Annual Meeting 2017

Hi Members,

Our Annual Meeting will be held Friday, May 12 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with Pizza provided.

Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm. Agenda will include Treasurer’s Report, Election of Officers, Membership status, Club website, this year’s Tournament/State Championship, NorthEast Slalom Series (NESS) Update, State Records, Scheduling Ski Clinic(s), Equipment Rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury Courses Update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough Pizza. You can email me or respond directly below.

The Tom Costello/Alan Rossi first state championships were successful with great scores and conditions. Congrats to all our new state champions (listed below). Thanks to all that volunteered your time to make our tournament a success! The tournament was also a stop on Justin Campfield’s North East Slalom Series, which is a seven stop five state tour that culminates in a head to head cash finals. Points awarded are NOPS equalized to level the playing field so everyone has an opportunity to win. For more details visit the North East Slalom Series website www.waterskitheeast.com. The Jamie Beauchesne Clinic held in July was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended. 2016 Alan Rossi Award went to Skip Hommel from Massachusetts. Skip is a great skier dedicated to helping skiers improve and volunteering time to our sport. Well deserved! Congrats to Joyce Dobberton Womens 5 Regional Champion, and Donna Epstein for 2nd Place at Nationals in Idaho.

Our 2016 Vermont Champions:

Will Bruzzese Boys 2 Abby Campfield Girls 2
Justin Campfield Mens 3 Karen Bruzzese Womens 3
Bill Bruzzese Mens 4 Darlene McCormick Womens 5
Joe Bourgeois Mens 5 Donna Epstein Womens 7
Bruce Epstein Mens 7    

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

THANKS!

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

bbeski38@gmail.com
CELL: (802)272-5324

Tournament Results 2015

We had another great season capped by our annual Tom Costello Alan Rossi Slalom Derby tournament.  The weather cooperated again with light winds, sunny skies and temps up near 80.  The day’s best scores was Pat Morrill with 4@38 off 34mph, Bob Radimer 2@38 off 34mph, Bruce Epstein 2@38 off 32mph, Justin Campfield 4@35 off 34mph, and Jon Kusiak 2@35 off 36 mph. For the women Darlene McCormick got 3.5@28 off 32mph.

The day’s real highlights included Joe Bourgeois getting 1.5@35 off 34mph, and the Boys 2 duel between Will Bruzzese and Chase Gulick. This was Joe’s first tournament. Running a pass is the usual measure of success in one’s first tournament, but to get into 35 off is a truly incredible achievement! Big congrats to Joe! The boys put on a great show of their own by getting into 22 off 34mph.  Chase bested Will by one half a buoy with 1.5 @ 22. Both boys exhibited exceptional technique that is reminiscent of Chris Rossi & Jamie Beauchesne at their age. Much appreciation to everyone who worked hard to make our tournament a success.

A big thanks to Fred Costello for yet again providing the t-shirts in memory of Tommy and Alan!

This year’s Alan Rossi Award went to Randy Youngsma. Randy is a past Eastern Regional champ, has put on many tournaments, and has always been a mentor/friend to everyone he’s met, including Alan. We are sure that Alan would be very proud to have Randy the award winner.

Bruce Epstein, President

Green Mountain Water Skiers Annual Meeting

Reminder:

Our Annual Meeting will be held Monday May 18 at our home in Waterbury (address is below). Social time starts at 6:00 pm with Pizza provided. Bring your own beverage. Meeting will commence ~ 6:30 pm.

Agenda will include Treasure’s Report, Election of Officers, Membership status, Club Website, this year’s Tournament, scheduling Ski Clinic(s), Equipment Rentals, GMWS Sticker/Decal, the Alan Rossi Award, Waterbury Courses Update, and any other items. If you would like any other items added let me know. Please confirm if you will attend so we can order enough Pizza. You can email me at address below or respond directly below.

We had a great 2014. The Tom Costello / Alan Rossi Slalom Derby was again successful with great scores and conditions. Thanks to all who volunteered your time. The Jamie Beauchesne Clinic was supported by GMWS and Alan Rossi funding and again well attended. The 2014 Alan Rossi Award went to Mike Tilton from Natick, Mass. Mike is a talented, dedicated skier who has run the New England Slalom Championships for many years. The Tilton ski team raises money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Alan would be very proud My sincere thanks to all of you who contacted me to support my efforts in the Worlds.

Our Club is what we make of it. Please make every effort to attend.

Bruce Epstein, President
13 South Pinnacle Ridge RD
Waterbury, VT 05676

info@vt-loghome.com
(802)272-5324

Tom Costello Alan Rossi Slalom Derby Huge Success!

