Regina Jaquess was inducted into the National Collegiate Water Ski Association Hall of Fame last Saturday at the Collegiate Nationals Banquet in McClellan Park, Calif.
Regina, a member of the University of Louisiana Monroe Water Ski Team from 2002 to 2006, was an 11-time NCWSA national event champion, a 10-time University World gold medalist and a member of two National Championship teams.
Read a NCWSA.com article about Regina’s career and impact on collegiate skiing here.
Regina’s fellow Class of 2019 inductees were Steve Tyler, Marcus Brown and Libby Van Treese.
That’s how many consecutive Malibu Open slalom titles Regina Jaquess has now won after she once again took the victory Saturday at Trophy Lakes in Johns Island, S.C.
Regina scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in the head-to-head finals to defeat Jaimee Bull, who scored 4 at 39. Samantha Dumala finished throw and Whitney McClintock-Rini fourth.
Fresh off an appearance in the finals at the World Championships and a top-X finish at the California Pro-Am, Dane Mechler took third place at the Malibu Open to earn his first ever major pro event podium. Will Asher placed first and Nate Smith second.
It was a really GOODE weekend at the California Pro Am as Regina Jaquess won the event for the 7th consecutive time, and GOODE skiers swept the top four in Masters Men and went 1-2 in the amateur division.
Regina made it seven in a row by taking down fellow Team GOODE skier Karen Truelove in the head-to-head semi finals, then topping Whitney McClintock by a full pass (2@41 vs. 2@39) in the finals. Karen landed on the podium with a fourth-place finish.
In Masters Men, Steve Grubbs led a GOODE sweep of the tour-four spots as Mark Menasci, Kevin Bishop and Darrell Smith finished 2-3-4.
In the amateur event, Donna Yamasaki and Murray Dyson rode their GOODEs to first- and second-place finishes, respectively.
Brian Detrick was the top Team GOODE skier in Open Men, finishing fourth. Dane Mechler and Adam Sedlmajer also advanced to the finals.
The California Pro Am is underway at Diablo Shores in Brentwood, Calif.
Amateur skiers kick off the event today, while the pros will hit the water Saturday. The head-to-head finals for both groups will be held Sunday.
Pro GOODE skiers expected to compete include Regina Jaquess, Thomas Degasperi, Dane Mechler, Karen Truelove, Daniel Odvarko, Brian Detrick, and Adam Sedlmajer. In the Masters Men event Kevin Bishop, Greg Badal, Mark Measci and more will ski for Team GOODE. Both Regina and Greg are defending champions in their respective divisions.
For more info, including schedule, running orders and online webcast, visit caproam.com.
Martin Kolman won the 2019 Mens Overall World Championship title on Sunday and the “World’s Best Skier” mantle that comes with it.
Martin, who not only skis on GOODE slalom and trick skis but is employed by the company as pro team coordinator and ski tester, took home gold by edging fellow GOODE teammate Adam Sedlmajer, 2,769.11 points to 2,728.49 points, respectively. Joel Poland (2,717.30) took third.
Martin also earned a bronze in Mens tricks with 11,310 points behind Patricio Font (11,740) and Pierre Ballon (11,550).
In Womens slalom Regina Jaquess came up just short of winning her fourth consecutive World slalom title, tying eventual champ Manon Costard with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the final round. In the ensuing runoff Manon scored 2 buoys at 39, while Regina missed two ball by mere inches to finish with a score of 1 at 39 and the silver medal.
GOODE skier Jamie Metcalfe earned the bronze with a huge score of 1 at 39. Currently the No. 8 ranked skier on the IWWF Elite rankings list, the New Zealander is expected to receive quite a boost when the rankings are updated with points from Worlds.
In Men’s slalom, five of the 12 finalists were on GOODE, with Dane Mechler finishing fourth to post the highest finish for Team GOODE. Dane was the top seed heading into the final round and beautifully withstood the pressure by roping an amazing 39 off to get a chance to challenge the three skiers who sat in the lead with 2 at 41 off. After falling while heading to two ball it looked as if he was going to finish with a score of 1 at 41, but the judges determined that he missed his gates so his final score was 0 at 41 off.
Joel Howley emerged from the three way runoff with Freddie Winter (2nd) and Will Asher (3rd) to earn his first world title.
In the team competition, Canada – aided by Team GOODE skier Dorien Llewellyn – edged the United States, 8,025.87 to 8,019.55 points, to claim the team gold. France earned the bronze with 7,933.50 points.
More than a third of skiers who advanced to the slalom finals at the 35th Water Ski World Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia, belong to Team GOODE as Dane Mechler earned the top seed in Mens slalom and Regina Jaquess snagged the No. 2 seed in the Women’s event.
Dane will be joined in Sunday’s finals by fellow GOODE teammates Brian Detrick (3rd seed), Thomas Degasperi (4th), Brando Caruso (5th), Adam Sedlmajer (12th).
The Womens slalom finals will take place Saturday, when Regina will be joined by Ambre Franc (5th), Jamie Metcalfe (6th) and Alice Bagnoli (9th).
In Mens tricks Martin Kolman qualified as the 4th seed for Saturday’s final round.
Scores and schedules are available here, while the online broadcast is available here.
GOODE skiers won U.S. National titles in 15 of the 30 slalom divisions contested at the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have now won more U.S. National slalom titles – 129 out of 237 – than all other manufacturers combined.
Congratulations to the following 2019 US. National slalom champions:
Girls 1 – Alexia Abelson
Women 1 – Jenna Morgan
Women 4 – Gail Case
Women 5 – Alison Poulsen
Women 6 – Joy Kelley
Women 10 – Mary Parcheta
Open Women – Regina Jaquess
Boys 3 – Griffin Stange
Men 3 – Shelby Coke
Men 4 – Chris Clark
Men 5 – Tim Huston
Men 6 – Jack Mills
Men 7 – Steve Raphael (tie)
Men 8 – Jeff Wiswall
Master Men – Greg Sund
Additional highlights of GOODE Nationals week included Regina Jaquess taking the Women’s slalom crown at the America’s Cup, and GOODE skiers comprising six of the Elite Eight and three (Greg Sund, Greg Badal and Jeremy Newyby-Ricci) of the Final Four at the Big Dawg Tour Championships. Greg Sund ultimately finished second to champion Jeff Rodgers.
It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of five days of action, so if we failed to include you in the list above, or mistakenly did so, please accept our apologies and email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The company that forever changed water skiing with the introduction of carbon-fiber skis has done it again with the sport’s first ever carbon core slalom ski.
The new-for 2020 ReVOcc is the turbocharged version of the ski that won a Big Dawg Season Championship and topped the podium at major tournaments across the globe.
The ReVOcc features:
The all-new Carbon Core: Greater rebound, more stability at the ball and increased durability.
A thinner profile: The Carbon Core’s increased strength allows for a thinner side profile, leading to a deeper-riding ski that offers skiers a more connected-to-the-water feeling.
Softer flex patterns: The Carbon Core led to the holy grail of ski design – soft flex patterns that produce indestructible, symmetrical turns, with quick rebound out of the turn that generates amplified side-to-side speed.
Larger, rounder bevels: Working in concert with the thinner profile, refined bevels provide a more stable, predictable ride, resulting in more buoys even when things don’t go as planned (read: better scrambling ability).
“What I noticed instantly was how quick I came out of the buoy. I just locked in and rocketed out of the buoy without any hesitation. I ran three at 41 right off the dock and knew immediately we were on to something.” – Dave Miller