Six skiers won national overall titles as the 68th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships continued at Waters Edge in Wilmington, Illinois.
The following skiers won national overall titles on the second day of water ski nationals: Barry Young (Boise, Idaho), Men 4; Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Florida), Women 5; Kelly Zoellner (Edinburg, Illinois), Women 2; Stephen Miller (Marysville, Washington), Men 5; Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Illinois), Men 2; and Dennis Longo (Coral Gables, Florida), Men 6.
Water Ski Nationals — Aug. 9 Champions
Men 6 Slalom: Steve Raphael (Colleyville, Texas), 3.5 buoys at 38 feet off
Women 5 Slalom, jumping and overall: Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Florida), 2 buoys at 35 feet off/105 feet/3,599.2 points
Men 3 Slalom: Scott Tynan (Columbus, Indiana), 1.5 buoys at 41 feet off
Men 3 Tricks: Mike Baldwin (Windermere, Florida), 3,820 points
Women 2 Tricks: Betsy Harris (Taylors, South Carolina), 4,040 points
Men 5 Tricks: Randy Shoener (Orlando, Florida), 4,080 points
Men 4 Jumping: John Carder (Knoxville, Tennessee), 149 feet
Men 4 Overall: Barry Young (Boise, Idaho), 2,801.4 points
Men 5 Jumping: Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tennessee), 136 feet
Men 5 Overall: Stephen Miller (Marysville, Washington), 2,620.2 points
Women 2 Jumping and overall: Kelly Zoellner (Edinburg, Illinois), 138 feet/3,048.1 points
Men 6 Jumping: Joe Burkhead (Paducah, Kentucky), 94 feet
Men 6 Overall: Dennis Longo (Coral Gables, Florida), 2,379.5 points
Men 2 Jumping: John Burris (Columbus, Mississippi), 181 feet
Men 2 Overall: Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Illinois), 2,753.8 points.
Nearly 800 of the nation’s top water ski athletes — ages 3 through 85 — from across the United States are competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in multiple age divisions and two Open divisions. Advancement to the national championships is earned through placement on the national rankings’ list for respective divisions. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament culminates on August 14.