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The 9970cc: Odvarko

What do you get when you take the most successful ski shape of all time and pair it with the biggest technological leap in water skiing in the last 25 years?

You get the 9970cc.

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Degasperi takes second at Moomba after runoff

For the second straight year, the Moomba Masters Mens slalom title was decided in a run-off between Thomas Degasperi and Nate Smith.

But unlike 2019 when he emerged victorious, Team GOODE’s Thomas fell just short against Nate in the season’s debut event. After each battled the Yarra River’s tough conditions to score 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals, Nate earned the win with 2 buoys at 41 off (to Thomas’ 4.5 at 39). Fellow GOODE skiers Dorien Llewellyn and Felipe Miranda both advanced to the semi finals.

In Women’s slalom, GOODE skiers Elizabeth Montavon and Giannina Bonnemann both had strong showings, finishing 5th and 6th, respectively. Manon Costard took the win.

Defending Moomba Men’s tricks champ Martin Kolman earned a spot on the podium with a fourth-place finish, while Felipe Miranda joined him in the finals, eventually finishing 8th.

Giannina added to her outstanding finish in slalom with third-place finishes in tricks and jumping, giving her the Moomba Women’s overall title. Dorien and Felipe took 3rd and 4th, respectively in Men’s overall.

In the Junior Moomba Masters, GOODE’s Ali Garcia was crowed co-champion after the second round of the event was wiped out by strong currents. Ali scored 1 buoy at 38 off in the first (and only round) to earn the co-title with Sade Ferguson.

For full results, click here.

GOODE named presenting sponsor of 2020 Big Dawg World Tour

GOODE Skis will honor the memory of its founder, Dave Goode, by serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Big Dawg World Tour.

“I don’t think anyone loved the Big Dawg tour as much as Dave did,” said Dawn Goode. “He competed in nearly every tour stop ever held and he absolutely loved seeing all his friends have so much success on the tour over the years. This seemed like a really fitting way to keep Dave’s memory alive while supporting a sport and series that he loved so much.”

The 2020 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by GOODE Skis in memory of Dave Goode will feature two qualifying stops: June 26-28, at Botaski in Sesena, Spain, and Aug. 28-30, at the California Pro Am at Shortline Lakes in Elk Grove, Calif. The top finishers from the two events will square off at the 2021 Nautique Masters.

California Pro Am tournament director Greg Badal is a Team GOODE skier who saw Dave’s passion for the tour up close.

“He just loved the camaraderie between all the skiers, hanging out and talking with each other,” said Greg. “And it didn’t matter what ski you skied on, he was there to help everyone whether it was with a fin tweak or fixing an equipment problem. It was always a very personal touch from him.

“Doing this in his memory, I don’t think you could ask for anything better,” added Greg.

Besides supporting something near and dear to Dave’s heart, Dawn hopes that GOODE’s involvement with the tour will signal that the company remains committed to its customers and the sport as a whole.

“Dave was always pushing the company forward and he left it in a strong position that will allow us to keep that legacy alive,” said Dawn. “We are going to keep working, keep innovating and keep helping skiers be the best they can be.”

For more details about the tour, visit nautiquebigdawg.com.

GOODE skiers claim 8 medals at Senior Pan Am Championships

GOODE skiers took home eight medals at last weekend’s Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships in Bujama, Peru. The event

featured international 3-event competition in four age divisions: 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+.

Carol Brooks and Dave Phillips led the way for Team GOODE, winning gold medals in Women 55+ and Men 55+ slalom, respectively.

Also medaling in slalom were Renee Jaquess (silver, Women 35+), Alberto Soares (silver, Men 45+), Luca Mantegazza (bronze, Men 35+), Adriana Dementereco (bronze, Women 45+), and Daniel Anderson (bronze, Men 55+).

And in tricks, GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode took home the bronze medal in Men 55+.

For full results, click here.

 

 

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Regina inducted into Collegiate Hall of Fame

Regina Jaquess was inducted into the National Collegiate Water Ski Association Hall of Fame last Saturday at the Collegiate Nationals Banquet in McClellan Park, Calif.

Regina, a member of the University of Louisiana Monroe Water Ski Team from 2002 to 2006, was an 11-time NCWSA national event champion, a 10-time University World gold medalist and a member of two National Championship teams.

Read a NCWSA.com article about Regina’s career and impact on collegiate skiing here.

Regina’s fellow Class of 2019 inductees were Steve Tyler, Marcus Brown and Libby Van Treese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detrick takes BallOfSpray cash prize title

Congratulations to Team GOODE’s Brian Detrick for winning the NorCal MasterCraft BallOfSpray Cash Prize event held last weekend at Bell Aqua in Rio Linda, Calif.

Brian, who ran 39 off three times on the weekend, scored 2 at 39 off in the head-to-head finals against Terry Winter (1@39) to earn the win.

Greg Badal took third and Mark Menisci fifth.

For full results, click here.

 

Regina claims 8th consecutive Malibu Open title; Dane first major pro podium

Malibu Open Women’s Slalom Champion Regina Jaquess (center) and runner-up Jaimee Bull (left); Men’s third-place finisher Dane Mechler (right).

Eight in a row. Think about that.

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-10 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.

For complete results, click here.

GOODE skiers claim multiple titles at California Pro Am

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.

For final results, click here.

GOODE Skis was a proud sponsor of the event.

Martin Kolman takes overall gold, Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Jamie Metcalfe medal

2019 Mens World Overall Champion Martin Kolman (center), silver medalist Adam Sedlmajer (left) and third-place finisher Joel Poland.

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.

For full results, click here.

GOODE skiers win 50% of all U.S. National slalom titles

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.

For full GOODE Nationals results, click here.

It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of five 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.