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Chad and Tyler Scott
Congratulations to our
friends Chad and Tyler Scott. Tyler finished 1st in Boy's 2 division and set
a new National Record of 2 buoys @ 39.5 feet off. Chad finished 2nd in Men's
3 with a score of 4 @ 39.5 feet off.
Pictured: Lindsey Able,
Brittney Greenwood and Caroline Darwin
Congratulations to CWS member
Caroline Darwin for 3rd place finish in Girl's 2 Trick
Pictured: Kayla Gray,
Emily Darwin / not pictured: Amanda Stevenson
Congratulations to Emily Darwin
for 1st place finish in Girls 3 trick with a total of 2430 points
and 3rd place finish in Girl's 3
slalom with a score of 1.5 @ 32 off. 2 @ 32 off won the event.
Pictured: Maisey Varnell,
Amanda Stevenson, Emily Darwin
Maisey Varnell, Caroline
Darwin, Tracy Lawrence, Tyler Scott and Emily Darwin backstage at the Tracy
Lawrence concert in Klute, Texas on Saturday, July 29, 2006.
Louisiana State Slalom Championships
following CWS members had podium placements:
Caroline Darwin - 1st G2, Emily Darwin - 1st G3, Mike Erb - 2nd M4
Fitts - 1st M6, Joe Darwin - 2nd M3
National Record Set @ Cottonwood
Tyler Scott of Covington,
Louisiana shattered the Boy's Division 2 National Slalom Record scoring 1
buoy @ 39.5 feet off at the 2006 Cottonwood Summer Classic. Tyler held the
previous record of 3.5 @ 38off. See tournament page for more details.
Congratulations to Cottonwood Water
Ski members Emily and Caroline Darwin for their podium finishes in Girls 3
and Girls 2 Tricks at the 2005 South Central Regional Championships. View
the entire tournament results at
Congratulations to Cottonwood Water
Ski members Emily and Caroline Darwin for their performances at the 2005
National Water Ski Championships. Caroline finished 6th in Girls 2 tricks
and Emily finished top 20 in Girls 3 tricks.
Congratulations to our friend Scot
Jones who finished 2nd in Men's 3 slalom at the 2005 National Championships.
It must have been the visor!!
Chad Scott shatters the Lake Record
by skiing 3 @ 41 off at the Cottonwood Summer Classic on June 5, 2005. His
son, Tyler skied 1/2 @ 39 off at the State Championships on July 17, 2005
and again at the Cottonwood Fall Classic on August 28, 2005.
Congratulations to Cottonwood member
Caroline Darwin - 1st place, Girls 2 trick - South Central Regional
Championships. For complete results go to
Lauren Jimmerson - Caroline
Darwin - Lindsay Able
From the Shreveport Times - Monday June 7, 2004:
Water skiers face challenges at
June 7, 2004
By Jimmy Watson
Competitive water-skiers are accustomed to dealing with a lot of
challenges on courses around the South. Just finding some courses tucked
away in remote sites can be difficult enough, while high winds and
quick-changing weather conditions can wreak havoc on a skier's chance to
obtain their personal best.
But Covington's Claire DiPol was prepared for the challenge she faced
Sunday afternoon in the first-ever competitive water ski event at Lakes at
Cottonwood in south Bossier City.
DiPol was one of about 28 skiers from around the region competing for
ratings that will allow them to advance to regional and national
competitions. The 2004 Cottonwood Summer Classic was a three-round Class C
slalom tournament held in a subdivision designed specifically for water
"I thought the tournament went real well with a lot of personal bests and
a good number of strong skiers," tournament director Joe Darwin said.
"Everyone skied well and seemed to enjoy being out here. We got a break on
DiPol's 8-year-old son celebrated his birthday Sunday by getting his
master's rating with a personal best of five buoys. If he finishes in the
top five at regionals in Houston later this summer, the rating will allow
him to advance to nationals.
Bossier City's Kim McClain was disappointed in her performance Sunday but
has already qualified for regionals in the Women's II Division (ages
25-34). She lives on a similar ski lake at Olde Oaks but found the skiing
at Cottonwood to her liking, even though she fell on her final run of the
"I was late getting to the four (buoy), so I dropped back on my ski and it
manhandled me," McClain said. "This is a very technical sport where
everything has to fall in line or the least little thing can throw you
Water skiers use a lot of initials in their lingo, like PBs (personal
bests) and EPs (exceptional performances), to get their point across. All
of them, however, say they love the family atmosphere in the small circle
of friends they develop in the sport.
"This is one of the most fantastic exercises you can participate in and
it's refreshing to be in the water during the summer heat," said
Shreveport's Lori Roy, who competes in the Women's IV. "It doesn't matter
what level you ski at, there's always one more buoy that you want to get
"You can measure your progress exactly by the number of buoys you make and
this sport is very addicting."
Since the skiers were competing for ratings rather than trophies at
Cottonwood on Sunday, the atmosphere was not as competitive as it is at
"Since we're not competing against each other here, everyone is very
supportive," McClain said. "It's a fun, family atmosphere."
McClain has a 10-year-old son who also competes in events, but she said he
could be better if he took instruction well.
"He's not real competitive and he gets testy at times," McClain said. "He
gets that from me."
Roy, 46, said she took up water skiing competitively six years ago after
seeing 84-year-old Lucille Borgen ski at nationals.
"She's 90, now, and still skiing," Roy said. "I figured if she could do
it, I could. Now my goal is ski as long she has."
ŠThe Shreveport Times
June 7, 2004