Congratulations to our Eastern Region Juniors competing at the Jr. US Open

Amazing skiing and great competition took place at the Jr. US Open in Martindale, TX this past weekend.

U17 Boys
Aaron Bartlett

U17 Girls
Cameron Davis

U21 Women
Samantha Hill
Sage Pottbecker
Solie Stenger

It was a tight battle in the U17 Boys Jump event. Aaron Bartlett edged out some strong competition to take home the Bronze medal.

Cameron Davis ran away with the U17 Slalom taking Gold with a score of 1 buoy at 35 off. She brings home the Silver in the Trick event, scoring 4250 points in the final round. Cameron flew to victory in the Jump event, securing both the Gold medal and the Overall win. She saved her longest jump of the tournament for the finals reaching a distance of 94′.

All three of our Eastern Region U21 Women made the finals in the Jump event. Congratulations to Sage Pottbecker, the Gold medal recipient with a jump of 127′. Samantha Hill took Silver with 114′. Solie Stenger ended in fourth place, but will remember round 2 in this tournament, because it was her first jump over 100′. Welcome to the Century Club Solie!

In the U21 Trick event, Samantha Hill showed great consistency with a strong performance and received the Bronze medal.

Finally, the U21 Slalom event was a battle to the end. The final round ended with a three way tie between Emma Goldstein, Sage Pottbecker and Solie Stenger. (2@35 off) All three had to start the runoff round at 34mph and 32 off. Sage had the unenviable position of first off, needing to set the bar as high as possible. Solie drew second, putting up a good score of 1.5 @ 35 off, but she knew that she left the door open for Emma.
Both Solie with Silver and Sage with Bronze showed everyone that EAST IS BEAST!

Complete Scores available HERE

Deadline for Regionals Hotel Block Rate — June 30th —

We have negotiated a special rate of $109/night at the Tru by Hilton Thornburg hotel (31 miles, 45 min. drive) Click HERE to book your room.

6524 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, Virginia, 22580  ph 804-606-9222

Don’t delay, book your room now as there will be a limited supply of rooms available at this rate.

Ask for Sahra White  or mention EASTERN REGION WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIP or the unique code 90E to receive your group rate when making your reservation.

It’s that time of year- Time to get those clinics in to maintain ratings or upgrade! See some options below.
      Virginia’s 1st tournament of the season is coming up June 8-9 in Bumpass BuoyFest.
      
      See the Virginia tournaments currently scheduled at https://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/view-tournaments_usa.asp?rid=107677638531

There will be a Safety Clinic at Lake Holly for anyone needing a Safety Coordinator clinic or refresher.
Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 9am – ?
Lake Holly
20482 Pendleton Rd Sparta, VA 22427
Please sign up in ADVANCE in order to get credit and receive materials before clinic. Quiz must be done before attending the clinic.
Email Karen at karenmelnik@gmail.com
Feel free to bring a snack or lunch.


There will be an in-person Judges and Scorers Clinic at Timberlake. This clinic is for all judges and scorers, with a focus on officials who are looking to upgrade from Assistant to Regular.

Sunday, June 16, 2024 – 9am-3pm
Powell LakeHouse at Timberlake
17417 Dodge City Road, Milford, VA 22514

9am – 12pm Judges Clinic
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 3pm Scorers Clinic

The clinic will start with general judging topics, and then move on to the event specific items, starting with Slalom, so those judges who are slalom only can leave once the Slalom section is coomplete.

Instructors: Kevin Jack, Jon Thacher, TG Powell

You can register by filling out the form in this link.

https://forms.gle/WtYByEpS6qwg2FPU7

Thanks to our new VA State Federation President, Amy Craig for putting this information together.

