Photo Courtesy of Jims Photos
In what is the unofficial kick-off to the Show Ski tournament season, the Mad-City Ski Team competed in the annual Mercury Invite on June 24, taking home third place.The host team, the Janesville Rock Aqua Jays, took home first place honors with the Wonder Lake Ski Team, from Wonder Lake, IL, coming in second.
It is always a fun tournament to be a part of, getting a chance to re-connect with some of your fellow skiers from competing teams in a low-pressure, fun environment.
The weather was outstanding, with temps in the upper 70’s to low 80’s for the most part of the day, while being mostly overcast untill early in the afternoon when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds to reveal many a sunburn!!
This was also the first real run-through for our new theme, “A Tale of Two Ski-Shows” and judging from peoples responses post-show, it looks to be a hit. Our tag-team announcing crew, Adam Schaller and Matt Baumler, kept much of the show close to the vest as to not reveal to much to our competitors until the State and National tournaments!!
The Aqua Jays, as always, ran a first class tournament and were great hosts.
With every team holding back slightly for the bigger tournaments, this could prove to be quite an exciting summer!
Here is a complete run-down of the final standings:
1) Rock Aqua Jays (Janesville, WI) 2,057 points
2) Wonderlake (Wonderlake, IL) 1,926
3) Mad-City Ski Team (Madison, WI) 1,831
4) Waterbugs (Muskego, IL) 1,191
5) Minneiska (Whitewater, WI) 1,077
6) Lauderdale Aqua-Skiers (Lauderdale, WI) 1,031.