Those attending were treated to great skiing. Five skiers got into 38 off including Pat Morrill, Jonathon Murray, Bob Radimer, Cole Maurer, and Bruce Epstein. Justin Campfield skied 2.5 @ 35 off as he gets closer and closer to his Nationals qualification. Shortline women Karen Bruzzese, Darlene McCormick, and Donna Epstein acquitted themselves well. John Witmer just missed getting into 22 off.  Joyce Dobbertin looked great skiing into 32mph 15 off. Boys II Chase Gulick age 11 and Will Bruzzese age 10 were terrific! The year to year improvement in their scores and technique are phenomenal. Their max speed has gone up from 30 to 34 and both are handling it well.   Last year Chase finished 3rd in the Regionals.  This year Will stepped to the plate and finished 2nd at the Regionals in Lake Placid.

It takes a lot of work to run a sanctioned tournament.  Our site also must be set up from scratch.  Everything must be brought in and taken out.  A big thank you to all that contributed including Bill Roll, Bob Smith, the Bruzzese’s, Justin Campfield, and John Witmer.  Darlene McCormick did her usual great job as Tournament Director.  Bill Roll and Bob & Val Smith deserve a special thank you for their efforts despite not skiing in the tournament!  Bill brush hogged the path to the dock and Bob & Val spent numerous hours on the course.    It would not have happened without you!

Our tournament is dedicated to the memory of Tommy and Alan.  Fred Costello again contributed tee shirts for everyone.  The Alan Rossi Award will be presented in early September.   You will be informed.   As Fred would say “keep ’em turning.”

Jamie Beauchesne Clinic Update Payment Info

We are getting time periods booked.  Slots are in 1/2 hour increments starting at 8:00am Friday August 22 at the Wrightsville Boat Launch.   Contact me by email or phone to get your slot.  I will do my best to get you into a time period that will work for you.  Cost is reduced to $40 with additional funds provided by the Club and the Alan Rossi Fund.  This is an incredible opportunity for world class personal coaching!  Please send a check made out to the Green Mt. Water Skiers to the address below.  Hope to see you there!

Bruce Epstein   /  (802)272-5324 cell
13 So Pinnacle Ridge Rd
Waterbury, VT 05676

Alan Rossi Award

The Alan Rossi Award goes annually to the skier/official who best exemplifies the Real Deal spirit of Alan Rossi with a love for our Sport, dedication to tournament skiing, a willingness to help others, and a true friend.  We are very proud to be able to continue the tradition of the Award and the funding of East Region Junior Development along with successful Vermont Clinics that we have had with pro skiers Chris Rossi, Jamie Beauchesne and Nick Parsons.  This could not happen without the generous support from New England ski clubs and individuals.  Contributions to the Alan Rossi Fund can be made by personal check to the Green Mt. Waters Skiers, reference: Alan Rossi Fund. Mail to GMWS, PO Box 877, Waitsfield, VT 065673.

Thank you for your support!!!

Jamie Beauchesne Slalom Clinic Friday August 22

The one & only Jamie B will be here again Friday 8/23.  We will start at the Wrightsville Boat Launch Area at 8:00am sharp.   There will be 16 slots available in half an hour increments by appointment.  Price per round will be reduced to $40 for members with funds provided by the Green Mt. Water Skiers and the Alan Rossi Award Fund.  Payment made to the Green Mt. Water Skiers by Pay Pal using our website www.greenmountainwaterskiers.com.   Please contact me to secure your slot info below.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!!

Bruce Epstein  info@vt-loghome.com  /  (802)272-5324  CELL

Tom Costello / Alan Rossi Slalom Derby AUGUST 23

Our BIG EVENT is almost upon us. We will again be at our beautiful protected calm water site at the Wrightsville Beach. Start time is 7:30 am. We still have openings so if you’re thinking about entering, please do so ASAP. We have had to turn people away in the past and we do not want to disappoint. You can enter online at USA Waterski. Go to Events & Registration. You must be a USA water ski member or guest member to ski. As usual FUN skiers are welcome and do get a mulligan in the first round. We cannot run the event without volunteers. Please consider helping out by contacting me at info@vt-lohome.com and/or (802)272-5324. The one & only Jamie Beauchesne will also be doing a ski clinic Friday August 23. Details in separate Post. SEE YOU THERE!!

Bruce Epstein

Alan Rossi Award 2014

The Alan Rossi Award is presented annually to the skier/official who best exemplifies the Real Deal spirit of Alan Rossi with a love of our sport, dedication to tournament skiing, a willingness to help others, and a true friend.  Last year the award went posthumously to Russ Cole from Mass. who passed suddenly in 2012.  Russ was a hard working great family man and friend to everyone he met and he volunteered much of his time to our sport.   Past winners are posted on our website.  Donations go to Eastern Region Junior Development in Alan’s name and to fund GMWS clinics like the one last year with Jamie Beauchesne.  Please consider nominating anyone who you feel is worthy of this award.  Having such a prestigious award that recognizes individuals who give unselfishly of themselves to others and our sport has great meaning to recipients and family.  Also, please consider donating by check or PayPal to the Green Mountain Water Skiers for the Alan Rossi Award.  It’s a great cause.  Thank You!