Policies and Procedure's Update

2023 updates

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Collegiate Team Regionals Participation Award

Read more on the news page

2024 Liquid Edge Midwest Regionals Practice Links open 3pm CST on July 1st

Head over to the 2024 Liquid Edge Midwest Regionals page for links.

2024 Scholarship Application Open

Head over to Scholarships for more info!

2023 Award Nominations Open

Introducing the Kevin Klingbeil Award! Head over to Awards to read more!

2023 Regionals Food Trucks and Practice Sign Up Posted

Head over to the Regionals page to see more!

2023 Regionals Hotel and Banquet Information Posted!

2023 Regional’s Update on Host Hotel and Banquet

The host hotel for Regional’s will be the Holiday Inn Express in St. Croix Falls, WI. They are offering a 15% early booking discount.
Block Name: Midwest Regional Waterski Championships
Cut-Off Date: June 22, 2023
*This code can be used to make a reservation online at www.hiexpress.con/stcroixvalley.

The discount code is all set up and ready for reservations. Discount name: WEDDINGS AND EVENTS can be used by our group when making reservations either online or by phone. Please note that the rate will only be available until 21 days prior to arrival, that it is a prepaid, nonrefundable rate by each individual guest.

Here is a link that you can share with your guests to make online reservations easy:

Wedding and Events Special


The hotel does include a complimentary breakfast with both hot and cold food items, high speed wireless internet, the area’s largest indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and a 24 hour work out facility.

2023 Regional’s Banquet

The banquet location will be in a new location from previous Regional’s. We are excited that the banquet for this year will be hosted at Wild Mountain. Wild Mountain is our local ski area and is located only 7 miles from the TLEIII. In addition to excellent catering, they are also offering discounted Superday passes for their dry rides that include go-carts, alpine slides, and a free fall air bag jump. They also have a waterpark!


2023 Regionals information posted

Read more here! 2023 Regionals

Vote for Council by 7/30/22

Link to vote: https://forms.gle/kueTrHU4zDNyHQTX6

Who can vote?
*Active / Family USA-WSWS membership status with Midwest address
*AWSA designated Sport Discipline – primary OR secondary
*18+ years of age

Voting closes at 2pm on Saturday of Regionals (7/30) and vote will be announced at the banquet Saturday night!

2021 MW 1st Place Rankings

Checkout the rankings here!

2021 AWSA Midwest Regional Guide Posted

Read more here.

Regionals Registration and Scholarships due July 1st

Head over to their respective pages to find out more!

Questions and Answers Regarding ZBS

Question: What is ZBS?
Answer: ZBS stands for Zero Based Scoring. See rule 10.01 for full details.

Question: What does this mean?
Answer: It means that anytime you run a full pass you can shorten the line and/or go up 2 mph. If a complete pass is made, the skier will receive credit for all previous passes. The skier does not have to run their maximum speed to receive the credit for the long line pass.

Question: Where and when can this be used?
Answer: In all classes of tournaments, class C, E, L, skiers can shorten the rope before they get to their division maximum speed. LOCs may opt to allow skiers to ski higher than max speeds, up to 36 mph for male divisions and 34 mph for female divisions, excluding juniors, in class C tournaments, at their discretion.

Question: How is this scored?
Answer: For example, 6 @ 32 off @ 36mph = 6 @ 35off @ 34mph = 6 @ 38 off @ 32mph

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Question: What is the advantage or disadvantage to this?
Answer: This depends on the skier; some skiers may enjoy shortening the rope before going faster or some skiers may want to ski at faster speeds and get credit. Slalom is now all about total boys regardless of how you achieve them.

Question: What are the max speeds for divisions?
Answer: This depends on what Class tournament it is. The maximum allowed boat speeds in class C if the LOC allows are as follows: 1. Boys 1/Girls 1 – 49 kph (30.4 mph). 2. Girls 2 – 52 kph (32.3 mph). 3. Boys 2 and all females Girls 3 or older – 55 kph (34.2 mph). 4. All males, Boys 3 or older – 58 kph (36.0 mph). In E and L events the original divisions max speeds are still in effect.

Question: How is the ranking list affected by ZBS?
Answer: Skiers will be ranked by total buoys count just as it is now.

Question: Can I do this at Regionals and Nationals?
Answer: You can shorten the line before you get to max speeds but you cannot ski above division max and receive credit for it.

Question: Will IWWF recognize the scores?
Answer: If the speed matches the IWWFtop speed for the division then it will count toward the ranking list as normal. If your score is achieved below IWWF max speed, then it will count it as 18.25 meters — instead of the actual line length. If your score is achieved above IWWF max speed, it will only count the scores as if achieved at the IWWF max speed, i.e. no extra buoys will be counted.

Question: What about records?
Answer: The age division maximum speeds shall be retained for National Records, Men 3-6 (34.2mph-55kph, Men 7 (32.3mph-52kph), Men 8-10 (30.4mph-49kph), Men 11 (28.6mph- 46kph), Women 5-6 (32.3-52kph), Women 7-10 (30.4-49kph) and Women 11 (28.6-46kph). Regional and Area records will still remain up to those areas.

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