GOODE skiers Regina Jaquess and Nick Lang have been honored by USA Water Ski by being named its Athletes of the Month for April.
Regina and Nick were awarded for their gold-medal winning efforts at the 2014 Pan Am Championships held last month in Bogota, Colombia.
Regina won gold medals in Women’s slalom, jumping and overall, and a silver in tricks. She set a new Pan Am Championships Women’s slalom record with 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off.
Nick won gold medals in Boys’ tricks, jumping and overall, and a silver medal in slalom.
The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team was named USA Water Ski’s Team of the Month for its gold-medal performance at the same championships. Team members included GOODE skiers Regina, Caroline Hensley, Erika Lang, and Adam Pickos, as well as Nate Smith and Zack Worden.
Additional Team GOODE skiers earning medals at the championships were Dave Miller and Lori Krueger, who won gold medals in Men’s and Women’s 45+ slalom, respectively, Chris Eller, silver in Men’s 35+ slalom, and Kristen Baldwin, who earned a silver medal in under 13 Girl’s slalom.
Dave Miller rode his GOODE Nano OneXT to victory at the Big Dawg Mexico stop yesterday in Guadalajara, Mexico, beating fellow Team GOODE member Chad Scott in the finals to win his second Big Dawg victory in less than a year.
In the Final Four round, Dave topped Andy Mapple and Chad took out Greg Badal to reach the finals. Other GOODE skiers advancing to the Sweet 16 included Alberto Soares, Dave Goode, Jose Saad, Francisco Angel, and Bruce Dodd.
This weekend’s event in Mexico was the first Big Dawg stop since last season’s finals, in which GOODE skier Jeremy Newby-Ricci took the title and the top-four finishers were all on GOODEs.
After an extensive research and development cycle that was double the length of any previous product, GOODE Skis has released its most revolutionary ski yet.
With an all-new material, completely redesigned rocker and bevels, and a hull that will take the industry by surprise, the latest in a long line of groundbreaking innovations is sure to get people on the starting dock to take notice.
Gordon Rathbun’s world famous Ski Paradise has announced a special GOODE Week for January 4-11, 2014.
In addition to the usual Ski Paradise amenities, which include luxury accommodations, imaginative cuisine, numerous sporting activities, and wonderful Acapulco beaches and weather, GOODE Week includes:
Instruction from two-time world champion Thomas Degasperi
Ski set up and tuning with Dave Goode
A fleet of GOODEs on hand to demo
A $250 rebate on any GOODE skis purchased or ordered during the week, and
A special $250 discount from Ski Paradise for GOODE skiers.
GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode has been announced as a 2014 recipient of the American Water Ski Educational Foundation’s Award of Distinction.
In announcing the award, the AWSEF had this to say about Dave:
“Goode, the founder and president of Goode Ski Technologies, has shown broad support of three-event water skiing as a competitor, official, tournament host and organizer, sponsor, and industry innovator. He is recognized throughout the world as a leader in carbon fiber technology and as a pioneer in ski building. He also is a highly respected ski set-up technician and shares his knowledge and experience with many of the world’s top athletes and coaches.”
The Award of Distinction was created to recognize many individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport. They may include tournament skiers, innovators, industry leaders, officials and others responsible for landmark achievements in the development of water skiing as well as those whose long periods of dedicated and generous service deserve special recognition.
Dave and his fellow Award of Distinction honorees – Mike Botti, Danny Churchill, Charlotte Melchers, and Sherm Schraft – along with 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Cheryl Orloff, will be honored during the AWSEF’s 32nd annual induction ceremony April 12, in Polk City, Fla.
Team GOODE skier Freddie Winter is taking his first-ever appearance at next month’s World Championships seriously, extending his European summer as long as possible by decamping for training in Greece.
And after his latest competition, it looks like things are going pretty well for him down there. Freddie won last weekend’s 15th Michailidis Masters with a Kaiafis Lake course-record tying score of 4 buoys at 41 feet off.
After making his U.S. pro debut last month at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am, and finishing sixth, Freddie is ranked No. 21 on the IWWF Elite Rankings list.
The World Championships will be held Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 in San Bernardo, Chile.
With only a few Elite Rankings List tournaments left in the season, a number of Team GOODE skiers moved up on the list following good performances at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am.
Making the biggest move was Nick Parsons, who jumped from 14th to 9th on the strength of his third-place finish at Diablo. Carlo Allais, who also made the finals at Diablo, moved up a spot to 6th. Thomas Degasperi took fourth at Diablo to maintain his ranking of 4th.
In his first U.S. pro event, Freddie Winter of the UK served notice to the pro ranks with his sixth-place finish at Diablo, in the process earning him his first ever spot on the Elite rankings, entering the list at 22nd.
On the Women’s side, Karen Truelove’s fifth-place finish at Diablo jumped her ranking from 5th to 3rd, just ahead of fellow teammate April Coble-Eller who is 4th. Regina Jaquess’ win at Diablo helped her maintain her commanding lead atop the rankings, giving Team GOODE three of the top four spots on the Women’s list.
Bailey Austin, 14, made the finals at Diablo in her first ever professional event, taking eighth. That was good enough for her to land her first ever Elite ranking at22nd.
Benjamin Stadlbaur of Switzerland took the silver medal at the Under 21 World Championships held last weekend in Winter Garden, Fla.
Benjamin scored 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to finish second behind winner Stephen Neveu (1-1/2 at 41) and ahead of third-place finisher Tyler Yager (4 at 39). Benjamin was joined in the final round by fellow Team GOODE skiers Dorien Llewellyn (8th), Brando Caruso (t-9th) and Tyler Scott (t-9th).
Team GOODE skiers also fared well in Women’s slalom, as Erika Lang (5th), Kara MacIntyre (9th), Lauren Morgan (11th), and Chantal Singer (12th) each advanced to the final round.
The United States took the gold in the team competition, while Australia and Italy won silver and bronze, respectively. For final results, click here.
GOODE Skis was a proud sponsor of the Under 21 Worlds.