Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
Logo for The Western Front

Dub-Dub Who: Episode Three

Heading to Louisiana

Brian Gaul (left) and Greta Hansen (right) laugh as they learn that their hotel reservation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana doesn’t include the first night of their trip on Oct. 25, 2023. The water ski team was left without a hotel room for the first night. // Photo by Travis Zumwalt

On Oct. 25, 2023 the Western Washington University Water Ski team flew to Louisiana for the 44th Syndicate Collegiate Water Ski National Championships. Including a five-hour layover, the trip took 13 hours out of Bellingham International Airport. 

Whether it’s getting everyone on schedule or finding a way to pack and travel with all of their luggage, just getting there is half of the battle.

A lack of structure is a clear distinction between Western and their competitors, but heading into nationals on Oct. 26, the team was on the same stage as some of the best water skiers in the world.

Travis Zumwalt

Travis Zumwalt (he/him) is a sports and recreation reporter at The Front. He is pursuing a journalism degree focusing in public relations. Outside of journalism, he enjoys watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. You can reach him at

Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Western Front