THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rockin the 80s Pyramid by Crivitz Ski Cats with State Championship Win.
Crivitz Ski Cats Capture 3rd Straight State Title
The Crivitz Ski Cats Water Ski Show team took a Division II first place trophy for the third consecutive year at Wisconsin Rapids last weekend in the 47th Annual Wisconsin State Waterski Show Championships. This feat was never before accomplished in Wisconsin show ski history.
Human pyramids 4 levels high, back flips over a 5 1/2 foot wooden ski ramp, barefoot pyramids and kneeboard flips, strap doubles and trick skis were all played out in front of the judges to tell a story of two 80s Rock Bands which together perform a rock show concert.
Included in their winnings, the team won the title for Best Ballet Line, Best Sound and Announcing Crew, and Best Pick-up Boat Crew. In addition, young members age 8 and younger barefooted and danced their way to earn the Best Comedy Act, while their swivel skiers earned the bragging rights to the Most Unique/Original Act for a backwards toe-hold hot-pick up tandem swivel trick. Father/daughter team Jon and Lindsey Jossie also placed 6th in the overall Mixed Doubles tournament. And not to be outdone, veteran skier, Kim Ducane, won the award for Best Female Overall Skier.
The Cats will take their newly earned title to the Division II National Waterski Show Championships Aug. 2nd-4th in Tomahawk to compete against other waterski show teams across the nation. With fierce competition, the Cats will attempt to bring home another title.
Putting on a water ski show takes a multitude of members to make the event a success. From costume design to script writing, rope winding and ski set up, show directing and choreography, boat driving and fund raising, concessions and sound crew, to making and maintaining equipment, the team could not have had such success without the hard work and dedication of all its members.
The Crivitz Ski Cats are always looking for more members to make the show even bigger and better than the year before to help defend their title. For more information on how to join the team, as either a sking or non-skiing member, or to purchase Crivitz Ski Cat apparel, find directions to the show and a calendar of upcoming events, or if you would like to donate online, visit www.crivitzskicats.org.
The Crivitz Ski Cats currently perform at the Lake Noquebay County Park in Crivitz Wednesdays and Saturdays through Aug. 17.