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AWSA IAC Seeks Officials For 2022 Events

By USA Water Ski & Wake Sports | Dec. 28, 2021, 9:49 a.m. (ET)

On or after Jan. 15, 2022, the American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee (IAC) will nominate officials for respective 2022 international eventsTo be considered for any of the listed events, you MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS FORM (EMAIL IS PREFERRED) NOT LATER THAN JAN. 8, 2022.  The IAC will make its recommended nominations to the AWSA board of directors, which will finalize the nominations. All persons having responded to this notice will be informed of the board’s final nominations.

FOR PAN AM JUDGES, REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL APPLICABLE RE-TESTING REQUIREMENTSTo get the process started, or to request to be tested for a new Pan Am Judge’s rating, please complete the information in the following link:

https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/9EY7C82XB8c6VVgmCnKV3d?domain=forms.gle

For all World Championships, the Chief Judge, Assistant Chief Judge, the Scorers, the Homologator/TC and the Drivers will be selected as set forth in IWWF Rule 14.04. All Judges must hold a 3-event Pan Am rating. There is a three-step nomination and selection process:

  • -AWSA will inform the Pan American Confederation of its nominees for these positions. 
  • -The Pan American Confederation will then determine who is to be finally nominated for each of these positions from among the nominees submitted by all Pan American Confederation countries.
  • -IWWF will then fill these positions from among the international confederation nominees as set forth in IWWF Rule 14.04.
  • -Safety positions are filled as set forth in IWWF Rule 14.17.

    For the Pan American Championships, there is a two-step nomination and selection process. All Judges must hold a 3-event Pan Am rating.

  • -AWSA will inform the Pan American Confederation of its nominees for these positions.
  • -The Pan American Confederation will fill all tournament positions from among the nominees submitted by all Pan American Confederation countries.

For the Junior U.S. Open, officials and drivers are NOT chosen by the IAC; Those officials are selected by the AWSA President in consultation with the LOC (we send this information along to the AWSA President).

For the World Games, officials and drivers are NOT chosen by the IAC; Those officials are selected by the IWWF (we will send this information to the IWWF President).

The IAC follows a progressive selection process for choosing officials as set forth below.  An official needs to participate in at least one event in each category before seeking a nomination to events in the next category.

Category A:  Junior U.S. Open, Can Am Challenge, U.S. Nationals (Chief, AC, Appt. Official)

Category B:  U17 Worlds, 35+ Worlds, U21 Worlds, Pan Am Championships

Category C:  Elite Worlds, Pan American Games, World Games

As a part of the selection process, you need to provide your regional IAC members with information about your work in the last five years at the (1) regionals, (2) nationals, (3) 3-event record tournaments, (4) cash prize events and (5) any other helpful info with the years of participation provided (International tournaments, University Worlds, etc.).  Please contact your AWSA IAC regional representative to provide this information at the same time you submit this form.