Western Regionals

Water skiing has allowed me to travel to many different states meeting new people and creating life long friends. I have discovered through these relationships, each place I have traveled feels a part of home to me. I am always excited for the next adventure and discovering new places, but I look forward to return to the places I consider home.

Home is not a building; it is the love from people you surround your life with and the inspiration from each other. Colorado is one of my “homes” and I am excited to return again next summer for Western Regionals.  Thank you everyone for such amazing experience! Could not have done it with everyone’s love and support.  THANK YOU

Thank you PRO Club and Vitalire — live with passion –  www.vitalire.com

  • Excited to be part of the Vitalire Team – inspiring other to live with passion (northwest clothing company)
  • Encouragement from coworkers to apply and their help with the application
  • Clients encourage me, seeing them achieve their goals, challenges me to do the same

Thank you Seattle Water Sports (SWS)

  • Mark Lord for always making time for me and coaching me here in the Northwest
  • Hooking me up with the  best ski equipment and good advance during the season
  • Introducing me to Northwest Ski community and letting me drive his clinics

Thank you Water ski Community and Family and Friends – Tournaments: Sun Basin and Western Regionals

  • Love the support that comes from the ski family atmosphere at Sun Basin.
  • Many memories as a child in Colorado with my grandparent, always dreamed of skier there.  Blessed to have my first ski experience be western regionals.
  • Through my family and friends support it inspires me to do my best on the water.

Thank you Coble Ski School

  • Big Thank You for April taking a chance on me hiring me when I did not even know how to ski the course
  • Truly I could not accomplish anything in this sport without her support and the coaching from her amazing staff.
  • Excited to be part of her team and help others learn the course, just like I did three summers ago.

The Willard’s -Welcome to Water Skiing

Father's Day June 16th 2013
Father’s Day June 16th 2013

Water skiing is an adventurous sport and it has given me many thrills and excitements. This past month it has been crazy fun with traveling and lots of skiing. I had the opportunity to return to Coble Ski School in North Carolina and ski and coach for a week. This was my third time returning and it will always feel like I am returning home. Busy with skiing, coaching, driving, and catching up with old ski buddies, it was a difficult to leave (let alone to find time to blog about my week there). Once I returned, I didn’t lose the rhythm of the business of water skiing. First weekend back in Washington, I was on the road heading to Kories to help Micah Ping host a water ski clinic. Then I only had one week to prepare for my first competition. Focused on getting time on the water for practice, the excitement and nerves of the first tournament started to build.

Finding myself on the road again as I was getting closer to Baseline in George WA my nervous started to build,  but then the memories of this being my first tournament two summer ago came rushing to my head.  I remembered how welcoming the water ski community was to me and my nervous vanished. The water ski community is like another family to me and I was eager to reunite with my water ski family. One of the main reason why I love doing water ski competitions is the family support we  have for each other. We all want us to ski our best.

Not only was I excited for this tournament to be with my water ski family, but my entire family was able to come and watch me compete for the very first! Having my family there and being able to share my passion with them was the highlight of the weekend. With water skiing being such a family sport, I was so happy to finally be able to share it with mine. Through the support of the amazing water ski community and my loving family I was able ski a new tournament personal best.

Thank you Willard Family for all you have given me. I would not be the same without you so active in my life.

I LOVE YOU FAMILY!!!

SUN BASIN
SUN BASIN June 16th 2013

Second Splash

 

JUNE 15th-16th:

Couldn’t fall asleep the night before like a little girl the night before Christmas, I was so excited to wake up before the sun and drive to Othello/Moses Lake to SKI! Knowing that I could not do much since I have been resting for two months with no exercising, I decided to only shadow the buoys and only go 30 mph.  The video only gives a little task of the weekend.

 

At the beginning of May, I thought I would not be able to ski at all this summer due to my injuries, I was just happy that I was able to get out on the water and rip it up with ally my friends who I usually compete with.

The weekend was amazing Driving the boat and Coaching in Othello with Micha Ping (great coach) and then skiing felt like coming home.  Then driving to Moses Lake (Sun Basin) to help be a judge at the RADAR tournament was a warm welcome back to the sport. Thank you to all my ski buddies! Can’t wait till I can start competing again