May 13-15, 2016
Host: Western Washington University and Borderline Lake
Webcast: Due to internet scarcity the event will not be webcast, but we are exploring other options such as recordings posted to the NCWSA YouTube channel.
Social Media: Follow and tag @theNCWSA on social media for updates throughout the event.
Regional Teams: East, South Central, Midwest, West, and special guest region Canada!
Location: Borderline Lake in Blaine, WA
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691873554402717/
- Chief Judge: Connie Bergmark
- Chief Driver: Ron Goodman
- Chief Scorer: Lucie Goodman
- Safety: Janice Bachmeier
- Technical Controller: John Goodman
- NCWSA Tourney Committee: Jeff Rush, Terry Goodman, and Christy Kingsmill
- Judges-Jeff Surdej, Larry Laughlin, Peter Person, Gary Whitaker
- Both hotels are around $100 a night and about a 20-minute drive to the site.
- Super 8 Bellingham Airport/Ferndale
- The Hampton Inn Bellingham-Airport
- Camping is permitted on site and we encourage it.
- Flights into Seattle will most likely be cheapest. Borderline Lake is about a 2-hour drive north from Seattle.
- Bellingham Airport (BLI)
- Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA)
2016 Team Trials
How To Enter Team Trials
- A skier will need to declare his / her intent to be considered for selection to the US World University Team in email to NCWSA Chairman Jeff Surdej and register online through USA Water Ski.
- Email Jeff Surdej at email@example.com with your name and the events you are entering.
- Register online via USA Waterski.
- Registration Deadline: April 30, 2016
- Projected registration fee for Team Trials skier will be $80 and include a dinner Friday night and Saturday night.
A six member team will be selected to compete at the 2016 University World Championship September 6-11, in Akita, Japan.
General Eligibility Requirements
- U.S. citizen
- Member of or former member of an NCWSA team and a current member of USA Water Ski in good standing and be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event; for 2016, athletes must be born between the 01/01/1988 and the 12/31/1998.
- Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the NCWSA.
- Former students of the institutions mentioned in the above who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in 2015.
- An incoming freshman for the Fall 2016 semester will also be eligible provided they have joined their University’s water ski team or initiated the process to form a team on their campus.
- A skier will need to declare his / her intent to be considered for selection to the US World University Team in email to NCWSA Chairman Jeff Surdej (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30, 2016.
Men’s 3 Event – Slalom, Trick, and Jump
- 5 @ 12m, 6200 points, and 155 feet
Women’s 3 Event – Slalom, Trick, and Jump
- 5 @ 13m, 4500 points, and 110 feet
Men’s 1 Event
- Slalom: 1 @ 10.75m
- Trick: 7,200 points
- Jump: 183 feet
Women’s 1 Event
- Slalom: 6 @ 13m
- Trick: 5,000 points
- Jump: 123 feet
Multiple Event Qualifications
A skier qualified in two events may ski in the third event. A skier qualified in only one event may ski only in that event.
- Women shall use the 5′ ramp unless they can show a certified result of a jump of 132 feet on a 5.5′ ramp at a record tournament (Class E, L or R) in which case they may opt to jump on a 1.65m (5.5′) ramp.
- Men shall use the 1.65m (5.5′) ramp unless they can show a certified result of a jump of 177′ on a 1.65m ramp at a record tournament (Class E, L or R) in which case they may opt to jump on a 6′ ramp.
Team Selection Procedures for the FISU University World Championships
- The team will be selected following team trials based on performances at:
- (a) The two-round collegiate team trials
- (b) The most recent IWSF rankings list or the average of your top 2 Class “E, L or R” tournaments starting with 1/1/15 and ending the weekend before team trials inclusive, whichever is higher.
- Top score: defined as the best score from (a) the 2-round team trials or (b) as stated above
- Average score: defined as the average of the scores from all 3 round
- Team selection score = (Top score + Average score )/2
- Men’s Tricks: (Skier’s score x 1000) / (base score of top seed)
- Women’s Tricks: (Skier’s score x 1000) / (base score of top seed)
- Men’s Slalom*: (Skier’s score x 1000) / (base score of top seed)
- Women’s Slalom*: (Skier’s score x 1000) / (base score of top seed)
- Men’s Jump: (Skier’s score x 1000) / (base score of top seed)
- Women’s Jump: (Skier’s score 1000) / (base score of top seed)
In the event of unforeseen circumstances which, in the opinion of the selection committee, render these procedures clearly ineffective, the committee may amend these procedures as necessary to accomplish the goals of NCWSA with 2/3rds affirmative vote of the full committee.
The U.S. team selection for 2016 University Worlds and the alternates shall be designated as “Team University USA”. This shall be the US University Team until the next team trials.
Friday, May 13, 8AM Start
Team Trials Women Slalom Rd 1
Team Trials Men Slalom Rd 1
Team Trials Women’s Trick Rd 1
Team Trials Men’s Trick Rd 1
Team Trials Women’s Jump Rd 1
Team Trials Men’s Jump Rd 1
Team Trials Women’s Jump Rd 2
Team Trials Men’s Jump Rd 2
Saturday, May 14, 8AM Start
All-Stars Men Slalom
Team Trials Men Rd. 2 (score will count towards All-Star Team Scores)
All-Stars Women Slalom
Team Trials Women Rd. 2 (score will count towards All-Star Team Scores)
All-Stars Women Trick
Team Trials Women Trick Rd. 2 (1st pass will count towards All-Star Team Score)
All-Stars Men Trick
Team Trials Men Trick Rd. 2 (1st pass will count towards All-Star Team Score)
Pine Wood Ski Carving Showdown
Night jump starts at 8:30pm – 35 mph with a 5.5′ ramp
Sunday, May 15 8AM Start
All-Stars Combined Jump