USA Water Ski Show Team wins world title

Four of the water skiers hail from Winter Haven

The USA Water Ski Show Team won its fourth consecutive world title at the 4th Show Ski World Championships, held at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 7-9.

Featuring teams from Australia, China, Belgium, Germany, Canada and the U.S., upstart Australia finished runner-up while home team favorite Canada finished in third place.

Local members of the 2018 USA Water Ski Show Team were Jac and Nick Lyman, Shauna Pasanen and Angela Yauchler, all of Winter Haven.

Each team comes with a roster of 35 participants, including skiers, sound people, boat drivers and hosts. They then put on a one-hour theme related show, mixing a story with various tricks which are judged and awarded points.

This was the first time the competition had been held outside of the United States.