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Regina caps undefeated year with MasterCraft Pro title

Regina Jaquess capped a dominate 2020 season Saturday with a win at the MasterCraft Pro held at Action Water Sports in Polk City, Fla.

The victory secured an undefeated season that saw her win her 8th consecutive Malibu Open title and 6th consecutive Swiss Pro Slalom in addition to victories at the GOODE Nationals and the Stillwaters Team Challenge, among others.

Saturday’s final round also served as a season capstone for Team GOODE’s Elizabeth Montavon who set a personal best of 2.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the Women’s slalom finals to finish second, her highest ever professional finish. Elizabeth’s 2020 season saw her emerge as a pro podium threat on the strength of top-three finishes at the Hilltop Pro Am and Travers Grand Prix and a spot in the finals at Moomba.

The Men’s side saw one of the toughest final rounds in the history of the sport as three skiers – Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi, Nate Smith and Freddie Winter – tied with a huge score of 5 buoys at 41 off. In the ensuing run off, Nate emerged with the win (1 at 43), while Freddie (4 at 41) and Thomas (3 at 41) finished second and third, respectively. For Thomas it was the second-straight professional podium following his third-place place finish at the Swiss Pro Slalom.

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Regina claims 6-peat at Swiss Pro Slalom

Make it six for six.

Regina Jaquess topped the Women’s slalom field at Sunday’s Swiss Pro Slalom to win her sixth-consecutive title at the event and remain the only female winner in the event’s history.

Regina put up scores of 2 at 41, 2 at 41 and 3 at 41 to earn the win, topping second-place finisher Manon Costard and Jaime Bull in third place. Team GOODE’s Chelsea Mills and Alice Bagnoli finished fifth and eight, respectively.

On the Men’s side, Thomas Degasperi took third in his first-ever Swiss pro, finishing behind champion Freddie Winter and Nate Smith. Team GOODE’s Adam Sedlmajer finished fifth.

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Dorien sets pending Mens Overall world record

Team GOODE’s Dorien Llewellyn set a pending Mens World Overall record Oct. 8th, at the JT Fall Classic at Sunset Lakes.

He slalomed 1 buoy at 41 off, tricked 11,010 points and jumped 223 feet (2,851.29 overall points) to top the previous record of 2,819.76 points set by fellow GOODE skier Adam Sedlmajer in 2018.

If approved by the IWWF, the mark will return the World Overall record to the Llewellyn family. Dorien’s dad, Jaret, held the record on two different occasions, including an uninterrupted stretch of nearly 15 years between 2002 and 2017.

Dorien is the second GOODE skier to set a pending overall world record this year as Regina Jaquess accomplished the feat at the Stillwaters Pro Team Challenge last August.

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.

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+.

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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.

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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.

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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.