KATY, TEXAS – Canadian Todd Johnson won the first stop of the 2010 Big Dawg Series which took place on June 26 & 27, 2010 at the Lakes of Katy, near Houston, Texas.
GOODE Skis had an impressive showing. Of the 45 Big Dawg skiers, 25 were skiing on GOODE. Nine of the Sweet Sixteen (in photo above) were riding GOODE. 6 of 8 in the round of eight were riding on GOODE and 3 of 4 were into the finals (1 WIDE RIDE, 1 MID RIDE and 1 Regular 9900SL).
Over 10% of the qualifying Big Dawg competitors and 25% of the finalists were wearing the GOODE PowerVest.
31 different skiers ran 38′ off during the preliminary rounds. In total, 38′ Off (or 11.25m) was run a total of 68 times between the preliminary & head to head events. 39′ Off (10.75m) was run a total of 14 times (8 times in prelims & 6 times by 5 different skiers during the head to head).
Bruce Dodd (first row, second from the left), who finished second overall, kept the TC busy with two performances (both 1.5 @ 41′ off) which will be submitted for Canadian National Records for the Mens 5 Division.
Jerry Goodson won the special Night Finals event. When the sun set on the Lakes of Katy, 8 Big Dawg skiers took to the water to compete head-to-head under the lights for a winner take-all prize pot. All the night time skiers had a memorable time skiing in the lighted course in front of the crowd. GOODE Ski Technologies supplied the PowerBuoy lighted course. The event was capped off with a fireworks display.
GOODE is a proud sponsor of The Big Dawg Slalom Series which consists of two qualifying events and a series championship. The series, now in its seventh season, is open to slalom skiers 35 years of age or older who have not placed in the top 10 in a professional tournament in the past three years. The championship includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head final.