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T-Gas claims third career Moomba title

Further cementing his hall-of-fame credentials and serving notice to the slalom world that he is back to his winning ways, Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi claimed his third career Moomba slalom title earlier today in Melbourne, Australia.

In the final round both T-Gas and Nate Smith tied with 2 buoys at 41-feet off, with T-Gas edging Nate in a runoff by a half buoy to earn the win. The two-time World Champion previously won Moomba in 2014 and 2017.

In Mens tricks, Team GOODE skier Martin Kolman took home wins in both Mens tricks and overall,while his fellow GOODE teammates Dorien Llewellyn and Felipe Miranda took third and fifth in overall, respectively.

GOODE’s Giannina Bonnemann took home the win in Womens Overall.

For complete Moomba results, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOODE skiers top 2018 end-of-year world rankings

Regina Jaquess (l), Greg Badal (c) and Joy Kelley each ended 2018 atop the world rankings.

While it’s time to start gearing up for the 2019 season, let’s celebrate those who ended 2018 at the top.

GOODE skiers who occupied the No. 1 positions on the October IWSF World Rankings lists were:

  • Open Women – Regina Jaquess
  • 35+ Women – Karen Truelove
  • 55+ Women – Joy Kelley
  • 55+ Men – Greg Badal
  • 65+ Women – Cyndi Benzel

Congratulations to all and good luck in 2019.

Regina named IWWF Female Athlete of the Year

Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess has been named the IWWF Female Athlete of the Year for 2018.

Regina had another incredible year in 2018, winning titles at the Swiss Pro Slalom, Lake 38 Pro-Am, Americas’ Cup Invitational, Malibu Open, California Waterski Pro Am, GOODE Nationals, and Pan American Water Ski Championships. She also pushed her own Women’s world slalom record to 4 buoys at 41-feet off.

Last month Regina was named USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year for the 11th time in her career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regina named USAWS Female Athlete of the Year for the 11th time

Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess has been named USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year for the 11th time in her illustrious career.

From USA Water Ski:

She won professional slalom titles at the Swiss Pro Slalom, Lake 38 Pro-Am, Americas’ Cup Invitational, Malibu Open and California Waterski Pro Am. At the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, she won titles in Open Women slalom, jumping and overall. At the Pan American Water Ski Championships, she won gold medals in Open Women slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks in leading the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team to the overall team gold medal. She also won the Open Women jumping title at the King of Darkness in November and broke her own current women’s world slalom record with a score of 4 buoys at 41 feet off in July.

In addition to the recognition from USA Water Ski, Regina was also named the American Water Ski Association’s Slalom Skier, Overall Skier and Athlete of the Year.

Barefooter Keith St. Onge was named USA Water Ski’s Maile Athlete of the Year, while AWSA president Jeff Surdej was given the Award of Merit for his volunteer service to the sport.

More info at USA Water Ski.

GOODE Skiers claim 4 golds, more than half of all slalom medals awarded at 35+ Worlds

The 2018 tournament season ended on a high note for Team GOODE as four of eight slalom golds and more than half of all slalom medals awarded at the 2018 35+ Water Ski World Championships were won by skiers riding GOODEs. The championships took place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernado, Chile.

Highlights of the tournament included podium sweeps in 35+ Women , 45+ Men and a 1-5 sweep of 55+ Men .

In the team event, the United States took home the gold with 14,908.94 points, while Great Britain (12,033.36) and Germany (11,125.96) finished second and third, respectively.

For full results, click here.

Editor’s note: It’s difficult to track skiers from across the globe 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 team@goode.com.

Team GOODE racks up medals at Pan Am Championships

Regina Jaquess (middle) claimed gold in slalom at the 2018 Pan American Championships

 

GOODE skiers claimed five slalom golds on their way to a huge medal haul at the 2018 Pan American Water Ski Championships, held Nov. 12-18, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile.

The biennial event featured skiers from the Americas competing in slalom, tricks and jumping in the Under 14, Over 35, Over 45 and Over 55, Under 17, Under 21 and Elite categories.

