Santiago Varas jumps in the background of ESPN video shoot.

Alabama Video Clip on ESPN

ESPN’s Marty Smith is in Alabama for the football, but that did not stop him from checking out the Alabama Water Ski Team and learn a little about collegiate water skiing. Santiago Varas jumps in the background and then Marty throws him a pass! Watch the video to see if Santi should stick to water ski jumping! The University of Alabama Water Ski Team placed 4th in the nation this past weekend at the NCWSA National Championships at Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA and Santiago took 2nd in jump with a leap of 171 feet.

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.