Water Skiing Added To Michigan Games
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 01/01/2014 17:53:27
- In: Water Skiing
With the help of Jerry Brouwer of Action Water Sports, the Westshore Ski Club, and Nick DeVries, coach of the Grand Valley State University water ski team, three-event water skiing has been added to the 2014 Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Olympics. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of the state of Michigan.
The 2014 games will include 35 sports, and is expected to bring 7,000 athletes to West Michigan to compete. The Games will take place June 20-22 in venues all around Grand Rapids. For the three-event water ski tournament, slalom skiing will take place on Saturday, June 21 at Millennium Park. Jumping and tricks will take place on June 22 at Placid Waters. Millennium Park and Placid Waters both previously hosted the Global Invitational. The tournament will be USA Water Ski sanctioned.
According to DeVries, who is serving as tournament director, the water ski tournament is open to competitors from all states and age divisions; however, medals will only be awarded to the top three from Michigan. "This will be an exciting summer tournament filled with a lot of competition," DeVries says. "The Men 1 and Women 1 divisions will be filled with skiers from the Grand Valley State, Michigan State, University of Michigan and Western Michigan University water ski teams. Grand Valley State’s and Michigan State’s team are both hot off of top-10 finishes in the nation and not only looking to prove which of the teams are better, but which skiers from each school place individually."
For more information on how to register for the water ski tournament, contact Nick DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Meijer State Games of Michigan, visit stategamesofmichigan.com.