Posts Tagged ‘Jake Bridges’

BEN LANDS THREE OUT OF THREE ON THE MAGIC RAMP

Friday, July 31st, 2015

JUMP RETURNS TO GOLDEN FALL AS THE MAGIC RAMPS HOTS UP !

Ben & Jake - Version 2

World and National Records have been demolished on our Magic Ramp over the years – but in recent times, Slalom almost took over. Now times are changing again ! First it was Abby Durham getting away from horses and Show Jumping and then landing her first Waterski Jumps this week. Now Ben Dickson at just 15 years of age and with only a few months experience on the water, is landing three out of three ! Just last night, somebody even saw past National Overall Champion Carl Cautley strapping on some long boards  – and he was still able to walk back to his car all by himself.

This is all great news. ‘Big thanks also to Jake Bridges who was the inspiration behind our younger Jumpers taking on the challenge. His years with our dear friend Ray Stokes have made him a first class instructor and as we all know, good coaching makes all the difference. Jake should know as he holds Ireland’s National Records in Jump and Slalom.

What a great week on the water – and there is more to come.

JAKE TAKES MAJOR USA JUMP TITLE AT THE WEEKEND

Monday, May 20th, 2013
Jake Bridges

Jake Bridges

IRISH SKIER TAKES USA NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ALLSTARS JUMP TITLE

Jake water

Big congratulations to Jake Bridges of Golden Falls WSC. Now studying at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) – part of the Eastern Region.

The National Collegiate Water Ski Association’s Eastern Region won the coveted team title at the 19th Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships on Sunday at Beaver Lake in Ahoskie, North Carolina. The two-day event included the top-10 men and top-10 women from each of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association’s four regions vying for the coveted regional team title and individual titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

Jake took the Jump title with a distance of 47.2m and also came 3rd in Slalom with 4 Buoys on the 12m line. Congratulations Jake.

This a “FIRST” for an Irish athlete and we look forward to seeing Jake back for our own Nationals Championships if he can escape from his studies.

JAKE SETS A NEW NATIONAL OPEN JUMP RECORD

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAKE BRIDGES

When Jake Bridges (Golden Falls WSC) had a nasty Jump accident in the UK almost two years ago, it could well have put him off the event forever.

That is not the way real athletes think and so this new National Open Men Jump Record is a great credit to him. His previous National Record was set at 56.0m – and now he has pushed it all the way up to 59.2m / 195ft.

We doubt if this will be Jake’s last National Jump Record and as that 60.0m level gets closer and closer, all eyes will be on Jake in the season ahead.

Right now, Jake is back at his studies at University in Louisiana.

We all congratulate him on both a great recovery and a great new National Open Men Jump Record.

JAKE STEVE AND DANYELLE HAVE GREAT WEEK AT GOLDEN FALLS

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

WELCOME HOME TO JAKE – AND ALSO TO STEVE AND DANYELLE

Jake welcomed home by Daryl

Jake welcomed home by Daryl

This was a happy week at Golden Falls. ‘Great to have Jake Bridges back with us once again and to see him fully recovered from his heel injury which knocked him out of competition for about a year. Jake got back to fitness for the Europe Africa U21 Championships and is now looking forward to getting back to jumping over 60m once again. Recovery takes time and he is making great progress. That Irish Jump Record will fall again soon – only a matter of time and the name will be JAKE BRIDGES.

Steve Critchley and Danyelle Bennett at the Club

Steve Critchley and Danyelle Bennett at the Club

It was also great to have Steve Critchley back with us once again. This time he brought Danyelle Bennett with him – straight from the World Championships in Dubna Russia – and both ran a very successful Coaching Course at Golden Falls over this past week.  It is always a pleasure to have some of the World’s top Skiers with us and you can be quite sure that our younger Golden Falls Skiers will remember this experience for years to come.

We still have this ongoing problem with very high water levels. It is causing dreadful damage to our Lake banks and also undermining the new foundations of our Stone Bridge fencing. We are in contact with the ESB and are still totally puzzled as to why they need such enormous volumes of water which is eroding the banks day by day. Lets hope we can get this resolved quickly.