GOODE skiers winning slalom medals were Dominga Gonzalez (Gold, Under 14 girls), Kennedy Hansen (Silver, Under 17 girls), Alejandro De Osma (Bronze, Under 21 Women), Diego Font (Bronze, Under 21 Men), Alana Jones (Bronze, Under 14 Girls), Regina Jaquess (Gold, Open Women), Brandy Nagle, (Gold, Over 35 Women), Rodrigo Miranda (Silver, Over 35 Men), Jeff Surdej (Bronze, Over 35 Men), Kristy Kraus (Silver, Over 45 Women), Hutch Haines (Silver, Over 45 Men), Joy Kelley (Gold, Over 55 Women), Janie Fausold (Silver, Over 55 Women), Bruce Dodd (Gold, Over 55 Men), and Mark Stevens (Silver, Over 55 Men).

Full results available here.

Miller tops Regina for Bracket Challenge Crown 

After beginning with 16 skiers in June, the 2018 GOODE Bracket Challenge came down to two skiers in September: No. 1 seed Regina Jaquess and No. 3 seed Dave Miller.

Decided by the single highest preliminary round score at last weekend’s California Pro AM, Dave squeaked by Regina – 1.5 at 41 to her 1 at 41 – to win the title.

See the video above for a recap and the final brackets here.

Online Contest

In the online contest it was a battle between the only two fans whose brackets remained perfect: Bruce_Dodd and PCM. Bruce_Dodd picked Miller to win, while PCM picked Regina, so Bruce_Dodd’s bracket is perfect and is the season champion.

See the final online contest standings here.

Congratulations to both Dave Miller and Bruce Dodd.

Team GOODE bags three wins at California Pro Am

The pro tournament season ended with a bang for Team GOODE as it took home three titles and a runner-up finish at last weekend’s California Pro Am at Bell Aqua Lake 2.

Regina Jaquess scored 2 buoys at 41 off to beat Manon Costard (5.5 at 39) in the final round to win her sixth career California Pro Am Women’s slalom title. Fellow GOODE skier Karen Truelove made the eight-skier finals and finished 7th.

In Men’s slalom, Thomas Degasperi rang up multiple scores into 41 – including tying for the highest score of the weekend at 3 at 41 – before finishing second behind winner Will Asher. Adam Sedlmajer continued his recent streak of good showings by making the finals and placing 6th.

In the Masters Men event, seven of the final eight skiers were all on GOODEs as Greg Badal took home the win by defeating Mark Menasci in the final round. Chad Scott finished third and Steve Schroeder fourth.

And finally, the handicapped amateur division was won by Ken Ferrante, who took home the win just a couple weeks after jumping on the new RéVolution.  GOODE skier Bob Hardeman set a pending Mens 8 national record of 3 at 38 off.

Click here for final results.

Jeff Rodgers wins Big Dawg Finals, 7 of Elite 8 on GOODEs

Former Men’s Slalom World Champion Jeff Rodgers won the Big Dawg World Tour Finals Sunday at Lake Jepawhit in Gaines, Mich., holding off seven GOODE skiers who all advanced to the Elite 8.

Rodgers topped Todd Johnson in the final round to earn the win, while Dave Miller (3rd) edged Mark Menasci (4th) in the consolation bracket. Additional GOODE skiers who qualified for the Elite 8 were Jeremy Newby-Ricci, Ben Favret, Chad Scott, and Greg Badal. GOODE skiers also claimed 12 of the Sweet 16 spots.

Heading into the Big Dawg Finals a GOODE skier had won each stop on the tour this year as Miller won at both Okeeheelee and Cedar Ridge, Greg Sund won in Sesena, Spain, and Badal won at Laku Landing.

Complete Finals results here.

It’s Regina Jaquess vs. Dave Miller in Bracket Challenge finals

And then there were two.  Two skiers still standing and only two fans still alive in the online contest.

No. 1 seed Regina Jaquess will face No. 3 seed Dave Miller in the final round of the GOODE Bracket Challenge as Regina (1@41) bested Chad Scott (4.5@38) and Dave (3@41) edged Greg Badal (3@41) to advance to the next round. View the brackets here.

Since both Regina and Dave will compete at this month’s California Pro-Am in Rio Linda, Calif., that tournament will be used to crown the 2018 Bracket Challenge champion.

Online Contest

Only two fans have a chance to win the top prize as Bruce_Dodd and PCM are the only two out of 219 entrants to have unblemished brackets so far.  And interestingly enough, each of them has picked a different skier to win it all. Bruce Dodd picked Dave Miller, while PCM selected Regina Jaquess. Here we go!

See the full online contest standings here.