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    Re-igniting the future of one of water skiing's most coveted titles, Nautique and CBS aim to engage the water ski community back to its roots, and deliver an all-inclusive, world-class, three-event water ski competition and cultural festival.


    The 21st Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing will be headlined by the world’s best men and women three-event athletes, including current World Record holders and Team Nautique athletes Nate Smith and Erika Lang. This event will be held at Lake Ivanhoe attracting thousands of spectators, and showcase a 10-acre retail and brand experience. The Nautique U.S. Open spectators will enjoy an interactive festival featuring exhibitors, autograph signings, DJs, and prize giveaways.


    “This is a big moment for Nautique and the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing. The U.S. Open has been sidelined for the past seven years and we are excited to bring it back!” stated Bill Yeargin, President/CEO of Nautique Boat Company. “Adding more excitement, the winners of each discipline will receive an invitation to the world’s most prestigious watersports event, the 2015 Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament, held at Callaway Gardens over the Memorial Day Weekend” added Yeargin.


    “Nautique and USA Water Ski have been partners for decades. Being able to add to this relationship with such an iconic event in our own backyard is simply a perfect fit,” commented Bob Crowley, USA Water Skis’ Executive Director. “We are really looking forward to embracing the entire water ski industry with the Nautique U.S. Open. This will offer us one of the most powerful events to share our spirit of water skiing with thousands of people,” added Crowley.


    The Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing will be the fall’s biggest watersports event/festival as the finals return to the “Watersports Capital of the World” Orlando, FL on October 25th. The live webcast and consumer information will be available athttp://www.nautique.com/events/view/nautique-u-s-open-of-water-skiing.



    Nautique Boat Company, Inc.

    Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is the owner of Nautique Boat Company, Inc. and Aktion Parks. Nautique manufactures the highest quality, most innovative ski and wake-sports boats available worldwide and provides exceptional customer service experiences. To learn more about Nautique and its complete product line, visit www.nautique.com. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com.

    Find us at:

    www.Facebook.com/NautiqueBoats • www.Twitter.com/NautiqueBoatswww.Instagram.com/NautiqueBoats • www.YouTube.com/Nautiquesdotcom


    Orlando Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram

    Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep was founded here in Orlando in 1976 by Harvey and Roberta Smith. The Smith family has been serving Central Florida’s transportation needs for nearly four decades. Harvey’s legacy lives on with his sons Mike and Stew who have been providing sales and service of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and quality pre-owned vehicles since opening the doors here in Orlando. State of the art equipment, spacious facility, trained personnel, extended hours and commitment to excellence makes Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep the preferred automotive location for all of Central Florida. The entire Team at Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep is proud to sponsor the U.S. Open of Water Skiing!

    USA Water Ski

    USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. Based in Polk City, Fla., USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States. With more than 16,000 members, USA Water Ski is the largest water ski and wakeboard federation in the world.


    Terri Schneider – Senior Marketing and Communications     

    Coordinator, Nautique Boat Company

    (407) 956-6404 • tschneider@nautique.com


    Casey Mommer – Executive, CBS Orlando

    (319) 601-9116 • casey.mommer@cbsradio.com 

    Scott Atkinson – Director & Editor/Publisher of The Water Skier, USA Water Ski

    (863) 874-5682 • satkinson@usawaterski.org 


    Krista Rogers – Director of Marketing and Partnerships, USA Water Ski 

    (863) 874-5683 • krogers@usawaterski.org


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