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Janesville, WI, Selected to Host IWWF World Show Ski Tournament

13 Aug, 2013


Show Ski Athletes Selected for September Performance

The National Show Ski Association, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski, has announced the athletes who will comprise the 2014 USA Water Ski Show Team at the 2nd annual IWWF World Show Ski Tournament, Sept. 12-14, 2014, in Janesville, Wis.

In competitive show skiing, each club has one hour to present a theatrical performance on water skis. Judges score acts by awarding points based on originality, presentation and execution. Elaborate costumes and staging intermix with music and fast action on the water as an announcer leads the audience through the show. The team rosters for the World Show Ski Tournament are limited to 35 total members, including skiers, boat drivers, announcers and show directors. David Rezin (Janesville, Wis.) and Matt Heilman (Verona, Wis.) are the show directors for the 2014 USA Water Ski Show Team.

The USA Water Ski Show Team won the team title at the inaugural IWWF World Show Ski Tournament in 2012 in Janesville, Wis. In addition to the United States, the inaugural tournament featured all-star show ski teams from Belgium, Canada, China and Australia.

The National Show Ski Association is one of nine sport discipline organizations affiliated with USA Water Ski, which was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.

Members of the 2014 USA Water Ski Show Team are listed below:

Jeremy Armstrong – Wisconsin Dells - Tommy Bartlett
Dan Benz – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Kristen Block – Madison, WI - Mad-City Ski Team
Brint Burrill – Rock Island, IL - Backwater Gamblers
Brian Cullen – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Breanne Czerniewski – Lake St. Louis, MO - Lake St. Louis Arch Rivals
Scott DePorter – Whitewater, WI - Sea World San Antonio
Seth Frase – Tega Cay, SC - Sea World San Antonio
Jarret Graff – Wonder Lake, IL - driver, Wonder Lake
Dan Hansen – Wonder Lake, IL - Wonder Lake
Kim Hansen – Yorkville, IL - Wonder Lake
Ariana Koehler – Wauconda, IL - Aquanuts
Kailey Koehler – Wauconda, IL - Aquanuts
Jamie Kumlien – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Jason LaManna – Winter Haven, FL – Legoland
Joey Lincicum – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Tommy Bartlett
Gerry Luiting – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Ginny McGinnis – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Kelley Nemec – Maplewood, MN - Twin Cities River Rats
Paul O’Connor – Winter Haven, FL - Cypress Gardens Ski Team
Dan Olson – Chisago, MN - Universal Studios Japan, Stereo Wake Skis
Cheryl Orloff – Winter Haven, FL - Legoland
Jayson Rishling – Wonder Lake, IL - Wonder Lake
Brian Robbins – Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team
Joe Sawaska – Wisconsin Dells, WI - Tommy Bartlett
DeeDee Smith – Orlando, FL - Legoland
Brad Springbrum – Janesville, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Geoff Stone – Milwaukee, WI - Muskego Water Bugs
Leah Straub – Madison, WI - Mad-City Ski Team
Angela Yauchler – Winter Haven, FL - Stars of Florida
Geno Yauchler – Winter Haven, FL - Stars of Florida
Rachael Zenk – LaCrosse, WI - Holiday Park, Hassloch, Germany

Alternates:
John Fischer –Independence, MN - Ski Otters
Claire Frase – Tega Cay, SC - Carolina Show Ski Team
Cathy Luiting – Edgerton, WI - Rock Aqua Jays
Nick Lyman – Winter Haven, FL - Legoland

Information is available at www.USAWATERSKI.org

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