Fayetteville Wins Bid to Host US Junior Water Ski Team Trials


2014 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team Trials will take place in June

water ski mainFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association’s International Activities Committee announced the 2014 US Junior Water Ski Team Trials will be held June 28-29 at Cedar Creek Ski Park in Elkins, Ark, just outside of Fayetteville.

This two-round world-record capability water ski tournament will be used to select the four-member U.S. Junior Water Ski Team that will be defending its title at the 15th Junior Water Ski World Championships, July 29-Aug. 3, in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

Some of the finest athletes in the world will be in town competing for a coveted spot on the US Team. Traditional three event competition will take place with athletes competing in Slalom, Tricks, and Distance Jumping. The free, family-friendly venue will feature Shortline slalom performances into 38 off, tricking with multiple flips, and jump distances up to 200 feet.  

The Cedar Creek Water Ski Park is located in the picturesque hills of Northwestern Arkansas. It has previously hosted the South Central Regional Water Ski Championships and several other world- record capability water ski tournaments.

The American Water Ski Association is one of nine sport discipline organizations affiliated with USA Water Ski, which was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.

The Fayetteville Visitors Bureau is a full-service Convention and Visitors Bureau that promotes Fayetteville as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. The staff serves as a liaison between visitors and the city’s hospitality industry. For more information call 479-521-5776 or visit www.experiencefayetteville.com.

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