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- Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 07:14
It has been ten years since Fedele Luzzeri and Claudio Benatti opened the gates of this lake, and since then San Gervasio has been famous for organizing high-quality events.
Following the organization of the 2007 Under21 European Championships and the 2010 Junior World Championships, the Jolly Ski School staff has decided to celebrate the 10th occurrence of the San Gervasio Trophy by organizing the 1st San Gervasio ProAm.
For amateurs, the tournament format will be the usual one. That is, three rounds of slalom, with the best round being considered for placement. However, every amateur will ski against their tournament Personal Best. This will create a 3-skier podium that will cross age and gender.
For pros, two regular RC rounds will be averaged to determine a 8-men and a 6-women final. These 14 skiers will compete for a total purse of $9000.
Keep up on social media by following the hashtag #SanGervasioProAm, follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram and keep up with the official FB page of Jolly Ski for news.
All the important info for skiers and fans on www.sangervasioproam.com.
Merced, CA JULY 09, 2014; Centurion Pro Skiers Brian Detrick and Nick Parsons have moved into the Top 10 of slalom skiing’s elite. They both started the 2014 season ranked in the Top 20 in the World on the IWWF World Ranking List. Detrick is currently ranked 8th and Parsons is 10th according to International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). Both have had a great season competing and training behind the Centurion Carbon Pro, arguably the world’s finest three-event ski boat. Detrick’s performances have moved him up ten places on the IWWF Elite Skier List since the onset of the 2014 season. The Elite Skier List is determined solely by tournament performances.
Paul Crawford, Centurion’s Director of Three Event Skiing said, “Brian is skiing really well right now. I’ve watched Brian develop through the boys and junior’s ranks, always knowing that he had the talent and skills to make it as a top-notch professional slalom skier and he’s there now! Centurion is proud to have a quality skier like Brian using our boat to perform at such an elite level.”
For the 2014 season, Brian Detrick placed second at the Australian Open and at the prestigious Moomba Masters he took third, both scores helped him improve his Elite Skier World ranking.
Nick Parsons has also earned a higher entry on the illustrious IWWF Elite Skier list, presently listed as 10th. Parsons started the season 11th on the list and his performances thus far have helped him move into the top ten with Detrick.
There are still plenty of competitions left on the 2014 calendar and it will be very exciting to see where these two men take their skiing in the world arena. Centurion’s Carbon Pro was released in 2011 as the sports’ most recent completely redesigned three-event towboat. With its revolutionary design, skiers everywhere have found their personal best behind the Carbon Pro. To date, 131 best scores recorded behind the Carbon Pro. These scores were not attainable prior to the athlete’s introduction to the Carbon Pro.
About Centurion: Centurion Boats is most recognized as producing, the Carbon Pro, the best performing three-event tournament towboat in the watersports industry. Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world-class three-event towboats, Centurion has been a pioneer in watersports towboat technology. Centurion was the first to use v-drive power for wakeboarding and held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest, annual, premier wake surfing event. For more information please call or visit www.centurionboats.com
The USA Water Ski Foundation has officially launched its new website. The new dynamic, interactive website (http://www.usawaterskifoundation.org) symbolizes the new direction of the USA Water Ski Foundation (USA-WSF). It showcases the work which has been done over the past year to revitalize the Foundation and give it a renewed sense of purpose.
“The new website is an engaging tool to inform members, industry partners, businesses, community organizations and the general public about the positive impact towed water sports have on society,” says Paul Chapin, USA Water Ski Foundation President. “Through various programs ranging from grass roots to the Hall of Fame, the Foundation has always played a key role in the promotion, preservation and growth of these sports. This website helps tell the story of how the Foundation is connecting and making a difference at the local, regional, national and even international levels. We also work in strong support of our National Governing Body USA Water Ski.”
The new website will also offer its members powerful new ways to connect and communicate with each other and with the great legends in our sport, share experiences, and pass on useful information and opportunities. Our “members only" section will be live later this summer. More new features and options will be added in the coming months.
“We’re now looking forward to building on the momentum we have created over this past year and will continue to take the organization forward," says Executive Director Tracy Mattes. "We are in the process of developing new partnerships and projects that will help to promote and grow towed water sports around the globe- while also showcasing our history and celebrating our heroes."
