USA Water Ski E-Blast Newsletter                 April 25, 2013

See the full photo of the skier above on the USA Water Ski Facebook page.

Don't forget to use your USA Water Ski Member Discount Coupons. Go to and login to the Members-Only section at the upper right-hand corner of the home page.
2013 Water Ski Hall Of Fame Inductees


Cory Pickos, Jim Grew and Kristi Overton-Johnson














The American Water Ski Educational Foundation held its 31st annual hall of fame induction ceremony on April 20 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. Kristi Overton-Johnson, Cory Pickos and Jim Grew were the 64th, 65th and 66th inductees into the AWSEF Hall of Fame, which is located in Polk City, Fla. The 2013 Award of Distinction recipients, also honored during the AWSEF Hall of Fame inductions, were: Bob Alkema, Tony Baggiano, Mary Gail Holcombe, Gordon Rathbun and Jack Wilson.

Nautique Announces Scholarship

For A 21st Junior Masters' Competitor


Nautique, a Premier Sponsor of USA Water Ski, has announced the creation of a new award, the Nautique Junior Masters Scholarship, that will be available to competitors of the 21st Junior Masters on May 24 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. The scholarship is intended for the athlete who has the potential to excel as a leader not only on the water but also off the water.


The scholarship funds will come from proceeds of The Kikkor Cup, a golf event during the prestigious 54th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens on May 24. Nautique is committed to matching up to $1,000 of the amount collected. Participants of the  Kikkor Cup golf event are sponsors and athletes of the tournament.


"Nautique is thrilled to offer a scholarship to a Junior Masters athlete; these athletes are the future of our sport and anything we can do to help them succeed is consistent with our Nautique Cares philosophy," said Nautique's President/CEO Bill Yeargin.


Winter Joins HO Skis      


HO Skis is pleased to announce the addition of U.S. water ski athlete Terry Winter to the brand's global ski team, The Syndicate. Winter has pushed the progression of skiing his whole life, being a successful junior and quickly transitioning his raw talent into the pro level. Aside from his tremendous scores into 41 off and trips atop the pro podium, Winter is well known as one of the key players in the West Coast Slalom technique that took the slalom world by storm.



Winter joins the likes of Will Asher, Jon Travers, Marcus Brown, Nicholas Adams, Karina Nowlan, April Coble-Eller, Breanne Dodd, Greg Badal, Bob LaPoint, Brian Detrick, Jaret Bull, Zane Nicholson, Matteo Luzzeri, Kris LaPoint, Wade Cox, Taylor Woolsey, and many other champion global skiers who represent HO Skis. To find out more about HO Skis, visit or check facebook at

Centurion logo




Centurion Boats is proud to announce Brian Detrick as the newest member of the Centurion Carbon Pro Team. As an accomplished slalom skier, Brian Detrick is a natural for the Centurion Carbon Pro team. The Carbon Pro is so revolutionary, that most skiers experience a new personal best score on their first pull behind the Carbon Pro.

Centurion marketing director Todd Gaughan said: "We couldn't be happier to have a quality skier such as Brian on our Carbon Pro team and with the increasing popularity of the Carbon Pro we are looking forward to big things together."   
Brian Detrick 

Detrick grew up on Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif. He started water skiing at the age of 2 and was competing at the age of 4. Detrick had success early as he became a national champion and national record holder by 10 years of age. Besides being a professional athlete, Detrick is also the owner of BRICK EVENTS, an event management, planning, coordinating and consulting company based in Elk Grove.  


For more information on Centurion Boats, call (209) 384-0255 or visit  

USA Water Ski Member Coupons
Discount Inboard Marine coupon
Skier to Skier coupon

To take advantage of these and other USA Water Ski sponsor coupons, go to and login to the Members-Only section (upper right of the page)

 Jodi's Ski Skool logo

Ski School

Jodi's Ski Skool    


Jodi's Ski Skool is located on Lake Gifford in Winter Garden, Fla. Our aim is for you to have an all-around great experience with us at the lake. Our ski lessons are not timed or limited to six passes. Jodi will talk with you about your previous skiing experience. Whether you are with us for just for 1 lesson... a weekend... or a week... he will make a plan with you by discussing your goals for the set to get the most out of your time on the water. We recommend you bring along a video recorder to take in the boat for your lesson. There is always someone around happy to film your set - it's a great way to be able to look back on your skiing when you get home as a reference tool. We also have our own video camera and new flat screen TV for the dock.For more information, visit


     Ski School
OBX (Outer Banks) Wakeboard & Water Ski


OBX (Outer Banks) Wakeboard & Water Ski is located at what US News & World Report ranked as the No. 1 family beach in the USA. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a beach vacation destination area. Accommodations can be low budget - oceanfront homes rent for less than $200 per day - to opulent oceanfronts in prestigious Duck or Corolla. As a barrier island we have the ocean on one side and the protected sound-side waters on the other. We offer a slalom course and instruction and first-class wakeboard instruction. Boats are MC TT197, X-1 and X-45 for the family to ride, learn and watch. Call (252) 256-2018 or visit

Affiliated Ski School SPOTLIGHT  

Colsac Skiers is a new water ski school for children and adults with disabilities. Based on Lake Wisconsin, we offer water ski instruction for people with various disabilities, including our Wounded Warriors. Stay tuned for more information at

