K.C. Wilson put himself into the record books on Saturday at Palm Bay, FL by smashing the Boys 3 National Slalom record formerly co-held by Chris Parrish and Jon Travers at [email protected] It was the oldest record in the books initially set by Parrish on June 15, 1996. K.C. ran [email protected] opening it up and catapulting himself into the top 5 on the current year's elite world standings list.
This past weekend at Lake Grew in Polk City, Florida the US Junior Water Ski Teams were decided following the 2012 Honu Sportz Team Trials. The team was picked for the 14th Junior Water Ski World Championship that will take place on Febuary 20-24 2013 in Mulwala, Australia consists of Erika lang, Taylor Garcia, Nicholas Lang, an Sam Greenwood.
The Athelets to compete in the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships on September 12-15 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida for the Junior team were Kara MacIntylre, Taylor Garcia, Nicholas Lang an Sam Greenwood. The 17-20 team consists of Lauren Morgan, Dylan Schaffer, Steven Brooks, and Adam Pickos.
The official spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjP0dYzQ9HLndHMzTGxjNHdtbXBvcVV1MGFNX0lqWGc
Hometown: Connewarre, Victoria Australia
Chuck from Eagle called yesterday and said the web cast was being worked out. Details to follow.
This past Saturday kicked off the 4th season of the OWSA Buckeye Buoy Tour. Stop #1 featured a team format never seen in the world of waterskiing called "Run The Gamut". John Gorski of Bowling Green, OH played host to Stop #1 holding the first ever waterski tournament on his home lake that was built in 2006. Gorski, the 2011 BBT slalom champion, ran a great event and showed skiers from around the state that his site is truely one of the nicest and best skiing sites in the state! Prior to the start of the event, teams were introduced, colored bandanas were distributed, and team names were decided upon. 7 teams of 5 skiers each were assembled based on average buoy count, each team having a shortline skier as their #1 seed down through a beginner skier as their #5 seed. Rounds one and two were then divided into 5 groups each with 7 skiers per group. The 7 skiers in a group competed against each other to earn points towards their team. The team with the most points after round 2 would earn the top seed in the finals.
After two rounds of skiing, the Yellow Jackets took down the #1 seed in the finals scoring 480 total team points, the Pink Panthers were the #2 seed with 400 points, and the Red Rage rounded out the top 3 seeds with 350 points. For the finals, each team was required to run 8 passes in order: 28 mph, 30 mph, 32 mph, 34 mph, 36 mph, 22 off, 28 off, and 32 off. The team who could run all 8 passes in the shortest amount of time would be crowned the Champions. 28 through 36 mph could be run at any rope length and 22 off through 32 off could be run at any speed. Keep in mind that some teams did not have 36 mph skiers and many teams had shortline skiers who were not used to skiing slower than 34 mph and each skier on the team had to run at least one of the eight passes.
Orlando, Fla. (May 14, 2012) – Combining extreme sports, family-friendly entertainment and music in the world capital of water skiing, soaked is a new extreme water sports festival coming to Orlando September 7-8, 2012. Taking over downtown Orlando’s iconic centerpiece, Lake Eola, the festival will feature world champion water skiers competing for the sport’s largest purse - $100,000, along with music, motor shows, carnival rides, great food, and more.
Some of the best athletes from around the word will hit the lake during the day for wake boarding and slalom skiing competitions. While in the evening, the grand finale will be a spectacular Night Jump set on an illuminated Lake Eola. Jumpers brave speeds up to 35mph and then execute soaring leaps that can reach over 200 feet high. USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States, will sanction the slalom and night jumping competitions.
“soaked is putting water skiing in the world ranking in terms of both competition and spectator engagement,” said festival organizer Paul Lovett of Incognitus. “It’s a unique combination of sports, music and entertainment in a perfect setting, Lake Eola in Orlando.”
“The City of Orlando is excited to host soaked this fall and bring our residents another entertainment option and provide continued economic impact to our local businesses in Downtown Orlando,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Just last spring we hosted the top basketball players in the world at the NBA All-Star Game here in Downtown at the Amway Center and now we will host the best water-ski jumpers from all over the world. These types of events continue to help us solidify Downtown Orlando as a destination with events and offerings for everyone.” Said Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando, Mayor.
In addition to the water sports competition the festival will include stages for concerts, car shows, motorcycle shows, carnival rides, kid attractions, and food and beverage stations. Tickets will cost $15 per day and can be purchased at soakedorlando.com.
"The Orlando area is one of the premier locations in the world for professional water skiers," said professional water skier, Ryan Dodd. "So it's particularly exciting for us as athletes to have the chance to compete in our own backyard. Given the unique aspects of the festival, we will be able to compete in a way that is extremely entertaining for spectators."