We invite you to visit our new site! http://www.usawaterskifoundation.org
About the USA Water Ski Foundation
Established in 1968, the USA Water Ski Foundation has been an integral part of the history and fabric of water skiing and all towed water sports in the United States. The Foundation promotes the values that come through our family oriented water sports such as:
▶ Promoting a culture of health and fitness for today’s youth
▶ Offering educational opportunities through college scholarships
▶ Helping children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy lakes,
oceans and waterways
▶ Advocating the principles of friendship, respect and fair play
▶ Demonstrating patriotism in the support of our Team USA athletes
▶ Preserving the history of these great moments for future generations
Entering a new era, through a series of innovative educational and outreach programs, the Foundation seeks to enhance lives and communities in the United States through the values of the sport of water skiing and all towed water sports. These sports have a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire. By their very nature, they are about participation, inclusion, social integration and family. The Foundation will assist people of all ages, walks of life and ability levels in finding fitness, enjoyment and accomplishment through water skiing and all towed water sports.
The Foundation also works closely with USA Water Ski, the only national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee for all towed water sports. USA Water Ski consists of nine different sports disciplines (Water Ski, Wakeboard, Show Ski, Barefoot, Kneeboard, Hydrofoil, Racing, Collegiate and Adaptive).
This past week, the Western Region Junior Development Program took place at Imperial Lakes and AATA, CA. Water ski athletes of all levels enjoyed pristine skiing conditions while improving their skiing skills and having a whole lot of fun with new and old friends. From beginner skiers who got up and took their first pass on a single ski, to skiers who perfected their skiing expertise to reach a higher level of competitive skiing for slalom, trick and jump, the program continues to grow and reach maximum participation. T Shirts and certificates were awarded to junior skiers for their abilities to “tear it up”.
Lang won titles in Boys' tricks (6,950 points) and overall (2,967.0 points) at the 14th annual Lake Dwellers Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 7-8, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark. Lang also was selected to the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team based on his performances at the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team Trials, June 28-29, at Cedar Creek Ski Park in Elkins, Ark. The four-member team will compete in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships,, in Lima, Peru.
Grathwohl won titles in Girls' jumping (120 feet) and overall (2,597.7 points) at the 14th annual Lake Dwellers Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 7-8, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark. Grathwohl also was selected as an alternate to the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team based on her performances at the 2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team Trials, June 28-29, at Cedar Creek Ski Park in Elkins, Ark. The team will compete in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships,, in Lima, Peru.
Athletes selected to the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team that will compete in the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships,, in Lima, Peru, were: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Julianna Boskus (Elkins, Ark.), Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.), and Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.).
Selected as alternates were (alphabetical order): Krista Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Corbin Guyer (Pierson, Fla.) and Zach Montavon (Dixon, Ill.).
Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.) will be the coach, Jody Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) will serve as team captain, and Dr. Marc Aiken (Johnson City, Tenn.) will be the team physician.
In addition to the coveted world team title, athletes from more than 25 countries will compete for individual medals in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the Junior Worlds. The United States has won the world team title in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2010 and 2012. France won in 1998 and 2006. Canada won in 2004.
Merced, CA ; Centurion Boats is the first watersports towboat manufacturer to offer 2015 models with a new Eco-Conscious filtration system designed to prevent the conveyance of invasive species. The system, which has been in development for several years, is called Mussel Mast’R and is designed to filter larvae and other villagers that have been commonly transferred in the ballast bags of watersports towboats.
Invasive species is a problem more common to the upper Midwest and western states where proliferating Zebra and Quagga mussels are the leading cause for concern. The mussels are infiltrating power plants and irrigation pipes restricting water flow. It’s up to manufacturers like Centurion to conserve and protect our waterways.
In 2009, the WaterSports Industry Association (WSIA) organized a movement to find a solution to the problem of transferring invasive species. Wake WorX, a company established solely for the purpose of eradicating the invasive species problem in towboats, designed a new system.
The filtration device, called “Mussel Mast’R” was thoroughly tested and presented to the authorities that govern the inspection stations. In late 2013, the authorities approved “Mussel Mast’R” as a way for boaters to potentially avoid decontamination stations and ballast bag cleansing. The system uses a highly effective filter to catch invaders before they enter ballast bags and as long as the seal hasn’t been broken since the last inspection, the boat will be processed through without the lengthy decontamination process.
