Five teams to vie for world water skiing titleSeptember 17, 2016
KELLNER - The Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers know a thing or two about hosting a water ski show tournament.
The club has hosted the Wisconsin State Show Ski Championships for 50 years and held a handful of National Show Ski National tournaments.
This weekend the Aqua Skiers will host the third World Water Ski Show Tournament Friday through Sunday at Red Sands Beach in South Wood County Park.
The Rock Aqua Jays of Janesville hosted the first two world events in 2012 and 2014. (The tournament is held every two years.)
The same five teams that competed in the first two events are back for again, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China and the United States. The U.S. won the first two world championship events and is ranked No. 1 in the world heading into the competiton.
Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers to host World Water Ski Show TournamentMarch 28, 2016
For the first time ever, the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers will be hosting the World Water Ski Show Tournament.
Set for Red Sands Beach on Lake Wazeecha this September, there has been official announced confirmation of all five participating teams. Along with the United States, China, Australia, Belgium, and Canada have now been confirmed for the tournament.
Janesville hosted the previous two tournaments in 2012, and 2014, which saw the same five teams in the competition. Skier Delegate Jordan Becker expects the turnout in Lake Wazeecha to exceed their state tournament this July.
"Even though this is our first time hosting it, Janesville had people coming from all over to watch the tournament, so we're expecting it to be much bigger than the state tournament," said Becker.
Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers to host World Water Ski Show TournamentMarch 25, 2016
KELLNER, Wis. (WSAU) -- A central Wisconsin water ski show team is preparing to host the best teams in the world later this year. The Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers is used to performing at Red Sands Beach on Lake Wazeecha near Kellner every summer, and they also host the state championship ski show every summer. Team member Taylor Christianson says they are preparing for another big show September 9th through the 11th. She says the Aqua Skiers successfully won the bid to host the World Water Ski Show Tournament.
World Water Ski Championships Coming to Wisconsin RapidsMarch 23, 2016
Some of the top water ski teams in the world will converge on Wisconsin later this year for a competition.
The Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers announced yesterday that they have been selected to host the World Water Ski Show Tournament in September. The event will be held at South Wood County Park's Red Sands beach on Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids.
The event has been held every other year since 2010. Previous tournaments have included teams from China, Australia, Canada and Belgium.
Of course the region is no stranger to hosting large skiing championships, Wisconsin Rapids is an annual stop for the State Show Ski Championships. And last summer, Tomahawk hosted the Division 2 National Championships.
World Water Ski Tour Coming to RapidsMarch 22, 2016
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The World Water Ski Show Tournament is coming to Wisconsin Rapids.
The Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers announced the dates and teams for the third annual World Water Ski Show Tournament in a Tuesday press release. The tournament will take place Sept. 9-11 at South Wood County Park on Lake Wazeecha, 7200 South Park Road.
Confirmed teams include some of the world's most talented skiers from all over the globe, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China and the United States.
World Water Ski Tour Coming to RapidsMarch 11, 2016
KELLNER - The World Water Ski Show Tournament is coming to the Wisconsin Rapids area.
"I found out while I was shopping," said Maggie Muleski, who has co-chaired the state event and will be tournament chairwoman for the 2016 world competition. "Pretty exciting."
Already known for their expertise and experience hosting the annual Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament the third weekend of July - and even the national tournament on occasion - the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers now can add another feather to their cap.
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Jordan Becker wasn't always a skier. But being surrounded by a family that was always on the river, hooked her.
"It took me a long time to learn how to ski," Jordan said. "It was something that was completely different. Just what we can do out here is incredible I think."
Now in her eighth year with the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Team, Becker serves many roles on the club.
"I swivel ski, base pyramids, do base trios with my dad, ballet, I can climb in pyramids. I'm pretty versatile," Becker said
Building pyramids is the most rigorous ski tricks, in terms of the teamwork standpoint.