May’s Featured Footer: Grace Petzold

Grace Petzold does it all. The Wisconsin 16-year-old is quietly becoming one of our sport’s rising stars.  All while becoming a force to be reckoned with in Show Skiing. Recently, at the 2017 Cypress Gardens All-American Tournament in Winter Haven, Grace won the MVP Award which is awarded to the tournament’s best all-around water skier.  […]

April’s Featured Footer: Claudia Landon

Claudia Landon says she just wants to keep the “Old Lady Tradition” going in barefoot water skiing. But she certainly doesn’t look, or barefoot, like an old lady. Claudia didn’t set out to barefoot into her sixth decade, it all started when her husband Dave saw another family barefooting on their lake in the 1980’s.  […]

March’s Featured Footer: John Boyd

John is the American Barefoot Club’s quiet giant in tournament officiating.  John has served as a judge and scorer since 1998 when his son Ryan was an elite barefooter. But long after his son stopped barefooting, John is still involved and is still nurturing the next generation of ABC judges and scorers. Never one to […]

February’s Featured Footer: Marc Donahue

Marc Donahue loves barefoot waterskiing and rough water. And winning. Donahue has quietly become one of the world’s best Barefoot Figure 8 competitors since he first learned to barefoot waterski about a decade ago. The 52-year-old Indiana native won the USA Waterski Foundation’s 2016 Banana George Memorial Figure 8 Tournament during the Ski with the […]