Tyler Scott and Caroline Hensley rode GOODE skis to national titles at the 33rd NCWSA Collegiate Water Ski National Championships last weekend at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, LA.
Tyler, competing for eventual national champions University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), scored 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off to win the Men’s title. Caroline skied for the University of Alabama and scored 5 buoys at 38 feet off to win the Women’s title. Florida Southern College’s (FSC) Keri McClure, also skiing on a GOODE, placed second with 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off.
In the team competition, ULM racked up 11,865 points to edge second-place finisher University of Louisiana-Lafayette (10,905). FSC took third with 10,675 points.
The title is ULM’s 26th in the 33-year history of the tournament.
After Tyler’s national championship-winning performance, he spoke with Dave Goode. View the video below to hear the conversation and watch Tyler’s performance (Note: Video of webcast shot with an iPhone … quality not exactly perfect!).
The 2011 pro tour season ended under the lights in Katy, TX, last weekend as top pros competed at the Katy Ski Jam Presented by Eagle Sports.
With the GOODE PowerBuoys lighting the way, Nate Smith scored 3 buoys at 41 feet off to beat Chris Rossi (5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) in the head-to-head final and claim the title. Team GOODE skier Thomas Degasperi took third on his T-Gas edition NANO with PowerShell boots and bindings. Thomas scored 2 buoys at 41 feet off in the semi-finals, but was unfortunate to run up against Nate’s 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the head-to-head match up.
In the Women’s slalom exhibition, Team GOODE skiers took first and third as Regina Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist” and Karen Truelove Krueger rode her GOODE 9900SL with PowerShells to 3 buoys at 38 feet off. April Coble finished second with 1 buoy at 41 feet off.
Freddy Krueger won Men’s Jumping and Greg Badal won Master Men’s slalom.
Only 147 days until pro skiing returns, March 7, 2012, at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia.
OKEEHEELEE PARK, FL – Kyle Tate became the Big Dawg Champion by beating Jay Leach in the final bracket in the 2011 Big Dawg Championships.
“The level of competition was ‘unreal’ this year,” said Dave Goode. “In the qualifying rounds, 39-1/2′ off was run 24 times by 19 different skiers! You could run 1 @ 41′off and not make the Sweet-Sixteen,” Goode continues. “I was really happy to see 8 of the Sweet-Sixteen riding GOODE Skis! And then to have Kyle win on is NANO-”twist”, PowerShell Boots, Raley Ventral Fin and Jay to finish 2nd on his 9900SL Wide-Ride, PowerShell Boots and the PowerVest made it a good day for Team GOODE.” concludes Goode.
FENTON, MICHIGAN – Dave Goode was inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was held following the banquet at the Big Dawg Qualifier #2, on August 27, 2011.
“The Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame was created to recognize people that have made a significant contribution to the sport of water skiing within the state of Michigan,” said Bill Murbach, MWSA President. “Inductees come from one of three categories; competitors, officials/administrators, and pioneers. The nominating committee selected Dave for innovation within the industry.”
“I am honored to be the 28th inductee into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame,” said Dave Goode. “It is nice to be recognized for something that you are so passionate about and love to do,” Goode continues. “I have so many fond memories of Michigan and its water ski community. This award will be held close to my heart,” concludes Goode.
Dave was awarded a plaque that will hang in his office and another plaque that will be on display along with fellow Hall of Fame members at the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located at Krupa’s Boat Mart, in Jackson, MI.
In this video, Dave Goode of Goode Ski Technologies introduces their newest new competition water ski, the NANO “twist”. Go onboard the NANO “twist” with 34pmh/55k World Record Holder Dave Miller and Imperial Lakes Owner, Paul Donatt.
Discover what makes the All New NANO “twist” be the “Best Ski I have ever been on”.
Enjoy watching unique camera angles while the NANO is being discussed.
Online orders are now being accepted at http://www.goode.com/wsNANO.html
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – If you’re a skier, you’ll love this story. Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it’s moving its entire production line from China to Ogden. It’s expected to create roughly 100 jobs. It’s the first time a major ski manufacturer is making everything here in Utah.
The sound of custom built skis is something you’ll soon be hearing a lot more of in Ogden.
“We’re moving our snow ski production from China, here to Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.,” said Dave Goode, President of Goode Ski Technologies.
Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it will now begin making all its skis here in Utah.
“Here at the foot of the Wasatch, with neighboring skiing so close, it’s a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Goode.
