Ed Brazil notes that Hank Miner was an Eastern mover and shaker from back in the 60’s and 70’s and was AWSA President from 1972-1974. At USA WaterSki, there is a wall of pictures of AWSA presidents. Ed would like to find a more appropriate photo of Hank to replace the current photo. If you have a photo suitable for this purpose, please email to Ed.
Below is a summary of our Eastern skier placements at Nationals, courtesy of Dave Allen and WSTIMS for Windows. Continue reading
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 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.
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 Hainescorrection Chris Driggers
- Al Tyll: Sara Lemley & Quinn Haines
The 2014 Junior Development All Stars were announced at Regionals and are now competing for the East at Nationals. Congratulations to Blake Keller, Ashley Robbins, Gal Bejerano, Bryce Shirley, Brody Keller, Evan Robbins, and alternate Dar Bejerano.
On Monday, May 26, we lost a legend in the water ski world. Warren Witherell passed away after a yearlong battle from a stroke and heart attack. He was 79. Continue reading
The great snow and water ski athlete is remembered in the links below: Continue reading
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.