Gail Heinrich was presented with the Award of Merit.  This is presented to a member or an official who epitomized friendship, dedication and integrity. The first award was presented at the US National tournament and is now one of the Western Region’s most prestigious honors. This award was established and is maintained for a deserving person who might otherwise go unnoticed.

Sam Lee was presented the Outstanding Official Award.  This honor is presented at the Western Regional Water Ski Championships each year to an official who has shown to be extremely hard working and dedicated. Other officials volunteering at the tournament make the selection.