Lake Saint Louis Water Ski Club

July Newsletter

Annual 4th of July Home Show

Fun was had by all who participated in the annual 4th of July Home Show. Lots of successes were witnessed and smiles were evident on all the young faces. We have a long Thank-You list so here goes!

Jim Mondl for stepping up as show director once again. The Jungle theme was a fun time for adults and children alike! Thank you!

Beth Treadway for your attention to detail in organizing both land and dock activities! You’re our Julie the Cruise Director from the Love Boat!

Let’s give it up for Anna Alt in taking on concessions!

*Anna functioned as Dock volunteer, skied Ladies Line for the first time while prepping, organizing and volunteering for concessions! Thank you Anna!

Thank you to all families who volunteered for concessions!

Thanks to Angie Hopping for feeding the troops for Mandatory Practices!

Thanks to Ken Treadway for organizing volunteer sign-ups via Sign Up Genius!

Round of Applause for our Dock Parents who not only helped at the Home Show but for practices as well!

Dominique Ackley

Julie Albertson

Loralee Mondl

Jen Stephens

Anna Kuhns

Madisen Dattilo

*Jen Stephens making Dock Momming look easy with a baby on her hip!

Thank you to all Kneeboard and Jr Line parents who are required to be present and actively involved at all practices! Your support for your kids is much appreciated!

Thank you to the following families for supplying a steady stream of cold bottled water to our boat drivers and dock volunteers!





Kudos to our tireless announcer KenMcDonald who keeps the show going at a steady pace!

Thanks for managing the sound booth and rocking tunes for us Gramolino Family!

Huge thanks to our Home Show coaches!

Pyramid—Emmy and Ken Treadway

ATB—Kyle Hopping

Men’s Line—Pat Mongoven

Ladies Line—Loralee Mondl and Laura Gramolino

Jump—Brad McLaughlin

Swivel—Nancy Woods

Barefoot—Jim Mondl

Showgirls/Jr Ballet—Buffy McLaughlin

Duos/Trios—Terry Knowlton

Kneeboard—Nick Kuhns

Wakeboard—Tim McAliney

Jr Line—Joe Dattilo

Jr Men’s/Teen Line—Sophie Dattilo

*Anna Kuhns was co-coach of Kneeboard while skiing for her first time on Ladies Line

*Terry Knowlton and Ted Woods participated as both skiers and triple rig boat drivers!

Thank you to all parents who made costumes and took home costumes to wash after Home Show!

Thanks to our fearless tow boat drivers!

Joe Dattilo

Terry Knowlton

Randy Landman

Terry Pollard

Ted Woods

Thanks to our safety boat drivers:

Nicole Ensor

Kurt Lynn

Where would we be without our rope handlers! Thanks!

Tricia Dattilo

Kristen Landman

Kayla Knowlton

Brad McLaughlin

Jonnell Patton

Thanks to Scotty Patton for compiling the annual Ski Club brochure!

Chelsea Renfro for coordinating the coaches gifts/Thank You cards!

Thanks to the following for purchasing and presenting the coaches gifts/cards:

Ken Treadway-Mens Line

Rebecca Ehrke-Ladies Line

Anna Kuhns-Jr Line

Leslie Pauley-Kneeboard

Jen Bell-Wakeboard

Donna Smith-Jr Ballet/Showgirls

Tricia Peterson-Duos/Trios

Jill Hegarty-Barefoot

Patrick Corley-Pyramid

Chelsea Renfro-Swivel

Shayla Rose-ATB

Jen Stephens-JrMen/Teen Line

Anthony Gramolino-Jump

Thanks to our Land coordinator Bree Czerniewski for acting as liaison between water and land who keeps a birds eye view on the show!

Thanks to our Safety Director Kimmy Aubuchon for watching out for us! And thank you for making additional ropes/handles which were much needed!

Thanks Rob Stephenson for keeping the triple rig and safety boats in tip-top shape by keeping them full of gas and oil each day!

Thanks to the Ambassadors for July 6th concessions!

Thank you to Paul Bryant and his team of photographers at STLDigital!

Thanks to the Lake Saint Louis Fire Department and EMS personnel keeping watch over us!

Thank you to the City of Lake Saint Louis, Lake Saint Louis Community Association and the residents of Lake Saint Louis! It’s like being on vacation everyday!

Arch Rivals

Let’s wish Rivals Show Director Bree Czerniewski and the Arch Rivals good luck this weekend while competing at Central Region Show-Ski Tournament in Warsaw Indiana! They are performing a Broadway themed show.

More information and live coverage on USAWATERSKI website. Showskiing entails a choreographed show with an allotted time of one hour to perform as many difficult tricks as possible with finesse! Scoring is based on multiple factors such as boat driving, difficulty of tricks and execution, safety, land acts, etc Good luck and as they say on Broadway, Break a leg!

3-event and Tournament

Five skiers participated in their first 3-event tournament recently:

Cam Mondl (slalom,jump,trick)—JAWS Jerseyville IL

Jim Mondl (jump)—JAWS Jerseyville IL

Lucas Sweeney (slalom,jump,trick)—JAWS Jerseyville IL

Anthony Gramolino (slalom)-MO Jr/Sr Challenge Lake Freddie Hartville MO

Laura Gramolino (slalom)-MO Jr/Sr Challenge Lake Freddie Hartville MO

This marks Collin McLaughlin’s second year competing in 3-event tournaments. He recently competed in jump/trick/slalom at JAWS Jerseyville IL and Paragon Columbia MO.

