard this year with getting her team Miami of Ohio in great skiing condition by working with them daily on their skiing ability and helping them all to become involved and learning about 3 event skiing. She helped to bring them to Nationals and make history for their team. She also has become involved in her conference and region with positions and stepped it up to make sure that the skier voice in heard throughout the region. She is willing to do anything to help her team, conference, region, and the sport as a whole to make tournaments and events happen! And she is also a great skier that helps to pass along her knowledge of skiing onto her team. MOH: To say the Miami University Club Water-ski Team is just a regular team is an understatement. It is a unique team composed of hard work, goals, spirit, commitment, growth, laughter, countless memories and an unbreakable bond. The overall environment of our team is a place where passion, dedication, unity, and character thrive. Our team truly represents Miami University and all that the National Colligate Water-ski Association stands for. Together, Miami and the NCWSA encourage us to pursue athletics, academics, and personal growth at our highest level.
Read more: 2012 NCWSA Award Winners!
Regina Jaquess’ fellow Women’s slalom competitors are probably happy the professional season is over, if only because that means she can’t win any more titles in 2012.
Regina scored 2-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off to win the Palembang, Indonesia, stop of the IWWF World Cup and earn her sixth title of the year, all since she starting skiing on the GOODE NANO ONE. Anais Amade rounded 2 buoys at 35-feet off to place second, while Karina Nowlan (1 buoy at 35-feet off) and April Coble (1/2 buoy at 35-feet off) took third and fourth, respectively.
Regina’s winning streak began with a course record and Masters title, and has included consecutive victories at the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open, Soaked Orlando, and Diablo Shores Pro Am.
In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE skiers took two of the top-four spots as Thomas Degasperi and Carlo Allais tied for third place with 3 buoys at 38-feet off. Will Asher was first with 5 buoys at 38-feet off, Chris Parrish was second (4 buoys at 38-feet off), Nate Smith fifth (2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off), and Joel Wing sixth (2 buoys at 38-feet off).
The finish was Thomas’ fifth top-five of the year, while Carlo wrapped up his best season ever by adding another impressive showing to his second-place finish at the Moomba Masters.
HIGHEST RANKED WATERSKIERS & RIDERS ARRIVED TODAY FOR THIS 35TH STOP OF THE WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP SERIES
South Sumatra’s Palembang Airport, almost on the Equator, was even busier than usual today. Located a short flight from both Jakarta and Singapore, the city is about to host the final World Cup Stop of the Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup Series of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) this weekend. On Sunday evening, the coveted World Cup Season Champions will also be crowned here. With no less that five World Champions on site, all are anticipating a spectacular last battle for the titles and the World Cup cash prize. The events will include Wakeboard, Waterski Jump and Slalom.
As the major spectator facilities, MasterCraft competition boats, TV cameras and general site preparations were signed off today at the impressive Jakabaring Sports City complex, the experience gained in hosting the successful Southeast Asian Games here last year with 6,000 athletes involved, makes this a perfect World Cup location. The excellent flat water conditions, 32C temperatures and wonderful festival atmosphere, should produce some very impressive performances from both the Waterskiers and Wakeboard Riders on Saturday and Sunday.
All the Preliminary Rounds and Finals will be available on both days on the World Cup Webcast site at : www.IWWF.TV
The Palembang, Indonesia, time zone is : Rio de Janeiro -9hrs, London -7hrs, Frankfurt -6hrs, Cape Town -5hrs, Moscow -3hrs, New York -12hrs, Los Angeles -15hrs, Perth +1 hr, Tokyo +2hrs, Melbourne +4hrs.
Just before sunset the Press Conference on site at the Jakabaring Sports City complex attracted a large gathering of Press and TV representatives. The details were presented by Mr Danny Boestami, Competition Director, Mr Amhad Rizal, Organizing Director, Mr Muddai Madang, Chairman of KONI – South Sumatra Sports Committee, Paul Fong, IWWF Asia President and Des Burke-Kennedy, IWWF Marketing & Media Chairman.
