Jaquess Named IWWF Athlete of the Year

Regina Jaquess won the women's overall title at the 2015 Water Ski World Championships.U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), who won slalom titles at the 2015 Masters, Swiss Pro Slalom, Malibu Cup, GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Malibu Open, California Pro Am, U.S. Open and Water Ski World Championships, has been selected the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s 2015 Female Athlete of the Year. Adam Sedlmajer of the Czech Republic was selected the IWWF’s Male Athlete of the Year.

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Dates Changed For 2016 Junior Worlds

The dates of the 2016 Junior Water Ski World Championships, to be held in San Bernardo, Chile, have been changed to Dec. 1-4, 2016. The 16th Junior Worlds was originally scheduled for January 2017, and then the dates were changed to Dec. 8-11, 2016. The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation said in a statement this week that the dates of Dec. 1-4, 2016 are definite.

The United States will send a four-member U.S. Junior Water Ski Team, yet to be determined, to the biennial event.

2015 Winter Meeting Notes and Proposed Tournament Schedule are Posted

The proposed 2016 tournament schedule is posted and you can access it in the link below. These are the dates that the tournament sponsors chose during the meeting and they will be applying for sanctions between now and January 15, 2016 so that they will be posted in the 2016 Southern Region Guide.

 The minutes of the Winter meeting of the FWSF are being reviewed by the FWSF Board of Directors and will be posted soon for your review.

 Our thanks to all of the attendees at the meeting for giving their interesting and valuable input into the meeting.

 Click here for 2016 Proposed Tournament schedule


Krueger, Jaquess Selected Top Athletes

Freddy Krueger and Regina JaquessUSA Water Ski and respective sport discipline organizations are pleased to announce award recipients for 2015. Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) have been selected USA Water Ski’s 2015 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. The U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team earned USA Water Ski’s 2015 Team of the Year honors. The award recipients will be honored on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, Fla. The ceremony, which celebrates the 2015 water ski season, will be held in conjunction with USA Water Ski’s mid-winter board meetings for the 16th consecutive year. The award winners were selected either by the USA Water Ski Awards Committee or by the sport discipline’s organization. The awards banquet is open to the public. Information on ticket pricing and availability will be made available soon at www.USAWATERSKI.org.

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National Junior Water Ski Teams Named

Brooke Baldwin, who won slalom and overall at the 2015 Nautique Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament, was one of 12 athletes selected the National Junior Water Ski Team.Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have been selected to the American Water Ski Association’s National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior Development Water Ski Team for 2016. The 36 selections from the Boys/Girls 2 (13 and under) and Boys/Girls 3 (17 and under) divisions were based on performances during the 2015 tournament season.

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