Dana Hinman, Sage Pottbecker take 2018 NESS season titles

Adult winners (left to right) Scott Behner (2nd), Dana Hinman (1st) and Darlene McCormick (3rd) and Kids winners Collin Frucci (2nd), Sage Pottbecker (1st) and Zoe Carpenter (4th). Not pictured, Tia Byrne (3rd).

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.

The 2018 Northeast Slalom Series was made possible by the support of its great sponsors: Avon Self Storage, Hands to Heal, GOODE Skis, h2oproshop and foregroup.

Running Orders and Official Assignments Pangaea 45 / NESS Finals

Running orders and official assignments have now been posted to AWSAEAST.org. We have a full and action-packed day of slalom on Saturday, that will require us to start at 8:00AM sharp. For us to accomplish 3 full rounds of slalom and then conclude with the very exciting NESS Head-to-Head finals, will require everyone to be involved. Please review the running order and the official assignments. Contact Dave Allen allendbj@comcast.net or Scott Bellefeuille at acquaswerve@gmail.com  if you have any concerns, questions or want to volunteer for anything.

Please check in at the lower lake starting dock prior to the start of the event for any last minute details.

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AWSA National News


(Eastern Region tent at 2018 Nationals, Maize, KS)

Nationals 2018-was extraordinary, Mystic lakes was a fantastic host site and the people of Mystic lakes could not have been more welcoming to our AWSA family.  This was the largest # of competitors (728) since 2010 and pulls (1340) since 2004. 4 years ago Nationals was in bad shape and we couldn’t even find a host, so glad to see happy LOC’s and happy vendors and great competition again.  We have bids, and our #’s are up 32% in 2 years.

America’s Cup-Simply WOW as well. This was a huge addition to Nationals, we wanted to bring the US Open back for years and I think we have done so in the form of the America’s Cup. A true 3 event pro tournament that is aiding in nationals attendance. We went from our usual 10 open skiers to 64, so it was great to see the best show up for our Nationals.  I think that any in attendance will not soon forget the show put on by our amazing trickers skiing at elite level under the lights.  It was stunning!  We learned a lot from hosting it the first time and we are excited to keep it going. Charlotte is already on board and we already have a sponsor that wants to make overall 2.5 times bigger cash prize. We could not have done this years event without the support of all boat companies so thank them for making this happen.

2019 Nationals dates are officially August 6-10, 2019. Schedule is being worked out to try and accommodate the America’s Cup considering that elite worlds starts August Continue reading

NESS head-to-head finals field set

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The sixth and final Northeast Slalom Series stop of 2018 was held last weekend at Wrightsville Reservoir in Vermont (see results here) and with that, the field for the finals Sept. 1 at Pangaea Puddle are set.  View the full end-of-season standings here.

In the kids’ division, Collin Frucci earned the top seed in the finals, followed by Sage Pottbecker (2), Zoe Carpenter (3) and Tia Byrne (4).

Earning spots in the 12-skier adult finals were No. 1 seed Shannah Pochini, No. 2 Skip Hommel, No. 3 Pat Morrill, No. 4 Bill Putnam, No. 5 Dan Warner, No. 6 John Autore, No. 7 Quinn Haines, No. 8 Mike Tilton, No. 9 Scott Bellefeuille, No. 10 Scott Behner, No. 11 Dana Hinman, and No. 12 Justin Campfield.

At the finals adults will square off for a cash-prize pool approaching $1,000, while kids will compete for trophies and bragging rights.

Registration is still open for the NESS Finals/Pangaea 45, but skiers who plan to compete need to register for the tournament asap. Register here.

The Northeast Slalom Series is made possible with the support of its great sponsors, Avon Self Storage, Hands to Heal, GOODE Skis, h2oproshop and foregroup.

NESS No. 5 in the books, 1 stop until finals

The Northeast Slalom Series season standings have been updated after last weekend’s Dubes Slalom Classic (see stop results here) and with only one week left the head-to-head finals field is nearly set.

The last regular NESS stop of the year is this weekend’s Tom Costello Alan Rossi VT State Championships.

At the conclusion of the series, the top 12 adults and four juniors will qualify for the head-to-head series championships at Pangaea.  Registration is still open for the NESS Finals/Pangaea 45, so skiers who look like they will qualify for the head-to-head finals should register for the event asap to ensure they get in.  Register here.

At the finals adults will square off for a cash-prize pool approaching $1,000, while kids will compete for trophies and bragging rights.

NESS Finals field begins to take shape post Regionals

With only two stops remaining in the Northeast Slalom Series before the Sept. 1, head-to-head finals at Pangea, the final field of competitors is starting to take shape.

Dan Warner topped the entire field of 30 adult NESS competitors at the 2018 Eastern Regionals (see results here) to earn a whopping 300 NESS points and move himself into second place in the season standings behind front runner Shannah Pochini, who herself earned 270 NESS points at Regionals.

On the kids’ side, Tia Byrne made her only NESS tournament so far in 2018 count by topping the Regionals field to earn 160 points. Those points alone vault her into third place on the season, with Sage Pottbecker maintaining her perch atop the season points list and Collin Frucci sliding into second. A tough fight for the fourth-and-final NESS Finals spot is developing between Brendan O’Brien (150 points) and the sister-brother duo of Zoe (130 points) and Leland (120 points) Carpenter.

The final two regular NESS stops of the year are the Dubes Pond Classic XXIX (Aug. 18)  and the Tom Costello Alan Rossi VT State Championships (Aug. 25).  At the conclusion of the series, the top 12 adults and four juniors will qualify for the head-to-head series championships at Pangaea. Adults will square off for a cash-prize pool, while kids will compete for trophies.

Site Map for 2018 AWSA Nationals, Mystic Lakes, Kansas

As we prepare for tomorrows kick-off of the Eastern Regionals, many of us are also looking ahead to our trip to Kansas for Nationals. Here is a site map for Mystic Lakes.  Mystic Lakes Site Map  We hope to see many of you there.
You’ll notice that there are region tents between lake 1 and lake 2. We’ll have a large cooler, chairs, and snacks at the Eastern Region tent. Just look for the Eastern State Flags and the big East Is Beast, Eastern Region feather flag.

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NESS stop 3: Sage, Skip and Shannah surge

The third stop of the 2018 Northeast Slalom Series is in the books and Sage Pottbecker, Skip Hommel and Shannah Pochini are on the move.

Each used strong showings at the Russ Cole Mass. State Championships (see results here) to move toward the top of the 2018 season standings (above).

With 40 points at Mass States, Sage is now in first place in the kids division, while Skip and Shannah went 1-2 in the adults division to both move into the top-four on the season standings.

Stop No. 4 is next and it’s a big one: the Eastern Regionals, July 26-28, at Twin Lakes Ski Club in Monroe, NY.

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Running Order links are below based on todays (7/23) registration.  See the event running order (previously posted – see top of AWSAeast.org website) for reference as to when events are occurring.

Any questions, please contact Tonya at multitasking @ comcast . net.