While the Mussel Mast’R system has been available to all towboat manufacturers since early 2014, Centurion is the first to announce that Mussel Mast’R will be an option for 2015 model year boats. Todd Gaughan, Vice President of Marketing for Centurion said, “Our factory is just hours from Lake Tahoe, so we’re keenly aware of the invasive species problem and the harm that it has caused our owners and waterways. Centurion is an Eco-Conscious manufacturer. That’s why we focused on getting this system into production as quickly as possible. It has been a real pleasure working with the team at Mussel Mast’R. We’re very excited to be leading the industry in eco-friendly, saving our waterways direction.”
The Pan American Olympic Festival is a first-year water ski and wakeboard event being hosted by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). Events include men's and women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall, as well as men's and women's wakeboarding.
Athletes selected to the U.S. team were: Andrew Adkison (Chipley, Fla.), men's wakeboarding; Makayla Haw (Rio Linda, Calif.), women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall; Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall; Raimi Merritt (Orlando, Fla.), women's wakeboarding); and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.), men's slalom. Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas) will serve as the team leader.
The 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival will include 23 sports – all of which will be included in the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto in July 2015 – and an estimated 3,000 athletes. According to PASO, the objective is to provide elite athletes an opportunity to participate in a high level competition of their specific sport with the objective of improving their preparation for the XVII Pan American Games.
To read the entire article: http://www.usawaterski.org/
Merced, CA JUNE 18, 2014; As of March 2014, Centurion Boats posted a 61% increase in sales according to Statistical Surveys Inc., the most reliable source for tracking new boat sales in the United States. In the first quarter, Centurion posted the highest percent increase among all towboat brands and a full 6% ahead of the next closest competitor.
Bryan Holland, Vice President of Worldwide Sales said, "We are very pleased with our sales team's efforts but the innovations in the 2014 product have made it easier than ever to get new boats placed. The CATS and RAMFILL systems have consumers and dealers alike clamoring for more information about Centurion. It's a real testament to the high-quality production and significant innovations Centurion is offering now."
As the economy recovers and the people everywhere are beginning to see their personal wealth increase, Centurion, traditionally a smaller market-share holder, is poised for big growth. Bryan Holland went on to say, "We have been opening new dealerships everywhere. It seems like high value dealers are starting to figure out that the towboat business is a good business. Also, this model year we were the first to offer a five-year warranty, something that only one other boat builder is currently doing. This has helped us close a lot deals because it shows the customer that Centurion is ready to back the boat 100% allowing the purchaser peace of mind they've never had before."
In the 2014 model year, Centurion reintroduced two impressive innovations. The first was called CATS for Centurion Articulating Tracking System. The CATS system allows the operator to deflect the bow slightly changing the position of the hull for precise displacement providing adjustability and wake shaping. For the first time in wakeboarding towboat history, wakes can be cleaned up instantly without moving people, gear or ballast. For wake surfing, complete control of the face of the wave, direction of power and overall wave shaping is now possible. The second innovation is RAMFILL technology boasting the largest capacity ballast in the industry and the quickest filling system without pumps or sacs. This technology leaves more time for watersports and less time for fidgeting with one's boat. RAMFILL has been raved about all over the world. Corey Marotta, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Alliance Multimedia said "RAMFILL is the most efficient way to put a massive amount of water in the quickest time frame to date."
Todd Gaughan, Vice President of Marketing for Centurion said, "Whether you're a wake surfer, wakeboarder or slalom skier, our R&D team has done an outstanding job producing the best boat in the watersports category. Slalom skiers everywhere regard the Carbon Pro as the very best tournament towboat and now the FX and SV series are getting the same reviews for wake surfing and wakeboarding fans. It's an exciting time to be with Centurion and the sales report puts an exclamation point on it!"
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For more information on Centurion Boats and their market dominating boats, please visit www.CenturionBoats.com.
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About Centurion: Centurion Boats is most recognized as the first boat company to produce a dedicated wakesurfing boat and with its new Enzo FX44 model, Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world-class wakeboarding and slalom ski boats, Centurion has been a pioneer in watersports towboat technology. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world's largest, annual, premier wake surfing event. For more information regarding Centurion Boats and the world champions of the Centurion wake surfing team, please visit www.centurionboats.com or call 209-384-0255.