15 Athletes Win Titles On Final Day Of 80th Goode Water Ski Nationals

The 80th annual Goode Water Ski National Championships concluded Saturday at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan., with 15 athletes winning national titles in respective divisions and events. 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 was held Aug. 7-13.

 

Advancement to the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament was primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also could 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 hosted the tournament.

Among the highlights on Saturday’s Day 7, Keri McClure (Scott, Ohio) won the Women 2 national slalom title after a run-off with Savannah Ryals (Jacksonville, Ill.). After both skiers tied with 2 buoys at 35 feet off, McClure won the run-off, scoring 3 buoys at 35 feet off to Ryals’ 2 buoys at 35 feet off. McClure also won the Women 2 national overall title for the second consecutive year. Cade Stockstill (Katy, Texas) won his first career national title, taking Men 1 slalom with a score of 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Sophia Janzig (Center City, Minn.) won her first career national title, taking Women 1 tricks with a score of 4,310 points. Kelley Scharosch (Stuart, Fla.) won Women 5 tricks with a score of 2,450 points. It was her first national title since winning Women 2 slalom in 1994. Kayla Herstad (Fort Wayne, Ind.) won the women 2 national jumping title (103 feet) for the second consecutive year. Brooke Boskus (Elkins, Ark.) won her first career national title, securing Women 1 overall with 2,994.20 points. Tristina Lindsey (Martindale, Texas) won the Women 5 national jumping and overall titles for the third consecutive year.

Saturday’s (Day 7) National Champions

Women 2 Slalom and Overall: Keri McClure (Scott, Ohio), 2 buoys at 35 feet off/2,647.60 points; Women 2 Jumping: Kayla Herstad (Fort Wayne, Ind.), 103 feet; Men 1 Slalom: Cade Stockstill (Katy, Texas), 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off; Men 1 Jumping: Ben Leutz (Jacksonville, Ill.), 189 feet; Men 1 Overall: Zachary Butterfield (Sherman, Texas), 3,155.60 points; Masters Men Slalom: Todd Ristorcelli (Orlando, Fla.), 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off; Masters Men Tricks: Eric Lee (San Diego, Calif.), 2,320 points; Men 2 Slalom: Kyle Dammeyer (Royal Oak, Mich.), 3-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off; Men 2 Tricks: Ryan Nason (Yuba City, Calif.), 3,870 points; Men 2 Overall: Kevin Jack (Winter Haven, Fla.), 2,665.60 points; Women 5 Tricks: Kelley Scharosch (Stuart, Fla.), 2,450 points; Women 5 Jumping and Overall: Tristina Lindsey (Martindale, Texas), 83 feet/1,727.10 points; Women 1 Tricks: Sophia Janzig (Center City, Minn.), 4,310 points; Women 1 Jumping: Mariah Fields (McQueeney, Texas), 133 feet; and Women 1 Overall: Brooke Boskus (Elkins, Ark.), 2,994.20 points.

 

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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.

The 81st Goode Water Ski National Championships will be held in August 2023 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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