- Posted by: usaws
- On: 06/28/2015 15:57:59
- In: Water Skiing
The American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee has announced the selections for the 2015 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team. The selections were made following the 2015 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials, June 27-28, at Shortline Lakes in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Athletes selected to the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team that will compete in the 34th Water Ski World Championships, Nov. 17-22, at Boca Laguna in Chapala, Mexico, were: Scot Ellis (Auburndale, Fla.), Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Alex Lauretano (Windermere, Fla.), Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) and Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.).
Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.) will be the coach, Jody Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) will serve as team captain, and Dr. Brad Harman (Cleburne, Texas) will be the team physician.
Athletes selected as alternates were: Brooke Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Nicholas Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) and Chris Parrish (Orlando, Fla.).
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 Worlds. The United States is the defending world champion. Defending individual title-holders are: Jacinta Carroll (Australia), women’s jumping; Regina Jaquess (USA), women’s slalom and overall; Freddy Krueger (USA), men’s jumping; Erika Lang (USA), women’s tricks; Felipe Miranda (Chile), men’s overall; Nate Smith (USA), men’s slalom; and Aliaksei Zharnasek (Belarus), men’s tricks.
To view the scorebook from the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team Trials, visit http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/ScoreBks/15S149CS.HTM.