2014 Western Regionals CHAMP!!!

Hey World! The Western Regionals Water Ski Championships, for the 13 Western States, took place at Laku Landing Lakes in Windsor, Colorado just outside of Denver. It was a short trip for me due to work but it was a successful trip. There were great conditions and Open Men Slalom was skiing behind the Centurion Carbon Pro; which I was excited about! I had a surprise supporter at the event this year who called me a few days before the event to say that he wanted to come to Colorado to watch and support me. I was thrilled to have my friend Ronny Turiaf on site supporting me. Ronny is currently with the NBA‘s Minnesota Timberwolves. I found my way to the top of the podium taking the title as the 2014 Western Regionals Open Men Slalom Champion. It is always a great feeling to be on the top of the podium and it never gets old.

Brian Detrick - 2014 Western Regional Open Men Slalom Champion

Brian Detrick – 2014 Western Regionals Open Men Slalom Champion

 

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2014 Disabled Western Regional Water Ski Championships

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aaThis past weekend the 2014 Disabled Western Regional Water Ski Championships took place at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, California. This was the 25th time this event was held at Shortline Lake; the first was in 1989.  Shortline Lake will be the site for the 2015 Disabled Water Ski World Championships. The Centurion Carbon Pro was the official boat used for the clinic and regional championships. The skier’s clinic took place on Friday where many people took to the water for the first time. 2013 USA Disabled Team Coach; Matt Oberholtz, was in the boat all day coaching the first timers as well as returning veterans; some who were members of the USA Team that won the gold at the 2013 Worlds in Italy. Team USA has won gold at worlds the last 3 years in a row and they became the first country to ever 3-peat.

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The Regional Tournament was on Saturday and they started off with the Novice Division. Skiers who just learned on Friday and some returning skiers had the opportunity to compete in this Classs F portion of the tournament. They were scored based on how many times they crossed the wakes in an allotted time. It was an intense battle for first and second with only 1 wake crossing separating them. The new comer Clara Valdes edged out Beth Jones for the title in the Novice division. Top 3: Clara Valdes, Beth Jones and Ysa Ison.

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It was now time for the Class C portion. Over the last few years, I have been coaching, Connor Aguilar-Poggetto, a 16 year old up and comer is the sport who was the youngest member on the 2013 USA Team. I was looking forward to seeing Connor ski since he has been putting in a lot of time on the water this year not only for 3 event water skiing but in wakeboarding as well. On a side note, Connor took 1st place earlier this year in the Inagural Adaptive Division at the Wake Games in Orlando, Florida. Connor ran a personal best the first round running 1@23mph and in the second round he increased his pb to 3@23mph. Connor was excited to stand up his 2nd round trick run which gave him the overall title.

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IMG_16847661721410World Champion and World Record holder Jessica Radmilovic also ran a personal best in the first round of 4@23mph. This would have been a pending world record if it was a record tournament. I wish it was a record because I was her driver and it would have been sweet to have driven a World Record. Both Connor and Jess stepped up in this big event and took the Carbon Pro Personal Best Challenge by running their personal best behind the Centurion Carbon Pro. Scott Leason; a visually impaired skier, ran 4.5 @ 32mph both rounds. Scott has only been skiing for a few years and continues to improve despite being an older gentleman. He is determined to run maximum speed at this year’s Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.

It is not every day that you get these three men on the same dock or  in the same room anymore, so it was an honor to have all of them at the event. Pictured from left to right are: Steve Hornsey, Matt Oberholtz and Royce Andes. Steve and Matt have been the backbone of disabled water skiing on the west coast and were the top skiers in the world in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Royce is a legend in the sport as he brought disabled water skiing to the USA and he invented the cage that the skiers sit in as well as the Kan ski. He is the pioneer for USA Disabled Water Skiing.

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This was another great event and I was glad I was able to help drive, judge and coach again this year. There is always a great group of people who participate and help out with these events and I am looking forward to having the World Championships here next year!

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Hard Day Night “NIGHTRIDER” Tournament

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to ski in a very unique event. It was the Hard Day Night Tournament at Redwood Shores. At a quick glance in the regional guide it looked like a normal 2 round slalom class C tournament; but there was a twist. There was also a class F night tournament. Centurion Boats and Omniglow Glow Sticks sponsored the night event. This event was orchestrated by Tony Ambrose, the developer of Redwood Shores.

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10367177_10203342835883514_1234639618806066484_nA 2014 Centurion Carbon Pro with the added exterior LED light package was used as the official boat and Omniglow helped light the buoys. I have been to my fair share of Pro Tour and Big Dawg night events, and these buoys were just as bright if not brighter than any I have seen before.

