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Regina wins Eagle Sports World Record Challenge

Men’s competitors are beginning to learn what the Women’s slalom field found out a long time ago; Regina Jaquess is very tough to beat.

After taking out seven of the world’s best male 34 mph skiers in this summer’s GOODE Bracket Challenge, Regina beat both 36 mph world record holders at this weekend’s Eagle Sports World Record Challenge, an unique new tournament held in Katy, Texas, that was organized by Eagle Sports and co-sponsored by GOODE.

After lurking behind Nate Smith through two rounds, Regina ran an impressive 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in a 15 mph wind to edge Nate by a half buoy and take the title.  Chris Parrish was third.

The tournament featured all three slalom skiers who currently hold the Men’s and Women’s world slalom records, with Regina, Nate and Chris skiing against their own records to earn scores on a 100-point scale. For example, when Regina skied 1 buoy at 41-feet off in the first round, her score was 98, as it was 98 percent of her world current world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.

The archived webcast of the tournament is available here.

GOODE Skiers Sweep L.A.S.T. stop in Mexico

Ruben Rosenberg (center) and Gordon Rathburn (left) rode their Nano OneXT’s to first and second place finishes, respectively, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

While most of us in the Northern Hemisphere have put away our ski gear for the season, a group of GOODE skiers are just getting the South American season started with a sweep of the Latin American Senior Tour’s (L.A.S.T.) stop earlier this month in Boca Laguna, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mexico’s Jaime Palomino took first in Senior Men’s 1, Alberto Suarez first in Senior Men’s 2, and Ruben Rosenberg and Gordon Rathburn first and second, respectively in Senior Men’s 3.

Freddie Winter takes Michailidis Masters in Greece

Team GOODE skier Freddie Winter is taking his first-ever appearance at next month’s World Championships seriously, extending his European summer as long as possible by decamping for training in Greece.

And after his latest competition, it looks like things are going pretty well for him down there. Freddie won last weekend’s 15th Michailidis Masters with a Kaiafis Lake course-record tying score of 4 buoys at 41 feet off.

After making his U.S. pro debut last month at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am, and finishing sixth, Freddie is ranked No. 21 on the IWWF Elite Rankings list.

The World Championships will be held Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 in San Bernardo, Chile.

New GOODE apparel now online

GOODE’s completely revamped and refreshed line of clothing is now available online in the GOODE store.

New offerings include shirts, hats and jackets for both men, women and children.

Start shopping today so you can tell everyone that you “Ski GOODE.”

GOODE skiers climb the IWWF Elite Rankings List

With only a few Elite Rankings List tournaments left in the season, a number of Team GOODE skiers moved up on the list following good performances at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am.

Making the biggest move was Nick Parsons, who jumped from 14th to 9th on the strength of his third-place finish at Diablo.  Carlo Allais, who also made the finals at Diablo, moved up a spot to 6th.  Thomas Degasperi took fourth at Diablo to maintain his ranking of 4th.

In his first U.S. pro event, Freddie Winter of the UK served notice to the pro ranks with his sixth-place finish at Diablo, in the process earning him his first ever spot on the Elite rankings, entering the list at 22nd.

On the Women’s side, Karen Truelove’s fifth-place finish at Diablo jumped her ranking from 5th to 3rd, just ahead of fellow teammate April Coble-Eller who is 4th.  Regina Jaquess’ win at Diablo helped her maintain her commanding lead atop the rankings, giving Team GOODE three of the top four spots on the Women’s list.

Bailey Austin, 14, made the finals at Diablo in her first ever professional event, taking eighth.  That was good enough for her to land her first ever Elite ranking at22nd.

To see the complete Elite Rankings List, visit www.iwsfranking.com.

Like father, like son

National championships are not the only thing that run in the Scott family, cover photos do as well.

Both Chad Scott and his son, Tyler, have recently landed covers shots.

Chad is featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Water Skier in recognition of the Men’s 3 national slalom title he won at last month’s GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

Tyler, who skis for the national champion University of Louisiana-Monroe Water Ski Team, is featured on the cover of The Hawkeye, ULM’s student weekly newspaper.

 

 

Richard Lambert sets pending national record on his Nano OneXT

Richard Lambert with driver Tommy Harrington. Photo courtesy of the Pro Ski Tour.

Congrats to Richard Lambert, who set a pending Men’s 7 national slalom record of 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off on his Nano OneXT this past weekend at the Little Mountain Lake Pro-Am.

If approved, the mark would surpass Richard’s own record of 3-1/2 buoys at 39 that he set last October.

Was it Risto or Regina? Watch the Bracket Challenge final round video

Todd Ristorcelli and Regina Jaquess faced off in the final round of the GOODE Virtual Water Ski Bracket Challenge in a head-to-head match-up last week in Ogden, Utah.

To see who won, watch the broadcast-style video above. It also reveals the winners of the 3rd round and grand prize (a FREE Nano OneXT) fan contests, as well as our plans for an even bigger bracket challenge in 2014.