CENTRAL WISCONSIN WATER SKI SHOW TEAM
The Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team was formed in 1997. Our mission is to provide quality show entertainment, develop the sport and skill of water skiing and promote team spirit within a family environment.
1997 Show Theme: A Day At The Circus
The team started with about 14 skiing members. A lot of time was spent cleaning and developing the ski site on Lake DuBay. The team did not participate in the state competition. Diane Arneson was Show Director.
1998 Show Theme: Mardi Gras
1st Place Division 3 State Tournament. Marie Murphy was the Show Director.
1999 Show Theme: Castaway Island
1st Place Division 3 State Tournament. The first permanent dock was installed on Lake DuBay.
2000 Show Theme: Hooray for Hollywood
6th Place Division 2 State Tournament. The team was automatically put into Division 2 this year after winning Division 3 two years in a row. Rick Koehler was Show Director.
2001 Show Theme: Santa’s Summer Vacation
6th Place Division 2 State Tournament. Rick Koehler was Show Director.
2002 Show Theme: Little Red Riding Hood Journeys Down the Enchanted River
12th Place Division 2 State Tournament. Meg Gloudemans and Eric Johnson were Show Directors
2003 Show Theme: Alice in Dairyland
8th Place Division 2 State Tournament, also 8th at D2 Nationals. We won Comedy award at State and our comedy act, Elmer's Aqua Lounger, was the highest scoring act at D2 Nationals.Early in the summer someone stole a 150 horsepower motor from one of the boats. Most of the losses were covered by insurance.
2004 Show Theme: Fractured History
2005 Show Theme: I Love New York
7th Place Division 2 State Tournament
2006 Show Theme: Topsy Turvy Town
Won 1st Place Division 3 State Tournament. Todd Prosser was the Show Director
2007 Show Theme: Clue
Cindy Bodenheimer was the Show Director
2008 Show Theme: Rock Around the Dock
Ken Heinzen was the Show Director. The team held a Cow Pie Raffle at the Kelly Club in Weston.
2009 Show Theme: Road Trip USA
Scott Gokey was Show Director, Janelle Gokey was Co-Show Director
2010 Show Theme: Ski SPN
Janelle Gokey was Show Director, Scott Gokey was Co-Show Director
2011 Show Theme: Welcome to Camp Waterlog
Aaron Beyersdorf was Show Director, Ali Schoenfeld was Co-Show Director
2012 Show Theme: Water Walker Circus
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The team placed 7th in the Division 2 State Tournament. The team took the show on the road to Antigo and skied on Mueller's Lake.
2013 Show Theme: Game On
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The team placed 5th in the Division 3 State Tournament
2014 Show Theme: Discover Wisconsin
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The team took the show on the road to Hochkiss' Last Cast on the Eau Pleine, Pike Lake Resort, and Mayflower Lake Resort.
2015 Show Theme: The Water Walker's Kick It on Route 66
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The team took the show on the road to Bullhead's Bar and Grill in Steven Point on the WI River for the 4th of July. The team also skied at Hochkiss' Last Cast and the Mayflower Lake Resort.
2016 Show Theme: Welcome to Water Walker Junction
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The Lake DuBay dock and jump were vandalized in the off season. The team spent a day repairing and rebuilding before the season started. The team took the show on the road to Bullhead's Bar and Grill, Mayflower Lake Resort, and Mueller's Lake. Janelle was presented the "Homegrown Hero" award by Y106.5 for her impact on the community through the water ski team. She was presented the award at the water ski show on June 12, 2016.
2017 Show Theme: Water Walker 20 Year Family Reunion
Janelle Gokey was Show Director. The team celebrated 20 years with a fundraiser on March 4 at the Great Dane in Wausau. The team purchased a 1998 Malibu Echelon to add to their boat fleet. The team took the show on the road to Bullhead's Bar and Grill and Mayflower Lake Resort.
2018 Show Theme: Water Walker Studios Presents: The Great Movie Adventure
Janelle Gokey is Show Director. After 4 years, the team competed in Division 3 at the State Tournament and took 5th place out of 8 teams. The team took the show on the road to Bullhead's Bar and Grill and Mayflower Lake Resort. In September, the team purchased a new used Dyna Ski boat equipped with twin 250hp Evinrude G2 Etec engines. We donated $2,353 to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight from donations collected at our August 19th fundraising show.
OH, THE PLACES WE GO!
In recent years we turned our focus away from competition and began taking our show on the road to cater to our Central Wisconsin audience! We have skied on Mueller’s Lake in Antigo, the Big EauPleine by Hotchkiss Last Cast, the Wisconsin River by Bullheads Bar and Grill, Mayflower Lake in Birnamwood, and Pike Lake in Hatley! Want us to ski at your location?! Contact Janelle at to discuss the details!