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The Wisconsin Rapid Aqua Skiers hosted the 2013 Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships the weekend of July 18th thru the 21st.
On Thursday, July 18th, during the State Individual Swivel Competition, Mad-City skier Leah Straub won the State Championship for Swivel.
Saturday in the early evening, the Mad-City Ski Team took to the water for the Division 1 team competition. In show skiing, each team has 20 minutes to set up their show, 60 minutes to perform their show and 10 minutes to clean everything up.
Highlights of our show were a 5 man back barefoot line, a double-top 4-high pyramid, a 24 girl ballet line, a tandem 4-high pulling a 3-high (first time ever in competition), a tandem 3-2 hot picking a 3-high (first time ever in competition), a 35 person combo ballet line (world record ballet line) and triple 4-high pyramids to end the show.
Overall, Mad-City took 2nd place at the tournament. The team was also recognized for having the highest scoring barefoot act with the 5-man back barefoot line and Mike Nowicki was recognized as the Outstanding Male Skier in Division 1.
Overall results of all the Division 1 teams were: 1-Rock Aqua Jays, 2-Mad-City Ski Team, 3-Beaverland Must-Skis, 4-Badgerland, 5-Aqua Nuts, 6-Muskego, 7-Webfooters, 8-Chetek, 9-Shermalot. Link to full results => Complete 2013 Wisconsin State Results
Here are a few additional pictures from our State Tournament Show.
And be sure to check out Evinrude’s Facebook Page for more videos and pictures of the fun they had at the state tournament.
Evinrude, our motor sponsor and a major sponsor of the 2012 Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament, put together a great little recap clip of footage they shot at state and it features a fair amount of the Mad-City Ski Team.
Here are a few pictures of the photos that Jim’s Photos took of our state tournament show.
Evinrude, our motor sponsor and a major sponsor of the 2012 Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament, put together a great little highlight clip of footage they shot at state and it features a fair amount of Mad-City. Check it out.
In a tournament featuring 26 ski teams from around Wisconsin competing over the course of the 4-day weekend, the Mad-City Ski Team took 1st place at the 2012 Wisconsin State Show Ski Tournament over the weekend of July 19-22.
The weekend started on Thursday, when two of our members competed in the individual swivel competition. Leah Straub took 3rd place and Sara Tubbs took 6th place. Mad-City also fielded a team for the team jump competition and took 2nd place.
On Friday, the team held its now customary team meeting in the evening for a chance to eat dinner together, socialize a little, practice the team’s intros and dances one final time before the tournament and to see the debut of the full comedy skits that will be performed. I know when I left my face hurt from laughing so hard.
Saturday finally arrived and the weather gods seemed to help Mad-City out in their own little way, as show time arrived, it wasn’t raining (although there had been a few sprinkles prior to the show) and it wasn’t crazy hot.
Here are a few pictures from the show for you to browse through…
Finally, since pictures can’t always do the show justice, here’s a highlight video clip. I tried to keep it short, but with so much to highlight, that just wasn’t possible.
On Sunday, when the results were announced, Mad-City took home awards for Best Comedy, Best Dock & Equipment, Best Pick Up Crew, Best Tow Boat Driving and Best Ballet. Some other highlights include having the highest scoring showmanship and the highest scoring act in the tournament (girls ballet) and 2 of the 3 best ballet lines in the tournament (combo ballet was the 3rd highest scoring ballet line).
Here are some pictures from the awards ceremony…
Since you probably want to see more of the ‘Little Orphan Adam’ comedy skit, here’s the whole thing…
And finally, since it’s tradition, the team went swimming in Lake Wazecha to celebrate their win.
Evinrude, who sponsors us with the power to pull off our huge acts on the water, just posted the video that they put together showing highlights of our 2011 Wisconsin State Tournament Show on their E-Nation blog. Check it out.
The Mad-City Ski Team took 2nd place at the 2011 Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament held on Lake Wazecha in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on July 23. You can now view our full show online.
The video is available in HD, so be sure to change the YouTube settings to view it in 720p and make it full screen if your bandwidth allows.
The Mad-City Ski Team took 2nd place at the 2011 Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament behind the Janesville Rock Aqua Jays.
After a long week of practice in some very hot and humid weather, Friday evening arrived and the team met for our now routine night before meeting, going through all of responsibilities during the setup and tear down times as well as practicing all of our intros and dances.
Saturday morning arrived and, just like the rest of the week so far, it was hot and humid with some storms looming on the radar, but show time finally arrived. It was still hot and still humid and the wind was just starting to pick up a little bit.
Here are some pictures from our show…
After ballet, Big Act was ready to go on the dock when the wind picked up dramatically, to the point where the backdrops were nearly blown over…
After a roughly 30 minute delay, the front moved through, the wind died down and the storms seemed to miss us. With the backdrops back in place, the show started back up…
After our ending pyramid, with time left on the clock, the team made the decision to re-run our ballet act (which had been partially pinned the first time.) The re-run paid off as they performed the water routine and stage dance again, this time, both flawlessly.
Overall, the team skied a very good show. With the exception of our jump acts which struggled a bit and ballet being pinned and needing to be re-run, the overall show was actually very clean. The team finished the marathon show in the heat and humidity knowing we had skied our hearts out and entertained the crowd.
Here’s a 9-minute version of our 60-minutes show…
Sunday, after all of the teams had competed, the awards were finally announced. The Aqua Jays, who had skied a very good show with huge numbers, swept the box scores and took 1st place overall. The Aquanuts had the highest scoring act of the tournament with their ballet line, the Aqua Jays had the highest scoring barefoot line, the Waterbugs had the highest scoring jump act and Badgerland had the highest scoring pyramid act.
Heather Addie won the Janie Dibble/Michelle Cook Outstanding Female Skier and Dave Rezin won the Jack Lukes Outstanding Male Skier awards.
The final results of the top 5…
- Rock Aqua Jays – 2026
- Mad-City Ski Team – 1732
- Badgerland – 1652
- Aquanuts – 1634
- Webfooters – 1633
Thanks to Jim’s Photos for the great pictures.
The Mad-City Ski Team will compete in the Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament near Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18. The team skis third on Saturday will perform our show at approximately 930am on Lake Wazecha. With 25 teams competing at the tournament, the tournament is the largest water ski tournament in the world. For more information about the tournament, please visit the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation Website.
On Thursday, two members of the ski team competed in the individual competitions. In the swivel competition, Sara Tubbs placed 3rd and Brea Imse placed 5th. Both will likely compete at Nationals in August.
Because the team will be out of town, the free weekly ski show at Law Park will not take place on Sunday, July 18. The team will return to the shores of Lake Monona for a show on Sunday, June 25, starting with the juniors’ team at 5:30pm and the full team at 6:00pm.