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Old     (koontzlake)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-30-2008, 6:34 PM Reply   
Hey, I'm about to go to college and I was wondering if there are any Illinois colleges with wakeboarding teams and are they legit.
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-30-2008, 7:05 PM Reply   
University of Illinois has a ski and wakeboard club
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-30-2008, 7:54 PM Reply   
someone on the U of I team is really good, he owned the comp. at bartletts... I know my friend goes to whatever is in c'dale and says lots of guys ride there
Old     (siuski)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-30-2008, 10:28 PM Reply   
I'm alum from SIU Carbondale and still live down here. The team has 'legit' for at least 10 years or so. We even had a ski house (and later the girls had a house) that we started in 01 up until last year when the city condemned it . I was involved from 99 till 04. I'm still in touch with a few of the riders, but have been too busy to help out much lately. There are a few pretty good riders on the team and three lakes with/in 20 min from the school. PM me if you'd like more info.

In addition to U of I, I think Western was starting one and SIUE was getting a WB team together. Talk to Kyle at Extreme Power Sports in Greenville about the SIUE effort. Don't have any personal contacts for the other clubs anymore. Check out this site for other contacts:

(Message edited by siuski on January 30, 2008)
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-31-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
While I was snowboarding at DH (Devils Head) in Wisco (Wisconsin), there was a van that had NIU (Northern Illinois University) water ski team shoe polished on the windows..... Never heard of it before & I am not sure where they would ride....
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-31-2008, 10:20 AM Reply   
In the Midwest, ski teams represent, and are much more "legit", fun, and overall better. Most of them wakeboard anyway, just be open and understanding to all disciplines.
Old     (bwaters)      Join Date: Dec 2007       01-31-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
What's up pwork! What's going on with the SIU team nowadays? Do they have a website?
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-31-2008, 11:49 AM Reply   

Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-31-2008, 12:04 PM Reply   
I am at NIU right now and im in the process of joining the ski and wakeboard club. right now they ride in a small lake down the street but i think they also plan to start heading down to the fox river!
Old     (koontzlake)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-31-2008, 7:43 PM Reply   
Thanks guys and I'm probably goin to SIU or ISU.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-01-2008, 9:57 AM Reply   
Nathan... What lake do they ride on??? They should hit the Rock River, probably closer then the fox.
Old     (scooby76)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-01-2008, 11:57 AM Reply   
Last I heard the NIU team rides on a small private lake outside Dekalb almost right off I88. I wish they had a team when I was there I would have been all over that.

U of I has a larger team. Not sure where they ride at but one of the guys that rides with me in the Summer is on the Team and he can throw down. I know He has started getting more consistant on his TSOA7.

One suggestion might be to go to the school website and put wakeboard in the search and see if anything pops up. Or do a google search.

(Message edited by scooby76 on February 01, 2008)
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-01-2008, 10:53 PM Reply   
Yea, S. Newby is correct about the lake outside dekalb its not too far away. About 20 min


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