IMG_8087 Freddy Krueger & I at the 1987 Nationals, Okeeheelee Park, waiting for something important to happen

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Freddy Krueger & I at the 1987 Nationals, Okeeheelee Park, waiting for something important to happen

Freddy Krueger & I at the 1987 Nationals, Okeeheelee Park, waiting for something important to happen.

By Marcus Brown


I’m worried about the future of Water Skiing. Just last week, Nautique held the US Open in Orlando, FL. It was only the second time the US Open was held since I won in 2007. It seems whenever I win an event, it gets canceled the following year(s). Nautique finally resurrected the Open last year. Gold stars for them for sure. However, this year was tough for me and many other “pros”.

The Big Dawgs (think Senior/Masters Skiers) were included in the event for the first time ever. Fine, thats totally fine. BUT, the tough part is they got paid more than the Pro skiers. They got paid more than the best skiers in the world. AND they got paid more than the best Jumpers in the world….guys that literally put their lives on the line to jump 80 yards off a 6 ft ramp!! Whats even crazier than that, to me, is that NO ONE is speaking out about this. The BEST SKIERS IN THE WORLD are second fiddle to the “Senior Tour” skiers…

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