Mad-City Featured in Evinrude’s RPM Magazine

As a result of the team’s recent trips to China (Fall 2010 & Spring 2011), the Mad-City Ski Team was recently featured in Evinrude’s dealer magazine RPM. Here’s a scan of the article from the magazine. The article was in … Continue reading

China, Spring 2011 Highlight Video

Mad-City Ski Team – China, Spring 2011 Gary Pickney, one of the key organizer of the both trips to China for the Mad-City Ski Team, put together this highlight video of their trip. It features some photos you may have … Continue reading

Seeing the Sights in Beijing

We spent a good 12 hours bopping about Beijing today. First stop was the Great Wall. It was an exhausting climb but worth every bead of sweat. Absolutely amazing! From there we went tot he jade factory for a lightening … Continue reading

Back in Beijing!

6:28 pm 5/4/11 CDT (7:28am 5/5/11 in China) – The internet in our room does not work, so thanks to the Jahn’s for letting me visit bright (smoggy) and early this morning! We’ve made it back to Beijing. Yesterday we … Continue reading

Stand Up for the Champions!

10:20am CDT (11:20pm in China) – This morning we had a really great show – minimal falls until our last act, slow jump (aka fast pyramid). The first attempt we crashed entirely off the dock. Second attempt had one couple … Continue reading

The Competition Starts in Laiwu

7:36am CDT (10:36pm China Time) – This afternoon’s competition was kicked off with an opening ceremony with local officials. What we thought were fireworks were actually confetti canons. The crowd here is much more substantial than in Beijing and at … Continue reading

Practice at Laiwu

12:18am CDT (1:18pm in China) – This morning we woke up to our very scenic surroundings and breakfast that actually included beverages – hooray for Laiwu! The site here is amazing. The lake is right next to an airfield that … Continue reading

Last Day in Shunyi… then on to Laiwu

At our final competition this morning we had a three fall show and came up only 11 points short of topping the Chinese. Jayson Rishling’s skills won him best male skier. The team’s hitting a good stride and has high … Continue reading

“Performance” at Shunyi

9:34 CDT – Today Mad-City performed twice at the Shunyi Olympic Stadium. These shows were only performances, not competition, even though we’ve been very clearly informed of the points difference so far! The morning began with opening ceremonies at the … Continue reading

Practice Day in Beijing

9:36am CDT – Picture Mad-City’s ski site at Law Park. Now imagine the exact opposite of that and you have the site we are skiing at in Beijing. The Olympic venue features glass calm water and we got a lot … Continue reading