10 Athletes Win Titles On Day 3 At 80th Goode Water Ski Nationals

The 80th annual Goode Water Ski National Championships continued Tuesday at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan., with 10 athletes winning national titles in respective events and divisions. More than 500 water ski athletes from across the United States are competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the seven-day tournament that culminates Saturday.


Advancement to the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify by placing in the top-five in the previous year’s event or at respective 2022 regional championships.

The American Water Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, and Mystic Lakes Water Ski Club are hosting the tournament.

Tuesday’s (Day 3) National Champions

Boys 2 Slalom and Jumping: Bode Bulfer (Northfield, Minn.), 5 buoys at 32 feet off/71 feet; Boys 3 Slalom: Luka Zazadze (Miami Shores, Fla.), 4-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off; Girls 1 Slalom: Reese Townsend (Gilbert, Ariz.), 1-1/2 buoys at 32 feet off; Boys 1 Slalom, Tricks and Overall: Jaxen Stabel (Chico, Calif.), 0 buoys at 35 feet off/4,080 points/2,685.80 points; Girls 2 Tricks: Alexia Abelson (Holderness, N.H.), 3,990 points; Girls 4 Tricks: Eva Henderson (Gardner, Ill.), 3,370 points; Girls 3 Tricks: Cameron Davis (Milford, Va.), 4,670 points; Girls 2 Jumping: Natalie Gustafson (Durham, Calif.), 55 feet; Girls 3 Jumping: Kamryn Massey (Lakeland, Fla.), 84 feet; and Boys 3 Jumping: Matthew Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), 125 feet.


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Competition continues Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. Officials did announce a schedule change in the running order for Wednesday. For Lake 1 Slalom, Girls 2 will now ski before Girls 5. The revised running order is now B4, G4, B5, G2, G5, G3.

The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.

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