Press Release: 75th GOODE Water Ski National Championships Begins Wednesday In Martindale, Texas

Brenda Hill’s son, Matthew Schempp, is competing in the 75th USA Water Ski Championships.

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Scott N. Atkinson
Director of Communications
Phone: (863) 874-5682
Email address:

75th GOODE Water Ski National Championships
Begins Wednesday In Martindale, Texas
San Marcos River Ranch will host 2017Nationals, Aug. 9-12
MARTINDALE, Texas, Aug. 8, 2017 – More than 600 water ski athletes from across the United States will descend upon the San Marcos River Ranch outside of San Marcos, Texas, Wednesday through Saturday, for the 75th annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships. Action begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

The nation’s top water ski athletes will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions. Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament – is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at respective regional championships or by placing in the top-five at the previous year’s Nationals.
The San Marcos River Ranch, a private water ski development featuring four world record-capability water ski lakes, is located between Austin and San Antonio along the San Marcos River. It previously hosted the 2014 GOODE Water Ski National Championships. GOODE Skis, a gold level sponsor of USA Water Ski, has been the title sponsor of the Nationals since 2000.
Daily scorebooks, schedules, press releases and additional information on the Nationals can be found at
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
About USA Water Ski
USA Water Ski is a non-profit organization promoting water skiing and wakeboarding 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.
Scott N. Atkinson | USA Water Ski | (863) 874-5682 |
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
USA Water Ski, 1251 Holy Cow Road, Polk City, FL 33868

Maralyn Dennis Hill

Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

Executive Editor,

Editor-in-Chief, Where and What in the World

Freelance Lifestyle Journalist

Member: International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA)

Member: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Member: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

ment’or – Inspiring Culinary Excellence

Blogs: Where and What in the World & Success with Writing

Follow me: @maralynhill



We welcome press releases on the food, wine, travel, and items related to the hospitality industry. We receive emails with more than we can post to our service. If you would like to post a press release, please click the the submission tab to get the form to upload your release. You can also upload three photos. It will go in pending and be scheduled, unless it is inappropriate. This will enable more of you to have your releases up in a timely manner.

Leave a Comment