Team GOODE’s Brian Detrick ran 2 buoys at 41-feet off to top a stacked field and take home the Open Men U.S. National slalom title at the 74th annual GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho.
More often than not, the slalom podiums at last week’s Nationals had a GOODE on top of them.
Of the 30 slalom events contested at the 74th annual GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho, 17 – or 56% – were won by skiers riding a GOODE.
“Winning a national title is the ultimate achievement for most water skiers,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “So to play a role in 17 skiers achieving that is very, very rewarding as a ski designer and builder.”
Congratulations to the following skiers who won National slalom titles on GOODEs:
- Girls 2 Kristen Baldwin
- Girls 3 Brooke Baldwin
- Womens 1 Jenna Morgan
- Womens 4 Stephanie Stange
- Womens 5 Carol Brooks
- Womens 8 Janet Piercy
- Women 9 Pat Fischer
- Boys 1 Theodore Dulos
- Mens 3 Mark Menasci
- Mens 5 Tim Huston
- Mens 6 Steve Ware
- Mens 7 Steve Raphael
- Mens 8 Dennis Longo
- Mens 9 Don Fournier
- Mens 11 Harry Price
- Masters Men Greg Badal
- Open Men Brian Detrick
It is the fourth-straight year that GOODE skiers won more national titles than all other ski manufacturers combined.
For full results, click here.
It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of six 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 email@example.com.
Don’t miss the chance to ski the RéV 6 while you’re at the 74th annual GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho.
GOODE Skis is conducting RéV 6 demos Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Gilbert Lake. Gilbert Lake is located approximately 15 minutes from Broadside Harbor at 22071 Middleton Road, Caldwell, ID 83605.
The cost to demo the RéV 6 is $50, which will be applied to the purchase of a ski if one is purchased. RSVPs must be made in advance.
We’ll also be holding a free demo Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., on the practice lake at Broadside Harbor. Visit the GOODE booth to sign up for Wednesday’s demo.
Next year starts now. Be ready for 2017 with the RéV 6.
At GOODE Skis we like to celebrate accomplishments. And as a long-time title sponsor and supporter of the U.S. Nationals, we think that qualifying for, and skiing in your first Nationals, is one of the biggest achievements in our sport.
That’s why this year we are paying the entry fees for 20 skiers competing in their first ever Nationals.
“We all remember our first Nationals,” says Dave Goode, who first competed in the tournament in 1983. “It’s a really big deal and we wanted to recognize that by rewarding some skiers who have worked really hard to get here.
“And the ski industry needs to do everything it can to get people excited about the sport. This is our way of making the experience even better for some deserving skiers who hopefully will keep coming back year after year.”
For at least one first-timer, the free entry was enough to help convince them to compete.
“I was honestly considering not skiing until this promotional opportunity was created,” said Sue Pickrell, a Women’s 5 competitor from Bellevue, Wash., who first skied in 2002 and didn’t enter her first tournament until 2011. “Thank you!”
Among the youngest skiers taking advantage of the offer are Sara and Sawyer Perez, Girl’s 1 and Boy’s 1 competitors, respectively, who both PB’d at this year’s Western Regionals.
“They are very excited to ski in their first Nationals,” says Shauna Perez, Sara and Sawyer’s mom. “And they are very much looking forward to meeting Team GOODE at Nationals.”
Chad Scott saved his best for last at the Big Dawg World Tour stop held last weekend at Little Mountain Lake in Maiden, N.C., coming from behind as the No. 12 seed to run 39-1/2 feet off three straight times on his way to the win over a talented field.
Chad and his ReV 6 beat Don Aschenbrenner, Greg Badal and Jeff Rodgers to advance to the finals, where he topped fellow GOODE skier Greg Sund (2.25 at 41 to 0.5 at 41) to earn the win. Jeff finished third while GOODE skier Tim Huston finished fourth.
Overall, GOODE skiers comprised 10 of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite 8 and three of the Final Four.
For full results from Little Mountain, click here.
The next stop on the tour will be held Sept. 9-11 in Rio Linda, Calif., in conjunction with the Greg Badal-organized California Pro Am.
Team GOODE skiers Brooke Baldwin and the Haines brothers, Wyatt and Quinn, combined to rack up seven medals at last weekend’s Jr. U.S. Open, held at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y.
Brooke medaled in each event, taking home gold medals in Girls overall and jumping, while also finishing third in slalom and tricks. Her sister Kristen, competing as one of the youngest skiers in the event, finished tied for sixth in slalom, sixth in jumping and fifth in tricks and overall.
Quinn Haines earned the bronze in Boys overall and silver in jumping, while his older brother, Wyatt, finished third in Junior Men slalom.
For more information, including full results, click here.
GOODE was a proud sponsor of the Jr. U.S. Open and the corresponding junior development events that took place throughout the week.
UPDATE: Final day, auction ends TODAY (July 5) at 2 p.m. eastern time. Get a great ski for a good cause here.
GOODE Skis is proud to announce that it is auctioning off a brand-new FIRE slalom ski, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Jr. U.S. Open and corresponding junior development events being held June 28 – July 3, at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y.
Click here to view and bid on the auction item.
For nearly three years Brian Detrick couldn’t get past his personal best of 3 buoys at 41 feet off.
But in less than two weeks on the RéV 6, the newest member of Team GOODE’s PB now stands two buoys higher at 5 at 41 off.
Brian set the new PB not once, but twice during last weekend’s Shortline Lake Record in Elk Grove, Calif.
For more about how the new PBs went down, watch the video above.
Prior to setting the new PB, Brian predicted big things to come for him this summer on the RéV 6.
“It’s very symmetrical in the turns and fast across the wake, which creates a lot of space into the next buoy,” said Brian. “I’ve never had so much space coming into the buoy. As the line continues to get shorter that space is still there.
“There’s just a lot of potential in this ski and I’m very excited about that and where it can go this season.”
Currently the No. 4 ranked Open Men’s skier in the United States, Brian’s score of 5 at 41 off will likely vault him into the top-6 of IWWF’s continuous world rankings list. He ended the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the top-10 of the IWWF’s Elite rankings and was named the 2014-15 WaterSki Magazine Ambassador of the Year.
Now there is no excuse not to join us in Boise this summer. Start training and see you there!