The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 inductees to the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame. Wakeboard athlete Shaun Murray, water ski athlete Mandy Nightingale and adaptive water ski athlete Joe Ray will be formally inducted into the hall of fame during the organization’s 38th annual ceremony on Saturday, May 2 at Walt Disney’s newly-designed Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The U.S. Under 17 and Under 14 Water Ski Teams placed first and second, respectively, at the 10th Can Am Team Challenge, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The two-day, world-record capability event featured team competitions between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 14 Team represented each country.
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce the 2019 U.S. Senior Pan American Championships Water Ski Team that will represent the United States at the 2019 IWWF Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships, Oct. 23-26, in Bujama, Peru. The team consists of 22 water ski athletes from four – 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+ – age divisions.
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:
Kristen Baldwin, Bradley Baxter, Bodie Cole, Alexandra, Garcia, Ella Gay, Kennedy Hanson, Tri Johnson, Erick Macias-Sedano and Conner Pauley,
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.
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
Congratulations to all of the Florida Team members!
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.).