The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council announced today that it has approved the pending women’s world tricks record of 10,700 points set by U.S. water ski athlete Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.) on April 25 at the Ski Fluid Classic at Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. The score surpasses the former world record of 10,610 points set by Gay in 2016.
U.S. water ski athletes Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 2018 Swiss Pro Slalom at the Swiss Waterski Resort in Groveland, Fla.
Marc Bedsole has set a pending Men 5 trick record of 6080 points with a backup score of 5680 this past weekend at the Mothers Day Slalom-Trick tournament in Mulberry. Both of his scores exceed the current record of 5490 held by Don Parsons. This is the first ever record setting performance by Marc after many years of competitions.
The complete scorebook is posted in the Results section of the website.
The tournament, which also includes three rounds of record-capability slalom for amateurs and prizes for the top-three teams competing in slalom, Go-Karting and Skeet Shooting, runs through Saturday.
In addition to more skiing on Saturday, teams will race high-speed karts at Bushnell Motorsports Park on Friday evening and compete at shooting clay pigeons on Saturday. and For more information, visit www.traversgrandprix.com. For complete results, visit www.waterskiresults.com.
Leza Harrison and Rocky & Laura Pasqua, have been elected to the Florida Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the banquet for the Florida State Championships on July 14 in Palm Bay.
Make plans now to attend the induction ceremonies to honor our newest inductees into the Hall of Fame.
This would be a great time to get your entry forms for the Florida State tournament taken care of. The Palm Bay Ski Club is using On Line Registration for the tournament entries and this can be accessed through the USA-WS website using the Entry/Registration option on the left-hand side of the website. Be sure and complete /update your bio form also, so that the announcers will be able to embellish all of your accomplishments in our sport and other special interests.
We look forward to seeing you there!