Team History

2022

  • 21 Shows Completed - 6 shows as part of Freedom Festival

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Albert Lea, MN

    • Placed 2nd Overall

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament in Rock Island, IL

    • Placed 2nd Overall​

2021

  • 17 Shows planned- 6 shows as part of the Freedom Festival

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Aberdeen, SD

    • ​Placed 1st overall

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament in Shawno, WI

    • ​Placed 8th overall

2020

  • 22 Shows planned- 6 shows as part of the Freedom Festival
     

2019

  • 22 Shows Completed- 6 shows as part of the Freedom Festival

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Waterloo, IA

    • Placed 6th Overall

  • Competed at the National Show Ski Tournament in Rockford, Illinois

    • Placed 13th Overall

  • Started a new Evinrude dealer sponsor ship with Mills Marine in Muscatine, IA
     

2018

  • 22 Shows Completed- 7 shows as part of the Freedom Festival

  • Hosted the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament in Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Show Tournament in Cedar Rapids, IA

    • Placed 5th Overall

  • Competed at the National Show Ski Tournament in Rockford, Illinois

  • Placed 14th Overall
     

2017

  • 22 Shows Completed- 7 shows as part of the Freedom Festival

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Aberdeen, South Dakota

    • Placed 2nd Overall

    • 1st Place Dock and Equipment

  • Competed at the National Show Ski Tournament in Rockford, Illinois

    • Placed 13th Overall
       

2016

  • 22 shows Completed.

  • Competed at the Midwest Regional Tournament in Waterloo, Iowa

  • Competed at the National Show Ski Tournament in Janesville, Wisconsin (placed 13th)
     

2015

  • 26 shows Completed.

  • Performed 7 shows as part of the Cedar rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the national Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL
    (Placed 10th out of 14 teams)
    Our sound and announcing crew took second place

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Albert Lea, MN
    (Placed 6th)
    Our sound and announcing crew took first place

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 6th)

 

2014

  • 20 shows scheduled.

  • Performed 1 show (4 were canceled due to flooding) as part of the Cedar rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the national Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 10th out of 14 teams)
    Our sound and announcing crew took first place

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Aberdeen, WI
    (Placed 3rd)
    Our sound and announcing crew took first place

  • Created a new waterski trick – Tandem ATB (Around the Boat)

 

2013

  • 21 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL
    (Placed 12th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Evansdale, IA
    (Placed 3rd)

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 7th)

2012

  • 21 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 12th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Albert Lea, MN
    (Placed 3rd)

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 8th)

2011

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 8 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Installed new ramps to the back and right docks.

  • Successfully completed the teams first 5-tier pyramid.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 12th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 5th)

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 10th)

2010

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 1 show for East Des Moines, IA

  • Performed 8 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    (Placed 10th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Albert Lea, MN
    (Placed 5th)

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 9th)

2009

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 1 show for East Des Moines, IA

  • Purchased a costume trailer.

  • Installed new retaining wall, concrete stage & sidewalks.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 11th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 3rd)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 3rd)

2008

  • 5 shows completed due to extensive flooding.

  • Performed 1 show for East Des Moines, IA

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    (Placed 14th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

2007

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 1 show for East Des Moines, IA

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Loves Park, IL
    (Placed 8th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Albert Lee, MN
    (Placed 6th)

2006

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 1 show for East Des Moines, IA

  • Purchased a new Triple Rig.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 12th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 6th)

  • Competed in the Mercury Invitational Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 6th)

2005

  • 22 shows completed.

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 9th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 3rd)

2004

  • 23 shows completed.

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of Lake Carnival Days; Lakeview, IA

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade.

  • Club purchased a new 20′ hydrodyne.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 12th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

2003

  • 21 shows completed

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade.

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL
    (Placed 11th out of 14 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Minneapolis, MN
    (Placed 3rd)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 4th)

2002

  • 25 shows completed

  • Club started running 4 towboats in the show.

  • Performed 2 shows for a festival in Maryville, MO

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of Lake Carnival Days; Lakeview, IA

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade.

  • Competed in the Division II National Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL
    (Placed 2nd out of 7 teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 5th)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 5th)

2001

  • 26 shows completed

  • Performed 2 shows for a festival in Maryville, MO

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of Lake Carnival Days; Lakeview, IA

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade, won 1st place for `best walking unit‘.

  • Participated in Hog Wild Parade, Hiawatha, IA

  • Competed in the Mastercraft International Team Championships; Hamilton, OH
    (Placed 3rd out of 6 invited teams)

  • Competed in the Division I National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 13th out of 14 accepted teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 5th)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 4th)

2000

  • 22 shows completed

  • Club purchased a full size jump for home shows in Cedar Rapids.