Affiliated Ski School
Georgia Wakeboard Lessons


Georgia Wakeboard Lessons was created to transcend the status quo for wakeboard instruction. Our goal is to provide the safest, highest quality wakeboard and wakesurf instruction for the greatest value. Our creative instruction techniques are the fusion of over 25 years combined experience in wakeboarding (10 at the professional level), 14 years combined experience in racing motocross up to the national level, and Bachelor degrees in Sports Management/Marketing and Exercise & Health Science.For more information, visit

Affiliated Ski School
Vegas Water Sports             


Welcome to Vegas Water Sports; the premier watersports adventure experience for Las Vegas at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.Located in Las Vegas, NV, we specialize in water sport activities/lessons at the beautiful Lake Mead National Recreation Area near the Hoover Dam (45 minutes from Downtown Las Vegas). Planning a corporate event, birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party? Let Vegas Water Sports be your central hub for your next event with any water sport activities/lessons at Lake Mead. Below, you will find information about what Vegas Water Sports has to offer and information about where our water sport activities take place. Give us a call the next time you are in Las Vegas, NV and book your next reservation. For more information, visit 


Affiliated CAMP

                    Camp Dudley                                 


 The program at Camp Dudley at Kiniya reflects an intentional balance between team sports, individual sports, dramatic and visual arts, an outdoor program and a spiritual program. We seek to develop confidence and self-esteem in girls while at the same time, instill in them an abiding concern for others. Camp Dudley at Kiniya values cooperation, respect, leadership, and a graduated sense of responsibility. The varied program is geared to all girls, whether they are athletic, theatrical, musical, or nature loving. Camp Dudley at Kiniya is set on Lake Champlain, with western-facing views of the New York shore and Adirondack Mountains. Surrounded by 134 acres of pine forests and meadows, and over a mile of waterfront, including a private sand beach, there's ample room for swimming, sailing, water skiing, riding and more. At the Camp's northern border is the Lamoille River, offering calmer waters for canoeing and kayaking. Conveniently, Camp Dudley at Kiniya's location provides both privacy and seclusion while being only 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont, and 75 minutes from Camp Dudley in Westport, New York. For more information, visit 

Affiliated CAMP

     Fernwood Cove                                


Fernwood Cove is an all girls' camp located in Harrison, Maine. Proudly traditional but designed for today's girl, Fernwood Cove offers an outstanding camp, in two separate 3-1/2 week sessions. Fernwood Cove girls develop long lasting friendships and a lifetime appreciation of the outdoors. The two summer sessions, each accommodating approximately 200 campers, provide high-quality, skill-based instruction in a variety of traditional outdoor activities - including popular waterfront programs and visual arts programs and outdoor adventure programs, as well as much, much, more - along with plenty of fun from start to finish. For more information, visit


Catholic Youth Expeditions, Inc.


Catholic Youth Expeditions, Inc., is located on Kangaroo Lake in beautiful Door County, Wis. We ski regularly on our high school and college expedition retreats. If you're looking for some fun on the water with a strong Christian faith component, CYE is for you. For more information, visit  


CAMP Spotlight

Northern Hemisphere Gymnastics 


Northern Hemisphere Gymnastics in Webster, N.Y., is full of great activities! Children will get instruction on our indoor gymnastics equipment and participate in many outdoor activities, including water skiing. Some of the outdoor activities include our obstacle course, archery, zip lines, air track slip n' slide, kayaking and canoeing. Every Friday the campers will go on a field trip, either to Seabreeze or to the Irondequoit Bay for water skiing. For more information, visit  




 Summit Camp is a traditional camp program for youth 8 to 19 years that have needs such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger's Disorder, and Non-verbal learning difficulties, located in a rural setting in northeast Pennsylvania. Our campers enjoy activities such as our banana boats, magic carpet, and boating and swimming on our natural lake. We also conduct swim instruction in our in-ground pool. Our camp provides extensive opportunities for youth and staff alike to enjoy a fulfilling, engaging experience that promotes personal and professional development. If you are looking to spend a truly unique, life-changing summer working with children in a residential camp, we encourage you to apply to summit Camp. For more information, visit  


Camp Watitoh

Camp Watitoh is located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, in the town of Becket, about 15 miles from Pittsfield, 3 hours north of New York City, 2 hours west of Boston, and less than an hour from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The camp property consists of 90 acres of campus fields and woodlands, situated at an altitude of 1700', on the northern shore of Center Lake. The unique natural beauty of the lake and grounds, combined with the healthful dry summer climate at the top of the Berkshires, gives Watitoh an ideal camp setting. There are separate campus areas for 100 boys and 100 girls, each guided and supervised by a dedicated counselor staff. The size of each age group assures every camper the opportunity to fully participate in both individual and team sports and activities, and to maintain a family-like relationship with fellow campers and counselors. Watitoh stresses a high caliber of cabin counselor, and much of our staff have been at the camp for several summers. Head Counselors and leadership staff are teachers and coaches, and therefore, able to offer our campers an inspired skills program. All counselors are selected for their qualities of high personal example, fondness for children and enthusiasm for the outdoors and camp life. For more information, visit

 Support your USA Water Ski teams in their quest to   USA Water Ski Shirts


Proceeds from merchandise sales help fund USA Water Ski Teams competing internationally!   

Click here to start shopping. 


   USA Water Ski Sponsors

Connelly Skis
   HO SkisMasterlineAluminum Boat Cradles       
Radar Touchless Boat Covers   DIM logo
Fluid Logo