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Water Bugs 'Make History,' 5-High

A towering pyramid is tough to accomplish for ski teams, and the Muskego Water Bugs reached for the sky, with success.

Allison Planton, vice president of the Muskego Water Bugs show ski team, called it 'history making.'

"With effort from 24 of our skiing members, one driver, two spotters, the pick up boat crew, and at least five camera people we were able to put up this huge pyramid," Planton said.

As impressive as a four-tier pyramid is during their weekly shows, the team was able to climb even further, adding another 'layer' to the exhibition.

"This pyramid has been a dream of ours for the past year. We spent countless hours in the gym over the winter practicing and we are very excited to say we accomplished this history making pyramid for the team," Planton explained.

The pyramid, which relies heavily on ideal water and wind conditions and an experienced boat driver, involves 12 skiers on the bottom, each taking one girl off the dock and back in, six girls across the 2nd tier, three girls on the 3rd tier, two girls on the 4th tier, and "one tiny (60 pound) girl" on top.

The Water Bugs practice regularly off the shores of Idle Isle Park on Little Muskego Week, along with performing every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for the public. Their final two shows will be performed August 23 and 30.

If you're trying to do the math, Planton said the girl at the top is standing about 25 feet in the air, which is approximately the height of a two-story home.

View the video posted on the Water Bugs Facebook page here.

She explained that cameras were positioned all over - carefully - in boats next to the pyramid. As for the skier who climbed her way to the top?

"She loved the view!"

Deanna Kuhn Knasinski August 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Great job Bugs!

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