I was asked all weekend, "What's it like to be a Ski-A-Ree?" Well, this is what it's like - on our team, we say "I love you" and we mean it. I've never seen so many tears as the moment they announced us as the first ever National Champions from the Southern Region. We never went up there with that goal, the goal was just to show what the south can do on the water and make our region proud. That moment of joy when all our hard work paid off was just magical.
I'd like to congratulate my Swivel Act Co-Captain, @tori_johnston and all of the 19 swivel girls that helped us achieve the goal of Best Swivel Act. Tori and I approached every decision with respect for each other first, even when we had different ideas.
I'm also ecstatic that Cat Robbins and Tina Bouley led us to make history with the first ever toe turn ballet at Nationals. Who run the world?
It was a weekend full of emotion, my last go at nationals was 20 years ago with Portland Water Spectacular and we finished dead last - coincidentally, that was also the last time I did doubles in a tournament before this year. Water skiing sure does keep you young! Thanks for never dropping me Boo :)
And of course, my wonderful husband who supports me relentlessly - the Lymans are going to Canada to compete with Team USA, the third round for each of us, but first as a married couple.
I can't thank the Ski-A-Rees enough for welcoming us into the family with open arms. Together, we achieved every major goal we set, and then achieved a big one we didn't even know was possible. Special thanks to our family in Tampa and Portland that raised me - your support this weekend was definitely felt.
The show ski community is unrivaled in their class, thank you to all of you for cheers and kind words this weekend!
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