Note: please forgive any omissions as the minutes were recreated from memory. If you recall something noteworthy, please make those additions in the comment section.
This change will permit the most flexibility moving forward for the Council to determine State representation, and removes the necessity of involving the USA-WSWS Board of Directors if we ever need to address representation in the future. NOTE: changes to the Policy & Procedures will be an action item for the Winter Meeting.
Congratulations to Karen L. Melnik for being elected EVP.
New contact list and minutes will be posted soon.
Here are the brackets:
1) Dan Warner 110.75 (2.75@39)
8) Zach Carpenter 93.5 (3.5@35)
2) Becky Bartlett 84 (6@28)
7) Justin Campfield 95.25 (5.25@35)
3) Dana Hinman 103 (1@39)
6) Scott Behner 98 (2@38)
5) Scott Bellefeuille 100.5 (4.5@38)
4) Matt Byrne 97.5 (1.5@38)
1) Aaron Bartlett 80 (2@32, 32mph)
4) Addy Byrne 54 (6@15, 28.6mph)
2) Zoe Carpenter 87 (3@35, 32 mph)
3) Tia Byrne 80.5 (2.5@32, 32mph)
Each skier is skiing against their own handicap, with the skier in each bracket that does the best against their handicap advancing. For example, if Becky Bartlett were to score 2@32 (+2 above her handicap), while Justin Campfield scored 5@35 (.25 below his handicap), Becky would advance.
Adults will be competing for a cash-prize purse of nearly $1,000, while juniors will be competing for trophies.
Our juniors had a great showing at the 2021 Eastern Regional Championships in Avon, CT. There were 59 junior competitors. The Avon Old Farms Skiers put on a fantastic junior’s party onsite at the Pond, with treats and activities including pizza, snow cones, popcorn, water mats, trampoline, movie night, and lots of fun for everyone. The raffle raised close to $800 for the Eastern Region Junior Development Program.
Most Improved Awards
Congratulations to all juniors who won Most Improved Awards this year.
|B1||Slalom||Yonce, Parker||G1||Slalom||Byrne, Addy|
|B1||Trick||Davis, Benjamin||G2||Jump||Byrne, Tia|
|B1||Overall||Davis, Benjamin||G2||Slalom||Dann, Isabela|
|B2||Jump||Robbins, Ty||G2||Trick||Abelson, Alexia|
|B2||Slalom||Stenger, Samuel||G2||Overall||Dann, Isabela|
|B2||Trick||Tarum, Zane||G3||Jump||Carpenter, Zoe|
|B2||Overall||Robbins, Ty||G3||Slalom||Quimper, Caroline|
|B3||Jump||Abelson, Jake||G3||Trick||Cole, Ava|
|B3||Slalom||Frucci, Robert||G3||Overall||Cole, Ava|
|B3||Trick||Abelson, Jake||G4||Jump||Stenger, Solie|
|B3||Overall||Abelson, Jake||G4||Slalom||Stenger, Solie|
|B4||Jump||Moisan, Victor||G4||Trick||Stenger, Solie|
|B4||Slalom||Quimper, AJ||G4||Overall||Stenger, Solie|
|B4||Trick||Moisan, Victor||G5||Jump||Pottbecker, Sage|
|B4||Overall||Craig, Robbie||G5||Slalom||Pottbecker, Sage|
|B5||Jump||Powell, Robert||G5||Trick||Pottbecker, Sage|
|B5||Slalom||Takken, Mark||G5||Overall||Pottbecker, Sage|
The Eastern Region All Star Team for 2021 was announced at Regionals. The All-Stars were selected based on their ranking score coming into regionals, and their performance at regionals. The All Star Team will be representing the East against teams from the other four Regions at Nationals. The 2021 East Region All Stars are: Ty Robbins, Alexia Abelson, Jake Abelson, Aaron Bartlett, Cameron Davis, Sage Pottbecker – Alternate: Ava Cole, 2nd Alternate: Evan Robbins
Headed to Nationals? See you at the Juniors Party at Nationals – Thursday, August 12th
Joliet Town and Country Lanes
2231 W Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
Tickets $20/person (skiers and non-skiers)
Thursday, August 12, 2021 5-8pm
5pm-6:15pm B1-3,G1-3 Bowl
6:15pm-6:45pm Awards and Pizza
6:45pm-8pm B4-5, G4-5 Bowl
Please RSVP via the link below, and purchase tickets through PayPal to email@example.com by Monday, August 9. A ticket is required for entry for both junior skiers and family.
**Bowling is for skiers only (due to # of available lanes), but family is welcome to attend the awards and dinner!
Link to RSVP for Juniors Party at Nationals – RSVP by 8/9
With three Northeast Slalom Series events in the books and only two more qualifiers left to go, Dan Warner leads the adult division, with Becky Bartlett and Dana Hinman close behind.
Aaron Bartlett and Zoe Carpenter are tied atop the season junior division standings, with Tia Byrne only 20 points behind.
Only two stops remain to qualify for the Sept. 5th finals at Pangaea: the Dubes Ski Classic XXXII on Aug. 22, and the Tom Costello/Alan Rossi Vermont State Championships on Aug. 28.
At the conclusion of the series, the top eight adults and four juniors will qualify for the series championship’s head-to-head finals. Adults will be competing for a cash-prize purse of approximately $1,000, while juniors will be competing for trophies.
In the past 4 days we have enjoyed great performances by water skiers of all ages at the 2021 Mastercraft Eastern Regionals hosted by the Avon Old Farms Skiers in Avon, CT. https://www.oldfarmsskiers.com/2020-eastern-regional-championships/
The juniors started things out on Thursday and Friday with great performances by many of our young skiers.
Here’s a link to all of the results… https://www.awsaeast.org/wp-content/uploads/21E998CS.htm
How did we get to mid-July so fast? I hope you all have been enjoying these summer days fully as they whiz by.
We’re proud to claim Corey Vaughn as an Eastern Region Skier. He does so much for the sport and always gathers great talent to coach at the Easter Region Junior Development overnight clinics.
As we ramp up to Regionals and Nationals, it’s a great time to pop in to peaceloveandwaterskiing.com for a tune up. Topher and Collin have been doing an amazing job in the boat, and Kuz is returning over a month early! He’ll be back on July 27.
Divisions broken down by day. The order of events will be Slalom, Trick and then Jump each day.
See order HERE