Cody Siolka of Shawano placed second in the freestyle jump competition at the Malibu Open water skiing championships in Milwaukee last week.
“I was one of the few amateurs there and it was exciting to be able to compete with professionals,” Siolka said. “It was actually international — there were people from Australia, Canada and Europe.”
The Malibu Open was held Friday and Saturday at Veteran’s Park in Milwaukee. As a stop on the professional water ski tour, the competition included the world’s top professional athletes competing for $65,000 in prize money.