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Detrick takes BallOfSpray cash prize title

Congratulations to Team GOODE’s Brian Detrick for winning the NorCal MasterCraft BallOfSpray Cash Prize event held last weekend at Bell Aqua in Rio Linda, Calif.

Brian, who ran 39 off three times on the weekend, scored 2 at 39 off in the head-to-head finals against Terry Winter (1@39) to earn the win.

Greg Badal took third and Mark Menisci fifth.

For full results, click here.

 

Badal wins Big Dawg qualifier No. 2

Greg Badal pulled double duty at the Big Dawg Qualifier No. 2 last weekend at Diablo Shores, serving both as tournament host and, eventually, its winner.

Greg scored 5.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the head-to-head finals to top second-place finisher Jeff Rodgers, who had 4 buoys at the same line length.

Mark Menasci and Ben Favret were third and fourth, respectively as GOODE skiers took three of the Final 4 and six of the Elite 8.

For full results, click here.

GOODE skiers top 2018 end-of-year world rankings

Regina Jaquess (l), Greg Badal (c) and Joy Kelley each ended 2018 atop the world rankings.

While it’s time to start gearing up for the 2019 season, let’s celebrate those who ended 2018 at the top.

GOODE skiers who occupied the No. 1 positions on the October IWSF World Rankings lists were:

  • Open Women – Regina Jaquess
  • 35+ Women – Karen Truelove
  • 55+ Women – Joy Kelley
  • 55+ Men – Greg Badal
  • 65+ Women – Cyndi Benzel

Congratulations to all and good luck in 2019.

2018: A GOODE year in review

GOODE skiers win 16 U.S. National titles

 

 

GOODE skiers claimed 16 slalom titles – more than all other manufacturers combined – at the GOODE U.S. National Water Ski Championships held last August at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas.

By claiming 16 of 28 slalom titles, GOODE skiers netted an amazing 57 percent of all slalom gold medals awarded. Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have won 114 out of 207 U.S. national slalom titles, or 55 percent.

 

 

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GOODE Skiers claim 4 golds, more than half of all slalom medals awarded at 35+ Worlds

Dave Miller wins the 55+ World Championship on the GOODE RéVolution

 

 

Four of eight slalom golds and more than half of all slalom medals awarded at the 2018 35+ Water Ski World Championships were won by skiers riding GOODEs.

 

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Regina Jaquess and Adam Sedlmajer set world records

Regina Jaquess and Adam Sedlmajer both set world records at the July Heat tournament at the Isles of Lake Hancock in Winter Garden, Fla.

Regina scored 4 buoys at 41 off on her XTR to top her own previous record of 3.5 at 41. When it was approved by the IWWF, it became her 8th world slalom record.

Adam Sedlmajer also improved upon his own world record, setting a pending Men’s Overall record after scoring 3 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, 10,780 points in tricks and 217 feet in jumping.

The RéVolution arrived

In 2018 GOODE released the RéVolution, a new ski that delivered improved performance through breakthroughs in construction design, new carbon fibers and an advanced resin system.

The result? Huge scores and big wins, including a Big Dawg stop championships and a world title.

GOODE skiers sweep the Big Dawg qualifiers

A GOODE skier won each of the four stops on the 2018 Big Dawg World Tour, as Dave Miller won at both Okeeheelee and Cedar Ridge, Greg Sund won in Sesena, Spain, and Greg Badal won at Laku Landing.

At the finals seven of the Elite 8 were on GOODEs.

New U.S. National Records

A slew of U.S. National slalom records were set on GOODEs in 2018, including:

  • Jerry Hosner, Mens 10, 4@32;
  • Cyndi Benzel, Womens 7, 2@38;
  • Regina Jaquess, Open Women/Womens 2, 4@41,
  • Joy Kelley, Womens 6, 2@38,
  • Bob Hardeman and Jeff Wiswall (tie), Mens 8, 3@38; and
  • Jeff Wiswall, Mens 8, 5@38.

Regina named USAWS Female Athlete of the Year for the 11th time

The 2018 season ended for Regina Jaquess the same way it has 10 previous times during her career: being named the USA Water Ski Female Athlete of the year. Regina was selected for the honor on the basis of a season that saw her win titles at the Swiss Pro Slalom, Americas’ Cup Invitational, Malibu Open, California Waterski Pro Am, GOODE Nationals and Pan American Championships. On top of all that, she threw in a new world record of 4 buoys at 41-feet off for good measure.

