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Near Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships

 
 
Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 13, 2017
1. Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker
Inscription. The sport of competitive show skiing was born when the first Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Tournament was held in July of 1967. Wisconsin Rapids native Jack Lukes was instrumental in creating the tournament, helping write the tournament rules, and securing endorsement of the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation. Seven clubs from Wisconsin competed in the tournament, using those rules which contained elements used in today's scoring system. The Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships have grown into the largest tournament of its kind in the world, while Lake Wazeecha has become known as one of the top venues in the country for show skiing. Thanks to Jack Lukes' commitment to the sport he loved, thousands of skiers, fans and spectators come to Red Sands Beach every summer to enjoy the competition and entertainment on the water.

Erected 2017
Wisconsin Historical Society

 
Erected 2017 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 566.)
 
Location. 44° 21.806′ N, 89° 44.134′ W. Marker is near Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from South Park Road half a mile west of 80th Street (County Highway W), on the right when traveling
Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 12, 2017
2. Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker
north side of marker with duplicate text
west. Touch for map. Marker is in South Wood County Park, west of the Red Sands Beach of Lake Wazeecha. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Byron Robinson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Milwaukee Gasoline Locomotive (approx. 4.4 miles away); V. F. W. Post 2534 Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Elizabeth Daly House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wood County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Winnebago Indians (approx. 4.8 miles away); Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wisconsinís Greater Prairie Chicken (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jack Lukes — The Father of Show Skiing. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Team. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentSports
 
Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 13, 2017
3. Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Marker
Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Site image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 13, 2017
4. Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Last updated on September 20, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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