UC Waterski Club
The team practices weekly at Extreme Watersports Center in Newtown, OH from 5-dark from April until Mid-October. It is a two lake site and two of our coaches are promo boat owners. This means that we practice on brand new, tournament-grade Mastercraft and Malibu boats. One lake is for slalom skiing and the other for trick and jump.
Our competition season is September through October. We go to 2 open tournaments every year, the Southern Ohio Challenge in Harrison, OH and the Ball State Fling in Van Wert, OH. Then we go to our first qualifying tournament, the Great Lakes Conference Championships Van Wert, OH. After qualifying we travel to Decatur, IL for Midwest Collegiate Regionals. If we qualify there, which we have for the past 7 years, we travel to an awesome warm location for Collegiate Nationals! Our tournaments are a ton of fun and give opportunities for both A Team and B Team skiers!
Our team also does a lot of social events throughout the year. We travel to Dale Hollow Lake for our annual Houseboat trip, to a school in the Midwest for Winter Conference, as well as to Lucky Lowe's Ski School for spring break. Additionally, we participate in social on campus events like Sigma Sigma Carnival and Relay for Life, and fun events like Ski Freeze or Die and attending the Cincinnati Boat Show.