Thomas Degasperi and Regina Jaquess made it 2-for-2 for Team GOODE as they both won slalom titles at last weekend’s Malibu Open in Milwaukee, Wis. For Regina, the win marked an amazing fifth-straight victory at the Malibu Open, while T-Gas picked up his second career Malibu Open win.
In the Women’s slalom head-to-head finals, Regina ran a full pass at 39-1/2 feet off to beat second-place finisher Whitney McClintock (4@39). The Women’s Final Four feature three Team GOODE skiers, as Clementine Lucine (3rd) and Breanne Dodd (4th) joined Regina in advancing past the semi finals. GOODE skier Kate Adriaensen finished just outside the finals, placing fifth.
It was an all-GOODE final bracket in Men’s slalom, as T-Gas edged out upstart Benny Stadlbaur, with 4 buoys at 39-1/2 off to Benny’s score of three at the same line length. It was the second-straight pro tournament victory for T-Gas, who also won the Canadian Open earlier this month in Edmonton, Canada. The win moved him into the second spot on the IWWF Elite Rankings List behind Nate Smith. For Benny, it was his best-ever pro placement.
In the Junior events, GOODE skiers Dane Mechler placed second in Junior Men’s slalom, while Quinn Haines finished third in Boy’s slalom while also taking the jump title.
Team GOODE’s Brian Detrick ran 2 buoys at 41-feet off to top a stacked field and take home the Open Men U.S. National slalom title at the 74th annual GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho.
More often than not, the slalom podiums at last week’s Nationals had a GOODE on top of them.
Of the 30 slalom events contested at the 74th annual GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho, 17 – or 56% – were won by skiers riding a GOODE.
“Winning a national title is the ultimate achievement for most water skiers,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “So to play a role in 17 skiers achieving that is very, very rewarding as a ski designer and builder.”
Congratulations to the following skiers who won National slalom titles on GOODEs:
Girls 2 Kristen Baldwin
Girls 3 Brooke Baldwin
Womens 1 Jenna Morgan
Womens 4 Stephanie Stange
Womens 5 Carol Brooks
Womens 8 Janet Piercy
Women 9 Pat Fischer
Boys 1 Theodore Dulos
Mens 3 Mark Menasci
Mens 5 Tim Huston
Mens 6 Steve Ware
Mens 7 Steve Raphael
Mens 8 Dennis Longo
Mens 9 Don Fournier
Mens 11 Harry Price
Masters Men Greg Badal
Open Men Brian Detrick
It is the fourth-straight year that GOODE skiers won more national titles than all other ski manufacturers combined.
It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of six 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Final day, auction ends TODAY (July 5) at 2 p.m. eastern time. Get a great ski for a good cause here.
GOODE Skis is proud to announce that it is auctioning off a brand-new FIRE slalom ski, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Jr. U.S. Open and corresponding junior development events being held June 28 – July 3, at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, N.Y.
For nearly three years Brian Detrick couldn’t get past his personal best of 3 buoys at 41 feet off.
But in less than two weeks on the RéV 6, the newest member of Team GOODE’s PB now stands two buoys higher at 5 at 41 off.
Brian set the new PB not once, but twice during last weekend’s Shortline Lake Record in Elk Grove, Calif.
For more about how the new PBs went down, watch the video above.
Prior to setting the new PB, Brian predicted big things to come for him this summer on the RéV 6.
“It’s very symmetrical in the turns and fast across the wake, which creates a lot of space into the next buoy,” said Brian. “I’ve never had so much space coming into the buoy. As the line continues to get shorter that space is still there.
“There’s just a lot of potential in this ski and I’m very excited about that and where it can go this season.”
Currently the No. 4 ranked Open Men’s skier in the United States, Brian’s score of 5 at 41 off will likely vault him into the top-6 of IWWF’s continuous world rankings list. He ended the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the top-10 of the IWWF’s Elite rankings and was named the 2014-15 WaterSki Magazine Ambassador of the Year.
Breanne Dodd, the No. 7-ranked skier in the world and a perennial pro tournament podium threat, has joined Team GOODE.
As she was considering a new ski this spring, Breanne made her decision after testing the newly released RéV 6.
“From my very first set on the RéV 6, I instantly felt like, wow this ski is GOODE,” joked Breanne. “My turns felt more symmetrical, I started to feel more stable and balanced. It seems as if into and out of the ball its easier to stay over the center of the ski, which enables me to carry more speed out of the turn.”
Her decision to join Team GOODE paid immediate dividends at her first tournament on the RéV 6, the Stillwater Lakes Slalom Record, April 10th, in Palm Bay, Fla.
“I skied that tournament on the ski at the end of the first week of riding it, and ended up with a new PB of 3 at 39,” said Breanne. “Not a bad first event on the ski!”
Breanne’s addition bolsters an already strong Women’s pro team that includes two-time reigning World Champion and world record holder Regina Jaquess, emerging star Brooke Baldwin, and world top-10s Kate Adriaensen and Karen Truelove, among others.
“Breanne joining the team gives us one of the top talents in the world and a skier that a lot of people look up to and enjoy being around,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “She is right there in the top echelon and we feel that with our products and support backing her up, she’ll be able to take that next step into world record territory. I am really looking forward to working closely with Breanne to get her deeper down the line and into 41 off.”
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GOODE skiers, and notably the RéV 6, kicked off the 2016 Big Dawg World Tour with a great showing this weekend at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., nabbing three spots in the Final Four.
Greg Badal ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the finals to take second behind Jeff Rodgers (4 at 41), while Dave Miller and Chad Scott finished third and fourth, respectively.
GOODE skiers occupied 11 Sweet 16 spots, as Ben Favret, Marc Shaw, Greg Sund, Darin Montgomery, Marco Bettosini, Tim Huston, Bruce Dodd, and Robert Marking joined Badal, Miller and Scott in advancing out of the preliminaries.
The competition was tough, as it took an average of two scores in the mid-39 range to advance to the Sweet 16.
Brooke Baldwin successfully defended her Jr. Masters slalom title, tying the course record and adding yet another trophy to her growing collection in the process.
Baldwin scored 4 buoys at 38-feet off to earn the win and tie the Jr. Women’s course record originally set by fellow Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess in 2001. The score gave her a five-buoy cushion over second-place finisher Paige Rini, while Jaimee Bull placed third with 3-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off.
Baldwin also took home the overall title for the third-consecutive time, putting her in elite company with Brandi Hunt and Danyelle Bennett as the only skiers to win three consecutive Jr. Masters overall titles.