Midwest Alumni Regional Podium

2016 Fall Underway and Upcoming Tournaments: 9/3/2016 – 9/4/2016

And here we go!!! If you weren’t paying attention, it is now September and that means that many universities are back in session and it is time for the fall collegiate ski season. This past weekend the Midwest held the second ever Midwest Alumni Regionals at Waters Edge in Wilmington, IL and the University of Alabama hosted the first collegiate ski tournament of the fall!

First we will talk alumni….

Starting dock at 2016 Midwest Alumni RegionalsThe Midwest put together an alumni tournament for the second consecutive year; unfortunately the other regions did not get things together to host alumni tournaments this year. Hopefully in future years more volunteers will exist in all regions to help organize and coordinate these massively popular tournaments. The Midwest Alumni Regional tournament was hosted at Waters Edge in Wilmington, IL for the second straight year. The buzz stemming from the tournament was overwhelmingly positive and everyone enjoyed themselves. This year a “Futures” team was added to allow all the kids of alumni to compete on a single team, and they out performed several alumni teams; these kids will be superstars once they get to college!

Jump crash at 2016 Midwest Alumni RegionalsEveryone had a great time, but what you really want to know is which alumni teams stepped up their games to grab the hardware, so here are the results for the 2016 Midwest Alumni Regional tournament (the full list of team placements can be found at the end of this post):

  1. Purdue University
  2. Missouri State University
  3. Iowa State University
  4. University of Cincinnati
  5. University of Wisconsin – Madison

On to those currently in college….

Alabama Waterski Fall 2016The University of Alabama kicked off the NCWSA 2016 Fall season by hosting a tournament at LymanLand USA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Five teams competed in the tournament, with University of Alabama taking the top spots for men’s, women’s, and combined team placements. Here are the combined team results:

  1. University of Alabama
  2. Clemson University
  3. University of Georgia
  4. Auburn University
  5. University of Michigan

Full results from this weekend as well as past weekends are published on USA Water Ski.

And coming up this weekend….

As many skiers head back to school this week and upcoming weekend several teams host information sessions and ski days to recruit new members. This means that tournaments in many regions will begin in a week, but this weekend Florida Southern College will host a tournament in the Eastern Region. Good luck to all those participating in the tournament and happy recruiting to all those gathering new members for the Fall 2016 season!

September 3-4, 2016

Current Schedules by Region

East
Midwest
South Central
West

 

Complete 2016 Midwest Alumni Regional Tournament Team Placements

  1. Purdue University
  2. Missouri State University
  3. Iowa State University
  4. University of Cincinnati
  5. University of Wisconsin – Madison
  6. Michigan State University
  7. University of Michigan
  8. Kansas University
  9. Arizona State University
  10. Miami University – Ohio
  11. Eastern Illinois University
  12. The Ohio State University
  13. Marquette University
  14. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  15. Futures
  16. University of Wisconsin – Stout
  17. University of Missouri
  18. Grand Valley State University
  19. University of Nebraska
  20. University of Evansville
  21. University of Notre Dame
  22. Illinois State University
  23. University of Iowa
  24. Kansas State University
  25. Western Michigan University
  26. Southern Illinois University
  27. University of Illinois
  28. Ball State University
  29. Bowling Green State University
  30. Southern Illinois Eastern

Adam Koehler

Skied with the Illini Waterski Team and the Marquette Waterski Team. Past winner of the NCWSA Outstanding Leader Award. Former NCWSA Operations Committee Chair and current NCWSA Secretary.