Backwater Gamblers Win Central Regionals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 07/22/2013 13:10:18
- In: Show Skiing
The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team (Rock Island, Ill.) won the team title at the 2013 Central Regional Show ski Championships, July 13-14, in Warsaw, Ind. The tournament included eight teams competing for the regional title.
The Backwater Gamblers swept box score awards for dock and equipment personnel, pick-up boat crews, towboat driving, showmanship, sound crew total and overall show in tallying a grand total of 1,713.27 points.
Wonder Lake (Wonder Lake, Ill.) finished runner-up with 1,661.37 points, followed by the Arch Rivals (Lake St. Louis, Mo.) with 1,495.17 points.
In competitive show skiing, each club has one hour to present a theatrical performance on water skis. Judges score the acts by awarding points based on execution, difficulty, spectator appeal and flow. Elaborate costumes and staging intermix with music and fast action on the water as an announcer leads the audience through the show.
The Central Regionals also featured athletes competing individually in adagio doubles, swivel, and multi-jumping acts.
For complete results, click here (PDF).