XIt is with utmost disappointment that the Backwater Gamblers announce that we will not be able to perform ski shows for our amazing fans at this time. The health and safety of our team members and fans are our primary concern. Due to the current Reopen Illinois phase which mandates social distancing of 6 feet and no large gatherings, it is impossible to perform all the acts you love like our pyramids, doubles, ballet lines, around the boat, and most of our show safely and within these guidelines. As soon as we are able to perform safely again within the guidelines of the state of Illinois, we will absolutely do so and will update our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and let you know.

As we are a 501(c)3 non-profit and rely solely on donations from our fans and sponsors, if you would like to help support us so we can continue to provide family-friendly, free water ski shows to the Quad Cities in the future, you can donate via PayPal ([email protected]), Venmo (@Backwater-Gamblers), or by mailing a check to Backwater Gamblers, 5000 44th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. We hope to ski you soon!

Current Members

Backwater Gamblers Members
Jordan Allender Scott Allender David Anderson Deb Anderson
Larry Anderson Ryan Aschenbrenner Matt Becker Michael Becker
Mindy Becker Carole Behr Bridget Berger Charlie Berger
James Berger Keith Berger Eric Bergthold Stephanie Bergthold
Melissa Birdsell Mary Bortz Anna Braet Carrie Braet
Lincoln Braet Pat Braet Brint Burrill Gail Burrill
David Claver Kayla Clawson Alyssa Conway Garrett Conway
Lisa Conway Savannah Conway Todd Conway Jodi Doyle
Elisabeth Cross Annie Dressman Brian Dressman Daxton Dressman
Hazel Dressman Lilly Dressman Tagen Dressman Audrey Foster
Hunter Foster Nick Foster Trista Foster Sara Green
Cindy Harkey Tom Harkey Gene Hast Patrick Hathaway
Danielle Hauck Chris Heggen Dennis Heggen Teresa Hofmann
Leighton James Brigit Jepsen Greg Jepsen Susan Jepsen
Brady Judge Kevin Kolls Michael LaFond Nadia LaFond
Jayna Lindell Leilani Lindell Pat Lindell Jenna Martel
Laura Martel Trevor Marvin Kaitlyn Mayes Gabe Moore
Kierstin Moore Jenn Moore Bill Obenauf Donna Obenauf
Mallory Obenauf Megan Obenauf Zach Obenauf Marsha Place
Tim Place Mark Poulos Cash Powell Grace Powell
Jon Ricketts Rhonda Ricketts Caden Ridgley Colby Ridgley
Austin Roberts AJ Ross Connie Ross Henley Ross
Bobbi Schauer Bob Schultz Jody Schultz Zack Schultz
Amy Scott Jeff Scott Kamden Scott Kendall Scott
Kennedy Scott Elizabeth Shillinger Jeff Shillinger Kennedy Shillinger
Kiera Shillinger Grant St Amand James Stratton Vaughn Stroud
Ashleigh Sweetland Randy Thompson Chris Thornburg Matthew Thornburg
Tim Thornburg Andon Tipton Skyler Tipton Chad Uhde
Kennedy Uhde Mary Uhde Olivia Uhde Blake Vandernick
Charlie Vandersnick Kalie Vandersnick Travis Vandersnick Prestyn Woods