National Water Ski Racing Association
March 2 & 3
Blue Water Resort
of the United States of America
Parker Enduro -- October 27 (Saturday Only)
Mini, women and men's marathons (in that order) starting early Saturday morning. ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY NOW OPEN. USA skiers interested in qualifying for the 2019 World Championships scheduled for September 2019 in Vichy, France, should be aware that the Parker Enduro marathons will begin the qualification period.
US Open Nationals - September 29 & 30 - Havasu Springs
US Congratulations to all participants for making the 2018 US Open a great event. Special thank you to: Michael LaFrenz, Kelly Ireland, Tom Swan, JP Krieger, Bonnie Ruston, Justin Legere, Brian Vesely, Ted Hofmann, Michael Jones and many others for their contributions. Special shout out to our fill in announcer Abe Andrus! And how about Todd Kelm, Craig Selby, Brian Vesely and Michael Jones, who endured the storm and borderline dangerous water conditions on Sunday to retrieve our buoys. Thank you to everyone else who pitched in during the chaos to get things packed up...including Abe Andrus and Brian Samaniego (thanks for the pole board and podium stickers) who provided entertainment by reciting the storm scene from Forrest Gump.
For those who are new, or those who just forgot, a bit of explanation....
***The Main Marathons use the 1000 point system. Each skier drops their worst race (lowest point race, dnf, didn’t ski, etc). Driver and observers count all races. Top 10 drivers are recognized.
***The Mini uses the “circle” point system (same as used at US Open). Skiers drop their worst race. Top 5 drivers and observers are recognized.
***The 1 day event at Big Bear in 2017 is not included as it was not officially timed/scored.
***Test and Tune teams do not accumulate points. However, if a Test and Tune skier wins a race overall, their time and laps are still used to determine points for the rest of the teams.