Nationals will be in Caldwell, ID the week of August 8-13, 2016
Midwest Regionals will be in Maize, KS at Mystic Lakes – July 29-31, 2016.
Congratulations to Benjamin Leutz (Jacksonville, Ill.), William Montavon (Dixon, Ill.), Jordan Porter (Oconomowoc, Wis.) for being Selected to the 2016 National Junior Water Ski Team. Also congratulations to Tianna Kosek (Buffalo, Minn.), Jonathan Leutz (Jacksonville, Ill.), Edward Roberts (Dow, Ill.), William Roberts (Dow, Ill.), Brett Stackpole (Dow, Ill.), Samantha Stackpole (Dow, Ill.), for being Selected to the 2016 National Junior Development Water Ski Team.
Top junior water ski athletes from across the nation have been selected to the American Water Ski Association's National Junior Water Ski Team and the National Junior Development Water Ski Team for 2016. The 36 selections from the Boys/Girls 2 (13 and under) and Boys/Girls 3 (17 and under) divisions were based on performances during the 2015 tournament season.
Using separate selection criteria, the top-12 athletes were named as National Junior Water Ski Team members by the International Activities Committee (IAC), while the National Junior Development Committee selected the remaining 24 to the National Junior Development Water Ski Team. The respective teams will not represent the United States in any international competitions, but several of the athletes will be competing in the 2016 Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament and 2016 Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships.
The 2015 performances from the entire roster of Boys/Girls 2 and 3 are considered when applying the selection criteria contained in the IAC approved Junior Team Qualifications and Procedures document. After all rankings list scores are compared to the Highest Performance Standards for slalom, tricks and jumping in both Boys and Girls, the best seven three-event skiers are selected (limited to four of one gender). The remaining five members are chosen based on the best two-event scores.
Regionals Medal Count
Illinois was 1st with 79 medals
Indiana was 2nd with 43 medals
Ohio was 3rd with 40 medals
Missouri was 4th with 38 medals
Michigan was 5th with 37 medals.
Congratulations to Nate Smith for winning the inaugural Malibu Cup that took place in Tuscaloosa, AL on the 4th of July weekend. The Semifinals and Finals were canceled due to weather. Nate scored the highest scores in the Prelims that took place on Friday and has been selected to the Elite Water Ski team. He will ski in the World Championships in November. Jeff Surdej will serve as the coach for the Elite Team.
Congratulations to Dane Mechler for placing first at the U21 Worlds that took place in Spain over the July 4th weekend. The US Team took home the Gold for the weekend.
If you weren't able to make it to the winter meeting this year, check out the Meeting Minutes to the right to stay up-to-date on everything you missed! There's a lot of great content inside, including position changes, state reports, regionals information, and upcoming tournament schedules.
ATTENTION MIDWEST COLLEGIATE WATER SKIERS
The Midwest Region is happy to announce that in 2015 we will be awarding our first annual scholarships to deserving members of our waterskiing community. Visit our SCHOLARSHIP PAGE to fill out the application! We anticipate the deadline for submitting a request for a scholarship will be July 15, 2015 with the intention of awarding them in time for fall 2015 semester expenses. Good luck and have a great 2015 ski season!
2014 Regionals and Nationals Results
This year's tourney results can be seen at the following links: