Maine Attraction Wins NSSA Eastern Regionals
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
The Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (Sanford, Maine) won the team title at the 2021 Eastern Regional Show Ski Championships, July 24-25, in Sanford, Maine.
Maine Attraction scored a grand total 1,615 points. The Aqua Riders of Holland (Holland, Mass.) placed second with 1,270 points and the Oxbow Water Ski Show Team (Northampton, Mass.) finished third (1,261 points).
In competitive show skiing, each club has one hour to present a theatrical performance on water skis. Judges score 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.
In addition to the team competition, athletes competed for individual titles in swivel, doubles, freestyle jumping and team jumping. Winning titles in the Division 1 Open divisions were: Aubrianna Payeur, swivel (13.80 points); Todd and Virginia Heybeck, doubles (8.60 points); Oxbow Flyers, team jumping (54.00 points); Peter Hegarty, freestyle jumping (506.67 points).
The National Show Ski Association (NSSA) is one of nine sport discipline organizations affiliated with USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.