The Wonder Lake show ski team won the national title at the 2010 show ski nationals in Bumble Fuck Wisconsin.
A 17 year old kid towing a wake boarder ran over a rower and killed him on Lake Stevens in Everett Washington. Just another reason why I think big wakeboard boats are stupid. This accident is being blamed on how high the bow of the boat was combined with how low the rowing shell was and the setting sun. I'm going to blame it on a dumb kid with shitty loud music playing while driving a boat that is unnecessarily large while not paying attention because some vapid slut with a tiny bikini was sitting in the boat talking about how awesome that wake to wake jump with about 8 inches of air was. I have no proof to back that up but that is a pretty standard wakeboard boat set up.
Amber Wing and Philip Soven won wakeboard titles in Knoxville TN. The article states that a wakeboard is a "wide single waterski".
Backwater Gamblers of the Quad Cities (Illionis side of the border) placed 3rd at show ski nationals and get an article in the local paper. The article spends about 99.4% of the time explaining that "barefooting" is waterskiing with no skis and not walking around with no shoes on. Thank you for the knowledge Mr. Quad City Times reporter man.
Also in the Quad Cities area was a adaptive waterski clinic for disabled skiers. I have been involved with a few clinics like this and they are awesome. Just to see how much fun these kids have on the water makes it all worthwhile. /sappyness over
Also from the Quad Cities:
Macs Waterski World has stickers...not really waterski related...but wootable.
Miss Mexico got "promoted". Is this waterski related? YES IT IS JUST LOOK I SWEAR IT IS.
Footstock, the largest figure 8 barefoot tournament in the world was held this weekend in some other podunk town in Wisconsin. This year the winner ran over 5 1/4 figure 8s to win one of his runs. Thats something like 10 miles of barefooting. I footed for a about a 1/4 mile the other day and my feet felt like they were on fire. This guy is not going to walk for months.
Wakeboarding is making me care less and less about the Masters.
The Canadian Nationals were held recently (might know the date if I read the article but there were lots of words) and Dave Miller took 3rd in slalom* with 983 points (points?) and got a good picture in the paper. Whitney McClintock continued to dominate womens slalom in Canada and for her efforts got this awesome picture in the paper of a kick ass WHEELIE. HELL YEA WHEELS UP BIZNITCHEZ
*might know his division but again there were to many words