The junior skier survey has been provided a reride, due to failure of tournament supplied equipment.
It turns out that the prior survey and attempts to get mass participation ran into some problems. So in an effort to get junior skiers and their parents to participate in the survey, the survey has been updated, retooled and sent back out for all qualified B 1-3 and G1-3 skiers to complete. It can now be completed via survey monkey and accessed from nearly every device imaginable. So please take a moment to complete the survey, or encourage your children to complete the survey if you have not already done so.
Thanks for your assistance in helping inform the sport so that we can encourage competition, engage our youth , and keep the sport fun for all involved.
AWSA President Jeff Surdej, has sent out a survey to all Boys 1-3, Girls 1-3 and Men 1, Women 1 skiers regarding participation in the AWSA Nationals. Please take a moment to fill it out if you or your junior skiers received the survey. If you have multiple junior skiers and they have the same address please send an additional email address so that surveys can be counted for each junior skier.
Yes, there is a prize for the Region who has the greatest percentage return on surveys. So lets go West Region, return your surveys. As of Sept 15th the West is in last place, we can do better than that.
The 15th Lake Dwellers Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships is attached or available for download. Some of the world’s top junior water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall at the two-round, world-record capability event, June 13-14, at Bullneck Lake in Scott, Ark.
All skiers must submit a completed Official Junior U.S. Open Entry Form to USA Water Ski via U.S. Mail, email or Fax by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 11. The confirmed final list of skiers will be published at USAWATERSKI.org by 6 p.m. on May 18. Skiers and parents should note that a few changes from previous years include closing the window for eligible performances five weeks earlier and moving up the due date for entries and the posting of the final entry list correspondingly.
It will be the second consecutive year that the event will be hosted by the Bullneck Lake Ski Club, which is located just outside of Little Rock. The two-round, world-record capability event will feature Men and Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys and Girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world’s top junior water ski athletes are expected to compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.
“Bullneck Lake is proud to bring world-class water skiing back to central Arkansas, and we are excited to share Little Rock’s historic downtown river market with athletes and fans from around the world,” said Scott Greenwood, president of the Bullneck Lake Ski Club. “Bullneck Lake is already building on the energy and excitement from this past year as we continue to elevate the prestige of the Junior U.S. Open and highlight the talent of ourâ¨ amazing junior skiers.”
Imperial lakes hosted its 11th annual Jr Development clinic in June. 18 skiers participated in the clinic that promoted the logo, “Fun First!”
Coaches Terry Goodman, Robin Harwood and Laura Harwood helped all the skiers achieve PB’s and all the attendees left with a big smile. Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers, but special thanks to Chef Erin Nathan for the wonderful food.