The past three weeks for the Mad-City Ski Team have been very busy. The weekend of July 16 – 19 Mad-City was at the State Water Ski Show Tournament where the team took 1st place overall. The following weekend, the team hosted the Clean Lakes Festival with the Clean Lakes Alliance where the team’s celebrity jump took place. This past weekend the team road tripped to Loves Park, IL to stage a show run through for the nationals. And pretty much every day since state, the team has been practicing hard to make our show bigger and better for this weekend.
Why? This weekend the 41st Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships are being held at Shorewood Park in Loves Park, IL featuring 14 of the best water ski show teams in the nation and Mad-City will be there.
On Friday, Mad-City member Rachel Zenk will be competing in individual swivel competition, Mad-City’s jump team will be competing in the Team Jump competition and then the team will hold one final team meeting Friday evening in preparation for Saturday morning’s performance.
Mad-City will ski 2nd on Saturday morning at approximately 9am. The tournament is free to attend, however there is usually a small charge for parking at the tournament site. Shorewood Park is in Loves Park (near Rockford) and is about 75-90 minutes south of Madison depending on where in Madison you’re starting from. You can find directions to the site here.
- Friday’s Webcast – The event will be live at approximately 9:45 a.m. (CDT) on Friday, Aug. 7 with the individual – swivel, freestyle jumping, adagio doubles and team jumping – events.
- Saturday & Sunday’s Webcast – The team events will be held on Saturday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CDT) both days.
You can find the full schedule of events for the weekend and the running order here
Note: There will NOT be a home show on Sunday, August 9th since Mad-City will be at Nationals.