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. Our first qualifying tournament is the Great Lakes Conference Championships in Van Wert, OH. Upon qualifying, we travel to Decatur, IL for Midwest Collegiate Regionals. If we qualify there, which we have for the past 10 years, we travel to an awesome warm location for Collegiate Nationals! Our tournaments are a ton of fun and give opportunities for both A and B Team skiers!
Our team also organizes 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, and to a ski location for spring break. Additionally, we volunteer as a team at the Flying Pig Marathon and Ampuski. We're also crazy enough to go out and ski for a day in December for our annual Ski, Freeze, or Die event!