With a little over a week-and-a-half left in the second round of the GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket ChallengeTM, Chad Scott and Todd Ristorcelli each have the inside track to making it to the championship round.
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GOODE skier Jeremy Newby-Ricci took the 2013 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Championships title, edging defending champion and fellow teammate Todd Ristorcelli in the finals.
Ten of the Sweet 16, six of the Elite 8 and the entire Final Four field were on GOODEs as a GOODE skier won the end-of-the-year title for the 8th time in the series’ ten-year history.
Team GOODE’s Ben Favret, Dave Miller, Jay Leach, and Fabrizio Merlo joined Jeremy and Todd in the Elite 8.
Your next buoy?
Your next line length?
Your next championship?
Your next world slalom record?
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT?
Get it with the all new GOODE Nano OneXTTM
Prepare yourself for the best skiing of your life with the new Nano OneXT, a ski that takes the performance-proven Nano One and does the seemingly impossible – makes it even better.
How did we top a ski that won more major titles than any other ski during the past year? How about even better turns and off-the-charts cross-course speed?
The Nano OneXT introduces the groundbreaking AsymRocker, an asymmetrical rocker technology that will forever change ski design. The AsymRocker features different rockers for your on-side and off-side turns, completely eliminating any differences between the two turns. No matter which side of the course you are on, the ski’s all-important “kick point” has the right amount of rocker in it, leading to smoother, more consistent turns that build angle and add buoys.
Everyone loves cross-course speed, especially when you can link them up with Ferrari-like turns. The Nano OneXT features two advancements that get skiers to the next buoy quicker, wider and earlier.
First, our newly enhanced Genius Bevels work in perfect harmony with our new AsymRocker and legendary Nano One shape to increase cross-course speed while improving up-course tracking.
Second, and most importantly, is the role the AsymRocker plays in cross-course speed. A central theory of ski design holds that flatter skis are faster and skis with more rocker turn better. For decades, ski designers have had to make compromises between these two characteristics, resulting in skis that met their potential in neither speed nor turning. Until now. The Nano OneXT’s AsymRocker allows the ski to be flatter than the Nano One – adding speed – while employing more rocker to enhance turnability. Simply put, the Nano OneXT does both. Better.
The Nano OneXT – Our next.
When you’ve held a world slalom record since 1996, you get used to having to measure yourself against a pretty high standard of performance. With the Nano OneXT, we’ve achieved our “next.”
Learn more here.
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GOODE is very excited to announce April Coble-Eller as the newest addition to Team GOODE.
April, the two-time defending U.S. National Open Women’s slalom champion, is a veteran pro skier who has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the Elite world rankings, including her current top-five ranking.
Besides her tournament accomplishments, April is one of the most respected coaches in the sport.
Since 1995 she has served as owner and head coach of the Coble Ski School, the world’s largest water ski and wakeboard camp.
Welcome to the team April!
The first round of the GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket ChallengeTM has concluded and what a finish!
[Click here to enter the second round bracket pick 'em contest.]
No. 5 seed Kyle Tate was staring down a buoy-and-a-half deficit to No. 4 seed Chet Raley heading into yesterday’s Last Chance tournament at Victory Lake in Jacksonville, Fla. But on the very last day of July, and thus the last day of round 1, Kyle put up a huge score of 3 buoys at 41-feet off to punch his ticket into the second round.
Here’s how the first round match ups went down:
- No. 1 seed Todd Ristorcelli lived up to top billing by posting a score of 3 at 41, enough to edge Jay Leach by a buoy;
- Kyle’s 3 at 41 took this match up after trailing Chet Raley’s score of 2 at 41 for most of the month;
- In the second upset of the first round – seeding wise anyway – Regina Jaquess used her world record pending score of 3-1/2 at 41 to top Ben Favret’s 2 at 41;
- Chad Scott and Dave Miller both tied with 2-1/2 at 41, but No. 2 seed Chad will advance as the rules awarded ties to the higher seed.
So, the Final Four match ups are:
As the first round kicked off we invited fans to get involved by picking who they think will advance in each round. We’ll announce the winner of the Round 1 prize package soon.
To enter the Round 2 contest, click here and fill out your picks on or before August 9th. Only one entry per round, per person. But, if you follow our Twitter account and tweet your picks with @GoodeSkis and #GoodeBracket in the message we’ll award you with a second entry.
How It Works
The virtual tournament has three rounds: rounds of 8, 4 and 2 competitors. In each round a higher seed will face off against a lower seed (seeds determined by IWWF ranking). It’s “virtual” because the first two rounds will use scores from any AWSA and/or Water Ski Canada tournaments the competitors ski in during the months of July (round of 8) and August (round of 4).
At the end of the month, the skier that has the single highest score from any AWSA- or Water Ski Canada-sanctioned tournament (regardless of sanctioning class) will win that bracket and advance. In other words, during the first two rounds skiers won’t ski head-to-head at the same tournament, we’ll just use their scores from that month to determine the winner.
While the first two rounds will each take place virtually over many weeks, the final round will be a live head-to-head face off at a record-capability tournament we are hosting on Sept. 10 and 11, at Goode Ski Lake in Ogden, Utah.
Enter the contest here.
Team GOODE skiers won double gold medals today at the World Games in Cali, Colombia, as Regina Jaquess and Thomas Degasperi and their Nano Ones took titles in Women’s and Men’s slalom, respectively.
Regina earned the gold with 2 buoys at 38-feet off, beating Canada’s Whitney McClintock (1 at 38) and France’s Claire-Lise Welter (5 at 35) and others in the final round. With the victory, Regina extended her winning streak to 15 months. She has not lost since jumping on her Nano One in May of 2012.
Thomas, skiing for Italy, took the gold with 4-1/2 at 38, topping Aaron Larkin (4 at 38) and Johan Efverstrom (2-1/2 at 38). Team GOODE skiers Freddie Winter, Martin Baltalski and Javier Julio finished fourth, fifth and seventh respectively. Nate Smith was sixth.
The skier lists for the Nautique Big Dawg World and Senior tour year-end championships are out and more than half of all skiers on are GOODEs.
Of the 40 Big Dawg skiers, 21 are on GOODEs, including perennial favorites Chet Raley, Ben Favret, Todd Johnson, David Miller, Jay Leach, Kyle Tate, Chad Scott, and defending champ Todd Ristorcelli.
On the new Senior Tour, eight of 16 skiers, and five of 10 alternates, are on GOODEs.
For the full list of skiers, click here.
One weekend left in the first round of the GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket ChallengeTM and things are starting to shake out a bit:
- No. 1 seed Todd Ristorcelli put some distance between him and 8 seed Jay Leach by bumping his score to 3 at 41 off, up from the 2 at 41 off that had him tied with Jay last week.
- Chet Raley also added a buoy to his score, running 2 at 41 at the Okeeheelee July Slalom Event. Kyle Tate has four rounds to catch pass Chet though, one at the Southern Regionals and three at Victory Lake’s Last Chance event in Jacksonville on July 31.
- Ben Favret, who probably drew the toughest match up in the first round, is still staring down Regina Jaquess’ pending Women’s slalom world record of 3-1/2 at 41.
- Chad Scott and Dave Miller are both still tied at 2-1/2 at 41, something Chad will probably be looking to remedy during this weekend’s upcoming South Central Regional Championships.
Round 1′s bracket selection contest closed for entries on July 12th, but everyone will have another chance to enter and win when Round 2 begins in August.
Click here to learn more about the bracket challenge.