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Aug 11, 2015

Orlando, FL (August 11, 2015) – Nautique is pleased to announce that the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing presented by Orlando Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be held in conjunction with the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour Finals presented by O’Brien on October 22-24, 2015.

The 22nd Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing will return to Lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando, FL to once again electrify the heartbeat of watersports. The world’s best three-event athletes, including current World Record holders and Team Nautique skiers Nate Smith, Erika Lang, Aliaksei Zharnasek and Jacinta Carroll will headline this action packed competition putting it all on the line to take home one of the most coveted titles in water skiing. The Big Dawg Finals allows the world’s best amateur 34 mph skiers in the world to vie in head-to-head competition behind the world record breaking Ski Nautique 200. Preliminary rounds for both events will be held at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL on Thursday and Friday, October 22nd and 23rd followed by the final rounds at Lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 24th. Admission for all competition days is free to the public. Spectators will enjoy live music, autograph signings, exhibitors, prize giveaways and more.

The final rounds of the Nautique U.S. Open of Water Skiing and the Sweet 16 of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour will broadcast live via webcast beginning at 8:00am EST on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at

“Nautique is proud to once again bring the U.S. Open of Water Skiing to the home of our sport in downtown Orlando,” said Nautique President, Greg Meloon. “We are excited to combine this prestigious tournament with the Nautique Big Dawg Finals featuring the world’s best 34 mph skiers. Bring your family out to enjoy the action of one of water skiing’s best events.”

For more information regarding U.S. Open of Water Skiing registration and competition schedule, visit To view the full list of invited Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finalists please visit