This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new in the Eastern Region and let your voice be heard.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 9am and will end by 5pm.
Lunch will be provided, but we need a head count so please RSVP… Continue reading
Hey Officials, Let’s Have Some Fun at Regionals and Nationals!
Here is our current list of nominations (12/23/18). If your name should be on this list, please click “Continue reading” below to complete a nomination form…
|Regionals||Scorer||Jennifer Frederick Kelly|
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We have scheduled Eastern Region Junior Development Week at Coble Ski School in Lillington, NC. Join other Eastern Region Juniors at Coble Water Ski Camp June 23 – 27, 2019. Make your reservations and pay directly with Coble Ski School at cobleskischool.com. Just please let us know you are coming. Spaces are limited, and prices go up after the end of December. If you are interested, contact Becky Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 8th if possible.
With great sadness and grief, the family of Lee Mershon announced his sudden passing in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 2018. The obituary may be viewed here.
Roger Hammel passed along: Lee and another former Eastern Region skier were working on skis when lee was stricken with a heart attack. He had been skiing and driving with others a couple of hours prior. Lee was participating in our sport that he loved quite literally right up to the last moments of his life.
Lee was an avid water skier and won many state, regional, and national championships. He was a senior three event and Pan-Am judge at waterskiing events and was chief boat driver and chief judge at Nationals. He was a test driver and helped design and approve the ski boat “Ski Centurion” for tournament use. He served on the American Water Ski Association rules committee for many years. He was the first recipient of the Gertha Hancock Award. Lee found a great deal of pleasure in sky diving, scuba diving, and flying his own airplane.
Please keep his wife Bonnie in your thoughts.
A memorial service will be held Friday November 16th 2pm at Williamsburg United Methodist Church 500 Jamestown Road ,Williamsburg, VA 23185, (757) 229-1771.
There is also a memorial service for Lee in Wellington, Florida. It will be held at St. David’s In The Pines Episcopal Church, Forest Hill and Wellington Trace, at 2 pm on November 27, 2018.
Congratulations to our talented skiers from the East.
Representing Team USA in San Bernardo, Chile will be:
Under 14 Team member: Emma Davis from Milford, VA
Under 17 Team member: Blake Keller from Avon, Conn.
Under 21 Team member: Quinn Haines from Avon, Conn.
Over 45 Team member: Hutch Haines from Avon, Conn.
UPDATE: The Radar Vapor Pro Build is sold
As a result of their generosity, you can now get a great deal on a Radar Vapor Pro Build or D3 slalom ski of your choice while also supporting the Eastern Regionals.
Any size, any color. You choose and the ski will ship directly from the factory.
To view the special pricing, click here for the Radar (link removed, ski sold) or here for the D3.
Anyone with any questions is encouraged to contact:
Regionals sponsorship coordinator: Justin Campfield (justin[at]thinksparkmedia.com)
Regionals co-directors: John Paulovich (johnpaulovich1[at]aol.com) and Scott Behner (scottbehner[at]gmail.com).
Many thanks to Radar and D3 for their generous support of the 2018 Eastern Regionals.
Come One, Come ALL!
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new and let your voice be heard. We were able to secure our traditional location for the weekend of January 5th and 6th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. This date is consistent with past years. We’ll be sending out another message with all of the details.
Catching up after a fun-filled summer, I’ve posted the records forwarded to me by Chip Shand.
Please note: The skier is responsible to apply for a record in a timely manner. There is currently no paper form; submit your Eastern Region records via online form, or contact Chip Shand directly. It may take some time for the page to be updated after verification. Again, region records (not state), will be included on this site.
Check the appropriate page of records before the end of the calendar year to make sure your record is properly recorded. Year-end is deadline to be included in following year’s guidebook.
Items of note:
- Jake Abelson broke his father’s 33 year-old record in B2 trick.
- AWSA rules states that a performance in a Masters division can count toward the skier’s age group record if the conditions were the same. As a result of the above, some historical records were updated. Occasionally, Chip will come across other records missed and will record them.
The 2018 Northeast Slalom Series concluded Saturday at Pangaea Puddle with two Old Farms Skiers atop the podium as Dana Hinman and Sage Pottbecker won the adult and kids divisions, respectively.
Dana topped Dan Warner, Bill Putnman and Scott Behner in head-to-head match-ups to take home the $800 first-place cash prize. Scott finished second ($325), Darlene McCormick third ($160) and Bill fourth ($75).
In the kids’ division Sage edged Zoe Carpenter in the semis and Collin Frucci (second) in the finals to earn the win. Tia Byrne finished third.