Welcome to the official 2023 Midwest Regional Championships! We really hope you can join us this year!

Live Running Order


Location: Trophy Lakes Estates III, Center City MN. Use 35662 Patriot Ave Center City MN 55012 for mapping.
Date: July 28-30, 2023


Holiday Inn Express
2190 US-8, St Croix Falls
WI 54024
Phone: (715) 483-5775

AmeriVu Inn
29579 Sportsman Drive
Chisago City, MN 55013
Phone: 855-516-1090

AmericInn (North Branch)
38675 14th Ave
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone (651) 243-4596

Country Inn
1954 W Broadway Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025 Phone: (612) 464-8228

Food Trucks!

Thursday breakfast and lunch will be The Great Panini 

Friday serving breakfast The Great Panini
Serving lunch Mansettis

Saturday breakfast The Great Panini 
Saturday lunch Taboo Taco

And Sunday Taboo Taco

2023 Regional’s Update on Host Hotel

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.

RV Parking on site

FREE – Sorry no hook ups available.
Enter from 360th St for between the lakes camp sites. Enter from 355th St for off-lake camp sites. Please do not leave trash behind. Contact Peter Dahl 612-961-5393 or Darren Janzig 651-324-4189 for additional information.


Advancement to Regionals is based on the Ranking List. All skiers ranked Level 6 in any event or overall as of August 18, 2022 qualify for Regionals.
At the Cut Off Date the Ranking List Average of the last ranked skier in each division in slalom, tricks, jump and overall will be established as the Cut Off Average (COA) for that division.

Last Chance Qualification: After the Cut Off Date any skiers not qualified via the Ranking List may still qualify for Regionals through 3 last chance qualifying methods (LCQs):
1. Increases your average equal to or above the COA any time after the Cut Off Date.
2. Record a score equal to or above the COA at any tournament class (C) or above after the Cut Off Date.
3. Place in the top 3 at your State Tournament.


All skiers must check in on site. Online registration at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Water-Ski, Menu>Events>Event Search and Register. Must include payment prior to entry deadline. Please indicate on your entry if you will be attending the banquet. Skiers who have NOT met all entry requirements MUST complete their entry requirements no later than 30 min. prior to their first event. Bring your email receipt as back up documentation. (Registration Status information at bottom of this page)

For registration assistance, contact Craig Timm at wsdadirector@gmail.com 651-247-1498

Registration Hours:
7/27: 10:00 am – 7 pm
7/28: 6:30 am – 7 pm
7/29: 6:30 am – 6 pm
7/30: 6:30 am – 12 pm


Sale of practice tickets to be announced ($35/set).
Practice will be run on-site Thursday after the boats have been checked in (~10:30 am), Friday, and Saturday immediately following the tournament events.
Each boat will have one assigned driver and one assigned rope handler. One pin person will be allowed during tricks only. Please do not ask to get in the boat at any other time.
Skiers will be limited to one practice ride per event; the practice coordinator reserves the right to give priority to skiers competing in the next day’s events, volunteer officials, and LOC volunteers.

Practice Sign Up: Practice for Regionals this year is through an online app accessed through the link below. We sincerely hope that this will simplify the sign-up process. Practice slots are limited to 1 per skier/event.


The link will open to this page >>select event lake by clicking ADD TO CART.

 A popup will ask to select number of guest>> you must enter 1 guest only

Select practice day>>select practice start time>>Add to cart (available practice times will be displayed in a drop down. If all practice times are filled, no available times will appear, and the practice day will be red).

Complete Customer Information >> Select Complete Order or Keep Shopping (for purchase of additional events or other skiers)

Complete payment information >> Select Pay

Waiver is required for practice and Regionals participation (One waiver applies for both). Order confirmation includes link to waiver. Practice sign-up is not complete until waiver is completed.

Board/Officials Meetings

Midwest AWSA Board Meeting
Where: 35662 Patriot Ave, Center City, MN 55012
When: Lunch @ 12, Meeting @ 1pm

Midwest Regionals Officials Meeting
Where: Duffy residence (35831 Oxford, Center City, MN)
When: 6:30 pm

Entry Fee and Deadlines

In an effort to receive earlier entries we will have a tiered fee. If you qualify after July 18th 2023, or ski on your state team, please request a refund during site registration.
Collegiate Discount: $35 off. Enter code NYYBY in club member code when submitting online registration. Must be full time student.

Class E, L, RRegistration received by July 18, 2023Registration received by July 25, 2023Registration received by after July 25, 2023
1 event$125$150$150+$10/day
2 events$145$170$170+$10/day
3 events$165$190$190+$10/day
Family (3) Additional $90$300$325325+$10/day


Tournament Director: Darren Janzig
Chief Judge: Sara Vanagas
Chief Scorer: Emily Dammeyer
Chief Driver: George Lindy
Chief Safety: Jeff Van Treese
Tech Control: Terry Dlugosh
Chief Announcer: Cole Kalkbrenner

Appointed Officials:

  1. Jeff Smith
  2. Dennis Downes
  3. Brent Overmire
  4. Jill Smith
  5. Anna DeNeut
  6. Delaina Downes
  7. Paul Vaitkevicius

Appointed Scorer:

  1. Denise Dammeyer

Appointed Drivers:

  1. Drake, Tony
  2. Greene, Rich
  3. Janzig, Darren
  4. Kosek, Chris
  5. Lindy, George
  6. McClure, James
  7. McClure, Keri
  8. Porter, Brian
  9. Shull, Pat


1-5 (Individual events) / 1-5 (overall). Presentation of awards will be announced following completion of event.


Banquet 7:30pm Saturday evening, no ticket necessary for skiers but attendance MUST BE INDICATED ON YOUR ENTRY. Additional tickets available for $25.


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!

Running Order

Towboats Selection: Towboat selection will follow the National Towboat Draw as closely as possible with minor variances as necessary (AWSA Midwest Region Policies and Procedures).

Checking your qualification

To see if you are qualified, head tohttps://usawaterski.org/rankings/view-standings_usa.asp?pvar=National
– Select your division
– Select an event
– Set the qualification filter to 2023 Midwest Regionals

Click Update Display and find your name in the list.

In the rightmost column, you will see a link describing your qualification.

Click on that link to see more details about your qualification.