23Mar11 Pickos World Ski Resort To Host 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce that the Pan American Confederation of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has accepted the bid from the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., to host the 2012 Pan American Water Ski Championships.

The biennial event, which will feature athletes and teams from countries in North, Central and South America, is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 10-16, 2012. In addition to team medals, individual medals in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall also will be at stake during the seven-day tournament.

The Pickos World Ski Resort, located less than a half-mile from the Beaches of South Walton along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida, is owned and operated by Cory Pickos, a 24-time world tricks record holder and two-time world tricks champion. The world-class facilities of the Pickos World Ski Resort have been host to the Southern Regional Water Ski Championships, Water Ski National Championships, U.S Open Water Ski Championships, Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships and the 2000 Pan American Water Ski Championships. In addition, 13 world records have been set at the site since 1990.