USA Water Ski has selected the ULM Water Ski Team as Team of the Month (October), making it eligible for the United States Olympic Committee’s Team of the Month honors.
The honor came right on the heels of the ski team’s 20th national championship victory (also its second consecutive) at the 29th Collegiate Water Ski Association National Championship Tournament, held at Bennett’s Water Ski and Wakeboard School in Zachary Oct. 25 - 27. The team finished with a total of 12,860 points, while three members combined to win six individual titles.
Members of the team were: Martin Bartalsky, Natallia Berdnikava, Tyler Boyd, Brittany Collins, Tyler Collins, Kyle Dammann, Tatiana Hernandez, Carly Marquess, Daniel Odvarko, Adam Sedlmajer, Karen Stevens and Aliaksei Zharnasek.
Zharnasek, Berdnikava and Sedlmajer each earned individual titles. Berdnikava won women’s slalom (2 buoys at 38 feet off), tricks (4,190
points), jumping (146 feet) and overall (1,750.0 points); Zharnasek won men’s tricks (6,560 points); and Sedlmajer won men’s overall (1,740.0 points).