*Originally posted on usawaterski.org
The Tournament Packet and Entry Form (PDF) for the 25th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Disabled Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. The 2018 Disabled Nationals be hosted by the Kentucky Lake Ski Nuts, Sept. 5-8, at Twin Oaks Lakes in Paducah, Ky. The results from the tournament also will be used to select the 2019 U.S. Disabled Team, which will compete in the 14th Disabled Water Ski World Championships, July 22-28, 2019 in Skarnes, Norway. The team members will be announced at the Nationals' awards banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8. To view and download the Tournament Fact Sheet and Entry Form, click here(PDF).
The Disabled Nationals features the United States’ top disabled water ski athletes competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. There are three categories – Seated, Standing and Vision Impaired. Event winners are based on a two-round total of overall points compared to respective U.S. national records as of Jan. 1, 2018. Overall winners are based on the overall points from the best of either round as compared to respective U.S. national records as of Jan. 1, 2018.
For the second consecutive time, the WSDA also will be holding a U.S. vs. the World component to the Nationals. There will be a day of official familiarization on Wednesday, Sept. 5, followed by two rounds of competition over three days (Sept. 6-8).