Florida Wins 2019 National Team Championships Competition

Florida repeated as the National Team champions at the 2019 National Championships in West Palm Beach, FL.

Dennis Longo, the Florida team captain worked overtime to put together a great team of athletes to compete for the team championships. The team members were:

Junior Team

Kristen Baldwin, Bradley Baxter, Bodie Cole, Alexandra, Garcia, Ella Gay, Kennedy Hanson, Tri Johnson, Erick Macias-Sedano and Conner Pauley,

Men Team

Marc Bedsole, Skip Dunlap, Russell Gay, Bruce Kistler, Scott Lamarche, Dennis Longo, Jack Mills, Darin Montgomery, Curtis Rabe, Al Sanfanandre, Marc Shaw, Stan Switzer, and Brandon Waters.

Women Team

Brooke Baldwin, Kelley Breeden, Anna Gay, Leza Harrison, Sara Lemley, Sally Montavon, Brenda Nichols and Monica Seal.

Excellent skiing by all of our team members and a big thank you from the Florida Water Ski Federation membership.

Below are the top four team placements. Click on the links at the end of the article to view the scorebook for the 2019 National Water Ski Championships and/or click on Team Results to see all of the combined Team Results followed by the Florida team members and their scores for each event.

Combined Team Results

Plcmt Team Name Slalom Plcmt Trick Plcmt Jump Plcmt Total
1 FLA Florida 13,885.0 13,870.0 10,090.0 37,845.0
2 NOR Northern California 12,220.0 9,710.0 4,330.0 26,260.0
3 IL Illinois 9,905.0 6,490.0 8,240.0 24,635.0
4 OA Oklahoma/Arkansas 9,590.0 8,040.0 6,590.0 24,220.0

Congratulations to all of the Florida Team members!


Click here for the 2019 National Water Ski Championships scorebook

Click here to see all of the Team and Team Members Results



U.S. Wins 8 Medals At XVIII Pan Am Games

Six U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team members combined to win eight medals, including five gold, in respective events at the XVIII Pan American Games, July 27-30, at Laguna Bujama in Lima, Peru. The U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team finished with five gold medals, two silver and one bronze during the four-day competition. Members of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Water Ski Team were: Andrew Adkison (Chipley, Fla.), Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.), Mary Morgan Howell (Dothan, Ala.), Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Adam Pickos (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.).

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Florida Waterski Team Wins Southern Regionals Competition


Congrats to the Florida Team!

We won the competition at the Southern Regionals held at Lymanland USA.

Plcmt Team Name Slalom Trick Jump Total
1 FL State of FL 8,050.0 6,790.0 4,550.0 19,390.0
2 GA State of GA 3,380.0 3,030.0 2,520.0 8,930.0
3 TN State of TN 3,440.0 2,550.0 2,230.0 8,220.0
4 SC State of SC 5,040.0 1,700.0 1,135.0 7,875.0
5 AL State of AL 4,740.0 1,840.0 1,150.0 7,730.0
6 NC State of NC 4,110.0 2,090.0 1,440.0 7,640.0
7 KY State of KY 2,950.0 1,630.0 850.0 5,430.


Great skiing by all of our team members. Now we are off to the Nationals, sponsored by the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, FL.

2019 U.S. Can Am Challenge Teams Selected

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and the American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee are pleased to announce the selection of two water ski teams – Under 14 and Under 17 – that will represent the United States at the 10th Can Am Challenge, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The event features athletes from the United States and Canada competing for team titles only. The AWSA’s IAC chose the teams based upon a pre-approved selection criteria.

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IWWF Approves Jaquess’ World Record

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council has approved the pending women’s world slalom record of 4-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off set by U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) on July 6 at the Regina Jaquess Open II at Lymanland in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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