The USA Water Ski Division II National Ski Show Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 at Hidden Lake in Warsaw. Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. each day.
Individual’s competition will run first on Saturday. The categories for Individuals will be Swivel ski, Adagio doubles, Team jump and Freestyle jump. Individuals will be judged on difficulty, execution and overall appeal of their performance.
Team competition will follow on Saturday and resume Sunday morning. Each team will have 20 minutes to setup for the show, 1 hour to perform 13 acts and 10 minutes to remove all equipment and props from the show site. In addition to flow, difficulty and execution the teams will be judged on towboat driving, sound and announcing, dock and equipment, safety boat performance and showmanship. There will also be awards for highest scoring act in the tournament as well as highest scoring ballet line.
The Lake City Skiers Water Ski Show Team has won two Division II National titles in 2006 and 2007. The team is seeking to bring the title back to Warsaw for 2014.
Teams from across the nation will compete in this tournament and should be a very exciting weekend for spectators. The tournament is free to the public. There will be concessions available at the site and plenty of free parking. This is an opportunity to see some of the best water skiing in the country right here in your own backyard.
Running order for teams and individuals will be posted on the Lake City Skiers website http://www.lakecityskiers.org Wednesday, July 30.
Come out and support the Lake City Skiers as they represent the city of Warsaw and the state of Indiana in this tournament. Hidden Lake is located at the intersection of U.S. 30 and SR 15 on Hidden Lake drive.