IWWF Approves Gay’s World Tricks Record

Anna GayThe 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.

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Marc Bedsole Sets Pending Men 5 rick Record

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.

Smith Wins 2018 Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am

Nate Smith was the only athlete to complete the 41 off pass, doing it twice on his way to winning the 2018 Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am. Photo by Lynn NovakofskiU.S. water ski athlete Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) won the men’s slalom title on Friday at the inaugural Travers Grand Prix Pro-Am at Jack Travers’ International Tournament Skiing and Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Fla. Smith scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off in round one to earn the top seed for the finals, and scored 1 buoy at 43 feet off again in the finals to take the title. A $15,000 prize purse was available for the pro skiers. Great Britain’s Freddie Winter (4 buoys at 41 feet off) and Will Asher (3 buoys at 41 feet off) finished second and third, respectively.

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.

2018 Florida Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

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!

To read Leza Harrison Bio – click here

To read Laura & Rocky Pasqua Bio – click here