THE DETAILS: FEET ON FIRE NORTH 2019
2019 FEET ON FIRE NORTH takes place Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Twin Lakes CornFest, which is located at Lance Park (55 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes, WI 53181).
Watch some old school waterski showdowns, dance to some killer tunes and eat as much corn as humanly possible. Visit tlcornfest.com for full details on the event, including other happenings, travel/lodging information and more.
2018 FEET ON FIRE NORTH RECAP
FORMER WONDERLAKE WATERSKI SHOW TEAM MEMBER & LONG-TIME UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE WATER WORLD STAR GEORGE HARTMANN TAKES 2018 FEET ON FIRE NORTH WIN
Feet on Fire North returned to Lance Park in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on Friday, August 17 at the inaugural Twin Lakes CornFest: Music & Waterski Showcase. More than 1,000 spectators packed the “Corn Cob Arena” to witness the new event that combined all-you-can-eat corn with all-day on-water action, featuring multiple state and national award-winning skiers.
GEORGE HARTMANN TAKES FIRST IN HEATED BATTLE AGAINST WATERSKIIN.COM MOST IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNER ETHAN SHULDA
Former Wonder Lake Waterski show team member and long-time Universal Studios Singapore Water World Star George Hartmann took first place, followed by Ethan Shulda in second and Paul Stokes and Mike Pierce in third. Hartmann also scored the event’s SeaDek Best Crash award after taking the whip to one-foot and going out the front, straight into a face plant following his round two win against Mad City waterskier Matt Strode. Shulda and Stokes also took home the PCM Marine Engines Longest Battle Endurance award, for completing a full figure-eight and enduring one minute and five seconds of fiery, sole-scorching enduro on their feet. Twenty-year veteran of the Aquanut Waterski Show team, Brandon Kirchens won the Roswell Marine Best Step Off award. The Roswell Get Loud Zone erupted as Kirchens jumped out of two skis, one-handed, straight to the feet and stuck it perfectly, earning himself bragging rights and a vintage Cypress Gardens step-off ski.
WATERSKI CONTESTS CELEBRATE TRADITION, BUT THROW AWAY THE OLD RULES
Presented by Centurion Boats and Twin Lakes Marine, the Twin Lakes CornFest: Music & Waterski Showcase brought 50 waterskiers together from five states, including several different showski teams, multiple disciplines within towed watersports and ages ranging from 12 to 63. The four different waterski competitions offered a fresh take on traditional contests in each discipline: Feet on Fire North, Connelly Freestyle Jump Royale, Trick Ski Showdown and Swivel Showcase.
Centurion Boats National Sales Manager Mark Gibbs said, “Twin Lakes CornFest is the nation’s most unique event with an array of disciplines. Feet On Fire barefoot challenge, the nation’s top swivel skier’s showing off their talents, a trick ski showdown and a crazy strong finish of the event with freestyle jumping. CornFest is a true piece of Americana, and Centurion Boats is excited to continue supporting this event. Skiers threw down personal best performances behind the Centurion Fi21, which was built for wakeboard and wakesurfing -- further proving that anything is possible behind a Centurion.”
MORE THAN 2,200 EARS OF CORN DEVOURED AT NEW MIDWEST WATERSKI CONTEST
You read that right – more than 2,200 ears of corn were devoured at the one-day event. Attendees were treated to all-you-can-eat corn, all they had to do was pay the $5 event entry. Here are some other event highlights:
The athletes weren’t the only ones treated to good times behind the Centurion Fi21. Past WWA Wakeboard World Champion and local wakeboard coach, Timmy Burnier from Wakestone, offered free lessons and demos all-day-long in collaboration with Twin Lakes Marine on the Centurion Fi21 and Centurion Ri237 – both powered by PCM Marine Engines, featuring GM Marine Engine Technology. Throughout the event and all-weekend-long, Burnier pulled nearly 40 riders, 20 of which had never surfed Centurion’s award-winning wake.
Outside of waterskiing, the Oakley Belly Flop contest tied together the on-water action, giving spectators the opportunity to join the day’s competitions for a chance to win a prize pack from Oakley worth more than $500. Tampa, Florida’s Hunter Hanson won with perfect form.
The day’s double main event comprised of the Feet on Fire North finals and highly anticipated corn-eating contest. Jordan Karweik from Waterford, Wisconsin—a member of the Brown’s Lake Aquaducks showski team—won $500 in custom SeaDek Marine Products after successfully clearing three full ears worth of kernels. He shucked multiple cobs and demolished the sweet corn in under 90 seconds, clearly winning the judges’ votes unanimously.
Throughout the afternoon, DJ Mike Mantas spun a wild mix of funky fresh 80’s beats and early 90’s flare that kept people amped for the competitions. Following the award ceremony was a live performance from McHenry, Illinois progressive bluegrass band Miles Over Mountains.