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of Lake Carnival Days; Lakeview, IA

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Hosted the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament in Cedar Rapids for the 1st time

  • Competed in the Mastercraft International Team Championship; Hamilton, OH
    (Placed 1st out of 6 invited teams)

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL
    (Placed 12th out of 14 accepted teams)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 3rd, Div I)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 3rd)

  • Started a new Outboard Motor sponsorship with Evinrude & Johnson Outboards and R & L Marine of Cedar Rapids, IA

 

1999

  • 25 shows

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of Lake Carnival Days; Lakeview, IA

  • Performed 5 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Participated in Hog Wild Parade, Hiawatha, IA

  • Competed in the Mastercraft International Water Ski Show Tournament; Hamilton, OH
    (Placed 4th)

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 13th out of 14 accepted teams)

  • Competed in the Blackhawk Invitational Show Ski Tournament (Iowa State Tournament); Prairie Du Chien, WI
    (Placed 2nd)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Minneapolis, MN
    (Placed 6th, Div I)

  • Competed in the Central Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL
    (Placed 5th, Div I)

  • Performance Platform enlarged to 12′ x 44′

1998

  • 21 shows

  • Club hosted the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament in Cedar Rapids for the 1st time

  • Club purchased a sound system

  • Show site improvements, including bleacher seating

  • Performed 4 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Performed a ski demonstration for Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club fundraiser

  • Provided a dock for Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club – Hole in 1 golf fundraiser

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Cedar Rapids, IA
    (Placed 1st)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL
    (Placed 6th, Div I)

  • Competed in the Kelly Allender Invitational Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

1997

  • 23 shows

  • Club purchased a 3rd towboat.

  • Performed 4 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the River Fest; Sioux City, IA

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Lansing Fish Days; Lansing, IA

  • Performed 1 show as a part of Smoke on the Wapsi, Independence, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA
    (Placed 2nd)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL
    (Won 1st Place, Div. II)

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Janesville, WI
    (Placed 13th out of 14 accepted teams)

1996

  • 22 shows

  • Club built a 24′ motorized dock

  • Started using a 3rd towboat in the shows

  • Performed 4 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Hosted Cedar River Duck Races; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the River Fest; Sioux City, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL

1995

  • 20 shows

  • Club purchased a new 16′ enclosed equipment trailer

  • Performed 4 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Hosted Cedar River Duck Races; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the River Fest; Sioux City, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA

  • (performed the 1st 4-Tier pyramid in the history of the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament)

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL

  • Attended hawkeye Downs Boat Show; Cedar Rapids, IA

1994

  • 21 shows

  • Club purchased it’s third boat, a 20′ Hydrodyne towboat

  • Started a new Outboard Motor sponsorship with Mercury Outboards and Kennedy Marine of Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 4 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • (Our ski shows were the 3rd highest attended event of the festival, trailing the fireworks and barbeque roundup)

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Steamboat Days; Burlington, IA

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Lansing Fish Days; Lansing, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL

  • Attended hawkeye Downs Boat Show; Cedar Rapids, IA

1993

  • 19 shows

  • Club purchased it’s second boat, an 18′ Hydrodyne towboat

  • Performed 3 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Opened for Freedom Festival Hydroplane Races

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Great River Days; Muscatine, IA

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Lansing Fish Days; Lansing, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Waterloo, IA

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rockford, IL (tournament cancelled due to flooding)

 

1992

  • 20 shows

  • Started Outboard Motor sponsorship with Johnson Outboards and Jonathans Landing of Waterloo, IA

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Participated in Freedom Festival Parade

  • Opened for Freedom Festival Hydroplane Races

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Great River Days; Muscatine, IA

  • Performed 1 show as a part of the Lansing Fish Days; Lansing, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL

  • Competed in the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL

 

1991

  • 19 shows

  • Club built it’s first equipment trailer

  • Club built a portable 8′ wide ski jump

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the Great River Days; Muscatine, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Oelwine, IA

  • Competed in the Invitational Show Ski Tournament; Rock Island, IL

 

1990

  • 9 shows

  • Club purchased it’s first boat, the safety boat

  • Performed 2 shows as a part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival; Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Monticello, IA

 

1989

  • 10 shows

  • Built 40′ portable dock

  • Competed in the Iowa State Show Ski Tournament; Monticello, IA

 

1988

  • 5 shows

 

1987

  • 5 shows

 

1986

  • 3 shows

 

1985

  • 5 shows

 

1984

  • 3 shows

  • Home site moved to Jolly Roger Campground, Corallville Lake

 

1983

  • 5 shows

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament, Placed 13th

  • Performed a show at Art’s Boat Landing, McGregor, IA

  • Built 36′ portable dock

 

1982

  • 4 shows

  • Hosted club’s 1st 3-event tournament

1981

  • 3 shows

  • Competed in the first Iowa State Show Ski Tournament, Placed 1st

  • Competed in the National Show Ski Tournament, Placed 13th

  • Built AWSA approved jump

 

1980

  • 3 shows

  • Competed in a Fun Tournament, won the “Golden Carp Trophy”; Delhi, IA

 

1979

  • 2 shows

 

1978

  • 2 shows

  • Club Officially Incorporated April 13, 1978; 73 members