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05-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Vonore, TN --- Defending world overall champions and MasterCraft sponsored athletes Regina Jaquess and Jimmy Siemers each set pending national collegiate tricks records and dominated much of the action at the 2005 Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships, May 21-22, at Beaver Lake in Ahoskie, N.C. Jaquess swept titles in Women's slalom, tricks, jumping and overall, while Siemers won titles in Men's tricks, jumping and overall.


“The 2005 Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships was nothing less than spectacular with non-stop action on the water this past weekend,” said Steve McDermeit, USA Water Ski’s executive director. “Water ski stand-outs Regina Jaquess and Jimmy Siemers surpassed expectations at the event.”

Skiing in his last NCWSA competition as an Arizona State senior, Siemers scored a blistering 6,820 points (one pass) to win the Men's trick event and set a pending national collegiate tricks record. Not to be outdone, Jaquess, a junior at Louisiana-Monroe, topped the NCWSA's oldest standing record as she tricked 4,440 points to eclipse Tawn Larsen-Hahn's Women's tricks record of 4,420 points set in 1990. Both records are pending approval by the NCWSA's board of directors. Jaquess, who in 2003 set the NCWSA Women's slalom record on this same site, ran 2 1/2 at 38 off to win the Women's title.


In Men’s jumping, Siemers leaped 160 feet to win the title. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that Siemers has won the Men's tricks title at the All Stars, and the third consecutive year that he has won the Men's jumping and overall titles. Jaquess, meanwhile, jumped 139 feet to win the Women's title. This is the third consecutive year that she has won the Women's slalom, jumping and overall titles at the All-Stars.

The Eastern Region All-Stars team clinched the team title after tallying 9,480 points. The Western Region took second place with 9,255 points, followed by the Midwest and South Central teams placingm third and fourth, respectively.