A legend is reborn

 

Twenty-five years after revolutionizing water skiing with the first-ever carbon-fiber slalom ski, GOODE released the 9970, the best-ever version of the legendary 9000 series that permanently etched the likes of Regina Jaquess, Jeff Rodgers, Kristi Overton-Johnson, Karina Nowlan, and Chris Parrish in the world record books.

 

 

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Miller tops Regina for Bracket Challenge Crown

Team GOODE bags three wins at California Pro Am

The pro tournament season ended with a bang for Team GOODE as it took home three titles and a runner-up finish at last weekend’s California Pro Am at Bell Aqua Lake 2.

Regina Jaquess scored 2 buoys at 41 off to beat Manon Costard (5.5 at 39) in the final round to win her sixth career California Pro Am Women’s slalom title. Fellow GOODE skier Karen Truelove made the eight-skier finals and finished 7th.

In Men’s slalom, Thomas Degasperi rang up multiple scores into 41 – including tying for the highest score of the weekend at 3 at 41 – before finishing second behind winner Will Asher. Adam Sedlmajer continued his recent streak of good showings by making the finals and placing 6th.

In the Masters Men event, seven of the final eight skiers were all on GOODEs as Greg Badal took home the win by defeating Mark Menasci in the final round. Chad Scott finished third and Steve Schroeder fourth.

And finally, the handicapped amateur division was won by Ken Ferrante, who took home the win just a couple weeks after jumping on the new RéVolution.  GOODE skier Bob Hardeman set a pending Mens 8 national record of 3 at 38 off.

Click here for final results.

Jeff Rodgers wins Big Dawg Finals, 7 of Elite 8 on GOODEs

Former Men’s Slalom World Champion Jeff Rodgers won the Big Dawg World Tour Finals Sunday at Lake Jepawhit in Gaines, Mich., holding off seven GOODE skiers who all advanced to the Elite 8.

Rodgers topped Todd Johnson in the final round to earn the win, while Dave Miller (3rd) edged Mark Menasci (4th) in the consolation bracket. Additional GOODE skiers who qualified for the Elite 8 were Jeremy Newby-Ricci, Ben Favret, Chad Scott, and Greg Badal. GOODE skiers also claimed 12 of the Sweet 16 spots.

Heading into the Big Dawg Finals a GOODE skier had won each stop on the tour this year as Miller won at both Okeeheelee and Cedar Ridge, Greg Sund won in Sesena, Spain, and Badal won at Laku Landing.

Complete Finals results here.

It’s Regina Jaquess vs. Dave Miller in Bracket Challenge finals

And then there were two.  Two skiers still standing and only two fans still alive in the online contest.

No. 1 seed Regina Jaquess will face No. 3 seed Dave Miller in the final round of the GOODE Bracket Challenge as Regina (1@41) bested Chad Scott (4.5@38) and Dave (3@41) edged Greg Badal (3@41) to advance to the next round. View the brackets here.

Since both Regina and Dave will compete at this month’s California Pro-Am in Rio Linda, Calif., that tournament will be used to crown the 2018 Bracket Challenge champion.

Online Contest

Only two fans have a chance to win the top prize as Bruce_Dodd and PCM are the only two out of 219 entrants to have unblemished brackets so far.  And interestingly enough, each of them has picked a different skier to win it all. Bruce Dodd picked Dave Miller, while PCM selected Regina Jaquess. Here we go!

See the full online contest standings here.

GOODE skiers win 16 U.S. National titles

GOODE skiers claimed 16 slalom titles – more than all other manufacturers combined – at the GOODE U.S. National Water Ski Championships held last week at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas.

By claiming 16 of 28 slalom titles, GOODE skiers netted an amazing 57 percent of all slalom gold medals awarded.

