The final U.S. pro tournament of the year ended like nearly all of the season’s previous events have, with Regina Jaquess and her GOODE NANO ONE atop the podium.
Regina (3 buoys at 39-1/2 off) beat Karina Nolan (1-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) in the head-to-head finals of last weekend’s Diablo Shores Pro Am to take the Open Women’s title, her sixth major win of the year.
If anyone knows how it feels to be as dominating as Regina has been in 2012, it may be Todd Ristorcelli. Since hopping on the NANO ONE Todd has won a Big Dawg stop, the Big Dawg Championships, a national title, set a pending MM and 34 mph world record, and after this weekend, won at Diablo Shores. Todd scored 1 buoy at 41-feet off to edge tournament host Greg Badal by a half buoy for the MM title.
In Open Men’s slalom, three of the top eight finishers were on GOODE, as Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons and Carlo Allais placed fourth, seventh and eight, respectively. Karen Truelove also earned a spot on the podium, finishing fourth in Open Women.
But the pros were not the only GOODE skiers having a great weekend. Kim Budreau, a NANO ONE skier from Medford, Oregon, earned the amateur title after taking down Jim England, Paul Matthews and Steve Cesnauskas in consecutive head-to-head match ups. Kim had a strong 2012 season as well, finishing in a tie for eight in Women’s 3 at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships and placing second at the Western Regionals.
For complete results from the Diablo Shores Pro Am, click here.