David currently resides in Janesville, WI where he skis with the Rock Aqua Jay Water Ski Show Team, however his hometown is Rome, Wisconsin where he began show skiing at the age of 9. Dave now has over 30-years of active involvement in show skiing with various amateur and professional water ski teams throughout the nation. He has performed overseas in venues that span from Jamaica and the Peoples Republic of China to the United Arab Emirates. Dave has also performed at well-known events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Chicago Air and Water Show, and the Malibu Pro Tour Open. Dave’s talents include freestyle jumping, barefooting, trick and shoe skiing, strap doubles, and pyramids. He is a 2-time recipient of the Skip Gilkerson Award (Male MVP of the National Show Ski Tournament), Jack Lukes MVP Award Recipient (Male MVP of Division I Wisconsin State/Regional Show Ski Tournament, Male MVP Award recipient while a member of the Shermalot Water Ski Show Team, Aqua Skiers Water Ski Team, and Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team, 10-time Wisconsin State/Regional Division I Team Champion, 7-time Division I National Show Tournament Team Champion, Member of the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 United States Water Ski Show Team.
Dave would like to thank his Father (Greg) and Mother (Kaye) for the hours of water time and support they provided while Dave developed his skill set at a young age. Dave would like to thank his Sister (Ginny McGinnis) for being an inspiration to him and pushing/motivating him to become a well versed and the all-around-skier he is today. Lastly, Dave would like to thank his beautiful wife (Jennifer) and incredible children (Kamryn-11, Kendall-8, and Kahner 3) for loving the sport of show skiing just as much as Dave has grown to love it. There is NOTHING in the world that Dave and his family enjoy and love more than spending time on the water TOGETHER!