Managers tell ABC 4 that means converting its Ogden prototype plant into full scale production, and quadrupling its workers.
“Over the next few months we’re going to be developing, bringing on 20 to 30 new jobs, and within the next couple years we believe that number will be close to 100 here,” Goode said.
Ogden’s Mayor believes those jobs will be a big spark to the economy.
“You do the math on the dollars that generates, and that’s millions of additional dollars flowing into the people of this community, so it’s a big deal,” said Matthew Godfrey, Ogden City Mayor.
It’s a big deal to Goode too. They said they want their exclusive carbon fiber skis made here in Utah to be best the world. It says so right on a sign the front door that reads “Beyond this door we build the best snow skis and water skis in the world.”
“Every day we walk in this building we want everyone to know, and remind all of ourselves, we have an obligation to build not just good skis or great skis, but the very best skis in the world,” said Kirk Langford, Vice President, Goode Ski Technologies.
And here’s how you know you got a ski made right here in Utah, each one comes with a sticker that says custom handmade in Ogden Utah. Goode expects to be making them here in Utah for a long time to come.
ABC 4 is told Goode skis plans to start hiring right away. You can see the skis made in Ogden at stores this fall.
SIA SHOW, DENVER, CO – Kirk Langford will look you in the eye and say “these are the best skis I’ve ever been on.”
Langford, who spent about three decades as a Marker and Nordica exec, joined up with David Goode a year go and got right to work in Goode’s Ogden, Utah, factory. Besides producing 27 new models of the composite pole that put Goode on the ski map, Langford led a ski renaissance that has 20 new Goode skis (encompassing seven shapes and molds) gracing the walls of their booth here at the Show.
Working in tandem with Goode, Langford says he soon realized that carbon fiber opens a new realm of possibilities as the perfect high-performance material for ski construction. After all, would you be using a tennis racquet or a golf club shaft that isn’t made of carbon fiber?
The team developed a simple rocker glossary: slight, rising and strong, along with traditional camber. With waist widths ranging from 74mm up to a hefty 128mm, key models include the Beyond (82mm), Impact (88mm), and the Fire (98mm).
A traditional woodmetal- laminate kind of guy, Langford admits he’s even starting to convert to fatter skis like the strong-rockered 126mm-waisted Rahu. The Goode catalogue includes a host of women’s specific models—carbon is ideal for a female’s needs—and even randonee and backcountry.
“I’m skiing better than I ever have,” says Langford of his conversion to carbon fiber—and the opportunity to test skis with company colleagues just a halfhour drive away at Snowbasin. He says working with David Goode, who has an impressive engineering background, revolutionized ski poles and then went on to become a legend for his water ski designs, is a good fit.
- by Andy Bigford, Ski Show Daily
During the weekend of January 8th & 9th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Grand Targhee played host to two of the three selection races for qualifying for the US Ski Mountaineering Team.
Saturday’s race was the US National Championships at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With over 7600ft of climbing, including a boot pack up Corbet’s Col, Team Crested Butte’s two top athletes were Jari Kirkland (5th) and Bryan Wickenhauser (5th)….both just missed automatic spots as the top three athletes were chosen. Jon Brown placed 18th.
The 11th annual US National Championships were with out a doubt the strongest field ever assembled…..over 14 current or former US Team members were fighting for five qualifying spots during the weekend of racing!
Following quickly on the heels of Saturday’s race was the Grand Targhee Ski Mountaineering Classic. With over 5400ft of climbing, the back to back grand totals were 13,000ft in two days of racing full tilt…yeah the kind were drool & spit is sliding down your face, and you’re smiling!
Kirkland & Wickenhauser, both accomplished endurance athletes used the second day to show case their abilities as they took automatic slots on the US Ski Mountaineering Team! Kirkland finished 4th in the women’s race and Wickenhauser 5th in the men’s race.
Both athletes are members of last year’s US Ski Mountaineering Team. Wickenhauser will be competing in his third Ski Mountaineering World Championship competition over in Europe. This year’s competition will be held in Claut, Italy www.claut2011.org
All athletes on Team Crested Butte ski on Goode and have been Goode skiers for the last three years. www.goode.com
The final selection race for the 2011 US Ski Mountaineering Team will be held this Saturday, January 15th at Sunlight Ski Resort, the second stop on the COSMIC Series.
For more information on Team Crested Butte please go to www.teamcrestedbutte.blogspot.com
For more info on the US Ski Mountaineering Team please go to www.ussma.org