History

The Beginning

September 1, 1958

The Waterhawks Ski Team was organized in September of 1958 with 16 charter members who had an interest in promoting ski safety, boating and family fun on the water.

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Purchased Eagle Lake

November 16, 1993

Purchased Eagle Lake

The Waterhawks purchased Eagle Lake on November 16, 1993 as joint tenants with Rick and Margaret Reuter, their neighbors to the west. This purchase helped the team grow into the club you see today. Recently, the Waterhawks purchased the rest of the lake from the Reuter’s.

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National Show Ski Tournament

July 1, 2004

National Show Ski Tournament

Since 2004, the Show Team has qualified to attend the National Ski Show Championships Division 1 and has finished in the top 10 during many of those years.

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First Midwest Regional Title

July 1, 2009

In 2009, the Waterhawks won the Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament, the first in the team’s history, and continued to win that tournament in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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6th Place at the National Tournament

July 1, 2013

6th Place at the National Tournament

The Waterloo Waterhawks placed 6th at the national tournament, which is the highest they, or any Iowa based team, has ever placed!

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Skip Gilkerson Award

July 1, 2013

Skip Gilkerson Award

Verteran skier, Garth Peter, became the first Waterhawk and first skier from the Midwest region to ever receive the Skip Gilkerson award, the highest possible achievement in Show Skiing.

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