Collage of Min-Aqua Bats' Clowns

What Makes a Min-Aqua Bats’ Clown?

So what makes a clown?

After going through all those stories, it should be clear that a clown is often inspired by another clown, driven by the need to engage the crowd, and is inspired to make the Min-Aqua Bats’ water ski show the best version of itself. As for a memorable clown act, through many our clowns’ stories, they intimated that a truly memorable clown act has three participants: the clowns, the announcer, and the crowd!

Thank you to contributors

We want to give a special thanks to all the Min-Aqua Bats’ clowns that shared their stories. Our clowns are truly special, and continue to provide enjoyment and inspiration to every crowd. Several clowns provided pictures with their stories, but we also found several from Danny Smylie. Danny is a long time Min-Aqua Bat who always found time to take a million pictures every summer; thanks Danny.

Want to sit with a clown?

Drew Milkent, mentioned in several of our stories, inspired a generation of skiers and Min-Aqua Bats’ clowns to ski their best every show and give the crowd the greatest show. Although he passed five years ago, he continues to inspire all Min-Aqua Bats. A couple years ago, a bench was installed in his honor on the East (Boathouse) side of the seating area of The Aqua Bowl; sit with him, enjoy the view, and enjoy the show because the Min-Aqua Bats ski shows were his (and is our) summer love!

 Min-Aqua Bats Clown Act - Drew Milkent & Peter Wahman

Who was your favorite clown?

We covered a lot of clowns, which was your favorite?  Or maybe we missed your favorite?  Feel free to leave comments about your favorite Min-Aqua Bats’ clown (or pictures if you have them)!

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Opening page, Influence Tree, Billy Fried, Phil Smith, Ted Galaty, Stephen Smith, Tristan Hansen, Conor Bolger, Charlie Tedstrom, Mitch Wilson, Jansci Smithing, Dalton Roth, Conclusion