Oxbow Wins Eastern Regionals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 07/29/2013 11:41:53
- In: Show Skiing
The Oxbow Water Ski Show Team (Northampton, Mass.) won the 2013 Eastern Regional Show Ski Championships, July 27-28, in Northampton, Mass. The tournament included four teams competing for the regional title.
Oxbow tallied a grand total 1,486 points in garnering first place. The U.S. Water Ski Show Team (Scotia, N.Y.) finished runner-up with 1,370 points, followed by the Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks (Sparta, N.J.) with 1,189 points and the Holland Aqua Riders (Holland, Mass.) with 940 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 Eastern Regionals also featured athletes competing individually in adagio doubles and swivel. Complete results will be posted as soon as they become available.