USA Water Ski Collegiate Video Contest – Deadline May 8, 2016

Reminder: Your time to win over $400 in gear is ticking away. The deadline for the USA Water Ski Behind-the-Scenes Collegiate Video Contest is this Sunday, May 8 by 11:59 p.m. EDT! If you’ve already submitted your video, A) YOU ROCK. B) Feel free to Pat yourself and teammates on the back!

Contest details:

We want to go behind-the-scenes with you to see where you hang out, what your favorite spots on campus are, what your ski site looks like, and what makes your club the BEST club in the country! Are you up for the challenge?

What are the rules and details?

  • Must be an affiliated USA Water club
  • Create a 1-minute video showing off what your club is all about – What do you like to do? Where do you hang out together? What’s special about your site? Give us the behind-the-scenes peek at who you are!
  • Must reference USA Water Ski and life on the water
  • Must represent USA Water Ski and your club appropriately
  • Credit any music sources
  • Share the video directly to your club’s Facebook page + archive on your club’s YouTube channel, if applicable
  • Submissions are due May 8 by 11:59 p.m. EDT

How do we enter the contest?

  • Send an email to with the subject line: BEHIND-THE-SCENES!
  • Included in the email, state your:
    • Club Name
    • Affiliated University
    • Link to Video (or send via

How will the winner be chosen?

The top-three videos will be determined by the USA Water Ski Video Contest Committee based on the following categories:

  • Content
  • Entertainment
  • Creativity

The top-three videos will be voted on by the public and the winner will be announced Friday, May 13 at noon EDT on USA Water Ski’s Facebook page.

What will we win?

The winning team will receive:

  • $300 of credit to use on new Connelly water ski gear
  • 2 Pair of Hobie Sunglasses (Valued at $120+)
  • A feature on the USA Water Ski Blog
  • Shoutouts on USA Water Ski’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


    • Thank you to everyone at MasterCraft for continually supporting life on the water from the ground up. Your investment in collegiate sports gives people the opportunity to experience something so special and memorable that will stick with them the rest of their lives.
    • Thank you to everyone at Connelly Skis and CWB Wakeboards for supporting our Collegiate Teams with exclusive product discounts and support for the upcoming season!
    • Don’t forget to advantage of the new Connelly and CWB Collegiate Team Pricing Program. USA Water Ski affiliated collegiate teams and individual team members are able to receive anywhere from 40-60% water skis, wakeboards and accessories now through the ski season. For pricing list and ordering information contact Connelly’s National Director of Team Sales, Dan Olson, at After all, we could all use some “new equipment,” “end of semester,” “graduation” or “treat yourself” gifts, right?! 



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.