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Mad-City’s 2017 State Tournament Show

Here is Mad-City’s first place show at the 2017 Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament.

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Enjoy… it’s a fun show to perform and be a part of. I hope you like enjoy “Because of the Fun!”

15 Percent Concentrated Power of Will

That is what it took to write this post… not really, but it has been along time coming.  Here’s a look back at some the best pictures from 2008. My photo blogging took a bit of nose dive last year after June 1st due to the lakes closing in Madison.  When you drive 45 minutes to practice and don’t get home till 10pm or so, you just don’t have that much spare time.  The camera was still busy, so here’s a look back.
As those that follow the site know, my ski season started early in 2008.  January 26th to be exact. I went south to get some skiing in, but not very far.  Just a mere 30 minutes.  The ski site looked like this…

From 2008.01.26 – Winter Waterland

And the water was cold…

From 2008.01.26 – Winter Waterland

But it wasa fun…

From 2008.01.26 – Winter Waterland

The the skiing too a hiatus for a few months.  It took till the beginning of May before we back on the water…

From 2008.05.05 – Cinco de Mayo with Teri and Douch

But it has to complain when your nights on the water end like this…

From 2008.05.05 – Cinco de Mayo with Teri and Douch

A week later, the Best Dam Barefoot Race took place.  It was a little cooler this year, but still a whole lot of fun.

From 2008.05.10 – Best Dam Barefoot Race 2008

As May wound down, we had some very nice weather, which we made good use of…

From 2008.05.24 – Saturday Morning Fun


From 2008.05.24 – Saturday Morning Fun

From 2008.05.24 – Saturday Morning Fun


From 2008.05.24 – Saturday Morning Fun

Then, the rain hit, and it hit hard…

From 2008.06.07 – Clean Lakes Festival

Leaving us with this…

From 2008.06.13 – High Water on Lake Monona

And this….

From 2008.06.13 – High Water on Lake Monona

So Mad-City headed about 45 minutes north, to Lake Wisco, to practice.  One of the nice things about that is we had nights that looked like this at the end of the night…

From 2008.06.29 – Mad-City – On Lake Wisconsin

And this…

From 2008.07.01 – Mad-City – On Lake Wisconsin

And resulted in fun practices like this…

From 2008.07.02 – Mad-City – On Lake Wisconsin – The Fun Practice


From 2008.07.02 – Mad-City – On Lake Wisconsin – The Fun Practice


From 2008.07.02 – Mad-City – On Lake Wisconsin – The Fun Practice

My boat also made a few trips to Lake Wisconsin too. One of the better trips was on July 4th.  It took phone calls until 1am the night before to finalize the plans, but they were finalized and we skied on some nice water in some great scenary.

From 2008.07.04 – July 4 on Lake Wisconsin

From 2008.07.04 – July 4 on Lake Wisconsin

From 2008.07.04 – July 4 on Lake Wisconsin


From 2008.07.04 – July 4 on Lake Wisconsin


From 2008.07.04 – July 4 on Lake Wisconsin

When State arrived, the rain made another cameo appearance…

From 2008.07.17 – Thursday at State

But it didn’t stick around too long…

From 2008.07.17 – Thursday at State

And it was still a whole lot of fun…

From 2008.07.17 – Antics at the Lodge

And we put on one hell of a good show…
Resulting in this…

From 2008.07.20 – State Awards

The following week we did a road show in Portage, so I had a chance to do doubles again…

From 2008.07.26 – Doubles at the Portage Road Show

And then the next week we did yet another road show, this time on Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, there were 4 foot rollers there to great us…

From 2008.08.02 – Lake Forest Road Show

From 2008.08.02 – Lake Forest Road Show

From 2008.08.02 – Lake Forest Road Show

From 2008.08.02 – Lake Forest Road Show

From 2008.08.02 – Lake Forest Road Show


Finally, Nationals arrived.  After a season of driving, late practices and little sleep, our Nationals show went very well…


And after our show, we hit “The Bar”…

From 2008.08.09 – At The Bar


From 2008.08.09 – At The Bar

Our efforts were rewarded…

After Nationals, the Madison lakes slowly reopened, so then we just had some fun….

