The Mad-City Ski Team was named the USA Water Ski August 2009 Team of the Month today.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
The Mad-City Ski Team won the national team title for the fourth consecutive year at the 35th Division 1 Show Ski National Championships, Aug. 7-9, at Shorewood Park in Loves Park, Ill. Mad-City, which has won five national titles in the past six years, tallied 2,131.64 points in the 14-team field by sweeping box scores for Dock & Equipment, Pick-Up Boat, Towboat Driving, Showmanship, Overall Show and Sound Crew, and earning top-scoring awards for Ballet, Jump and Swivel. Mad-City’s Paul O’Connor (Belleville, Wis.) – who won the national freestyle jumping title and performed several incredible feats, including a 720-degree helicopter; a two-ski mobius; a one-ski mobius; a one-ski front flip; several tricks on his wakeboard; and centered the team’s four-tier pyramid – received the Skip Gilkerson Award, presented to the top male performer at the Nationals.
The team is now eligible for the US Olympic Committee Team of the Month award for August 2009.