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.
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).
Regina Jaquess added the Soaked Orlando title to her increasingly historic 2012 haul, riding her GOODE NANO ONE to the Women’s slalom title at the inaugural event held last weekend in downtown Orlando.
Regina ran 1 buoy at 41-feet off on the four-ball course in both the semis and finals to earn the win. Manon Costard finished second with 0.5 buoy at 41-feet off, while Team GOODE’s Karen Truelove continued her strong year by taking third with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Danyelle Bennett and Lauren Morgan rode their GOODE skis to 7th and 8th, respectively.
In Men’s slalom, defending world champion Thomas Degasperi nearly pulled off a Team GOODE sweep, finishing second after four grueling runoffs with eventual champion Nate Smith. In the head-to-head finals, both Degasperi and Smith scored 1 buoy at 43-feet off three consecutive times. For the fourth runoff round, a tie-break rule was implemented that in the event of another tie, stipulated the win would be rewarded to the first skier off the dock, Nate. When both Nate and Thomas again skied 1 buoy at 43-feet off, the win went to Nate and Thomas took second.
In the just-released video above, learn more about the all new, revolutionary NANO ONE by seeing it in action and hearing Dave Goode interview top skiers about why they think it is the best ski to ever hit the market.
GOODE continued its podium domination as skiers riding its skis won fourteen national titles – including eight of 12 Men’s slalom events – at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held last week at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Winning titles on GOODEs were:
Bailey Austin, G2
Kara MacIntyre, G3
Kerri McClure, W1
Mary Parcheta, W8
Loretta Morris, W9
Artis Price, W10
Matt Richardson, M2
Jay Leach, M3
Michael Robinson, M4
Ed Hickey, M5
Jim Kinney, M7
Jerry Hosner, M8
Robert Morris, M9
Todd Ristorcelli, MM
Other GOODE highlights from the week included:
Todd Ristorcelli setting pending world 34 mph and MM national records with 5 buoys at 41-feet off (see article below);
A 1-4 finish in Mens 5 (Ed Hickey, John Shealy, Ted McColley, and Lonnie Harris);
Bailey Austin, Ruth McCreary and Kelley Breeden finishing first, second and fourth in Girls 2;
Six combined medals for Harry and Artis Price;
Nick Parsons and Makayla Haw each tying for first place and ultimately finishing second after runoffs in the Open divisions;
Terry Winter finishing fifth in Open Men and Danyelle Bennett third in Open Women; and,
Overall titles won by Danyelle Bennett (OW), Kerri McClure (W1), Marc Shaw (MM), Jerry Hosner (M8), Erika Lang (G3), Loretta Morris (W9), and Artis Price (W10).
Congrats to Team GOODE’s Karen Truelove and Terry Winter as they both landed on the podium at the Calgary Pro Water Ski Shootout.
Karen rode the all new NANO ONE to the title in Women’s slalom with Whitney McClintock and Breanne Dodd placing second and third, respectively.
Terry continued his great skiing of late – he finished fifth at the U.S. Nationals and ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the Malibu Open – by finishing second in Men’s slalom, behind first-place finisher Nate Smith and ahead of third-place’s Chris Parrish.
Prior to the 2012 season, Todd Ristorcelli had never won a Big Dawg event or medaled at Nationals. Since jumping on the all new GOODE NANO ONE earlier this summer, he’s now done both in record-breaking fashion.
Todd had what has to be one of the best weekends in the history of water skiing. It began on Friday when he won the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour championships by out dueling living legend Andy Mapple head-to-head under the lights of Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. He followed it up the next day by setting a pending world 34 mph record of 5 buoys at 41-feet off on his way to the Master Mens title at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
In the Big Dawg final round against Andy, Todd watched as Andy bobbled a bit around four ball and skied just inside six ball at 39-1/2 feet off. Seizing the opportunity, Todd ran a clean 39-1/2 feet off pass for the win, raising his fist in victory as he rounded the GOODE PowerBuoy-lit six ball. For an encore, Todd skied an amazing 4 buoys at 41-feet off, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered on shore. The win marked his second-straight Big Dawg victory after winning the tour’s Canadian stop in Abbotsford, B.C., in July.
GOODE Skis had a great showing in the Big Dawg finals, as eight of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite 8, three of the Final Four, half of the final pairing and the champion all skied on GOODEs.
In the next day’s Master Mens division of the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Todd improved on his previous night’s 41-feet off score by squeaking around five ball and getting back to the wake. In the process he set pending world and Master Mens national records and ensured that his first Nationals medal was golden.
GOODE skiers Chet Raley and Kyle Tate joined Todd on the podium, finishing third and tied for fifth, respectively.
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.
Regina Jaquess won the Women’s slalom title at the 2012 Malibu Open this weekend in Milwaukee, in the process reclaiming the top spot on the IWSF Elite world rankings list.
Regina topped April Coble-Eller in the head-to-head final round to earn the win, her first ever Malibu Open slalom title after finishing second three separate times. Regina dominated the weekend on her soon-to-be released new GOODE ski and PowerShell5 boots, posting the highest Women’s score of the weekend of 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the semis, only four buoys off her world record.
Regina’s fellow GOODE teammate Karen Truelove took fifth, while rising young star Makayla Haw continues to impress at the professional level as she finished ninth.
In Men’s slalom, Nate Smith beat Chris Rossi in the final round to earn the title. Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi made it to the semis, finishing fourth and Terry Winter finished seventh. Terry skied especially well, scoring 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the second round, which unfortunately still landed him in a run off that included T-Gas. Team GOODE members Carlos Allais and Adam Sedlmajer finished 11th and 15th, respectively.
Italian Junior and Team GOODE skier Brando Caruso took the boys slalom title, running 1 buoy at 39-1/2-feet off to top Canadian Jonah Shaffer in the final round head-to-head match.