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Welcome to the new IWSA.com! We knew it was time for a change, and a fresh look for IWSA.com. We are still working on getting everything rolling, so thank you for your patience as we continue to bring you a better experience throughout the 2014 season!
65th Bart's Indiana State Championships!
The 65th Bart's Indiana State Water Ski Championships held at Hawthorn Lake is now history. The event got off to a rainy start gut the skies cleared after an hour and half rain to present pristine skiing conditions for all skier divisions on both Saturday and Sunday. Podium awards were presented throughout the day. Several State Championship Records were broken on both days by skiers Nate Smith, Prissy Edwards, Gary Hall, and Glen Reid. Attendance was at an all time high in comparison to recent state tournaments. IWSA enrolled 20 new memberships bringing our numbers up close to 100 memberships! (more that double from previous years!) Thanks to Hawthorn Lake, the Tucker family, the Detty families, the officials, the promo boat representatives, and friends who pitched in to help.
View the photo gallery here!
Official results coming soon!
Free Ski/Free Beer Night at Brewski
Free Ski/Free Beer night at Brewski on July 21st brought out the skiers aged 2 to 68! IWSA Board Members welcomed webmaster Austin DuVall to join in the fun. Yes...he also skis in addition to managing our new web site!
His Wakes Head To Head
Good day for Indiana in the In His Wakes Head-to-Head Slalom event in Paducah, KY. Sam Jackson and Casey Contos placed 3rd and 4th respectively, in the 36 MPH division. Both earned their first pay checks in a skiing event!
Learn to Ski Days with Indy Skiers
The first of 2 "learn to ski days" sponsored by the Indy Skiers at their ski site on White River just north of 16th Street in Indianapolis was well attended by both members and guests. Several new skiers learned to water ski and we were all witness to a couple of people who learned to slalom ski. Boat rides to the "not so brave" folks was also provided along with beverages and food. Hats off to the Indy Skiers for promoting our favorite sport.
A lesson from Noah Vieke
Skiers from the mid-west and Canada took advantage of the opportunity to receive some coaching from Noah Vieke on July 18th-19th. Noah took a few days off from his Florida driving/coaching job with Chet Raley and shared his expertise with his Indiana connection. Dad Andy Vieke was tickled to have Noah home for a few days. Every skier went away with a "game changer" tidbit to improve their skiing and ball count.
Jared placed 7th in the Schiedam 2014 Dutch Masters Shortboard (trick) tournament Saturday July 12, 2014 in the Netherlands. Jared skied well in the qualification round to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-final round (top 8 skied the semi-finals) Jared stood up his toe pass, but fell early on his hand pass; therefore not qualifying for the finals (top 4 skied in the finals).
Well done, sir!
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