Recapping Great Lakes Watercress Midwest Nationals


The Great Lakes Watercross Midwest Nationals took place on Morse Lake on September 10th and 11th in Indiana. Great Lakes Watercross is the premier closed course buoy racing and freestyle tour for personal watercraft racers. All races are sanctioned by the IJSBA. The Midwest Nationals was the last chance to qualify for IJSBA World Finals, so this event was a big deal.

Spectators lined up along the shores to watch the action go down. Eighty-two contestants were in attendance for the 13 classes of PWC racing and freestyle comps. Racers came traveled form eleven states including as far away from Florida. The local riders did well and many of them were making their racing debut.

Local racers snagged the number one spot in four classes, had six second place finishes, and fiver third place finishes. MotoOption, Jettribe, and Blowsion provided prizes and premier sponsor, Indiana Insurance Solutions gave away hot dogs and chips at their tent.

Everyone enjoyed a five bi-plane flyover and freestyle exhibition on Saturday. Also, a favorite at the event, was watching the Junior Racers, ages 9-15 going to town on the water. It was the first race for a few of them and they did well. In the Rec Lites Class and the Junior Ski Lites Class. They had a successful end to the Great Lakes Watercross season. We look forward to what next season brings.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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