Volume V, August 13, 1999

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Mike Morgan Wins The 1999 U.S. Nationals

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 GOODE’s corporate headquarters in Waterford, Michigan. Congratulations Mike!


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.