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Sept. 23, 2003

ULM National Water Ski Team Gears up for Competition

The University of Louisiana at Monroe's National Championship Water Ski Team is preparing for three upcoming competitions, including a meet at home.

This Friday, the 17 member team leaves for the Ragin' Cajun Classic which will be hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on September 27-28 at the Lafayette Airport Lake. The weekend of October 4-5, ULM will host the Bayou Fest, the Regional Water Ski Championships. The tournament will be held on Bayou DeSiard from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be approximately 85 skiers competing from several universities. The top three qualifying teams will go on to compete in the National Championships. This year the 2003 National Championships, hosted by the University of Texas, will be held October 16-18 in San Marcos.

Members of the ULM Water Ski Team are students Joey Blakley, Matt Curmi, Thomas Degasperi, Olivier Fortamps, Juanita Hernandez, Jason Hutchins, Karen Renee Jaquess, Regina Jaquess, James Lefebvre, Tyler McDermeit, Frederico Minelli, Brooke Osis, and Josh Seale. Four new additions to the Water Ski Team this year are Ryan Dodd and Breanne Wagner, both from Canada, Louisa Zettinig from Austria, and Carli Clifton from Ohio.

All media is invited to meet the team and watch a practice tomorrow, Wed. Sept. 24th at 2 p.m. on Bayou DeSiard.


Fall Schedule

Ragin' Cajun Classic ULL Lafayette Airport Lake Sept. 27-28

Bayou Fest ULM Bayou DeSiard Oct. 4-5

NCWSA Nationals UT Aquaplex Oct. 16-18

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