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10389276_10203342852243923_162151237928418249_nThe event kicked off around 8:50pm where there was still a little light for the first couple of skiers but it quickly got dark. The rules for the event were: 4 pass max, if you fell on your first pass you received a mulligan and they were recommending you go 2mph slower than you usually do. The juniors were out first and they were impressive! Most of them ran two to three passes and some almost ran their fourth. I went out at 35mph 32off and went up the line. I ran all four of my passes as I ran 39off. I had a blast skiing in the dark. I think every skier needs to experience skiing in the dark at least once!! We were fortunate to have a few photographers present who were able to capture awesome photos from the boat and the shores (see more pictures below by Holly Daley and Suzanne Schroeder). Stadium nor construction lights were used. It was pitch black and the only lights at the lake were from the buoys and the boat. I think our sport and tournament organizers should incorporate more fun events likes this for skiers of all levels.

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IVC GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SIGNS #8 WORLD RANKED WATER SKIER BRIAN DETRICK

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IVC GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SIGNS
#8 WORLD RANKED WATER SKIER BRIAN DETRICK

Los Angeles, CA – May 15, 2014 – IVC Global Management announced today that they have signed World-Class, professional water skier Brian Detrick. Detrick, a California native, competes in the slalom water skiing discipline and is currently ranked 8th in the world.

For an astonishing 15 years, Detrick has held the longest male national record in the American Water Ski Association (“AWSA”). As of March 2014, Detrick was ranked 8th on the Elite Skiers World Ranking List and to begin the 2014 season, Detrick has already placed 2nd at the Australian Open and 3rd at the Moomba Masters (Australia). Brian hopes to continue his successful 2014 campaign this weekend as he competes in the Last Chance Qualifier for the Masters in Groveland, Florida from May 16 – 18.

In addition to his most recent accomplishments, Detrick has found success throughout his career. For example, in 2012 Detrick was selected to be a member of the United States University Water Ski Team that won the gold medal at the FISU University World Water Ski Championships held in Santiago, Chile. Detrick is also a former AWSA Regional and National Champion. Additionally, he is a former Collegiate Regional and National All-Star Champion, Collegiate All American, and 2009 National Collegiate Water Ski Association’s Male Leader of the Year.

In support of the partnership, Detrick declared, “I’m excited to partner with IVC Global Management. Their expertise in sports marketing will allow me to take my marketing, branding and business management to the next level.”

Brian Detrick’s passion for the sport runs deep. Detrick grew up in Elk Grove, California, where he fell in love with the world of water skiing. At the tender age of four, Detrick became the youngest skier to ever compete at the Western Regional Championship. Detrick continued to hone his skills in college at Saint Mary’s College of California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology Sport & Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration.

Brian has a full calendar of competitions over the summer of 2014 and looks to continue his assault on the world rankings. For more information on Brian Detrick, visit www.briandetrick.com. Also follow Brian on:

• Twitter: @Brian_Detrick
• Instagram: @Brian_Detrick
• FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Detrick/147636551968221

ABOUT IVC GLOBAL:
IVC Global is a talent management company that specializes in the marketing, branding and day-to-day operations oversight of professional athletes, entertainers and brands. For more information, visit www.ivcmanagement.com.

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Liquid Image Video and Last Chance Qualifier for the U.S. Masters

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Since Australia, I have been training for the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) for the U.S. Masters, the U.S. Masters and the Malibu ProAm in Atlanta. I just took my last set before I leave for Orlando tomorrow morning. I am excited about LCQ and looking forward to the opportunity to qualify for my 1st U.S. Masters. Below is a short edit that my sponsor, Liquid Image, put together of me using their Ego Camera.

Below is the Slalom running orders for the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday at Jack Travers Ski School, Sunset Lakes, in Groveland, Fl.

Slalom – Friday
OW Ambre Franc
OW Jutta Lammi
OW Giannina Bonneman
OW Natalia Berdnikava
OW Rhoni Bischoff
OW Taryn Grant
OW Marion Mathieu
OW Nicole Arthur
OW Karina Nowlan
OW Claire Lise Welter
OW Geena Krueger
OW Clem Lucine
OW Manon Costard
OW Whitney McClintock

OM Bojan Schipner
OM Igor Morozov
OM Alex King
OM Rodrigo Miranda
OM Mike Morgan
OM Claudio Koestenberger
OM Brooks Wilson
OM Martin Kolman
OM Benjamin Stadubaur
OM Tom Brantley
OM Jaret Bull
OM Thibaut Dailland
OM Austin Abel
OM KC Wilson
OM Martin Bartalsky
OM Joel Howley
OM Brian Detrick
OM Adam Sedlmajer
OM Stephen Neveu
OM Freddie Winter
OM Jonathan Travers

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