Oxbow Wins Eastern Regional Show Ski Championships
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
The Oxbow Water Ski Show Team (Northampton, Mass.) won the National Show Ski Association’s 2022 Eastern Regional Show Ski Championships, July 29-31, in Northampton, Mass.
Oxbow earned high-scoring awards for Dock & Equipment Personnel, Pick-up boat Crews, Towboat Driving, Showmanship, Sound Crew Total, High Individual Club Act and Most Valuable Male in tallying a grand total score of 1,406.1 points. The Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (Sanford, Maine) finished second with 1,207.97 points, followed by the Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks (Sparta, N.J.) with 1,198.03 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. Individual national titles for swivel, doubles, team jumping and freestyle jumping also are at stake.