Now that the "Nationals" are finished, a new scoring year begins for tournament water skiers. Sawmill Lake near Columbus and Champion Lake near McCordsville teamed up to host 2 record tournaments this past weekend, August 26th and 27th. Breezy conditions dominated both lakes in the morning but conditions improved into the afternoons. Skiers from Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan enjoyed the " Hoosier Hospitality." Since the USA Water Ski Web Site has issues, the actual scores will have to be posted at a later date. We do know that several "PB's" were enjoyed by several skiers....Neal 2@ 39' off......Peyton 1@38' off....how about the Kim Contos 5.5 @ 38' off after recently spending a week in the hospital for a serious leg infection! I'm sure there were other noteworthy scores! Future tournaments include Cindonway Shores on September 3rd and Silent Shores on September 9th. Check the IWSA website for "sign-up instructions."
You can support USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports, Inc. (USA-AWSWS) and also have a chance to win a 50/50 cash raffle! The winner's portion of the jackpot is up to more than $1,850 and growing.
By purchasing tickets to the Summer 50/50 Raffle, you are helping to fund all aspects of adaptive water skiing from developing educational resources and supporting local, regional and national events to our U.S. Team athletes competing in the 15th IWWF Disabled Water Ski World Championships from Sept. 11-17, 2023 at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif.
Here's how it works:
1. Visit our dedicated raffle website to purchase your tickets securely.
2. Choose the number of tickets you wish to purchase. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the higher your chances of winning!
3. The lucky winner will be drawn on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and will win half of all funds raised.
Remember, every ticket purchased brings us one step closer to our fundraising goal and enables our athletes and programs to achieve greatness. It's a win-win situation!
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Along with our own skiers from Indiana, we have also included three other names that we welcome as important to our state.
The Burdicks, Cale, Laura and Brooke, were included for their Indiana connections and they frequent Indiana tournaments.
The Meeker family were included for their contributions and participation in Indiana tournaments. (They also supply
promo and club boats to Indiana)
Joy Kelley was included for her Indiana connections ....a .former Fairland Club member.
Although Indiana Water Ski Association is primarily focused on three event skiing, we all should be proud of the Warsaw, Indiana "Lake City Skiers" for hosting the Division 1 Nationals this past weekend at Hidden Lake in Warsaw. Fourteen show ski clubs from all over the United States vied for the awards. The acts surpassed anything you have ever seen at Cypress Gardens!!! What an undertaking for the host club....in addition to vendors, and various food options, there had to be 40 porta potties!!!! ;)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LAKE CITY SKIERS!
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