The skiing at the 2021 Florida State Championships presented by Ski Fluid and Action Water Sports and sponsored by Syndicate this past weekend produced many record setting performances and personal bests for the competitors. Our thanks to Kyle Eade and the members of the Ski Fluid Water Ski Club, for hosting a great tournament.
We had records set this past weekend by our competitors in several age divisions, but there were many PB’s set by our up and coming younger skiers:
Boys 4 Trick – Erick Macias-Sedan shattered the trick record he set in 2020 with a score of 8150, with a new record setting performance of 9660 points.
Men 6 Slalom – Tim Huston smashed the M6 slalom record held by Louis Alcamo and Mark Needham with a score of 3 buoys at 55kph on a 11.25m line with a record scoring performance of 1.5 buoys at 55kph on the 10.75m line.
Men 9 Jump – Dennis Longo established the new M9 Jump record with a score of 40’/12.3m @ 42kph/5.0’ ramp.
Master Women Slalom – Patricia Burt tied her Master Women record slalom score set in 2017 with a score of 4 buoys at 55kph on the 12m line.
Congratulations to all of these new record setters and to all of you that set new personal best performances, great job!
The list of all of the Florida State Championship records is posted in the Florida State Records tab at the top of the website.
The scorebook is posted in the results section of the website.
We had a meeting on Friday evening to discuss the business of the FWSF and hold the election for the officers and council member for 2021-22. The details of the discussions will be detailed in the minutes of the meeting and they will be posted soon.
Kyle Tate was elected as our President and Camille Tyler was elected as the new Vice President; Brenda Nichols was elected as the Treasurer. Andre Broussard was elected as our new councilman.
The officers elected to serve are:
Kyle Tate, President/Council
Camille Tyler, Vice President
Secretary – Kerry Morgan
Brenda Nichols, Treasurer
Dennis Longo, Council
Brenda Nichols, Council
Andre Broussard, Council
Check the contacts section for all of the newly elected representatives and we encourage everyone to contact your representatives with your thoughts on ways to improve your FWSF and any other concerns that you may have.
The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to water skiers who show leadership abilities and demonstrate that involvement in the sport has helped them grow both personally and academically.
Kennedy Hansen from Milton, Florida has won the $1000 Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship. Kennedy will be attending the University of Louisiana – Lafayette in the fall.
“I’m really looking forward to the next chapter of my life including collegiate skiing and the college experience. The 2021 Florida Water Ski Federation scholarship will help me offset all of the expenses that come with college and collegiate water skiing,” says Kennedy.
This is the inaugural year of the Florida Water Ski Federation Scholarship which is open to three-event water ski athletes who compete in the Florida State Water Ski Championships and are currently registered students in a college or university.
“The water skiing community of fellow competitors, officials, and coaches has made such a positive impact on my life – not only as a skier but also as a person. I’d like to extend a quick thank you to my family for all of your support and to Adam and Cory Pickos and the rest of the crew at Pickos Ski School,” says Kennedy.
The Foundation is very proud of our young athletes and honored to support their future academic needs. You can help support our mission by joining or donating to the foundation.