By Jacob Mathias
On August 29, the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers water ski show team and others will attempt to break the world record for the largest human waterskiing pyramid on Lake Wazeecha, their home waters and location of the last world records breaking.
The Aqua Skiers in conjunction with other Wisconsin and Illinois based water ski show teams will gather behind the boats for this year’s Big Pull event as they try to unseat the current world record by pulling 80 pyramid skiers behind one boat. The previous world record was achieved in 2013.
“It’s usually about five or six teams and they each get a pyramid section in the large pyramid altogether,” said Krohn. “They’re also going to try and do the biggest ballet line, the longest barefoot line and the largest strapped doubles line.”
Krohn said the ski teams try and break records every year, but this year’s attempts have expanded beyond just the pyramid.
“The largest human waterskiing pyramid consists of 60 people and was achieved by Big Pull 2013 (USA) on Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA, on 14 September 2013. Five different show ski teams (Aqua Ducks, Backwater Gamblers, Badgerland, Beaverland Must-Skis and Water Bugs) from Wisconsin and Illinois made up the 60-person pyramid,” writes the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Big Pull begins at 8:00 AM.