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GOODE skiers top the world rankings

The preliminary October 2012 IWSF world rankings are out and the slalom rankings are chock-full of GOODE skiers.

Regina Jaquess continues her stranglehold on the top of Women’s slalom, adding the No. 1 ranking on the world rankings list to her top ranking on the IWSF Elite ranking skiers list. The Elite list is comprised of the placements from a handful of top professional tournaments in the world, while the IWSF world rankings are compiled by using each skier’s two best scores from all L and R tournaments.

In Men’s slalom, three GOODE skiers are in the top 10: Thomas Degasperi (4th), Terry Winter (9th) and Nick Parsons (10th).

GOODE is also very well represented in the Junior ranks as Samantha Dumala (2nd), Kara MacIntyre (3rd), Bailey Austin (4th), Erika Lang (6th) and Eloise Whitlock (8th) all landed in the top 10 of Junior Women.  Brando Caruso of Italy claimed the No. 1 ranking in Junior Boys and was joined by Dane Mechler (2nd), Wyatt Haines (4th) and Daniel Di Pol (9th) at the top of the list.

In Seniors, Karen Truelove (Women’s 35+) and Todd Ristorcelli (Men’s 35+) both claimed No. 1 rankings.

For the entire preliminary rankings, click here.  Please note: These rankings are preliminary and are subject to change as the IWSF revises data.

GOODE Skiers in the top 25 include:

Women: Regina Jaquess, 1; Karen Jaquess, 4; Clementine Lucine, 14; Danyelle Bennett, 19; Makayla Haw, 20.  Men: Thomas Degasperi, 4; Terry Winter, 9; Nick Parsons, 10; Carlo Allais, 14.  Junior Women: Samantha Dumala, 2; Kara MacIntyre, 3; Bailey Austin, 4; Erika Lang, 6; Eloise Whitlock, 8; Jenna Morgan, 20.  Junior Men: Brando Caruso, 1; Dane Mechler, 2; Wyatt Haines, 4; Daniel Di Pol, 8; Nicholas Lang, 14.  Under 21 Women: Caroline Hensley, 3; Makayla Haw, 4; Samantha Dumala, 8; Kara MacIntyre, 10; Lauren Morgan, 13; Bailey Austin, 14; Erika Lang, 16; Eloise Whitlock, 20.  Under 21 Men: Tyler Scott, 5(t); Brando Caruso, 8; Dane Mechler, 10; Adam Pickos, 13; Wyatt Haines, 16; Benjamin Stadlbaur, 17.  35+ Women: Karen Truelove, 1; Lori Krueger, 6; Stephanie Stange, 8; Brandy Nagle, 13; Aline Nelson, 20; Kim Budreau, 25.  35+ Men: Todd Ristorcelli, 1; Chad Scott, 3; Jay Leach, 6; Todd Johnson, 8; Marc Shaw, 15; Arturo Nelson, 18; Jeremy Newby-Ricci, 24(t).  45+ Women: Patricia Cordeiro, 4; Alison Poulsen, 5; Shannon Strickland, 6; Connie Bergmark, 21.  45+ Men: Ben Favret, 2; Chet Raley, 3; David Miller, 5; Todd Kuykendall, 8; Tim Huston, 9; Michael Robinson, 11; Mike Baldwin, 15; Jeff Kepchia, 16; Fabrizio Merlo, 17; Joe McCreary, 20; Mike Dehlinger, 22; Eric Kelley, 23; Mike Munn, 24.  55+ Women: Brenda Cavenaugh, 5; Susan Hopper, 11; Dawn Goode, 19; Margaret Ann Woodward, 20.  55+ Men: Bruce Dodd, 2; Ted McColley, 4; Richard Lambert, 5; Ed Hickey, 6; Kim Contos, 7; Dave Goode, 10; Dave Bentall, 12; Steve Raphael, 15; and George Levien, 20.

GOODE skiers claim nearly half of all slalom medals at Senior Worlds

GOODE skiers put on a dominating performance during this past weekend’s 2012 35+ Water Ski World Championships in Chapala, Mexico, as eight of the 18 slalom medals were won on GOODE skis.

