U.S. water ski athlete Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) set a pending women’s world tricks record of 10,850 points on Saturday at the Sunset Lakes Fall Classic at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. If approved by the International Waterski & wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council, the score will surpass the current record of 10,700 points held by U.S. athlete Anna Gay (Winter Garden, Fla.).
In early November, the American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee (IAC) will nominate officials for respective 2019 international events. Although this list includes the Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, the Junior U.S. Open officials will NOT be chosen by the IAC – they will be selected by the AWSA president in consultation with the LOC (we send this information along to the AWSA president).
The American Water Ski Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 29-30 in Oconomowoc, Wis. The two-round, world-record capability event will feature Junior Men and Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under).
The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced the 2019 Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recipients. The legacies and contributions of honorees Lane Bowers, Mark Bozicevic, John Cornish, Tony Klarich and Mark Ritchhart will now live forever as they join the sport’s greatest in the Hall of Fame. They will be honored with the Award of Distinction at the 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 27 at Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin Resort along with Hall of Fame Inductees Don Mixon Sr. and Parks Bonifay.