The Opening Ceremony will take place at 15.00hrs on Friday with over 6,000 children, dancers and musicians scheduled to take part. The World Cup athletes from 24 countries will also be included in the parade.
The World Cup Timetable which will be covered by the free live Webcast will be as follows :
08.00 – Slalom Women Preliminaries
09.15 – Slalom Men Preliminaries
11.30 – Wakeboard Women Semi-Finals
13.00 – Wakeboard Men Quarter Finals
15.00 – Jump Women Preliminaries
16.15 – Jump Men Preliminaries
08.00 – Wakeboard Men LCQ
09.15 – Wakeboard Women LCQ
10.15 – Wakeboard Men Semi-Finals
11.45 – Slalom Women Finals
12.15 – Slalom Men Finals
13.15 – Wakeboard Women Finals
14.00 – Wakeboard Men Finals
15.00 – Jump Women Finals
15.45 – Jump Men Finals
17.00 – World Cup Medal Ceremony on site
This World Cup Stop will be sponsored by South Sumatra KONI Province, and the National Indonesian Sports Committee KONI – and organized by the Indonesia Waterski & Wakeboard Association. MasterCraft will again provide the competition boats and technical support.
Read more: PALEMBANG INDONESIA WELCOMES ATHLETES FROM 24 COUNTRIES FOR FINAL WORLD CUP STOP OF 2012 SEASON
Orlando, FL - After the return of the watersports brand to the United States, Jobe already has a number of new and exciting plans for its further expansion in the U.S. market!
About a year ago, Jobe purposefully chose a unique approach of reintroducing the brand to the U.S. consumer market. Namely, by investing in its Concept Store in Orlando, FL, and it’s online U.S. web shop usa.jobesports.com. Now that the first year is almost over, Jobe can proudly confirm that it has already achieved its projected marketing and branding goals by the end of 2012!
The brand has been re-introduced successfully to American consumers, and as a result of this reintroduction, brand awareness and demand for Jobe products have increased significantly. With completion of this crucial first step, Jobe's next step is to now look for new opportunities in the U.S. dealer market.
These developments bring a number of new plans to the table. Brand Experience has always been valued highly by Jobe, hence the choice to open the Concept Store in the first year. Now that the store has reached its goals however, it is time to now close this first ‘store phase’, and continue onwards to the second stage: the expansion of Jobe's U.S. dealer network.
Since the web shop went hand-in-hand with the Concept Store, and vice versa, Jobe has transferred the administration of its web shop to one of its most long-term U.S. dealers and business partners. In addition, Jobe also made an amazing deal with online retailer www.amazon.com. Amazon now has all Jobe [U.S. market] products readily available for American consumers. Buy Jobe online at amazon.com, anywhere, and anytime!
With this approach and future plans, Jobe strives to keep its U.S. dealer market open with fair and healthy competition, and also continues to have its product range available online, giving direct access to all American consumers. In short, the retail store & web shop phase has been completed successfully, and Jobe’s next step, the dealer phase, has already started by the brand taking on the U.S. dealer market. With this, Jobe strives to become one of the most well-respected names in the US and worldwide watersports industries.
Read more: Jobe's 2013 U.S. Expansion Plans
Innovation is key to Jobe this year! This is already reflected not only in the innovative 2013 collection, but also in the new catalog layout. On top of this, Jobe ups the ante even further by teaming up with innovative company Layar!
What is Layar?
Layar is an app for your smartphone. This app contains different “Layars” (levels) that if it were, add extra layers of reality to the catalog. The Jobe catalog now also has one of these extra layers added to it!
This layer allows you to view digital extras in the catalog. For example, scan the cover with the Layar app, and the scanner will start to play the Jobe Fusion of Fun Movie right away!
The Jobe catalog contains many pages with digital content, which can all be recognized by the Layar logo.
Starting December, the Jobe catalog will be available to be scanned in shops everywhere.
Scan and discover all digital extras!
Check out www.jobesports.com for more information!