The CG Ski Shows were part of the 50th anniver…

The CG Ski Shows were part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Hoover Dam which is near Vegas in 1985. The five-day run for CG shows was just the first leg of a longer trip for several of the skiers on their way to the show nationals as part of the Tampa Bay Ski team, by truck, pulling a jump ramp. We used the jump ramp in Lake Mead, next, leg two, they traveled to Janesville, WI, using the jump ramp the as a second ramp, simulating the two-ramp setup typical of theme park shows. Tampa Bay finished third. Finally they headed back to Tampa, arriving home 5,400 miles later… May be an all-time record for most indirect route to show nationals. True road warriors, George & Barb Wolf and Ken Kortum. #waterskiing #showskiing #showskinationals #showskilife #lifeofashowskier #swivelskiing #waterskiballet #reviewjournal (at Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Nevada)
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The “thru-the-dock” hot pickups that some of the…

The “thru-the-dock” hot pickups that some of the teams are doing “up North” never cease to amaze me. Here the Aquanuts pull 11 girls thru the hole picking up another 21. WOW! And check the smiles, like there is nothing to it. Kudos to the skiers and their driver, Bob Koehler!!! #showskiing #waterskiing #swivelskiing #waterskiballet #hotdockpickup #nationalchampions #lifeonthewater #showskinationals (at Traxler Park)

Show Ski Nationals, last show of the day, Chippewa Lake jump…

Show Ski Nationals, last show of the day, Chippewa Lake jump team. Always love the late afternoon back-light at Traxler Park for dramatic photos. #waterskiing #waterskijumping #showskiing #showskinationals #lifeonthewater #rockriver #classicphotography #indmarshowskinationals (at traxler park. janesville,wisconsin)