Eighteen Canyon Lake Ski Club members qualified to compete in the Western Regional Waterski Championships the week of July 22 at Laku Landing in Windsor, Colorado.
More than 250 athletes from across the 13 western states convened to compete for Slalom, Trick, Jump and the coveted Overall titles in their respective divisions.
Canyon Lakers who brought home championship titles included Steven Brooks, Open Men Overall; Kendra Nathan, Girls 3 Overall; Kevin Hyatt, Men’s 5 Jump; Diana Sue Parker, Women’s 5 Jump; and Scott Larson, Master Men Slalom.
Also reaching the podium were Carol Brooks, 2nd Women’s 5 Slalom; Joe Perez, 2nd Men’s 5 Jump; Brad Hartwell, 2nd Men’s 6 Trick; Janelle Kerber, 3rd Women’s 3 Slalom; Jay Fitzpatrick, 3rd Men’s 5 Jump; and Liam Brady, 5th Boys 1 Trick.
Jim Brooks, John Jacobson, Mike Kerber, Tom Nathan, Steve Volz and Kim Larson officiated as a Senior Scorer for the week. Several Canyon Lakers also served as officials supporting the events. The next stop for many of the Canyon Lake skiers is the US National Championships in West Palm Beach, Florida.