Liz Nesbit also competed in her second 3-event tournament at the MO Jr/Sr Challenge in Hartville MO and Paragon in Columbia MO

Congratulations to all who competed!

Upcoming 3-event tournaments:

MO State 3-event Tournament Lake Freddie Hartville MO July 13-14

PITS Fall Festival (3-event) Decatur IL August 24

Lake Freddie Record (3-event) Hartville MO August 31

Please reach out to Brad McLaughlin (314.239.4846) if you are interested in jumping. We still have several weeks of summer in which to practice!

Julia Knoerzer was our lone barefoot competitor at Footapalooza Figure 8 barefoot tournament in LaPorte IN. She is looking forward to competing in our host tournament 17th Annual Glenn Mueller Memorial Barefoot Figure 8 on July 27th at the small lake in Lake St Louis.

Lifetime Member Award—Tim Knoerzer

We are proud to announce the Lifetime Member Award to Tim Knoerzer which was presented to him at the 4th of July Home Show. Tim brings to the Ski Club decades of skiing expertise. He was also a committee member during formation of our by-laws, instrumental in formation of the Arch Rivals showski team, participated in clearing of Jefferson Point to establish new practice site for the Ski Club, and awarded the Sea World Teamwork Award during his tenure as Rivals Show Director. He has coached multiple acts over the last two decades and has held several board positions including Home Show Director and Arch Rivals Director. He established the Glenn Mueller Memorial Barefoot Figure 8 Tournament (now in its 17th year!)

Letter from Gary Olson

Sorry I couldn’t be there for you guys this summer, but heart surgery took precedence. I’ll have to make it up to you next year by returning to pull some practices and acts for the home show, and to celebrate my 25th year of driving.

In the meantime; may all your lines stand up, pyramids build flawlessly, and acts perform perfectly. My love to the Ladies Line and my apology for the embarrassment that is the Men’s Line.

Good luck to everyone and thanks for all your good wishes and prayers.


Captain Gary

Community Night Ski Shows

Each year we designate specific Friday nights in which to advertise our ski shows and host a party for our community. All shows are open to the public and free admission. Cash concessions.

We are excited to announce the following upcoming Community Night Ski Shows.

July 19

6 PM Show-Me Skiers Ski Show

7 PM Arch Rivals Ski Show

8:30 Outdoor Movie-Yogi Bear

Timberland Fishing Team members will BBQ!

Legacy Ice Cream

July 26

6 PM Show-Me Skiers Ski Show

7 PM Arch Rivals Ski Show

Mann Meats food truck

Lakeside Shaved Ice

Live music by Freezeout Band

August 16

6 PM Show-Me Skiers Ski Show

7 PM Arch Rivals Ski Show

Lost & Found

We are noticing a lot of items left at Jefferson Point lately. We have created a Lost & Found thread on the Ski Club Facebook page. Please also be mindful of picking up labeled equipment, clothing and life jackets. Many of our members are noticing their personal items missing despite being labeled. Please check your belongings and post to Ski Club Lost & Found Facebook page accordingly.

Additionally please be mindful of picking up your trash at our ski site. There are several trash cans placed around Jefferson Point. Please utilize them. It’s always a good do a lap before you leave. Respect your community and your club Thank you.

Barefoot Clinic

For the third year in a row Ben Groen from the World Barefoot Center in Winter Haven Florida will be hosting a barefoot clinic in the days leading up to our barefoot figure 8 tournament.

Dates of Clinic:

July 24, 25, 26


$225 Full Day (strongly encouraged)

$150 Half Day (if available)

Bring your own lunch and water

Time: Depart Shell Gas Station (I-70 and LSL BLVD) 7:15 AM returning approximately 5 PM

Location: Cuivre River off of Hwy 79

Contact: Scotty Patton by July 19th (

Payment due July 22nd

Make Checks Payable to:

Lake St. Louis Ski Club

Mail to:

Scotty Patton

7448 Heathermoor Lane

Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

17th Annual Glenn Mueller Memorial Barefoot Figure 8 Tournament

Come watch some exciting barefoot water skiing or participate as a skier at our 17th Annual Glenn Mueller Memorial Barefoot Figure 8 Tournament Saturday July 27 at the CA Clubhouse on the small lake. Registration begins on race day at 7 AM. Racers on the water by 8 AM.

Barefoot Figure 8 racing consists of towing two skiers at a time traveling in a figure 8 pattern. Last one standing advances to next round. This is a round robin double elimination tournament.

$40 Open or Pro

$25 additional (Open+Pro)

$25 Junior

Cash or check (made out to LSLWSC)

Post race gathering at Jefferson Point pavilion

LSLWSC Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Amanda Luttschwager Rose for receiving the LSLWSC collegiate scholarship. This scholarship is offered to students entering college who are Ski Club members in good standing, have been consistent members of the LSLWSC, and will continue their skiing at the collegiate level. She will be studying engineering at Iowa State. The skiing program at Iowa State is ranked 15th in the nation and 4th in the Midwest according to USAWATERSKI. They were also nominated Team of the Year in 2018 by the National Collegiate Water Ski Association

Swivel Clinic

The Swivel Clinic is to be determined. Please contact Buffy McLaughlin for additional information (314.604.1641)