Meet The MCWSA Board

Christy Kingsmill

Christy Kingsmill

ChairWoman

University of Iowa Alumni – Degree in Spanish and Education
Hometown: Roselle, IL
Favorite Event: Jump
PBs: Trick 280, Slalom 3@26mph, Jump 50’
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: Winter Conference – The entire Team Midwest family gets to be in one place for an entire weekend!
Hobbies: Crafting, Singing, Traveling, Baking, Being supa hawt
Favorite Skison Quote: "Because Mom said so..."

David Huisman

David Huisman

Vice Chairman

Dad of Team Midwest
Western Michigan University - Degree in BS
HomeTown: Grand Rapids, MI
Favorite Event: Jump - #Huisman Can't Jump
PBs: Slalom 4.5@ Long - 32, Trick 20, Jump: Not Very Far…
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: House Boat Trip out west
Hobbies: Gelling my hair, following Nick DeVries
Favorite Skison Quote: "I can jump that far! - Marshall Erickson" - David Huisman

Ben Bye

Ben Bye

Treasurer

Iowa State University - Major in Elementary Education
Hometown: New Brighton, MN
Favorite Event: Jump
PBs: Trick LOL , Slalom 1@28mph, Jump 74’
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: Traveling to different schools to visit fellow skiers
Hobbies: Alpine Skiing, Four Wheeling, Jet Skiing, Spending time with Skiers
Favorite Skison Quote: “Just don't tell Mom.”

Margaret Silhasek

Margaret Silhasek

Secretary

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Degrees in Broadcast Production and Economics
Hometown: Byron, MN
Favorite Event: Jump
PBs: Does 4th event count??
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: I love going to Bennett’s Ski School after finals week every year! It’s so fun to meet people from other schools (and countries) who are there at the same time.
Hobbies: Singing, playing piano, Wishing I was as cool as Christy, etc.
Favorite Skison Quote:
(least favorite quote at 7am)… bullhorn “TEAM NEBRASKA…MORNING STREEETCHEESSSS!

Andrew Olesak

Andrew Olesak

Web Developer

Grand Valley State University - Degree in Computer Science
HomeTown: Da U.P. Eh!
Favorite Event: Slalom
PBs: Slalom 1.5@36 22off, Trick -5 in style points, Jump 73'
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: Ski-giving dinner
Hobbies: Mario Kart, puppy love, lots of dad stuff
Favorite Skison Quote: "Wait, I put my trick ski on the wrong foot!"

Maggie Peplow

Maggie Peplow

Great Lakes Conference Chair

Miami University - Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy
Hometown: Suburbs of Chicago
Favorite Event: ALL of them
PBs: Slalom 3.25 @ 28mph, Trick 410, Jump 54'
Favorite Non-Tournament Water Ski Event: Spring Break Ski School Trip to Florida
Hobbies: my dog, being on the water, traveling and shopping
Favorite Skison Quote: ""You miss 100% of the bouys you don’t slay" -Wayne Gretzky -Michael Scott" - Miami Waterski

Daniel Murdy

Daniel Murdy

Great Plains Conference Chair

University of Nebraska - Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Janesville, WI
Favorite Event: Jump
PBs: Slalom 3@32 15off, Trick 540 points, Jump 66'
Favorite Non-tournament Water Ski Event: Ski Prom
Hobbies: Wait people do things besides water skiing? I like barefooting sometimes...
Favorite Skison Quote: "Tape *****!!!"

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