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Tournaments return with Swiss Spring Classic

After a two-plus month COVID-19 imposed hiatus, water ski competitions returned with last weekend’s Swiss Spring Classic at the Swiss Ski Resort in Clermont, Fla.

The lack of tournaments didn’t seem to faze Ali Garcia, as she set a new PB of 4 buoys at 38 feet off in the first round on her new XTRcc. In the second round she nearly equaled her new PB with 3-1/4 buoys at 38 off.

Click here for full results.

Bennett’s to host GOODE U.S Water Ski Nationals

After the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches was forced to withdraw as host of the 2020 GOODE U.S. Water Ski Nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of this year’s event was hanging in the balance.

Thankfully, Bennett’s Ski School in Zachary, La., has graciously agreed to step up and serve as host.

From the America Water Ski Association:

The American Water Ski Association’s board of directors today announced that Bennett’s Water Ski & Wakeboard School in Zachary, La., will host the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 4-8. Bennett’s Water Ski & Wakeboard School previously hosted the Nationals in 1984 and 1989. It most recently played host to the Collegiate Water Ski National Championships in 2017.

The 2020 Nationals was originally scheduled for Aug. 4-8 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., however, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches decided to pull out as the local organizing club due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida.

GOODE Skis, a National level sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has been the title sponsor since 2000.

More information on the Nationals, including a revised schedule of events, will be posted at www.usawaterski.org in the coming weeks as it becomes available.

Click here to register and here to watch a message from Jay Bennett.

GOODE launches new slalom demo program

Want to try a high-performance GOODE at your own site and at your own pace?

With GOODE’s new $200 demo program you can demo the most technically advanced slalom skis in the sport for 21 days. If you like the ski, keep it. If you want to send it back, just call GOODE HQ to schedule next-day pick up.  It’s that easy.

How It Works

1) Call 1-888-GO-GOODE and talk to a GOODE customer service representative to select your ski model, length, etc.

2) Your credit card will be charged for the full price of the ski, including shipping, and a ski will be handmade for you and shipped asap.

3) Once you receive the ski you will then have 21 days to ride it.

If at the end of the 21-day demo period you want to keep the ski, simply do nothing and the original credit card charge is the final result of the transaction.  Enjoy!

We are confident you will love the ski and our customer service team stands ready to help you dial it in if adjustments are needed, but if you want to return the ski after the 21-day demo period, carefully repack the ski in its original packaging and call GOODE HQ to schedule a next-day pick up.  Once the ski is received and inspected to make sure no abnormal wear and tear occurred, you will be refunded the purchase price of the ski, minus the $200 demo fee and the original and return shipping.

Call 1-888-G0-GOODE to order your demo today.

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.

Learn more here.

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.