Rock Aqua Jays win 18th national championship at tournament
Event: 39th Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships
Dates: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11
Location: Rock River at Shorewood Park, Loves Park, Ill.
Results: The Rock Aqua Jays won with 2,033.46 points, followed by Mad-City Ski Team of Madison with 1,924.88, Aquanuts Water Shows of Twin Lakes with 1,923.46, Wonder Lake of Wonder Lake, Ill., with 1,734.5 and Backwater Gamblers of Rock Island, Ill., with 1,723.14.
The Rock Aqua Jays had the highest scores in pyramid, barefoot, dock and equipment personnel, sound crew, doubles and swivel.
Host: Ski Broncs Water Ski Show Team
Tournament highlights: With their victory this weekend the Rock Aqua Jays claimed their 18th national championship and 11th “triple crown” for winning all three major tournaments in one year, co-show director David Rezin said. The national tournament was the biggest of them all, Rezin said. “This is the pinnacle of the season,” he said.
Quote of the day: “We're kind of like the New York Yankees of the show ski world,” Rezin said, because of the team's prolific success. “We set the bar every year, and everybody every year wants to beat us.”