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- Published on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 20:32
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.
ORLANDO, FLA () — Nautique is excited to announce the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has approved Erika Lang’s two world records set behind the Ski Nautique 200 last month.
Lang at the age of 18 years old has set two additional Women’s Trick World Records of 10,360 and 10,460 points behind the record breaking Ski Nautique 200 at the Crystal Point Tournament in Gilbert, AZ on th. Lang has broken three World Records since October 2013 and this is the sixteenth and seventh world records set behind the world renowned Ski Nautique 200!
World Record Holder Erika Lang commented, “To have accomplished breaking three world records within 7 months is an amazing feeling and I couldn’t be happier. I’m thankful to work with an amazing company such as Nautique, their Ski Nautique 200 wake is always consistent which allows me to push my limits and continue to break world records.”
“The Nautique family couldn’t be more proud to have such an outstanding athlete such as Erika Lang. To break a world record is an achievement in itself but to do it twice in a weekend and three times within 7 months is unbelievable. We are so happy the Ski Nautique 200 is a part of Erika’s training that gives her a consistent wake whether she’s competing or training,” stated Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin. “The Ski Nautique 200 has now pulled 17 world records, along with innumerable national, regional and personal bests; there’s no other towboat on the market that can even compete,” Yeargin added.
Seven U.S. water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 14th annual Lake Dwellers Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 7-8, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark. The two-round, world-record capability event featured Men and Women divisions (ages 17 to 21), in addition to Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.
U.S. athletes winning titles were: Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.), Girls' slalom (1 buoy at 38 feet off); Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Boys' jumping (179 feet) and slalom (3 buoys at 38 feet off); Abbi Grathwohl (Martindale, Texas), Girls' jumping (120 feet) and overall (2,597.7 points); Nick Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Boys' tricks (6,950 points) and overall (2,967.0 points); Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.), Women's jumping (167 feet); Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.), Men's tricks (9,120 points); and K.C. Wilson (Winter Springs, Fla.), Men's slalom (5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).
Other athletes winning titles were: Giannina Bonnemann (Germany), Women's tricks (8,170 points) and overall (2,860.2 points); Taryn Grant (Canada), Women's slalom (3 buoys at 38 feet off); Martin Kolman (Czech Republic), Men's jumping (202 feet) and overall (3,000.0 points); and Neilly Ross (Cananda), Girls' tricks (7,630 points).