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.
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.
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.
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Regina Jaquess’ build up to the 2019 World Championships continues to be quite successful. Just weeks after setting her 9th Women’s slalom world record, Regina won the gold medal in Women’s slalom and Overall at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Regina scored 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the slalom finals to take the win, topping second-place finisher Whitney McClintock-Rini, who scored 5.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Regina also beat Whitney for the overall gold by compiling the top scores in both slalom and jumping.
In the Men’s division, Dorien Llewellyn and Taylor Garcia both tied for fifth in slalom, while Dorien, Felipe Miranda, Rodrigo Miranda and Taylor went 1-2-3-4 in Men’s overall.
Team GOODE racked up four of the six podium spots in slalom at last weekend’s European Championships in Spain.
Thomas Degasperi and Brando Caruso went 1-2 in Men’s slalom as T-Gas claimed his 7th career Euro title. Thomas, Brando, Freddie Winter (3rd) and Sacha Descuns (4th) all tied with 3 at 41 off in the finals, with tiebreakers determining the final results.
In the Women’s division, Ambre France and Giannina Bonnemann, finished second and third, respectively. Manon costard earned the win. Giannina took home the Women’s overall gold, while fellow Team GOODE skier Alice Bagnoli finished just off the podium in fourth.
For full European Championships results, click here.
Team GOODE had a busy weekend with some great results across the globe as …
1) Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Martin Kolman all won titles at the Still Waters Pro/Am Team Challenge in Oconomowoc, Wis. Regina took home titles in Women’s slalom and jumping, Adam earned the win in Men’s slalom and Martin topped the field in Men’s tricks on GOODE’s new trick ski, the MK1.
2) The Still Waters Pro/Am Team Challenge was held in conjunction with the 19th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships where GOODE skiers Dylan Smith and Kelley Breeden took second and third in Junior Men’s and Women’s slalom, respectively.
3) Eight of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite Eight and three of the Final Four skiers were on GOODEs as the first stop of the 2019 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour took place in Sessena Spain. GOODE skiers Jeremy Newby-Ricci, Greg Sund and Dave Miller went 2-3-4 as Spain’s Ivan Morros won the event.
4) Thomas Degasperi placed 5th and Brando Caruso 7th at the BOTASKI Pro Am, held in conjunction with the Big Dawg event.
Team GOODE’s Ali Garcia is the No. 2 ranked Girls 3 slalom skier in the U.S., and No. 11 on the World Under 21 rankings list.
The younger sister of Taylor Garcia, Ali competed in her first ever Junior Masters earlier this year and is one of the favorites heading into next month’s IWWF World U21 Waterski Championships in Edmonton, Canada.
Team GOODE will be well represented on the U.S. squad at this year’s world championships as four of the six skiers named to the 2019 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team ride GOODEs.
GOODE skiers named to the U.S. team were three-time defending Women’s slalom and overall world champion Regina Jaquess, Taylor Garcia, Erika Lang and Adam Pickos. Also named to the team were Freddy Krueger and Anna Gay.
The six-member team will compete in the 36th Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 13-18, in Putrajaya, Malaysia.