US Open

The US Open was held on October 23-25, 2014 for the first time in several years. Congratulations to Midwest’s very own Jill Smith and Cole Kalkbrenner for being invited to ski with the best in water skiing. Jill Smith tricked 3590 points in the preliminary round at Lake Grew in Polk City, FL. Cole Kalkbrenner […]

Collegiate Nationals

Congratulations to the Midwest Teams that qualified and skied at Collegiate Nationals on October 16-18, 2014. Competing in Division 1 were University of Kansas (6th), Michigan State University (9th), Ohio State University (8th), Iowa State University (10th), University of Cincinnati (11th), Grand Valley State University (12th). Dane Mechler skiing for University of Louisiana- Lafayette placed […]

Light Lines – Clarification from Rules and Tech

Clarifications, Questions, and Answers for Light Lines There still appears to be confusion regarding light lines. Light lines are tournament-supplied at the option of the local organizing club, with approval of the Chief Judge or Technical Controller (depending on classification). Skiers cannot show up at the tournament starting dock with their own light lines to […]

Team Midwest Rocked Collegiate AllStars

Team Midwest Rocked Collegiate AllStars on May 17 – 18: Team members included: Mens Captain – Dylan Brittain Womens Captain – Riley Daulton, Abbey Bays, Alex Beiersdorfer, Andrew Schmitt, Ari Grode, Austin Doeren, Austin Condra, Blaine Bierschenk, Brett Phillips, Briant Detty, Chelsey Regester, Cody Paggen, Dustin Bodine, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Emma Doyle, Erin Slater, Genna Boeckmann, […]

PanAm Championships Update

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 […]

Awards Given to Midwest Skiers by USA Water Ski

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 with Nate Smith and Coach Jeff Surdej – AWSA and USA-WS […]