Due to social distancing rules and regulations, we are unable to perform any shows for our community. Trust us, we don’t like it either, but we hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Should anything change, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with any announcements.
On August 2nd and 3rd, 2019, the Aquaducks competed in the Division II National Championships held in Tomahawk, WI. The outcome resulted in a 3rd place finish, and one of the closest finishes in the tournament’s history.
The Aquaducks accumulated 1,232.3 points. In second place, The Ski Broncs (Loves Park, IL) with 1,233.97 points. Winning the tournament with 1,237.67 points – The Hartwick Huskys from Manchester, IA. Yes, that is a 5 point spread from 3rd to 1st place!
Congratulations to the Huskys and all of the competing teams this past weekend. A special thank you to the Kwahamot Ski Team for their hospitality and organizing a wonderful tournament.
On Saturday, July 20th, we competed at our WI State Water Ski Tournament. During these tournaments, we get one hour to perform 13 acts and are judged on difficulty, execution, and presentation.
After storms rolled through causing a 5 hour delay in the tournament, we are beyond excited to announce that we won 1st place in Division 2 with 1275.43 total points. This now classifies us a Division 1 team for the 2020 season. We also won box scores for the following aspects of our show:
Tow Boat Driving
Pick-Up Boat Crew
Thank you again to the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers for hosting the largest water ski tournament in the world and keeping us all safe from the storms.
Our annual Fall Fundraiser is just around the corner! This year’s masquerade themed event will be held November 9th at 6:00PM. Due to unforeseen events, we do have a last minute location change. The event will now be held at the beautiful Mercantile Hall in historic downtown Burlington – 425 North Pine Street, Suite 100, Burlington, WI 53105. We look forward to partying with you soon!
September 16th, 2017, Rock Island, IL, 6 area ski teams teamed up to break their own Guinness World Record for the Largest Human Water Skiing Pyramid Formation. Previously set in 2013 with 60 people behind 1 boat, the Aquaducks and area ski teams successfully built a human pyramid with 64 people behind 1 boat, powered by (3) 300hp Evinrude G2 motors.
Show skiers have been attempting to break this record since 2014. After Guinness reviewed the 2017 footage, they successfully announced the new World Record on Monday, August 9th. These ski teams do not plan on stopping here though. This September will host a goal of 72 people in formation, behind 1 boat.
The “Ducks” would like to thank Evinrude for all of their support and power for show ski teams across the nation. Also, a big thank you to the Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Team in Rock Island, IL for hosting, and to everyone who made this new record possible.
We are thrilled to announce Thrivent Financial as our “300 HP” sponsor for the next two years, supporting the our large equipment expenses for operations.
We have spent the off season rebuilding one of our Hydrodyne boats. We stripped the boat down to its shell, reinforced the stringers, extended the transom 18”, and completed the rebuild with new fiberglass, paint, and decals. (Check out #tow3rebuild ) We are also looking to replace our current inboard, to complete the fleet. These equipment upgrades will allow us to perform with high standards.
Our season will kick off this Saturday, May 26th at 6:00pm. The free water ski show will be performed with a Monopoly theme, featuring different attractions throughout the Burlington Community. The show will continue every Thursday at 6:30 from Memorial Day – Labor Day.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 5th annual Fall Fundraiser. It was another great night, being entertained by Greg Bach, James Ervin Berry, and our DJ Kurt Sommerfeld. To our corporate tables: Burlington Chiropractic, Thrivent Financial, Hernke Inc, and Town Bank, thank you for supporting our event. We hope you all have a great holiday season. Come 2018, we will be in full preparation mode for the spring!
The Brown’s Lake Aquaducks are excited to announce their 2017 Division II National Water Ski Championship! Hosted by the Kwahamot Water Ski Club in Tomahawk, WI, the tournament featured 7 teams competing for the title. The Aquaducks tallied 1,426.77 points after earning top scores for the best Swivel Act, Pyramid Team, Doubles Act, Tow Boat driving, Pick-Up Boat Crew, Showmanship, and Comedy Act.
The Aquaducks are also proud to announce that Doubles Couple Jillian Matoska and Justin Spiegelhoff ranked 2nd in the Nation after competing in the individual Doubles Competition.
To further the achievements, Brown’s Lake Aquaduck member, Carmen Ledger, won MVP – Outstanding Female Performer of the entire tournament.
The Aquaducks are looking forward to bringing their National Champion Show back to the waters of Brown’s Lake, Burlington, WI. If you haven’t enjoyed a FREE show yet this season, make sure to catch one before season’s end, Labor Day weekend. The official schedule can be found here. To see more photos of our tournament, click here.