Wade Cox was one of the most dominant water skiers in the history of the sport. He was the ProTour Champion in 1995 and 1996, 3-time Masters Champion, earned 47 Professional Slalom Titles, and was inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame in 2012.
To be honest, Wade inspired countless skiers throughout his years on the Pro Tour and on ESPN. The rivalry between Wade and Andy Mapple was unmatched....and unfortunately for the rest of the slalom skiers at the time, the two of these guys were almost unbeatable. Out of a run of 60 pro events, Andy won 29, Wade won 22, and the rest of the field only won 9.
It is our great honor to get to share this full interview with you. We hope you enjoy one of the greatest characters the sport has ever seen!
This is what you feel when you mix waterskiing and college. In the latest FlowPointTV episode with Marcus Brown, you get a peek at one of the most epic water ski events on the planet: the 2019 Syndicate Collegiate Waterski Nationals. Marcus takes us to California, to Bell Acqua Lakes, to show us exactly why he believes the sport of water skiing is not only alive and well, but absolutely thriving. If you've skied in this event, or even experienced it, you'll know just what we mean.
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We are skiers. It’s the reason we’re here. We have that insatiable desire to run more buoys. We wake up before the sun to get glassy water. We don’t sleep until we’ve figured out the perfect settings and we don’t stop there; we’re constantly innovating to find what will make skiing better. When a company is this devoted to building the best products, it’s fun what the outcome looks like. We can’t help it, it’s in our blood. Just go ski.
**This is the second in a 2 part episode...make sure to check out Part 1 here, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9VQK...
Jenny LaBaw is a living Legend. As an athlete, she was a Collegiate Multi-Sport athlete, a CrossFit Games competitor (NorCal Champion and 6th at the CrossFit Games), and she ran 500 miles across Colorado in 30 days to raise $50,000+ for the @Epilepsy Foundation of America .
Out of the competition circles, she has spent over 15 years as a Strength and Conditioning coach, and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. As an athlete, a coach, and a health and wellness expert, Jenny is one of the most well rounded individuals in the business. Most of all, she cares...deeply...about helping people on their journey to become the best possible versions of themselves.
Marcus sat down with the one and only Jenny LaBaw in the Motorhome, for a long and varied discussion. This is the second half of that discussion.
0:30 - Supplementation
4:00 - How does off-water training help on-water performance?
6:50 - Pain, and what it means...and how to fix it.
9:05 - Jenny's Online Training videos
11:30 - Cross Training for injury prevention at toughest passes
19:55 - Importance of sport, and why we do this.
21:10 - MB: why we ski
27:30 - MB is going to Moomba??
36:32 - Kristen Wiig is a Water Skier?!
Jenny's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/jennylabaw
A long time ago, in a reality that seems far far away,.... Water Skiing was mainstream, and ran on all the major TV networks: ABC, NBC, CBS, etc... Skiing was in the 1972 Olympics, it was on Happy Days...even Elvis got in on the action. It was around that time, that Bob LaPoint was setting World Records, as a teenager. Fast forward 50+ years, and Bob is still involved in the sport,...getting his hands dirty, and passing on decades of knowledge to the next generation of the best water skiers on the planet.
Join Marcus Brown and take a deep dive into the HO/Syndicate Team, and see what gets them fired up to push hard, on and off the water, to develop the best water skis on the planet.
Big thanks to those that helped make this piece possible, with archived footage from a time when the sport had more production money. We couldn't have pulled this piece together without those clips from the past.