Please email Jim Powell (EVP) with nominations for Treasurer. The Treasurer should plan on attending both the Summer Meeting held during Eastern Regional Tournament and the Winter meeting typically held in early January.
Longtime member Gene Davis has passed away after a brief illness. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sharon, and daughters Kristen and Shannon and all of the family. Gene was a jumper in local, regional and national competitions’ and always gave us a thrill. He was a senior Judge and was a very sought-after technical controller for record tournaments including the Masters, Nationals and World Championships. He was Chair of the AWSA Technical Committee for many years, past AWSA president, and was instrumental in bringing the technical standards up their current standards and has taught many the tricks of the trade.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a great meeting on January 5th.
Please find the meeting minutes here… EastRegion_WinterMtg_MINUTES 1_2019
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new in the Eastern Region and let your voice be heard.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 9am and will end by 5pm.
Lunch will be provided, but we need a head count so please RSVP… Continue reading
Hey Officials, Let’s Have Some Fun at Regionals and Nationals!
Here is our current list of nominations (12/23/18). If your name should be on this list, please click “Continue reading” below to complete a nomination form…
|Regionals||Scorer||Jennifer Frederick Kelly|
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Congratulations to our talented skiers from the East.
Representing Team USA in San Bernardo, Chile will be:
Under 14 Team member: Emma Davis from Milford, VA
Under 17 Team member: Blake Keller from Avon, Conn.
Under 21 Team member: Quinn Haines from Avon, Conn.
Over 45 Team member: Hutch Haines from Avon, Conn.
Come One, Come ALL!
This meeting is open to all AWSA members. Come find out what’s new and let your voice be heard. We were able to secure our traditional location for the weekend of January 5th and 6th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 647-6700. This date is consistent with past years. We’ll be sending out another message with all of the details.
(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
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.
The changes noted below will go into effect for the 2019 ski year beginning the day after AWSA Nationals. Effective August 12th, 2018.
Summary of 2018 Rule Changes
Rules 3.02A/10.06: W4/W5 Align W4/W5 age divisions with IWWF. W4 will become 45-54 and W5 will become 55-59. No changes in jump speeds are included in this proposal. (Note – these changes would go into effect after 2018 Nationals).
Rationale: There is a two year difference in these divisions between AWSA and IWWF. This change would allow the women to continue to slalom at the faster speed (34mph). Jump speeds were not considered at this time, but will continue to be reviewed. Continue reading