Bruce Dodd (Men’s 55+) and Lori Krueger (Women’s 35+) won gold medals while Stephanie Stange (Women’s 35+), Jeremy Newby-Ricci (Men’s 35+), Shannon Strickland (Women’s 45+), Todd Kuykendall (Men’s 45+), and Kim Contos (Men’s 55+) each won silver medals.  Marc Shaw took third place in Men’s 35+ to earn a bronze.

GOODE’s gold count was nearly even higher as Shannon tied for first place but was edged in a runoff by Jennifer Lapoint.

In Men’s 35+ slalom, GOODE skiers placed second through fifth, as Chad Scott and Todd Johnson joined Jeremy and Marc in the top five.  Jeff Surdej also finished eight in the event as GOODE skiers comprised half of the top 10.

Other GOODE skiers who earned top placements included Alison Poulsen’s fourth place finish in Women’s 45+, Mike Munn’s 10th place finish in Men’s 45+, and Steve Raphael and David Bentall’s fourth- and eighth-place finishes in Men’s 55+.

In the team competition, the Unites States finished first, with Canada second and Great Britain third.

For complete event results, click here.

The Senior Worlds marks the second international competition in just the past six weeks in which GOODE skiers have performed exceptionally well.  At the 2012 Malibu Pan Am Championships last month in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., half of all gold medals were won on GOODE skis.

More records set on GOODEs

Even as the Northern Hemisphere’s tournament season winds down, records are still being set on GOODE Skis.

Dave Miller scored 4-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off Sept. 29th at Cedar Ridge Ski Lake in Canton, Miss., to set a pending Canadian Men’s 4 national record.  Dave’s mark, set on the GOODE NANO ONE, exceeds his own existing record by a half buoy and comes on the heels of winning a gold medal in the Men’s 45+ division at last months Malibu Pan Am Championships.

Richard Lambert has been in Men’s 7 for less than two months but he’s already made his mark in the record book.  Richard rode his GOODE ski to 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2-feet off at the Gary Pressley Memorial Slalom Oct. 7, at Trophy Lakes to set a pending U.S. National record.  And it’s probably only a matter of time before he ups the record again; he scored 1 buoy at 41-feet off at a Class C tournament at the end of August.

Half of all Pan Am golds won on GOODEs

Photo courtesy of USA Water Ski
Lauren Morgan on her way to a U21 Women's gold medal at the Malibu Pan Ams. Photo courtesy of USA Water Ski.

Team GOODE had a phenomenal showing at this past weekend’s 2012 Malibu Pan Am Championships in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., as half of the 12 slalom gold medals were won on GOODEs.

It was a clean GOODE sweep on the Women’s side of the competition, as Valentina Gonzalez (U13 Girls), Kara MacIntyre (U17 Women), Lauren Morgan (U21 Women), and Regina Jaquess (Elite Women) all earned gold.

It’s the second major title of the year for Kara, who also won Girls 3 slalom at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships last month in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Regina’s 2012 has been one for the record books.  She has ridden her NANO ONE to victory at the U.S. Masters, GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open and Soaked Orlando on her way to reclaiming the No.1 spot on the Women’s Elite world ranking list.

Men winning Pan Am titles on their GOODEs were David Miller (45+) and Santiago Robledo (U17).

For complete scores, click here.

Big Dawg finals to feature large GOODE contingent, skiing legend Andy Mapple

Taking place in conjunction with the GOODE Water Ski National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finals start a week from tomorrow.

Nearly half of the field will be on GOODEs, including 2012 tour stop winners Chad Scott, Dave Miller and Todd Ristorcelli.  Five of six Big Dawg finals championships have been won on GOODEs.

For the first time ever, the man widely recognized as the best skier of all time – Andy Mapple – will be in the field of 50 skiers.  Andy secured his spot in the finals by winning the European Big Dawg, July 8th, in Baurech, France.  Click on the video above to see Andy in action in France, as well as be interviewed by Dave Goode.

The Big Dawg finals webcast will begin Friday, Aug. 17 ant 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Nearly half of Big Dawg finals field on GOODEs

The list of Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finals qualifiers is out and nearly half of all skiers invited are on GOODEs. Of the 50 skiers who earned invites, 21 ski GOODEs … easily the most of any manufacturer.

It’s been a great year for GOODE on the Big Dawg tour, as three of the five qualifying events – Dave Miller in Peru, Chad Scott in Texas and Todd Ristorcelli in Canada – were won on its skis.

