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Cypress Gardens Wins Southern Regionals

The Cypress Gardens Ski Team won the 2019 Southern Regional Show Ski Championships in June 23. Photography by Lynn NovakofskiThe Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team (Winter Haven, Fla.) won the team title at the 2019 Southern Regional Show Ski Championships, June 22-23, in Sarasota, Fla. Cypress Gardens tallied a grand total of 1,561.63 points in edging the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, which scored 1,532.07 points.

Cypress Gardens earned top awards for showmanship, overall show, sound crew and towboat driving, while Sarasota earned top awards for dock and equipment crew, pick-up boats and high individual club act.The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team finished third (1,266.77 points) followed by the Lakeland Ski Team (865.83 points).

In the individual events, Linzy Reinders (Hartland, Wis.) won open swivel (15.50 points); Luci Lippelgoos (Winter Haven, Fla.) won swivel 360 (11.44 points); Taylor Camann (Lake Wales, Fla.) won swivel 180 (7.83 points); Jeff Maglione (Sarasota, Fla.) and Ella Brauch (Bradenton, Fla.) won open doubles (12.66 points); Rob Kadansky (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Malayna Smith (Winter Haven, Fla.) won novice doubles (10.16 points); Caleb Ross (Sarasota, Fla.) won freestyle jumping (482.50 points); and the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees (Sarasota, Fla.) won team jumping (79.00 points).

For complete results, click here (PDF).


















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