In addition to many of the world’s best 34 mph skiers, the 2015 Bracket Challenge features a who’s who of 36 mph skiers as well. Now names like Parrish, Degasperi and Finlayson have joined the likes of Jaquess, Miller and Newby-Ricci.
Once again fans will be able to test their skiing knowledge and enter their own March-Madness like brackets. The fan with the best bracket will win a FREE GOODE FlexTail, while other top finishers will receive GOODE prize packages. But you can’t win if you don’t enter. Fill out and submit your bracket here before the July 23rd entry deadline.
The overall bracket will have two halves – one for 36 and the other for 34 mph skiers – with a winner from each bracket facing off against each other for the Bracket Challenge title. In the final round, speed is not taken into consideration to determine the bracket winner. The rope length and number of buoys is the sole determinant of the winner. For example, if Regina Jaquess scored 3 buoys at 41 off (at 34 mph), she would beat Trent Finlayson’s score of 2 buoys at 41 off (36 mph).
To fill out and submit a bracket, or for more information, including rules, click here.
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Sunset Lakes was a sea of colors as the flags of 29 countries flew over last weekend’s 35+ World Water Ski Championships in Groveland, Fla. But it was orange and black that were the most conspicuous on the slalom podiums as GOODE skiers won six of eight golds and 14 of 24 slalom medals.
Team GOODE swept the top spot on all four Women’s slalom podiums, as April Coble-Eller (35+), Lori Krueger (45+), Joy Kelley (55+), and Ruth Johnston (65+) took home gold medals. Additional GOODE Women’s skiers earning medals were Florence Trible (bronze, 35+), Patrician Cordiero (bronze, 45+), Cyndi Benzel (silver, 55+), Kandise Bertelson (55+), and Shirley Coble (bronze, 65+).
On the Men’s side, Chet Raley and Richard Lambert won gold medals in Men’s 55+ and 65+, respectively. Jay Leach (bronze, 35+), Lonnie Harris (bronze, 55+) and Dennis Longo (bronze, 65+) also earned medals.
For full results, click here.
April Coble-Eller 1@39
Brenda Baldwin 2@38
Florence Trible 0.5 @38
Lori Krueger 2.5@38
Jennifer Lapoint 2.25 @38
Patricia Cordeiro 2@38
Joy Kelley 1@38
Cyndi Benzel 4.5@35
Kandise Bertelson 3@35
Ruth Johnston 2@32
Maggie Storey 3@28
Shirley Coble 3@28
Frederic Halt 3@41 (1@43 tiebreak)
Drew Ross 3@41 (3@41)
Jay Leach 3@41 (5@39)
Andy Mapple 5@41
Jeff Rodgers 4.5@41
Greg Badal 3@41
Chet Raley 3@39
Thierry Malhomme 2@39
Lonnie Harris 2@39
Richard Lambert 2@39
Jeff Wiswall 2@38
Dennis Longo 1.5@38
Dave Miller defeated a stacked field of competitors yesterday at Cedar Ridge Lake in Canton, Mississippi, to win his second-consecutive Nautique Big Dawg World Tour event.
Dave, who won the Mexico stop in April, ran the 39-1/2 feet off pass all six times during the weekend. In the final round, he scored 4 buoys at 41-feet off, the tournament’s highest single score, to beat Harald Hintringer (0.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).
Ten of the Sweet 16 skiers were on GOODE, as were four of the Elite 8 (Chet Raley, Todd Johnson and Tim Huston) and two of the Final Four. In that round, Dave (1.5 buoys at 41-feet off) edged Chet (1 buoy at 41-feet off) to advance to the finals. Click here for the Sweet 16 bracket results and here for the preliminaries.
While his skiing was exceptional, perhaps the most amazing part of Dave’s weekend was the ski he did it on. On Thursday, Dave designed his own custom graphics for a new Nano OneXT using the GOODE Online Designer Tool. The ski was built and shipped to him on Friday. He mounted it up and won with it a mere three days after ordering it.
Expect big scores as a stacked field of skiers will hit the recently-becoming-legendary waters of Cedar Ridge Lakes as the second stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour takes place this weekend in Canton, Miss.
The site of two of Regina Jaquess’ world records, including the pending one she set earlier this month, Cedar Ridge is gaining a reputation for huge scores. At the 2013 Big Dawg event held there, 39-1/2 feet off was ran 15 times by 13 different skiers.
Team GOODE will be looking to add its second Big Dawg title of the year, as Dave Miller won the first stop in Mexico in April. More than half of this weekend’s field, including the top five seeds (Miller, Jay Leach, Chet Raley, Chad Scott and Tim Huston) are on GOODE.
This weekend’s tournament at Cedar Ridge Lakes in Canton, Miss., was a record breaking one for Team GOODE as a world and four national records were set by GOODE skiers.
Regina Jaquess set a pending Women’s world slalom record (and U.S. national record) with 3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off. If approved by the IWWF, the new mark would exceed the current record of 3 buoys at 41 feet off she set in June 2012.
Chet Raley scored 4 buoys at 41-feet off to set a pending Men’s 5 U.S. National record. If approved, the record would best the existing one of 3 buoys at that line length co-held by Chet (2012) and fellow GOODE skier Tim Huston (2013).
Brooke Baldwin rounded 6 buoys at 38-feet off to set a pending Girls 2 national record. Her mark tops the current record of 5 at 38 set by GOODE skier Ruth McCreary in 2012.
And Cooper Tate’s annihilation of the Boys 1 record book continued this weekend as he set a new pending mark of 1 buoy at 38-feet off. Cooper entered the 2014 season focused on beating the national record of 3 buoys at 35-feet co-held by Brian Detrick (1999), Tyler Scott (2002) and Zane Nicholson (2004). In his first tournament of the year he broke it with 4 buoys at 35-feet off, and has preceded to up it a few more times with plenty of summer left to take it even further.
The Nautique Big Dawg World Tour kicks off tomorrow at the Boca Laguna Water Ski Club in Guadalajara, Mexico.
A large contingent of Team GOODE skiers are expected to participate in the tournament, including Alberto Soares, Dave Miller, Dave Goode, Chad Scott, Jose Saad, Francisco Angel, and Bruce Dodd.
Click here for updates throughout the two-day event.
The Mexico stop is the first event of the five-tournament series. The tour culminates with the Big Dawg Championships, held Aug. 14-15, in conjunction with the GOODE Water Ski National Championships in San Marcos, Texas. At last year’s Big Dawg Finals, the top-four spots were won by GOODE skiers.
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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.
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.