Jaquess Sets Pending World Slalom Record

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) set a pending women’s world slalom record of 4 buoys at 41 feet off on Monday at the July Heat at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla. If approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council, the score will surpass the current world record of 3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off set by Jaquess on Nov. 5, 2016, at the Isles Junior Invitational at the Isles of Lake Hancock.

Adam Sedlmajer (Czech Republic) also set a pending men’s world overall record after scoring 3 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, 10,780 points in tricks and 217 feet in jumping.

To view all of the current world records, click here.

Hansen, Travers Earn Best Of June Honors

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has selected Kennedy Hansen (Milton, Fla.) as its Female Athlete of the Month and Jon Travers (Groveland, Fla.)  as its Male Athlete of the Month for June. Hansen and Travers are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Best of June Team USA Awards, presented by Dow.

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7 U.S. Athletes Win Titles At Junior U.S. Open

Kennedy HansenSeven U.S. water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 18th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 23-24, at Ski Chaste Lake in Axis, Ala. The two-round, world-record capability event featured Junior Men and Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world’s top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

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Towboat Draw Set For 76th GOODE Nationals

The towboat draw has been announced for the 76th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 7-11, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. To view and download the towboat draw, click here (PDF). Malibu, MasterCraft and Nautique are the approved boat manufacturers. The towboat draw is conducted for slalom and jumping. Athletes have their choice among the three manufacturers for the tricks event.

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