When Cory Johnson came to me last spring talking about how he wanted to get a water ski team going I thought about how cool it would be just to be able to get out on a boat on Lake Tahoe. Little did I know that I was signing up for some of the most fun I’ve had in my four years of being a student at Sierra Nevada College.
When the Fall semester of 2014 rolled around, Cory had already talked to some people about renting their boat for Tahoe as well as getting time on a private lake down in Carson that has a jump and slalom course. After going to both, we quickly decided free skiing on Tahoe wasn’t the best way to practice and that we all started to get pretty excited about our progression on the private lake. We definitely weren’t the best group of skiers on the lake, some of us still trying to ski for the first time, but we stuck to it and ended up learning pretty quickly.
Once it was time to head down to Chico we were a little under trained and under geared seeing as how we had three slalom skis, one pair of jump skis, and one trick ski for people varying in height from about 5’4”- 6’3”, men and women, but we were excited just to be there and see what collegiate water skiing was all about.