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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

Jerry Hosner sets Mens 10 U.S. national record

Congratulations to long-time GOODE skier Jerry Hosner for setting a new Mens 10 (ages 80-84) U.S. national slalom record.

Jerry scored 4 buoys at 32 off at the SCPB Member’s Only tournament, April 7th, at Okeheelee Park to set the new mark. The previous record of 2 at 32 off was set by Floyd McCreight last September.

Jerry also holds the Mens 9 (75-79) national record with a score of 2-1/2 buoys at 38 off, a mark he set in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 of 21: Men’s 9 slalom champion Jerry Hosner

At the 73rd GOODE Water Ski National Championships held last August in West Palm Beach, Fla., an astonishing 68 percent – or 21 out of 31 – of slalom titles were won on GOODEs. As we endure the off season here in North America, we are going to attempt to interview each of those 21 National champions, because even though they may have all been using the same brand of ski, they all have their own story.

Next up is Men’s 9 Slalom Champion Jerry Hosner of Fenton, Michigan, who at the age of 77 won his 11th national slalom title – and 39th across all events – at this year’s Nationals.

How’d you get your start in skiing? 
I have been skiing since 1959 and started tournaments in 1961. I ski on Lake Shannon near Fenton, Michigan. We have an active ski club on the lake. We start skiing in April as soon as the ice is out and can usually go until the end of October. Naturally we hit it pretty hard during that window. It always seems like we’re either just getting in shape or the season is running out. We can’t afford to miss many days because of poor conditions so we usually just go. I’m a three eventer so I typically ski about five days a week.

How many Nationals have you skied in? 
I’ve skied in Nationals about forty times starting in 1964. I also skied in the 1968 Masters tournament. I have had the good fortune to make the podium 73 times over the years, while 39 of the medals were gold spread between slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. In slalom I have 11 gold medals including this past season’s.

Does winning ever get old?
I was every bit as nervous this year as I’ve always been. It didn’t help that I had to go back out and ski a run-off to win. That said, the thrill of winning never gets old. I won this year on a 69-inch 9500. All of my slalom wins have been on Goode skis.

How do you stay is such great skiing shape? 
Since our season is so short I’ve always done a lot of cross training. I like to rollerblade, bike, play basketball and do weight and balance training. I also pay a lot of attention to such things as nutrition. As for practice, I’m a great believer in goal setting. I set a mini goal every time I go out. I keep a daily log and note any discoveries I make. If I start having a problem I can usually go back to my notes and find something I’ve stopped doing.

You’ve obviously dedicated a large part of your life to skiing. Why is it so special to you? 
Waterskiing is not a sport you can do by yourself. I’m grateful to all the drivers I’ve had over the years and all the people who have watched me ski and given me tips. I owe much to my fellow competitors who have pushed me to the limit. These guys are also among my dearest friends, which is another great thing about this sport.

What has skiing meant to you over the years? 
The sport has been very good to me. I have a great network of friends all around the country. I look forward to the Nationals every year to see and catch up with everyone. The sport has kept me in shape. During my working days it was also a great stress reliever and probably saved me from going crazy. At my age I know I wouldn’t be nearly as fit as I am if I didn’t ski. People are always astonished when I tell them I still ski. To me it just seems normal.