Webster Water Ski Collective Showcases Remarkable Talent at the 2023 AWSA Eastern Regional Tournament in Avon, CT

Avon, CT – July 25, 2023 – The Webster Water Ski Collective is thrilled to announce its participation in the highly anticipated 2023 American Water Ski Association (AWSA) Eastern Regional Tournament, set to take place in Avon, CT. As the premier water ski event in the region, the tournament promises to bring together the most talented skiers from across the Eastern United States to compete for glory, recognition, and an opportunity to advance to the national stage.

The Webster Water Ski Collective is very proud to announce the following competitors that will be competing in the tournament:

James Kokernak Mens 4 Jumping
Jimmy Kokernak Boys 5 Jumping
Blake Kuzdzal – Mens 1 Slalom
Alan Peterson – Mens 6 Slalom
Sydney Zmetra – Girls 4 Slalom

Izzy Menard – Girls 2 Slalom

In addition,  member Liam Menard is traveling and competing in the Southern AWSA Tournament in the Boys 5 Overall (Slalom, Trick and Jump) division that is being held in Alabama

The AWSA Eastern Regional Tournament will be held over July 26th-July 30th at the Old Farms Pond in Avon, CT, where participants will battle against fierce competition and the elements. Members of the Webster Water Ski Collective have been rigorously preparing for this tournament, dedicating countless hours to refine their techniques, master their routines, and push the boundaries of what is possible on the water.

“We are incredibly proud of our team members and their commitment to the sport of water skiing,” said Ryan DesRoches, founder of the Webster Water Ski Collective. “The Eastern Regional Tournament is a platform for our athletes to showcase their passion, talent, and hard work. We look forward to witnessing some exceptional performances and bringing home memorable moments from this event.”

The collective’s skiers will compete across various categories, including slalom, tricks, and jumping, each discipline requiring an incredible level of skill, precision, and showmanship. As they take on the challenges presented by the tournament, the Webster Water Ski Collective is excited to leave a lasting impression on spectators, judges, and fellow competitors alike.

The AWSA Eastern Regional Tournament is expected to draw in a large audience of water ski enthusiasts, families, and sports enthusiasts from across the Eastern Region. As ambassadors of the sport, the Webster Water Ski Collective seeks to inspire the next generation of water skiers and foster a sense of camaraderie within the water skiing community.

The team extends its heartfelt gratitude to their sponsors and supporters, whose unwavering encouragement has made their journey possible. The Webster Water Ski Collective is proud to represent its local community and aims to do so with the utmost pride, sportsmanship, and determination during the tournament.

For media inquiries, interview requests, or further information, please contact:

Ryan DesRoches

About Webster Water Ski Collective:
The Webster Water Ski Collective is a passionate and skilled group of water skiers based in Webster and Charlton Massachusetts. Committed to promoting the sport and fostering camaraderie within the water skiing community.    The Collective was founded in 2020, and offers skiing for all ages and all abilities.  The Webster Water Ski Collective hosts the only adaptive water ski program in Massachusetts that brings water skiing to the disabled community.     In addition, the Webster Water Ski Collective hosts an annual water ski and snow ski event named “Swaterski” that has raised over $30,000 for the National Brain Tumor Society and Webster/Dudley Food Share over the past three years.