From 2008.08.16 – Tubing

And more fun…

From 2008.08.29 – Skiing – With Brianna & Imhof

From 2008.08.29 – Skiing – With Brianna & Imhof

And occasionally, we needed supplies delivered…

From 2008.08.29 – Skiing – With Brianna & Imhof

So the nights would end like this…

From 2008.08.29 – Skiing – With Brianna & Imhof

But then we’d go out again the next night…

From 2008.08.30 – Skiing with Paige, Brandon, Imhof, Austen, Laura and Sam

From 2008.08.30 – Skiing with Paige, Brandon, Imhof, Austen, Laura and Sam

From 2008.08.30 – Skiing with Paige, Brandon, Imhof, Austen, Laura and Sam

From 2008.08.30 – Skiing with Paige, Brandon, Imhof, Austen, Laura and Sam

I did get to hit the ramp a little…

From 2008.09.12 – Skiing – With Sandy & Brandon

And the water…

From 2008.09.12 – Skiing – With Sandy & Brandon

Finally, fall arrived, and the last trip out on the lake…

From 2008.10.12 – Skiing with John & Sandy

From 2008.10.12 – Skiing with John & Sandy

From 2008.10.12 – Skiing with John & Sandy

From 2008.10.12 – Skiing with John & Sandy

Then winter arrived and more nights would end like this…

From 2008.12.29 – CBI

So that’s the 2008 in pictures.
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The Mad-City 2008 National Recap is Online

I just finished posting Mad-City’s National Recap over on the Mad-City website.  Once again, it features a highlight clip.  Here’s the link. If you don’t want to read the whole recap and just want to see the video, here it is…

Mad-City 2008 National Highlight Video
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Mad-City 2008 State Highlight Clip is Online!

I’ve just posted Mad-City State Highlight Clip online. You have a couple options to view it…

  • First option is to go to the team’s website where there is a state recap online, with a brief recap of the whole weekend, including the video. Here’s the link for that.
  • Next option to start searching YouTube, but that isn’t always easy to find what you want.
  • Third option, is to just stay right here, because I’ve posted the video below.
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Watch the National Championship Mad-City Show Online

You can now watch Mad-City’s 2008 National Championship Winning Ski Show online. Just go over to WebCast-TV.com and click on the Mad-City link. They also have the other 13 team’s shows posted.

Links:
WebCast-TV.com

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A Nationals Review Teaser… EOD2.5

Yes, Mad-City is a ski team, but our highest scoring act wasn’t a skiing act… technically… it was our continuous comedy… all the little things that go between the water skiing acts. Here is undoubtedly the highlight of our comedy.

The Evolution of Dance 2.5.

You might want to hit the rest room first, some people have had a hard time controlling their bladder while watching this.

The Evolution of Dance 2.5Mad-City Ski Team – 2008 National Show Ski Tournament
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Mad-City on BFC

Over on BareFoot Central they have a little thing called the Show Ski Challenge. Basically, a little spot on the site to give props to where a lot of footers come from… show skiing. They’ve got videos of crazy stunts and also some highlight clips from the teams.

“Footstock Dave” (as people call him) put together a highlight clip of the Mad-City Ski Team’s 2007 Wisconsin State Ski Show. Here’s the link to the video. Not sure I’d go with metal for the typical highlight video, but the video is pretty well done.

Be sure to check out some of the other videos as well.

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Mad-City Ski Team 2007 Highlight Video

Here’s the Mad-City Ski Team 2007 Highlight Video… enjoy!

Mad-City 2007 Highlight Video
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Mad-City in the News (Kinda?)

I took it upon myself to scour the web looking for news about the Mad-City Ski Team (actually, I’ve automated this process, but want to make you think I work hard to find these random tidbits) and stumbled upon this site called Daily Motion which kinda seems like another type of YouTube type site. Anyways, on this site someone produces a show called “The Boaters TV” and they had a story about show skiing and the Mad-City Ski Team. The show skiing related stuff starts about two thirds of the way through the episode. The video is below… check it out.

The Boaters TV Episode 30

Finally, if you watch the credits for the news broadcast closely, you’ll see that our very own Bugsy (aka bugsroll) supplied some of the video featured in the episode. Then you’ll see that the episode was brought to you by the word “cleat”.
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Mad-City 2007 Nationals Highlight Clip

So… with the rain, high water, bad weather, no wakes on the lakes, boredom, and constant nagging from the Bug-Man, I finally decided to put together a highlight clip for the Mad-City Ski Team’s National Champion Ship Ski Show. It’s a little longer than the state clip I did for two reasons… 1) the state clip was intended for the TV news (which it did make) so I needed to keep it relatively short and 2) our national show was way better… more highlights to show!

So without further ado, here is the 2007 Nationals Highlight Clip for the Mad-City Ski Team!

2007 Mad-City Ski Team National Highlight Clip

BTW, it would appear that Ronée is more effective at getting me do stuff than the Bug-Man. She talked me into doing this the day after state… took Bugsy a week and a half.

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