The Midwest Region lost one of its skiers on May 22, 2014. Michael Gerken passed away from cancer with his family at the age of 26. Michael was collegiate skier for the Iowa State Cyclones, but made an impression on everyone he met. I had an opportunity to meet Michael on a... Read More →
Jack and Lelani Travers and the Sunset Lakes crew are very excited to host the 2014 World Over 35 Waterski Championships, October 8 through the 12th. Over the last 41 years, we have hosted countless tournaments including the Disabled World Championships, the Junior World... Read More →
The PanAm Championships are over and 5 US Teams win Gold. Nate Smith helped the Elite team take the Gold by taking the Gold in Open Men Slalom with 3 at 41 off. Kelly Zoellner helped the over 35 group win the Team Gold by taking the Bronze in Tricks and Silver in Jump and... Read More →
Congratulations to Libby Van Treese for being recognized by the Olympic Committee for 2013 Volunteer Coach of the Year. Read More →
Nate Smith – World Record Award Nate Smith – AWSA and USA-WS Male Athlete of the year Libby Van Treese – USA-WS Volunteer Coach of the Year Erin Slater – from University of Cincinnati – NCWSA Female Outstanding Leadership Award Elite Water Ski Team... Read More →
“The 14th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be a two-day/two-round World Record Capability competition with a preliminary and final round. This event is sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, a sports discipline of USA Water Ski. Current IWWF rules... Read More →
The Annual Awards Banquet will be held on January 25 in Florida. Congratulations to Nate Smith for the 2013 USA-WS and AWSA Male Athlete of the Year and 2013 AWSA Slalom Skier of the Year. Congratulations to Libby VanTreese for 2013 USA-WS Volunteer Coach of the Year.... Read More →
Congratulations to Jeff Surdej, Kelly Zoellner and Mary Koenig for being selected to the 2014 35+ Water Ski Teams. Jeff will compete for the US at the 2014 35+ Water Ski World Championships that will take place on October 8-12 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, FL. Jeff and Kelly will... Read More →
USA Water Ski has selected Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) as its Male Athlete of the Month for November. The U.S. Elite Water Ski Team was selected Team of the Month. Smith and the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team are now eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Athlete... Read More →