78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships

Aug. 4-8, 2020

Tri-Lakes

Zachary, La.

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14 Athletes Win National Titles On Final Day

The 78th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships concluded Saturday at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., with 14 athletes winning national titles in respective divisions and events Nearly 600 water ski athletes from across the United States have competed for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament. Read More.

20 Athletes Win National Titles On Day 4

The 78th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Friday at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., with 20 athletes winning national titles in respective divisions and events Nearly 600 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 five-day tournament that culminates SaturdayRead More.

19 Athletes Win National Titles On Day 3

The 78th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Thursday at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., with 19 athletes winning titles in respective divisions and events. Nearly 600 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 five-day tournament that culminates Saturday. Read More.

26 Athletes Win National Titles On Day 2

The 78th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued Wednesday at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., with 26 athletes winning titles in respective divisions and events. Nearly 600 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 five-day tournament that culminates Saturday. Read More.

22 Athletes Win National Titles On Day 1

The 78th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships kicked off Tuesday at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La, with 22 athletes winning titles in respective divisions and events. Nearly 600 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 five-day tournament that culminates Saturday. Read More.

78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships Begins Tuesday

Nearly 600 water ski athletes from across the United States will descend upon Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., Tuesday through Saturday, for the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. Action begins at 7:00 a.m. (CDT) Tuesday through Saturday. Read More

Raising Canes Junior Awards Banquet Set For Aug. 6

The Raising Canes Junior Awards Banquet will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Bennett's Boat & Ski Pavilion at Tri-Lakes. Additional information and purchase tickets online by Aug. 4.

Towboat Draw Announced For 78th GOODE Nationals

The Towboat Draw for the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. The Nationals will be held Aug. 4-8 at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La. Towboat manufacturers Malibu, MasterCraft and Nautique will pull the Nationals. View the Towboat Draw..

Tournament Schedule Posted For 78th GOODE Nationals

The tournament schedule for the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships has been released. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 4-8 at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La. Tri-Lakes previously hosted the Nationals in 1984 and 1989. It most recently played host to the Collegiate Water Ski National Championships in 2017. Tournament Schedule (PDF).

Tri-Lakes To Host 78th GOODE Nationals

The American Water Ski Association’s board of directors announced on May 23 that Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La., will host the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 4-8. Tri-Lakes previously hosted the Nationals in 1984 and 1989. It most recently played host to the Collegiate Water Ski National Championships in 2017. The 2020 Nationals was originally scheduled for Aug. 4-8 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., however, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches decided to pull out as the local organizing club due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida. 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 five-day tournament. 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 2020 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.  

Volunteer Officials Needed For 78th GOODE Nationals

In order to effectively run the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, we will need volunteer officials to help throughout the week. If you have interest in helping, please provide the following information to Tim Vaio at tvaio@mindspring.com or (404) 229-6944: name, ratings by event, availability, events you will ski, conflicts, desired events/times to work, and contact information. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

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