|Mike Morgan Wins The 1999
Bakersfield, CA, August 13, 1999 - The crowd
at today's U.S. National Slalom witnessed a great dual
between two rivals. Dr. Mike Morgan won Men's III,
turning back nemesis Chuck Forrest with a stellar 2 buoys
at 41' off. Both skiers tied the national tournament
record, and Morgan prevailed on his GOODE 9200 in an
exciting run off. Morgan, a Florida resident, denied
Forrest his ninth consecutive championship. Forrest won
the last two years while skiing on a GOODE and this year
switched to another ski brand because of sponsorship
dollars. "I feel that Mike had a technical advantage
over Chuck by skiing on the all Carbon Composite GOODE
ski", says Dave Goode, President and Founder of
GOODE Ski Technologies.
Last fall Morgan broke the
Men's III national slalom record with 2 1/4 buoys at 41'
off. Men's III (ages 35 to 45) is one of the most
competitive divisions at the U.S. Nationals. Mike is also
the National record holder in tricks and jump. Mike won
the tricks and jump event at the Nationals for a Gold
medal sweep. No male skier has done that since Mike's
father, Dr. J.D. Morgan, did it in 1973. Today 156
competitors from across the U.S. vied for medals.
Morgan's GOODE 9200 Limited, featuring the new T-700
carbon composite, was built six weeks ago at GOODEs
corporate headquarters in Waterford, Michigan.
Dave Goode and Mike Morgan after his win.
Mike being interviewed by the the media.
Mike Morgan turning 2 ball at 39-1/2' off.