Regina Jaquess’s October 23, 2010 Pending World Record of 1-1/4 buoys @ 41 off (10.25m) has been approved by the IWWF.
In less than 2 weeks, the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation approved Regina’s record, therefore removing the “Pending Status”, which now makes Regina the sole holder of the Official Women’s Slalom World Record.
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) set two pending Women’s World Slalom Records on Saturday and Sunday at the 2010 Red Bar Belgian Cup at Cory Pickos’s Shortline Lakes in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Saturday, Regina skied 1-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). During the Sunday round, Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m).
“It feels just awesome! That was an incredible weekend. Priceless!”, said Regina.
Regina’s records are “Pending” approval from the IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) Technical Committee. If and when approved, Regina will become the sole owner of the women’s world slalom record.
The current record of 1 buoy @ 41 feet off (10.25m) was originally set by Kristi Overton-Johnson in September, 1996 on her GOODE 9100. Kristi held that record by herself until Australia’s Karina Nowlan tied it 12 years later, in September, 2008 while riding her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell 4 Boots. Regina then tied that World Record in July, 2009, while riding her GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots. The three-way tie remained until this weekend.
“Regina is just an amazing athlete and competitor”, said Dave Goode. “She has been knocking on the door since July of 2009 when she first tied the record. She has tied the record several times since and most recently during the finals of the Diablo Shores Pro-Am. In August of this year, Regina’s Overall World Record was approved, too!”, continues Goode. “Regina had told me that she had run 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in practice just a few days before. It was just a matter of time before she broke that 14 year-old record!”, concludes Goode.
Regina Jaquess skied behind a 2011 Malibu Response LXI with world-class driver, Chad Scott, behind the wheel. Chad had driven Chris Parrish to the Men’s World Record (2@43’ off (9.75m)) in July, 2010.
Regina skis on a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.
WINTER GARDEN, FL – Dave Miller (CAN) became the 2010 Big Dawg Champion this weekend at the season’s finale held at the Isles of Lake Hancock.
Dave Miller defeated fellow Canadian, Todd Johnson, by running 1 buoy @ 41 off (10.25m) and besting Johnson by 1/2 of a buoy. Skiing behind a Nautique 200, both skiers ran 39-1/2 off in all of their championship rounds. It was the first time in the Big Dawg Series that both skiers in the finals ran 39-1/2 off and challenged each other at 41 off.
“I want to thank the Lord for making this possible”, said a happy Dave Miller. “A big thank you to all of the sponsors that make this event happen.”, Miller continues.
“Boy, did my GOODE 9900SL MID save me a few times!”, Miller told Dave Goode. “It was truly amazing! I can’t believe that it just kept going, even when I got into trouble!”, Miller concludes.
Dave Miller lead a strong Team GOODE to the 2010 Big Dawg Finals. A total of 7 of the Sweet 16 were riding GOODE Skis.
Followed by 5 of the Elite 8 who were riding GOODE. Then with Dave Miller’s victory and Marc Shaw’s 3rd place it shows that GOODE Skis were the most dominate skis used during the tournament.
“I am really happy for Dave Miller!”, said Dave Goode. Dave spent most of his time this summer skiing 36mph (58k) and switching between the regular 9900SL at 36mph and the 9900SL MID at 34mph (55k). After the Colorado Big Dawg stop, Dave decided to re-focus on 34mph (55k) and really got his 9900SL MID dialed in”, Goode continues. “The GOODE 9900SL MID has proven itself as a real winner!”, Goode concludes.
Dave Miller uses a 65″ GOODE 9900SL MID (right) and PowerShell 5 Boots.
GOODE Skis are hand-built in Ogden, Utah to the highest quality standards. GOODE uses only premimum grade Pure Carbon Fiber to produce the best performing skis on the planet. GOODE Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records.
BRENTWOOD, CA – Todd Ristorcelli wins the Master Mens Division at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am by running 39-1/2 off (10.75) a couple of times.
Todd had switched off of his GOODE Ski to another brand just prior to the Friday qualifying round and actually failed to qualify for the finals. However, with the ankle injury of Dave Goode, a spot opened up for Todd to make it in to the Sunday Finals.
He then remounted his GOODE 9900SL with his PowerShell 5 Boots. Todd was the #8 seed and first skied against the #1 seed, and tournament host, Greg Badal. Todd ran 1 @ 41 off (10.25m) and Greg did not run 39-1/2 off (10.75m).
Todd is the Editor of WaterSki Magazine.
Second place finisher was Jay Leach skiing on his GOODE 9900SL MID and PowerShell 5 Boots.
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) tied the Women’s World Record (pending) – 1 buoy @ 41′off. Regina accomplished this feat in the second round of a World Record Capable three-event tournament this weekend at Cory Pickos lakes.
When approved, Regina will join Kristi Overton-Johnson (USA) and Karina Nowlan (AUS) as a co-world record holder. Kristi Overton-Johnson originally set the Record on Sept. 14, 1996 and was riding a GOODE 9100. Nowlan tied the record on Sept. 21, 2008 and was riding a GOODE 9800SL with PowerShell 4 Boots. Regina rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during her World Record run.
Last weekend, Regina was selected to the 2009 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team following the conclusion of the 2009 U.S. Water Ski Team Trials, June 19-21, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The six-member team will compete in the 31st Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 4-9, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dawn and Dave were at a water ski tournament in Utah when Dave’s cell phone received an incoming phone call from Regina. “I have something to tell you!”, Regina told Dave. “I just ran 1@41′off! I am so excited! I am still dripping wet but I just had to let you know right away!”, continued Regina. “I just love my GOODE 9900SL and new PowerShell 5 boots. Thank you for building such great skis and boots!”
Regina has a long list of slalom wins, including the 2005 World Championships (she was riding a GOODE 9600) and the 2008 Masters (she was riding a GOODE 9800SL).
COVINGTON, LA – Dave Miller (CAN) won the Big Dawg Qualifier #1 on June 14th, which was held at beautiful Ski Ranch. In the finals, on his way to victory, Dave set a new pending Canadian and World Record by running 4 buoys at 41′ off/10.25m at 34.2mph/55k.
“I could have run that pass.”, said Dave Miller. “I was so wide and early at 3 buoy, I really think that I could have run the whole thing!”, Miller continued. “My firm flexing GOODE 9900SL really helped me in the warm/soft water to keep the ski moving at the end of the turn. I want to thank Dave Goode for building a great ski for me.”, Miller concludes.
Dave rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during his record setting runs.
Click on the above YouTube link to see a video of Dave’s record setting run. At the end of the video are some Raw Video Outtakes for more runs and Big Dawg event video clips.
PINE MOUNTIAN, GA – Karina Nowlan (AUS) won the women’s slalom title at the 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® today. Karina Nowlan ran 3 buoys at 38′ off in extemely difficult lake and weather conditions. Will Asher (GBR) won the men’s slalom title by running 2 buoys at 41′ off.
“Karina is a true champion!”, said Dave Goode. “She was nursing a sore shoulder for the past week and she not only skied through the pain, but through some to real difficult weather conditions, too!”, Goode continues. “Karina combines all of the elements of a champion; she has great technique, she is in top physical condition, she is super-tough mentally and we work closely with her to make sure her equipment is perfect. I know Karina is real happy with this victory.”, Goode concludes.
For the first time, both Co-World Record Holders, Krisit Overton-Johnson and Karina Nowlan found themselves in competition. Kristi set the Women’s World Record 12 years ago on her GOODE 9100. Karina Nowlan tied the record of 1 buoy at 41′off last September on her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell boots. Karina currently uses a 64.25″ GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.
The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.