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Schedule Set For 2021 GOODE Water Ski National Championships

By Scott N. Atkinson | Oct. 08, 2020, 12:21 p.m. (ET)

The tournament schedule for the 79th GOODE Water Ski National Championships has been released. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 8-14, 2021 at Waters Edge Estates in Wilmington, Ill. Waters Edge Estates previously hosted the Nationals in 2010 and 2011. 

View Tournament Schedule (PDF).

The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the seven-day tournament.

Advancement to the Nationals 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 Nationals or at respective 2021 regional championships.

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.

GOODE Skis, a National level sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has been the title sponsor since 2000. 


Scott N. Atkinson

Scott N. Atkinson is the Senior Director of Communications & External Relations for USA Water Ski & Wake Sports and Editor of The Water Skier magazine, the official publication of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.