Congratulations to the following national champions:

Girls 3 – Kristen Baldwin
Women 1 – Kelley Breeden
Women 2 – Keri McClure
Women 3 – Brandy Nagle
Women 4 – Gail Case
Women 5 – Alison Poulsen
Women 6 – Joy Kelley
Open Women – Regina Jaquess
Boys 1 – Luka Zazade
Boys 2 – Nicolas Nelson
Men 4 – Tim Henderson
Men 6 – Steve Ware
Men 7 – Steve Raphael
Men 8 – Bob Hardeman
Men 9 – George Adams
Masters Men – Greg Badal

Additional highlights of the week included:

  • A GOODE sweep of Masters Men slalom as champion Greg Badal was joined on the podium by Jay Leach (2nd), Jed Blackburn (3rd), Don Aschenbrenner (4th) and Mark Menasci (5th).
  • Three straight titles for Steve Ware and Steve Raphael.
  • An eighth career slalom title for Keri McClure, who in addition to 2018 also won titles in 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2000.
  • Nicolas Nelson won the Boys 2 title on the strength of a 5-buoy PB.
  • Kristen Baldwin winning Girls 3 slalom in only her second year in the age division. Her sister Brooke had won it the three previous years.
  • Greg Badal and Regina Jaquess tying for the highest 34 mph score of the week with 1 buoy at 41 off.
  • During the America’s Cup Invitational – held Friday night under the lights with approximately 3,000 people lining the shores – Regina Jaquess won both the Women’s slalom and jumping crowns, while finishing fourth in tricks. Karen Truelove was third in slalom.

Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have won 114 out of 207 U.S. national slalom titles, or 55 percent.

For full 2018 GOODE Nationals results, click here.

Bracket Challenge Round 2 sets up intriguing match ups

Round 1 of the 2018 GOODE Bracket Challenge is complete and for the most part favorites advanced in orderly fashion.  The only lower seed to advance over a higher seed was No. 12 Marc Shaw who topped Kyle Tate, who did not ski in a tournament in June.

See June’s full results below and the updated brackets here.

The second round sets up a number of intriguing match-ups, including:

  • No. 1 seed Regina Jaquess vs. one of the hottest skiers in the world right now, Greg Sund. Regina is the Women’s slalom world record holder and three-time defending Women’s world slalom champion, while Greg is coming off a victory at the Big Dawg in Spain, two other Big Dawg top-four finishes and running 41 off twice in the same tournament in June.
  • No. 3 Dave Miller vs. No. 6 Kevin Bishop. Dave is a perennial threat in any 34mph competition and advanced to the finals of the Bracket Challenge last year. Kevin put up a big score of 2 buoys at 41 off at last month’s Big Dawg in Cedar Ridge, which tied him with Dave and another skier for the highest score of the weekend.

Online Fan Contest

In the online fan contest, 17 of the 219 entrants perfectly picked the first round, while 69 only had one error on their ledger.

Of the 17 perfect brackets so far, Dave Miller is the favorite as picked in eight brackets, with Greg Badal (4), Regina (3), Kevin (1), and Chad (1) all receiving nods.

Round 1 – June 2018

1) Regina Jaques 2@41
16) Jeff Surdej 3@38

8) Greg Sund 1@43
9) Jay Leach 1@41

5) Kyle Tate No tournament in June
12) Marc Shaw 3.5@39

4) Chad Scott 2@41
13) Bruce Dodd 4.5@39

2) Greg Badal 2.5@41
15) Todd Kuykendall 2@41

7) Chet Raley 0.5@41
10) Ben Favret No tournament in June

6) Kevin Bishop 2@41
11) Tim Huston No tournament in June

3) Dave Miller 2.5@41
14) Jeff Milford No tournament in June

Miller wins Big Dawg Okee, Badal and Sund take 2nd and 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Miller outlasted runner-up Greg Badal to win the first stop of the 2018 Big Dawg World Tour and Greg Sund finished fourth as GOODE XTRs occupied three of the top four positions. Jeff Rodgers finished 3rd.

Dave beat Jodi Fisher, top-seed Harald Hintringer and Greg Sund to advance to the finals, while Greg Badal had to get past Jason Seels, Fred Halt and Jeff to reach the final pairing.

After waiting out a rain storm, Dave edged Greg by one buoy with a score of 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to earn the victory.

The weekend was a successful one for GOODE skiers, as they made up nine of the Sweet 16, 5 of the Elite 8 and three of the Final Four. Additional GOODE skiers advancing to the Sweet 16 were Bruce Dodd, Mark Menasci, Chet Raley, Tim Huston, and Chad Scott.

For full results, click here.

Stop No. 2 of the tour will take place June 16-17, at Cedar Ridge Ski Club in Canton, Miss. More information at nautiquebigdawg.com.