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The Mad-City Ski Team started off the season strong with our best finish ever at the 2012 Mercury Marine Open held in Janesville, WI at Traxler Park on June 23 & 24th.
Mad-City took 2nd place behind the host team the Rock Aqua Jays. Wonder Lake took 3rd place and Badgerland took 4th.
Here are some pictures from the show.
Thanks to Jim’s Photos for the great pictures.
This past Sunday the Mad-City Ski Team competed at the Mercury Open Tournament in Janesville, WI with 12 other teams. The tournament provides a great warm-up for the upcoming Wisconsin State Tournament that occurs July 21-24.
Mad-City skied first on Sunday which meant the team needed to arrive at the show site by 5am which meant many of us woke up sometime between 3am and 3:30am to make it there on time. (For me at least, that is a time that I’m usually falling asleep, not waking up.)
The team took 3rd at the tournament, placing behind the Rock Aqua Jays (from Janesville who took 1st Place) and the Wonder Lake Ski Team (from Wonder Lake, IL who took 2nd and was last year’s National Champion).
As a whole, the team was very happy with our skiing at the tournament and we’ll be ready for the state tournament in a few weeks.
Pictures from our Tournament Show
(Click on the thumbnails below to embiggen the pictures.)
Photos courtesy of Jim’s Photos.
Opening Pyramid from the Mercury Open
You can watch our show from our first tournament of the 2010, the Mercury Open, online now. The video is below.
The team took 5th place at the tournament. You can view the full results here.
This past weekend, the Mad-City Ski Team, along with 9 other teams, competed at the Mercury Marine Open in Janesville, WI at Traxler Park. Mad-City has always used this first tournament of the year as a way to gauge our progress as the team prepares for the state tournament and after skiing a very nice show on Saturday, our state tournament preparation is coming along nicely.
In the tournament, Mad-City took 5th place overall and was only about 160 points from 3rd place. With lots of places in our show for our team to continue improving, we were very happy with our overall show and placement. The state tournament is just 3 weeks away and we plan to put on a great show for everyone up in Wisconsin Rapids on July 19th.
Final results of the all the teams were as follows:
- Rock Aqua Jays
- Wonder Lake
- Water Bugs
- Five Seasons
To view more pictures from the tournament and all of our shows, please visit Jim’s Photos.
Tomorrow on Saturday, June 26 the Mad-City Ski Team will compete in it’s first tournament of the 2010 ski season. The team skis second in the Mercury Marine Open Tournament and will take to the water sometime between 930a and 10a.
The tournament will be held on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, WI at the Rock Aqua Jays’ ski site (follow link for directions).
With several members having moved away or taking time off this season, the team on the water is young and eager to prove themselves on the water at their first tournament. For many members, it’ll be their first time competing in any tournament.
One thing that will provide a challenge to Mad-City, and all of the other teams competing, is the Rock River itself. With all of the rain in southern Wisconsin over the past several weeks, the Rock River is currently very high and with a reported very swift 6 MPH current. The current will be fast enough to move you nearly 100 feet in about 10 seconds.
For the complete running order of the tournament, please visit the Rock Aqua Jay’s website.
Please take a minute to visit one of our sponsers, Jims Photos at www.jimsphotos.org, to see his pictures from our show during the Mercury Invite.
Jim also takes pictures of every home show and has a extensive collection of photos from our 2006 season including our State and National Championship shows AND award ceremonies.
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.
Mad-City will be competing in the Mercury Invite Show Ski Tournament this weekend, Sunday June 24th. We will be skiing at about 10:30 Sunday morning.
The tournament begins Sunday morning at 7:30 with our friends from the Lauderdale Lake Aqua Skiers performing, followed by the host team, Janesville Rock Aqua Jays at about 9:00. We will follow them at 10:30.
Below is the complete running order for the tournament. For more information visit the Rock Aqua Jays website, www.rockaquajays.org.
(First 20 minute set up time begins at 7:10 am)
- Lauderdale Lake Auqa Skiers
- Rock Aqua Jays
- Mad City Ski Team
- Wonder Lake