And we're off!
The Min-Aqua Bats kicked off their 64th summer at the Aqua-Bowl on Wednesday June 19, 2013.
After some construction on the bleachers and slight modification to the lighting system over the off season the crowd gathered and the skiers assembled to kick off the season.
The first official show had its ups and downs but the potential for a great season shined through and we hope all the fans will continue to show up and come see the show as the potential becomes a reality through the 2013 summer!
- Min-Aqua BatsJune 21, 2013
And we're off!
- Min-Aqua BatsFebruary 18, 2013
Min-Aqua Bats current show director, Andrew Donahoe, made the trek to Green Bay, WI this past weekend to the annual Think Tank Waterski Conference where the state seeding meeting was held. The seeding meeting was not until Sunday so Andrew took in some clinics and caught up with other show skiers and former Min-Aqua Bats such as Tristan Hansen.
This year WI State will be split into 3 divisions instead of 2. The Min-Aqua Bats will be competing in Division 3 along with the Chain Skiers, River City, the Kwahamots, the Aqua Devils, Twin Bridge, the Aqua Skiers, the Chain Skimmers and Central, WI. To split the divisions from 2 to 3 a 3-year average of scores was utilized.
After gathering all the paperwork and submitting something akin to an intent to participate Andrew got the great honor of choosing our time slot last (our three year average has a 0 from 2010). With nothing to really choose the Min-Aqua Bats "chose" the 7am Friday morning time slot, first off the dock and we will be proud of it. Going early can have its own benefits, one primarily being the pristine water. But it is 12 hours before the standard show time.
So there it is ladies and gentlemen. Friday, July 19th 2013 at 7am. Block out your calendars and come cheer on the Min-Aqua Bats at the WI State tournament. The site is near Wisconsin Rapids and is hosted at South Wood County Park, Lake Wazeecha: Red Beach.
- Min-Aqua BatsDecember 5, 2012
The Minocqua area chamber ambassadors have been giving back to the community. As part of this initiative the Minocqua area Chamber of Commerce has presented the Min-Aqua Bats with a donation of appreciation.
Vice President, Aaron Coleman met with the ambassadors on behalf of the Min-Aqua Bats to accept this donation.
We thank the Chamber and will continue to strive to make the Minocqua community better.
- Min-Aqua BatsNovember 12, 2012
The Min-Aqua Bats Boosters is offering some "test market" apparel this holiday season, available for a limited time through an online store which will only be open for two weeks - November 9-26. You should read through this entire page as it contains helpful information.
Check out the Min-Aqua Bats Store today!
We are interested in your feedback on other items you would like available for the Club and our fans next summer. Please email your thoughts ideas, or questions to Lynda Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope everyone is well!
Min-Aqua Bat Boosters/Parents
- Min-Aqua BatsOctober 20, 2012
Summer is gone but we always have the memories. One of our outstanding members, Danny Smylie, has composed a video commemorating the 2012 season. Check it out!
- Min-Aqua BatsAugust 19, 2012
The end of season brings change at the Min-Aqua Bats. Try outs are held and new members are inducted and the ones that stick around get introduced to the crowd (pictured). Old junior members get credit for all their hard work by becoming senior members. And a new board of directors is elected for the upcoming year. With the end of the year also comes the culmination of a summer's skiing as the Min-Aqua Bats get to put some great acts on the water, such as our 3-2-3-2-3 pyramid.
The newly elected board is as follows:
President - Christian Wahman
Vice Presient - Aaron Coleman
Show Director - Andrew Donahoe
Treasurer - Connor Tedstrom
Corresponding Secretary - Elin Wahman
Recording Secretary - Austin Omelina
Board Member at Large - Brooke Berray
The attached pyramid photo was taken by current Min-Aqua Bats skier, Danny Smylie. (as with all news photos, to access the originals just click the image within the story)
- Min-Aqua BatsAugust 7, 2012
Over twenty Min-Aqua Bats showed up to help out at the Lakeland Sharing Foundation charity event. The Min-Aqua Bats helped out by packing school supplies for various school children in need for the upcoming academic year. The Min-Aqua Bats' parents helped to coordinate the participation of the team in the event and raise money to purchase some of the school supplies.
After the event many Bats returned to the Aqua-Bowl for pizza and skiing on a warm Monday night. We would like to thank the Lakeland Sharing Foundation for providing us the opportunity to help out and thank all the members and parents for putting in the time to make the event a success.
- Min-Aqua BatsJuly 21, 2012
More than thirty Min-Aqua Bats traveled to Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday evening in preparation for skiing their state show at 7am on Friday July 20th. After waking up at 5am (an odd hour for many Bats), the team was on site by 6am for meetings and preparation prior to the 7am show.
The show kicked off with triple three tier pyramids followed by many of the acts skied by Bats every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at the Aqua-Bowl. The comedy act was a Min-Aqua Bats rendition of Hillbilly Handfishin'.
Thanks to all the fans and parents who came down to State to watch the show at such an early time. We appreciate the continued support!
- Min-Aqua BatsJuly 1, 2012
Come join the Fox wake team July 10th and 11th as the team rolls through the greater north region of Wisconsin for 2 Gliks in-store autograph signings, and a on the water exhibition at the Min-Aqua Bats ski show in Minocqua, WI on July 11th. Fox wake team athletes, Jimmy LaRiche, Bob Soven, Grant Roberts, Gunnar Shuler, Gus Shuler and Paulie Koch will all be on hand to sign autographs and shred for the water for the fans.
- Min-Aqua BatsJune 19, 2012
Come join the Min-Aqua Bats down at the Aqua-Bowl every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm! We put on shows through all sorts of weather and will be performing official shows through mid to late August.
- Min-Aqua BatsAugust 3, 2011
The Minocqua area Chamber of Commerce composed a promotional video for the area in 2011. The video had several segments featuring the Min-Aqua Bats.