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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 unofficial “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.

Regina claims Pan Am Games gold

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.

For full results, click here.

Team GOODE storms the Euros

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.

A busy and successful weekend for Team GOODE

GOODE pro skiers Regina Jaquess (far left) and Martin Kolman (second from right) and their junior team challenge teammates.

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.

Regina claims 7th career Masters Women’s slalom title

Regina Jaquess is back atop the Master Women’s podium, winning her 7th career Masters slalom title Sunday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

The fourth seed heading into the finals, Regina scored 3.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off – the highest Women’s score of the weekend – to put the pressure on the rest of the finals field. The score ultimately held up as Whitney McClintock finished second (3@39), Manon Costard third (1.5@39) and Jaimee Bull fourth (2.5@38).

Regina complimented her slalom victory with a second-place finish (54.4) in jumping, behind champion Jacinta Carroll (56 meters).

In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi, still injured from a car crash two weeks ago that severely limited his training, managed a podium finish, placing third (3@39) behind Freddie Winter (2.5@41) and Stephen Neveu (2@41).

In Men’s tricks, Martin Kolman took third with 9,270 points, behind Pato Font and Adam Pickos, who scored 11,330 and 11,320 points, respectively.

For full results, click here.

Summer Kick Off Sale!

 

 

GOODE Skis is celebrating Memorial Day weekend and the kick off of summer with two great deals designed to get you more buoys for less this season:

Act quickly because once the goodedealz inventory is gone, recent record-breakers like the Rev 6 and Nano One XT, as well as classics like the 9900 and 9500, are gone, forever.

Offers expire May 31, 2019 and cannot be combined. Quantities limited.

Regina named IWWF Female Athlete of the Year

Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess has been named the IWWF Female Athlete of the Year for 2018.

Regina had another incredible year in 2018, winning titles at the Swiss Pro Slalom, Lake 38 Pro-Am, Americas’ Cup Invitational, Malibu Open, California Waterski Pro Am, GOODE Nationals, and Pan American Water Ski Championships. She also pushed her own Women’s world slalom record to 4 buoys at 41-feet off.

Last month Regina was named USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year for the 11th time in her career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team GOODE racks up medals at Pan Am Championships

Regina Jaquess (middle) claimed gold in slalom at the 2018 Pan American Championships

 

GOODE skiers claimed five slalom golds on their way to a huge medal haul at the 2018 Pan American Water Ski Championships, held Nov. 12-18, at Lago Los Morros in San Bernardo, Chile.

The biennial event featured skiers from the Americas competing in slalom, tricks and jumping in the Under 14, Over 35, Over 45 and Over 55, Under 17, Under 21 and Elite categories.

GOODE skiers winning slalom medals were Dominga Gonzalez (Gold, Under 14 girls), Kennedy Hansen (Silver, Under 17 girls), Alejandro De Osma (Bronze, Under 21 Women), Diego Font (Bronze, Under 21 Men), Alana Jones (Bronze, Under 14 Girls), Regina Jaquess (Gold, Open Women), Brandy Nagle, (Gold, Over 35 Women), Rodrigo Miranda (Silver, Over 35 Men), Jeff Surdej (Bronze, Over 35 Men), Kristy Kraus (Silver, Over 45 Women), Hutch Haines (Silver, Over 45 Men), Joy Kelley (Gold, Over 55 Women), Janie Fausold (Silver, Over 55 Women), Bruce Dodd (Gold, Over 55 Men), and Mark Stevens (Silver, Over 55 Men).

Full results available here.