Bill Baker – USA Water Ski Award of Merit

It was my great honor to present the USA Water Ski Award of Merit to

Bill Baker on Saturday night.

Bill Baker and Doug Robbins

Bill Baker and Doug Robbins

They saved the best for last. When Bill’s name was announced I lost

sight of him as he made his way to the stage. Bill received a standing

ovation from the crowd of over 250 USA-Water Ski members in attendance.

It was a special night. A special honor for a special man who has been a Continue reading

Eastern Region Skiers Compete in World Over 35

Hutch Haines, Danny Zeisler, Fotis Dulos, Bruce Epstein, Gordon Gay, Don Nichols, and Michele Munsch, along with honorary eastern skiers Chet Raley, Dave Golly and Scotty Bellefeuille competed last week in the world over 35 championships! Congratulations to all. View scores here, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-14IWWF35&page=45_m_jump_results.

Bruce Epstein to Compete in World 35+

Bruce Epstein will be competing in the IWWF World Over 35 Tournament next week at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL. Bruce is currently ranked #5 in the world for men 65 and over. Please send good energy his way during the qualifying round on Wednesday and the final on Sunday (see page 6 for schedule).

Bruce placed 2nd at the Nationals in Texas, and Donna placed 5th. Congratulations to both on their skill and consistency! We are truly lucky to have them as resources and friends.

2014 Award Winners

Most of the 2014 Award Winners were announced at Regionals. A few winners will follow at individual tournaments.

Recipients of the awards are as follows:

  • James Slyvester: Chip Shand
  • Tiny Richards: Kevin Driggers
  • Tommy Kelly: Ashley Robbins & Quinn Haines correction Chris Driggers
  • Al Tyll: Sara Lemley & Quinn Haines

Hutch Haines to ski in the 35+ World Championships Oct 2014

Wahoo! Congratulations to Hutch Haines!! One of the 8 skiers to represent the USA in the 35+ World Championships! Check out the USA Waterski Web Site for details.

Athletes selected to the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Women 35-44; Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44; Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.), Men 35-44; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas); Women 45-54; Hutch Haines (Avon, Conn.), Men 45-54; Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Women 55-64; Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55-64; and Curtis Rabe (Orlando, Fla.), Men 55-64.

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