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NY/NJ CHAMPIONS SHOW
OFF THEIR STUFF!!
For the first time ever in recent history, NY and NJ held a joint
State Championship competition to build on the skills and assets
of each state to create a truly unique event!! The event was held
at Twin Lakes in Monroe NY on July 29 & 30. An excellent site with
record capable facilities was provided by Twin Lakes Ski Club, and
fun and enthusiasm was provided by all!! OK, the NY judges didn't
initially know what the towers were there for but still did an excellent
job from their lawn chairs.
Reflecting the Skier Values of Old, the NY upstaters showed up
with tents and campers and made themselves comfortable (thanks to
the Peckham's for their great hybachi breakfast). There seemed to
be some debate as to whether upstaters brought the rain or whether
the rain belonged to Twin Lakes! In reality, while the rain did
dampen sneakers it was unable to dampen the spirit of the event.
The kids were great in their spirit and enthusiasm and truly enjoyed
the awards banquet. I am sure many a student will be showing up
in class this week to explain that they are the Champion of the
Coors Light Maneuver of the day would have to go to Bob Corson
for his jump crash. Much of the balance of the weekend was spent
talking about who saw it and who missed it, what the consensus was
on the probably root cause, and asking Bob to count how many fingers
you were holding up. Shaken but not stirred, he luckily skated without
Observations by Dean Rudy
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Level 2 Coaches Clinic
September 15, 16 and 17, 2000
USA Water Ski is offering a Level 2 water ski coaches clinic at Lohr's
Lake, Sparta, Virginia on September 15-17, 2000. This is a unique
opportunity for Level 1 Coaches to earn Level 2 coaching certification
in only one weekend. All classroom and on the water requirements will
be covered at this clinic. To attend, you need to be a USA Water Ski
active member and certified by USA Water Ski as a Level 1 instructor/coach.
Enrollment is limited, so please contact
Chris Prunty at USA Water Ski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Steve Lohr (email@example.com) for additional details and to
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June 3 Safety clinic in Sparta, NJ contact Suzan firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19-23 Barefoot clinics with World Team Member Keith St Onge A
few spots remain Contact Rich Footer1700@aol.com
June 24+25 3 event Barefoot Tournaments in Pa Contact:
Level III Coaches
The level 3 coaches clinic will
take place October 26-29 at International Tournament Skiing (ITS),
Sunset Lakes, in Okahumpka, Florida. The clinic is open
to all Level 2 coaches and is an opportunity to earn the level 3
certification in one weekend.
This clinic is a USOC marker, and certifying
coaches will help the level of competition in our sport to
grow, as well as increase our chances of receiving bonus funding
from the USOC by meeting pre-set goals.
Any level 2 certified coach interested
in attending this clinic should contact Chris Prunty email@example.com or Craig
Macchi firstname.lastname@example.org (or 800-533-2972)
at USA Water Ski for more details. Also, updated information
will appear on our website if you want to have a link to our
We also need skiers for the clinic.
This is also an opportunity for any EP rated skiers (all disciplines)
to receive free coaching and skiing at a world class ski site.
Once again please ask anyone interested in skiing to contact myself
Athlete Programs and Competition Coordinator
Level III Coaches
5 Eastern members attended the Level 3 Coaches clinic at Jack Travers
International Tournament Skiing, Oct 26 - 29.
Roger Hammel, Ann Lohr, John Paulovich, Jenna Hinman, Bill Fosbenner.
Course instructors: Nancy Cummings- sports medicine, Rhonie Barton-
Slalom, Rex Hunt- Tricks, Jack Travers- Jump, Dave Benzel- coaching
Included classroom sessions, on-water practical evaluation and written
report by Bill Fosbenner