New FWSF Officers and Council Members Elected At The Federation Meeting Over The Weekend

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.


Record Setting Weekend At 2019 Florida State Championships

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.

Three U.S. Athletes Earn Medals At U21 Worlds

Anna Gay won gold medals in women's tricks and overall at the 2019 Under 21 Water Ski World Championships.The U.S. Under 21 Water Ski Team placed fourth and three U.S. athletes earned individual medals at the 9th Under 21 Water Ski World Championships, July 4-7, at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Great Britain won the gold medal, its first U21 world team title, scoring 7,591.17 points. Canada earned the silver medal with 7,559.67 points and the Ukraine earned the bronze medal with 7,517.06 points. The United States (7,509.38 points) and Australia (6,396.91 points) rounded out the top-five placements at the biennial event, which featured teams representing 21 countries.

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Dumala Wins San Gervasio Pro Am

U.S. water ski athlete Samantha Dumala (Wellington, Fla.) won the pro women’s slalom title on Sunday at the 6th San Gervasio Pro Am at the Jolly Ski School in San Gervasio, Bresciano, Italy. Dumala defeated France’s Ambre Franc in the head-to-head final in earning her first career professional victory. Great Britain’s Will Asher won the pro men’s title.

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Nine Athletes Win Junior U.S. Open Titles

Jake Abelson set a pending Boys 2 national tricks record on his way to winning the boys' tricks title with a score of 8,920 points.Nine water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 19th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 28-29, at Still Waters in Oconomowoc, Wis. 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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