Lake City Skiers Win D2 Show Nationals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 08/03/2014 20:42:38
- In: Show Skiing
The Lake City Skiers (Warsaw, Ind.) won the team title at the 14th Division 2 Show Ski National Championships, Aug. 2-3, in Warsaw, Ind. Hosted by the Lake City Skiers, the tournament featured seven teams competing for the Division 2 show ski national title.
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 originality, presentation and execution. Elaborate costumes and staging intermix with music and fast action on the water as an announcer leads the audience through the show.
The Lake City Skiers won top awards for pick-up boat crews, towboat driving, showmanship, overall show, high individual club act, barefooting and jumping in tallying 1,486.8 points. The Waterboard Warriors (Wrightstown, Wis.) earned top-scoring awards for dock and equipment personnel, sound crew, ballet, doubles, and pyramid to finish second with 1,342.45 points. The Hartwick Huskys (Delhi, Iowa) finished third with 1,223.03 points. The Brown’s Lake Aquaducks (Burlington, Wis.) placed fourth with 1,203.07 points, and the Silver Lake Ski Club (Fenton, Mich.) rounded out the top-five placements with 1,104.75 points.
For team results, click here (PDF).
The Division 2 Show Ski National Championships also featured athletes competing individually in adagio doubles, swivel, freestyle jumping and multi-jumping acts. Lauren Sheldon (Storrs Mansfield, Conn.) won swivel, scoring 11.76 points; Will and Danielle Bazeley (Whitewater, Wis.) won doubles with 11.73 points; Steve Hawblitzel (Warsaw, Ind.) won freestyle jumping with 382.92 points; and the Lake City Skiers (Warsaw, Ind.) won team jumping, tallying 68.67 points.