Club Waterski team creates hype

No competition is too big and no wave is too small when it comes to the Waterski and Wakeboarding Club here at UW-Whitewater.
Club president Dylan Snyder wants to create awareness of the clubs growth here on campus.
Just this past season the team has grown to 25 members who actively participate.
“We currently have 25 skiers with a 50-50 ratio of guys and girls,” Snyder said.
Synder said the club competes all around the Midwest.
Several teams they have competed against this year include the University of Iowa, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, and the University of Michigan.
The typical waterski and wakeboarding season is the first four weeks of the first semester and the last four weeks of the second semester. Snyder said that this was the best season for the club.
“Our performance this year was the best it has been since I have been on the team with a lot of young talent,” Snyder said.
One of the water-skiers that had a lot of success this season is senior Tim Camodeca.
He had been working on his jumping all season in hopes on improving on his 70-foot jump average.
In the spring season at the Mens A Team jump competition, he placed second and managed to break the club jumping record with a jump of 122 feet.
“It was our biggest accomplishment of the year for one of our water-skiers,” Snyder said.
Although the club had success this past season, going forth there is still a big task at hand of recruiting more members to the team.
“Our goals for the upcoming year is to gain awareness of our club and that we accept all ability of skiers,” Snyder said.
“We went to become a larger and make it as a team to the sectional tournament. That would be the first time that we would have done it.”

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