Over the weekend of July 16 thru the 19th the Mad-City Ski Team competed at the Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament on Lake Wazecha just outside of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. 23 show ski teams from throughout Wisconsin competed at the tournament, making it the largest water ski tournament of any kind anywhere in the world.
The tournament starts with individual competitions on Thursday where we had several people competing. The weather on Thursday was not very friendly for water skiing. It was cool and very windy, with the wind right out of the west which produced a very rare situation on Lake Wazecha… white caps.
Carly Cates and Paul O’Conner competed in the doubles competition and took 6th place.
Ann Tieman competed in the swivel competition and put on an excelent performance and took 2nd. A video of her performance is below.
Mad-City’s Ann Tieman at the
2009 Wisconsin State Individual Swivel Competition [link]
Our jump team competed in the Team Jump competition where they performed flawlessly and ended up taking 2nd place. A video of their performance is below.
Mad-City Ski Team’s Jump Team in the Team Jump Competition Video [link]
Paul O’Conner also competed in the Free Style Jump Competition and took 2nd place overall.
On Friday morning, the division 2 teams began skiing in the cool, cloudy, sometimes raining weather. With a high only in the 60s, it was one of the coldest state tournaments in my memory. On Saturday morning Mad-City finally took to the water to perform our show. A short highlight video of our performance is below.
Mad-City 2009 Wisconsin State Tournament Highlight Video [link]
On Sunday afternoon the results were announced and Mad-City took home several awards. The team was recognized for the Best Ballet Line, Best Jump Act, Best Dock & Equipment, Best Pickup Boat Drivers and Best Audio Presentation. When the team results were announced, the Mad-City Ski Team took 1st place overall. Here is a link to the full results (2009 Wisconsin State Tournament Results).