National Collegiate Water Ski Association
Join us at the USA Water Ski Hall of Fame & Museum this Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and drinks to celebrate the life of Roger Skalko. Roger Skalko made a tremendous impact on the water ski community, from his work with collegiate athletes to his efforts in creating Lake Grew, Roger was always involved in paving new roads for the sport. Roger was loved by the entire water ski community and will forever be deeply missed, but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger's memory to - USA Water Ski Foundation.
Just wanted to reach to you about our scholarship deadline for collegiate water ski athletes. The deadline this year will be March 15th. We want to make sure that all the great student athletes know they have a chance at a scholarship through the Foundation. This helps the students financially giving them the ability to focus on their water ski discipline, and their performance in the classroom. The link to apply for our scholarships can be found below, if you could be so kind as to distribute this link out to all of your collegiate water ski athletes I would deeply appreciate it.
If interested please contact one of the board members via the link below. Secretary requires attending and taking minutes at the national board meeting in January in Florida as well as handling some social media and email ballots.
On Wednesday february 11, 2015 the NCWSA and waterski community lost a great friend, coach, and waterski ambassador. Roger was the full time coach of the many time Eastern Region Champion Florida Southern Waterski Team. Roger led Florida Southern to national recognition over the past decades recruiting top level atheletes from around the globe. NCWSA does not see many dedicated full time coaches very often but Roger was one of the best, always making sure his team was well rounded and ready to compete on and off the water. He truly loved college waterskiing and will be missed.
The NCWSA board had 2 individual resign as of recently, Jazmine Mosley was vice chairman of the Eastern Region and kaitlin Dunlap was vice-chair of the South Central Region. The NCWSA thanks them for their time and dedication to the board. Grace Kelm will replace kaitlin while Paul O'hara will replace Jazmine.
Emily Van Tresses who currently resides on the board as AAC rep will also take on the NCWSA Secretary duties.
Division 1 Results-http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/scorebks/15U033CS.HTM
Division 2 Results-http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/scorebks/15U034CS.HTM
Division 1 Teams
Univ of LA Monroe
Univ of LA Lafayette
Florida Southern College
Michigan State Univ
Ohio State University
Iowa State University
University of Cincinnati
Grand Valley St Univ
Division 2 Teams
Univ of Wisc Madison
Univ of Wisc La Crosse
University of Michigan
Texas A&M University
San Diego State Univ
Cal State Univ Chico
Texas State Univ
University of Texas
Grand Valley State, Michigan, and Madison, win the 2014 NCWSA wildcard simulated tournament and will be heading to Nationals next week in Lousiana
ULM, and ASU locked in a spot to division 1 by winning their regional titles thsi past weekend
South Central Regionals-http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/ScoreBks/15U027CS.HTM
Thursday 16th October
Friday 17th October
Saturday 18th October
d1mj MasterCraft (6.2)
1 trick pass, 32 mph-5 foot jumping, slalom you ski the same speed as you do in awsa.
# of skiers per team TBD based on entries but we hope to not disclude anyone.
Site Address: 31049 Slalom Ln, Wilmington, IL 60481. Nearest airports: Midway or O'hare.
Purdue Missouri State Marquette Iowa State Iowa Illinois Madison
C-Cris Kodiak C-Cole Kalkbrenner C-Jim Grabowski C-Brian Ansel C-Christy Kingsmill C-Sara Chappell C-Pat Mcdermott
Jeff Surdej Sara Nicely Julie Jahnke Matt Knafla Maddy Baldwin AJ Johnson Katie Reynolds
Checo Uribe Mike Kumrey Marcy Holtz Kendra Brooks Leah Timmermann Lisa Duchateau
Mark Zimmer Dusty Bodine Sara Verlander Tom Stelzer Brandon Rose
Abby Tranchita Kenny Hartmann Matthew kownick Colin Shepet Heather Rose
Eric Gabrielson Mike Testa Brian Ansel Erin O'Donnell Adrienne Gustafson
Kurtis Threlkeld Adam Koehler John Lieser Jim Ross Lauren Sprenger
Cale Burdick Nick Doyle Dave Ross Erica Bleier
Chad Kodiak Sam Wenzlaff Mitch Ross
Illinois State Milwaukee Miami Michigan State Michigan Stout Kansas State
C-Shelly Tranchita C-Steve Krezminski C-Jeremy Albers C-Ari Grode C-Thomas Johnson C-Jon Bice C-Nick Heckerson
Scot Henderson Tristan Hansen Nick Perrino Heather Freise Nick Gargaro Jason Brandt Michael Newth
Drew Petro Mark Freise Elizabeth McLaughlin Katie Carson Casey Koehler
Thomas McAndrew Nicole Birkhold Brett Phillips Andrew Izzo Shelly Koehler
Maddie Stohr Mike Kusiak Emily Paris Will Raedeke
Libby Van Treese Claire Jung Torrey Richardson Genna Boekmann
Jeff Van Treese Colin Pellegrom Brian Grieser Mike Lehmann
Ian Rainey Callie Baker Kim Grieser Matt Kerhin
Austin Whalen Brent Overmire
Ashley May Adriel Egner
Reid Postle Austin Condra
Mike Maude Jack Lake
Alex Stone Dan Pabst
Greg Houser Scott Bojan
Emily van Tresses Kyle Tomek
Grand Valley So. Illinois Missouri Cincinnati IPFW Kansas Indiana
C-Nick Devries Dana Grubb Andrew Arendt C-Kacy Clifton C-Andy Hipskind Kyle Mendenhall C-Amanda McCarty
Joel Verhagen Andrew French
Kelly Johnson Fahey
Amanda Cumming Thress
Nicki Sandora Stalter
Wisc-Lacrosse Wisc-Whitewater Bowling Green Ohio State Wisc-EauClaire Ohio
C-Bob Anderson C-Tim Camodeca C-Ross Dantonio C-Andrew McLachlan Becky Pabst Steve Norton
Joe Marek Sean Qualey Scott Mottice Kelsey McLachlan Bugsy Hansen
Bennett's has just launched the offical website for the 2014 Collegiate Water Ski Nationals. Check out the link ncwsa.skibennetts.com!
Midwest Regionals are in and the 5 of the 23 team field is set! Huge congrats to Kansas University who qualified automatically for the Division I nationals by winning regionals. Michigan State was close behind in second, followed by Ohio State, Iowa State, University of Cincinnati and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The Midwest also sent University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grand Valley State, and University of Michigan to the Wildcard tournament. Congrats to all the qualifiers and even more good luck to the wildcard teams as we find out who qualifies for the remaining spots to Louisiana!
For the full scorebook, click here.
The Western Region opened its season with a tournament at Chico State.
UC Davis had a dominant showing with all but 2 of their team qualifying scores in the top 10, with their team captains Tyler Schandra, and Tara Puccioni leading the way with a first place overall finish, and PB's to start the season.
Chico St., the hosting school, also had a strong showing with a 2nd place team finish. Freshman, Samantha Miller, led the way with a tie for 1st in Slalom, and a 2nd place overall finish.
The Western Region also welcomed it's first new team in 6 years. Cory Johnson over last spring and summer put together a full team at Sierra Nevada College, in the Reno, NV area, and brought them in force. With a 5th place finish, they are not out of the conversation when it comes to who will qualify for Nationals next weekend.
UCLA will host the Western Regional Championships next weekend, where ASU will look to improve its 3rd place finish to continue its 15 year dominance of the region. SDSU, last year's hosts, are also looking to qualify with the addition of their freshmen recruits.
For a full scorebook, click here