Record Setting Weekend At 2022 Florida State Championships

The skiing at the 2022 Florida State Championships presented by Sunset Lakes this past weekend produced many record setting performances and personal bests for the competitors. Our thanks to the Travers family and the members of the Sunset Lakes 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 Slalom – Jaeden Eade shattered the slalom record set in 2020 by Conner Pauley with a score of 2 buoys at 58kph on a 12m line, with a new record setting performance of 2.5 buoys at 58kph on the 11.25m line.

Boys 5 Tricks – Erick Macias-Sedan absolutely smashed one of the oldest trick records established in 1992 by Kyle Peterson with a score of 8460, with a new record setting performance of 10180 points.

Men 5 Tricks – Marc Bedsole smashed another one of our older trick records set by Randy Shoener in 2004 with a score of 4540, with a new record setting performance of 5580 points.

Women 8 Slalom – Leza Harrison smashed the record set by Margaret Carlisle in 2015 with a score of 3 at 49kph on the 14.25m line with a performance of 5 buoys at 49kph on the 13m line.

Women 8 Tricks – Leza Harrison smashed another one of our older trick records set by Thelma Salmas in 2008 with a score of 1850, with a new record setting performance of 2220 points.

Women 8 Overall – Leza Harrison also broke Thelma Salmas overall score of 2186.4 established in 2008 with an overall score of 3135.9.

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.

Florida State Championships Fishing Contest

This is a fun little contest just for the kids. Adults can fish too. They just can’t win. It’s a $5 entry fee to sign up. You are allowed to use artificial lures, but no live bait. We will provide official rules & instructions as to where you can fish as to not interrupt the tournament or homeowners. If you miss your ski ride because of fishing, you are scratched. NO EXCEPTIONS  All donations and entry money will be applied to those top three biggest “by weight” catches. So far, we have a $200 donation to get this fishing party started.

Florida State Championships Are Next Weekend

The Florida State Championships hosted by Sunset Lakes in Groveland is July 9-10 and the deadline to enter through the online registration system is midnight July 5. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and enjoying watching some great skiing over the weekend.

Don’t forget the Junior Awards ceremonies at the banquet on Saturday evening, followed by the General Membership meeting to discuss the FWSF business and elect the officers and councilpersons that will represent us for the next year. Banquet tickets are available for purchase when you enter the tournament.

Remember to renew your FWSF membership online on the Florida Water Ski Federation website so that your scores will be posted to the AWSA and IWWF (if licensed) Ranking list and if you are a Florida resident you will be eligible for placement.

The Running Orders will be posted on Thursday afternoon in when you click on the FL State Championships tournament for the weekend.