Top 10 Things to Know About the 2024 RADAR SKIS Eastern Regionals

  1. Location/Date – Timberlake Water Ski Club, Sparta, VA / July 31 – August 3, 2024
  2. visit SkiTimberlake.com for all of the updated details.
  3. A Site Familiarization set (down and back) is included with every paid tournament registration. Additional passes can be purchased online or on site.
  4. We’re bringing back the Banquet! Join us for a special evening of fellowship and celebration at the beautiful Lodge at Mattaponi Springs. Tickets for purchase during registration or online.
  5. Our Host Hotel and Silver Sponsor is Tru by Hilton, Thornburg, VA. Our block rate ($109/nt) is available if booked by 6/30. Use code 90E
  6. On-Site Dry Camping is available (no hookups) – Please make arrangements as soon as possible since space is limited. Visit SkiTimberlake.com and contact Cheryl to reserve your space.
  7. The Juniors party will be on Wednesday evening 7/31 at The Heist, Bowling Green.
  8. First Time Regionals participants can register at a 50% discount rate contact the registrar for details.
  9. Register by 7/20 to avoid late fees, better yet, register now while you’re thinking of it.
  10. Ski well and enjoy “The Magic of Timberlake”

QUICK GUIDE for RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Regional Water Ski Championships

For most up to date information, please go to SkiTimberlake.com

RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships

RADAR SKIS continues their great support for three event water skiing, once again securing title sponsorship for the 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships, hosted by Timberlake Water Ski Club in Sparta Virginia.
RADAR SKIS and Timberlake are proud to host the best slalom, trick and jump skiers from around the Eastern United States. Competition is scheduled for July 31 – August 3, 2024 with the titles of Eastern Region single event and Overall champions as well as Nationals qualifications at stake.
For more information please visit skitimberlake.com
RADAR SKIS 2024 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships will be a USA Water SkI and Wake Sports sanctioned event.

Top 10 things you should know about the RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Region Water Ski Championships

1) All the details can be found at skitimberlake.com
2) Early Registration Ends on Friday 7/8. Please register this week to avoid the $30 late fee.
3) Here’s the schedule of events:

4) Practice is filling up, so book your set today.
Timberlake Onsite: HERE
or during the day on tournament days at
Lake Holly: HERE
5) Competition will begin at 8am each day. Breakfast will be provided 7am to 8am for early risers at the Powell’s House. Thanks to our hospitality sponsor Concierge Pet Medicine.
6) Juniors Luau Party will be Wednesday Evening on the Timberlake beach. Catered by Freekin’ Rican. Sponsored by Drainfield Solutions
7) Skiers Dinner on Friday Evening – All Skiers, Friends and Family are invited – Sponsored by Drainfield Solutions. There will be some very special presentations that you will not want to miss.
8) Plenty of Free parking is available on Timberlake Drive, with an Equipment drop-off area at the dam sponsored by Lohr’s Lake Skiers. Limited VIP parking is available near the Peace Love and WaterSkiing start dock for $20 with all proceeds benefiting ER Jr. development. Reserve a spot now at VIP PARKING
9) Stop by the vendor tents. Fine Designs will have custom apparel available and Peace Love and Water Skiing will have skier necessities.
10) A professional photographer JSH FOTO will be capturing images of all competitors. Juniors will receive one free photo sponsored by Virginia Water Ski Federation, and all photos will be available for purchase on the web.

RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Region Championships – Hotel Update

We have negotiated a special rate of $104 at the Tru by Hilton Thornburg hotel (31 miles, 45 min. drive)
6524 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, Virginia, 22580 ph 804-606-9222

Don’t delay, book your room now as there are a limited supply of rooms available at this rate. Call during business hours and ask for Sahra White when making your reservation.

Travel Plans for the RADAR Skis 2022 Eastern Regionals

Don’t delay in making your hotel reservations.
We have negotiated a special rate of $94 at the Tru by Hilton Thornburg hotel (31 miles, 45 min. drive)

The room will need to be booked no later than June 19th in order to secure the room block rate.

Mention the unique code TWS when making your reservation or book online using this LINK
6524 Dominion Raceway Ave, Woodford, Virginia, 22580 ph 804-606-9222

For more tournament details and other lodging options visit skitimberlake.com

For camping options, please contact Lewis Fields at LFDoozie@gmail.com