Midwest Region Wins First Team Title At Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships
POLK CITY, Fla. - The Midwest Region All-Stars team won its first team title at the 2006 Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships, May 20-21, at Dream Lake Estates in Huxley, Iowa. The Midwest Region clinched the title with 8,745 points. The Western Region finished runner-up with 6,155 points and the Eastern Region placed third with 1,910 points. The Collegiate All-Stars included the top-10 men and top-10 women from each of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association's four regions vying for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. Iowa State University hosted the event.
“The 2006 Collegiate All-Stars Water Ski Championships did not fail to impress with non-stop action on the water this past weekend,” said Steve McDermeit, USA Water Ski's executive director. “Congratulations to the members of the Midwest team for winning their first team title at the event.”
In the Men's division, Arizona State's Brody Reid (Griffin, Ga.) won the overall title after placing first in Men's jumping with a leap of 146 feet, winning the tricks title with 2,470 points and placing second in slalom with 2 buoys at 38 feet off. Cale Burdick (Danville, Ind.), a sophomore at Purdue, successfully defended his slalom title with a score of 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Burdick also placed second in tricks with 2,380 points, tied Purdue teammate Kurtis Threlkeld (Thorntown, Ind.) for second place in jumping (140 feet) and placed second overall. In slalom, Purdue's Adam Cord (W. Lafayette, Ind.) finished third with 1-1/2 at 38 off. In Men's tricks, Jonathon Bax (Appleton, Wis.) from the Eastern Region finished third with 1,480 points, and in Men's overall, Joe Weiser (Osceola, Iowa) from Iowa State rounded out the top-three placements.
In the Women's division, Arizona State's Jenna Sligar (Tempe, Ariz.) won the overall title after winning jumping (106 feet) and tricks (1,630 points), and placing third in slalom (3-1/2 at 28 off). Purdue's Hannah Hustad (Glenwood, Minn.) finished second overall after placing second in slalom (4-1/2 at 28 off) and third in jumping (86 feet). Illinois' Corynn Cassidy (Champaign, Ill.) finished third overall after placing second in tricks with 1,560 points. Clemson's Hanna Edeback (Cary, N.C.), the lone Women's competitor from the Eastern Region, won the slalom title with 1-1/2 at 32 off. Julie Jahnke (Brookfield, Wis.) from the Midwest Region finished third in tricks with 1,440 points and Illinois' Christine Madden (Homer Glen, Ill.) placed second in jumping with 89 feet.