The Big Dawg Finals will take place Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla., in conjunction with the 70th GOODE Water Ski Nationals. Friday’s head-to-head Sweet 16 will take place under the lights of Okeeheelee Park. For more information, visit NautiqueBigDawg.com.

Five of six Big Dawg championships have been won on GOODEs.

Todd Ristorcelli rides GOODE to victory at Big Dawg Canada

For the third time in 2012, a Nautique Big Dawg World Tour title has been won on a GOODE ski.

Todd Ristorcelli took the win this weekend in Abbotsford, Canada, to join Chad Scott (Texas) and Dave Miller (Peru) as 2012 Big Dawg champions on GOODE skis, topping Scott Larson in the head-to-head final to earn the victory.  Todd skied on the soon-to-be-released GOODE ski that was also ridden by Chad Scott during his Big Dawg Texas win and Regina Jaquess’ Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.

Team GOODE’s Dave Miller and Eric Kelley took third and fourth, respectively, while 10 of the Sweet 16 skiers were also on GOODE.

The Big Dawg finals will be held on Aug. 16 and 17, in conjunction with the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Chad Scott defends title at Big Dawg Texas

For the second year in a row Chad Scott rode his GOODE ski to victory at the Cypress, Texas, stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour.  And also for the second year in a row, he had to beat a fellow GOODE skier in the final head-to-head face off to earn the win, as Jay Leach was this year’s runner up.

In addition to Chad and Jay, eight GOODE skiers – Dave Miller, Todd Kuykendall, Ben Favret, Todd Johnson, March Shaw, Mike Dehlinger, Tim Huston, and Jeff Kepchia – advanced to the Sweet 16 to qualify for the Big Dawg Finals Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Chad, Dave and Todd Kuykendall had each already secured a spot in the finals with their top-three performances at the Big Dawg Moomba and Peru events.

To view the final Big Dawg Texas bracket, click here.

The Big Dawg World Tour continues this weekend in Baurech, France, where the top-eight skiers will qualify for the finals in August.

Terry Winter joins Team GOODE

GOODE has signed professional water skier Terry Winter, the well-known practitioner and proponent of the “West Coast” slalom style, to not only ski and compete on the company’s world-record setting skis, but to put his expertise and creativity to work on the company’s graphic design, sales, marketing, and product development.

“When we began talking to Terry about riding our skis, it quickly became apparent that he had much more to offer than just the traditional ski sponsorship relationship,” said Dave Goode.  “We saw the opportunity to add the influence of one of the sport’s most technically advanced and creative athletes to our products.”

In addition to representing GOODE at professional competitions, Terry will aid in the technical design of products, attend trade shows, participate in marketing efforts and help design the graphics of numerous hard and soft goods.  Parallel to his professional skiing career, Winter has developed his graphic design skills consulting for numerous companies, in and out of the sport.

Winter, stated, “I’m excited to join Team GOODE.  It allows me to continue doing what I love – skiing – while giving me the opportunity to work with the industry leader.  Working on the functional design of the product, making it look cool, and then being able to go out and rip on that product is just so sick.”

Winter has been skiing on the 65-3/4 inch GOODE NANO for the past few weeks and has been impressed with the ski.

“Its shape and size makes turning so easy and it really holds the water,” said Winter who is currently ranked No. 13 in Men’s Slalom on the IWWF Elite Rankings List. “I’ve never had a ski that turned so hard on both sides while offering such a sense of stability and security.  I am amazed at how well the NANO performs, and I know my potential to run buoys has gone up since switching to it.  This past weekend was my first tournament on GOODE and I ran 2 buoys at 41-feet off in one round and 2-1/4 buoys at 41 in the other.”

Winter will be joining a strong Team GOODE that includes seven of the top-10 skiers on the Men’s and Women’s IWWF Elite Rankings Lists – more than any other ski manufacturer.  The team includes the reigning Men’s world champion and both the current Men’s and Women’s open slalom world records were first set on GOODE skis.

“When I told Nick Parsons and T-Gas (Thomas Degasperi) about Terry joining the team they were very excited to have him on board,” said Goode.  “He is one of the most respected skiers in the sport, both on and off the water.  The combination of his great skiing talent and the type of person he is makes him a perfect addition to the team.”