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.
The selection process for the Florida Regionals and National ski teams has been finalized.
We will be competing at the Southern Regionals at Lymanland USA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the Nationals at Okeeheelee Park, home of the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Our Team is the reigning champion for 2017 and 2018. Follow us on live scoring!
Captain: Dennis Longo
Assistant Captain: Sharon Baker Brown
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.
We had a meeting on Sunday afternoon to discuss the business of the FWSF and hold the election for the officers and council member for 2019-20. The details of the discussions will be detailed in the minutes of the meeting and they will be posted soon.
Brian Guyer retired as our President and the we thank him for his service to the FWSF as President and a councilman for the Southern Region.
The officers elected to serve are:
Gordon West, President/Council
Monica Seal, Vice President
Camille Tyler, Secretary
Jeff Clark, Treasurer
Dennis Longo, Council
Brenda Nichols, Council
Tyler McDermeit, 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 skiing at the 2019 Florida State Championships presented by Ski Fluid and Action Water Sports 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.
Records set this past weekend were mainly in the mature divisions, but there were many PB’s set by our up and coming younger skiers:
Women 7 – Leza Harrison tied the slalom record with a performance of 3 buoys at 49kph on a 12m line tying the record set by Cyndi Benzel last year.
Master Women – Brenda Nichols established new records for Master Women. In tricks she scored 2010 points, in jumping her distance was 128’ 38.9m at 51kph 5’ ramp and she established the overall record at 3023.9.
Open Women – Brooke Baldwin upped the slalom record of .5 buoy at 10.75m set by Samantha Dumala in 2015 to 2 buoys on the 10.75m line at 55kph.
Boys 2 – Erick Macias-sedan shattered the trick record set in 1986 by Michael McCormick with a score of 6350, with a new record setting performance of 7690 points.
Men 6 – Mark Needham tied the slalom record set by Louis Alcamo in 2015 with a score of 3 buoys at 55kph on an 11.25m line.
Men 9 – Skip Dunlap tied the slalom record set by Phil Brodt in 2016 with a score of 4 buoys at 49kph on an 12m line.
Men 9 – Stan Switzer set a new record in tricks with a score of 2520 points eclipsing the record set by Harry Price of 1440 points in 2006. He also upped the overall r3cord to 3176.5 beating the old record score of 2457.4 set by Harry Price in 2006.
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.