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GOODE apprenticeship program accepting applications for summer 2017

GOODE Ski Lake in Ogden, Utah, GOODE’s research and development site.

Do you love water skiing? Are you technically minded and interested in starting a career in ski design and construction but don’t know how to get your foot in the door? If you answered yes to both of those questions GOODE Skis’ 2017 summer apprenticeship program might be right for you.

In it’s second year, GOODE’s apprenticeship program is designed to educate the next generation of ski designers and builders.

“Last summer was our first year offering the program and it was a huge success,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “The guys who took part were an integral part of our team in the factory and I think they learned a lot, both on and off the water.”

Lasting approximately eight to 12 weeks and taking place at GOODE’s Ogden, Utah headquarters, the apprenticeships are paid and may include housing for the right candidates. Apprentices will work in GOODE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, learning skills such as ski design, manufacturing, quality control, materials management, supply chain management, and machinery operation.

The apprenticeship also includes skiing. Lot’s of skiing. Apprentices will join GOODE’s R&D team for daily skiing sessions at GOODE Ski Lake, located about one mile away from GOODE headquarters.

“For me, it was the perfect mix between learning business acumen while maintaining a high level of waterski training,” said Dane Mechler, who participated in the program last summer and was recently named USA Water Ski’s Male Athlete of the Year. “Working at GOODE, I had one of the best ski seasons of my life. Dave stressed to us the importance of getting better on all aspects. Equipment, technique, driving, training: everything we did, we tried to get better little by little.”

If you are interested in being considered for the GOODE Ski Apprenticeship, fill out and submit the form found here. For additional information, email team@goode.com.

2017 Masters field set

It’s only January 18th but the first signs of spring are here: Nautique has released its list of Masters invitees.

Team GOODE will be well represented at the tournament, which takes place May 26-28 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE skiers Daniel Odvarko, Thomas Degasperi and Adam Sedlmajer earned invites, while in Women’s slalom, five of the seven invitees will ski on GOODEs: Kate Adriaensen, Clementine Lucine, Karen Truelove, Breanne Dodd, and two-time defending champion Regina Jaquess.

In Junior Women’s slalom 2016 champ Brooke Baldwin will be joined by GOODE skier Neilly Ross, along with Quinn Haines and Aris Techoueyres in Junior Men’s slalom.

For more information, including the complete list of invitees and event schedule, visit masterswaterski.com.

GOODE skiers take medals at Junior Worlds

Junior World Overall Champion Brooke Baldwin (center), bronze medalist Anna Gay (left) and silver medalist Valentina Gonzalez.

Led by Brooke Baldwin’s four-medal haul, GOODE skiers racked up the podiums at last weekend’s Junior Water Ski World Championships at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile.

Brooke took home a gold medal in overall, a silver in slalom and bronze medals in tricks and jumping.

Joining Brooke on the slalom podium was Neilly Ross, who rode her GOODE to a third-place finish. Additional GOODE skiers advancing to the girls slalom finals were Lea Miermont (7th) and Ali Garcia (10th).

In Boys slalom, Aris Techoueyres finished 7th and Diego Font 9th.

Anna Gay, who rode a GOODE in girls slalom on her way to the overall bronze, won the gold medal in girls tricks, while Neilly took second and Brooke third.

For full results, click here.

Still shopping? We can help!

Still looking for a gift for that special skier on your list?

GOODE’s online store is fully stocked and ready to go for 2017. Check out the full lineup of high-performance slalom skis, snow skis, bindings, vests, gloves, clothing, accessories and more at store.goode.com. Not sure what your favorite skier wants? Get them a GOODE gift certificate and let them decide!

Dane Mechler named USA Water Ski Male Athlete of the Year

Team GOODE’s Dane Mechler has been named the 2016 USA Water Ski Male Athlete of the Year.

Dane was selected on the strength of his championship-winning performances at the World University Water Ski Championships, Collegiate Water Ski Nationals (tie), Collegiate All-Stars and South Central Collegiate Regionals.  He also scored a new PB of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.

The U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team earned USA Water Ski’s 2016 Team of the Year honors.  The team included GOODE skiers Janie Fausold, Renee Jaquess and Lori Krueger. Krueger was also honored as USA Water Ski’s Coach of the Year.

Full details here.

Regina’s new world record of 3-1/2 at 41 off approved by the IWWF

Regina Jaquess’ pending Women’s world slalom record of 3-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off has been approved by the IWWF’s tournament council. (Watch her record-breaking performance here.)

Set while riding the 2017 Nano 1 on November 5th at the Isles Junior Invitational at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla., the new record surpasses Regina’s own world record of 3-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off she set in 2014.

The new record is her seventh world slalom record of her career, with her first coming in 2009.

 

Get a start on your shopping with GOODE’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale!

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and avoid the chaos at your local mall with these special offers from GOODE:

  • Get free shipping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Nov. 25-28) on all products ordered from store.goode.com (U.S. residents only)
  • Check out our discounted clothing items here
  • Don’t know what that special skier on your list wants? Buy them a GOODE gift certificate and let them decide!

GOODE skiers medal at Pan American Championships

Javier Julio (l), Jeff Surdej (c) and Blaze Grubbs.

From the Open ranks to the Under 13 divisions, GOODE skiers peppered the slalom and overall podiums throughout last week’s Pan American Championships, held in Boca Laguna Mexico.

The Championships featured nine teams from North, Central and South American competing in Open, Under 21, Under 17 and Under 13 divisions.

GOODE skiers taking home golds were Felipe Miranda (Open Men overall), Javier Julio (35+ Men slalom), Jeff Surdej (35+ Men overall), Lori Krueger (45+ Women slalom and overall) and Mark Stevens (45+ Mens slalom), while Regina Jaquess (Open Women slalom and overall), Jenna Morgan (Under 21 Women slalom and overall), Dorien Llewellyn (Open Men overall), and Kristy Kraus (35+ Women slalom) earned silver medals. Blaze Grubbs (Under 13 Boys slalom and overall), and Rodrigo Miranda (Open Men overall) earned bronzes. Surdej and Stevens also picked up a bronze medal in 35+ Men slalom and silver in 45+ Men overall, respectively.

Here’s how the team competitions ended up:

  • Open – Gold: Canada; Silver: United States; Bronze: Chile
  • Under 12 – Gold: United States; Silver: Colombia; Bronze: Chile
  • Under 17 – Gold: Canada; Silver: Argentina; Bronze: United States
  • Under 21 – Gold: United States; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Mexico
  • 35+ – Gold: United States; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Mexico
  • 45+ – Gold: United States; Silver: Canada; Bronze: Mexico

For team and overall results, click here. For full results, click here.

It’s difficult to track so many skiers over the course of six days of action, so if we failed to include you as a GOODE skier in the list above, or mistakenly did so, please accept our apologies and email us the details at team@goode.com.

Regina sets pending world record of 3-1/2 at 41 off

As if to put an exclamation mark on another dominating season, Regina Jaquess set a new pending world record at this weekend’s Isles Junior Invitational at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

Riding the 2017 Nano One, Regina scored 3-1/2 buys at 41-feet off to top her own current mark by a quarter buoy.

If approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council, it will be her seventh world slalom record, her first coming in 2009.