2018 Indiana State Championships
It rained, it blew, the sun shined! It rained, it blew, the sun shined! It rained, it blew, the sun shined! Every 15 minutes was a new weather front! Despite the challenging weather condition, the skiers, boat drivers, judges, and scorers prevailed with one brief delay due to electrical issues! The 69th Indiana State Water Ski Championships hosted 95 pulls for trickers, slalom skiers, and jumpers on Saturday. Julie Mishler of Camelot Lake set new records for Girls 2 in Slalom, 3 at 32off, and Overall, 2304.4.
The Hawthorn neighbors and families welcomed skiers and made the event a success. The evening banquet on Saturday evening added to the day’s festivities with good food, conversations, and some additional awards including the Rollie Williams award and the Mark Wiggins Jump Award to a Purdue University student. Sunday brought some of the same challenging weather for the 25 trick skiers. A noon time finish brought officials and skiers to the awards tent for final awards and hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill.
The Cindonway Skiers, aka Buchers + 2, dominated the Team Competition. In addition to Julie Mishler records above, two other new records were scored with Mark Schmitt Mens 6 Jump, 74 ft; and Jared Sharkey Open Men Tricks, 6380.
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