Brooke Gunderson and Aaron McLaughlin show ski doubles
Photography: Lynn Novakofski

Brooke Gunderson and Aaron McLaughlin won open doubles, scoring 15.13 points.


Champions Crowned At All-American Tournament

by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

Show ski athletes came from water ski clubs in Florida, North Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Canada to compete in the 2024 All-American Tournament, March 29-30, on Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla.

Open division winners were: Pete Hegarty, freestyle jump (965.00 points); SeaDawgz, team jump (72.00 points); Madi Hagemann, swivel (16.77 points); Caroline Grubs/Darian LeBlanc, swivel pairs (16.83 points); and Brooke Gunderson/Aaron McLaughlin, doubles (15.13 points).

Complete Results.

Hegarty and Gunderson received the top male and female performer awards, respectively, as voted on by the tournament judges.

The first All-American Tournament was held in December 1951 at Cypress Gardens’ Lake Eloise and was an annual slalom, tricks and jump event until 1991. The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team restarted the tradition as a spring show ski acts tournament at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Lake Silver in Winter Haven when the club was formed in 2012.