2016 University of Alabama Team

Alabama Wins Inaugural 2017 NCWSA Fall Tournament

Auburn University Water Ski TeamA little over a week ago, Auburn University hosted the first collegiate tournament of the 2017 fall season! Auburn hosted the tournament on Divorce Lake in Valley, Alabama and four teams from the Eastern Region competed in the tournament – Lander University, Clemson University, the University of Alabama, and the host team Auburn University.

Auburn University Tournament BoatFrom the looks of it, it was a sun-kissed tournament that had some great skiing to kick off our collegiate season.  Alabama swept the podium in five of six individual events! The hold out spot being men’s slalom with James Webber of Clemson getting 1 buoy at 38′ off to take third in the event.

After all the skiing was done, the University of Alabama sat atop the team rankings to take home the first tournament win of the 2017 season! For complete results, you can view the scorebook.

Team Placements

  1. University of Alabama
  2. Clemson University
  3. Auburn University
  4. Lander University

Individual Event Champions

  • Women’s Slalom – Brie Carter, 1 buoy @ 38′ off
  • Men’s Slalom – Benjamin Leutz, 2 buoys @ 38′ off
  • Women’s Trick – Abbi Grathwohl, 2910 points
  • Men’s Trick – Quinn Haines, 4020 points
  • Women’s Jump – Mariah Fields, 123 feet
  • Men’s Jump – Sam Greenwood, 154 feet

Call for Recap Writers

Our goal this season is to have a recap for each tournament! We are still looking for a tourney recap writer for the Eastern Region, please inquire to info@ncwsa.com if you are interested. For more information you can view our initial 2017 call for writers.




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.