WORLD CUP JUST AROUND THE CORNER
In 2008, Jimmy Siemers USA finished our World Cup year and 26th Stop as the Season Winner of our Shortboard / Tricks title. His triumphs in Putrajaya Malaysia and Doha Qatar made him unbeatable. He received his special Crystal Trophy in Doha, Qatar, at the famous Diplomatic Club from IWSF President Kuno Ritschard.
Ten years ago, Jimmy Siemers was the Junior World Champion in Jump, Tricks and Overall. For a 16 year old, this was about as good as it gets. Now at 26 years of age, he can look back on an extraordinary career on the water which continues right up to today. Born in the cool climate of Marshalltown in Iowa and living in Round Rock, Texas, he has won almost every major Waterski title possible. Take Jump alone – World Jump Record Holder at 70.9m and 71.9m, U21 World Jump Champion, US Open Jump Champion, US Collegiate All-Stars Jump Champion, PanAm Jump Champion, and World University Jump Champion. In Overall, he has been just as outstanding setting a World Championships Mens Record and the major titles of World University Champion, US Open Overall Champion, US Collegiate National Overall Champion, PanAm Overall Champion and U21 Overall World Champion. In Shortboard / Tricks, he set a Waterski World Championships Record of 11,750 points, was US National Collegiate All-Stars Tricks Champion, Malibu Open tricks Champion, US Open Tricks Champion, World University Tricks Champion, PanAm Tricks Champion and World U21 Tricks Champion. This is not the complete list of his achievements !
Having finished 2008 as the World Cup Shortboard / Tricks Champion in Qatar, Jimmy has lost no time and has already worked hard to prepare for the global challenge ahead. He spent the early part of the off-season training hard for not one but two Ironman Triathlons ! ‘Not the usual concept of an off-season. He also spent some time with his close friend and fellow World Cup athlete Richard Abelson snow skiing at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Whle biking is a major element, his swimming and running efforts are now being geared up. To further increase his strength levels, you will often find him at the AZ Sports Centre. Now, think back to his achievements outlined above – and I guess Jimmy’s triumphs do not just happen ! You often see him out on the water at 06.00hrs with Richard Abelson before many other ordinary mortals even brush their teeth ! We wish him every success in the 2009 World Cup series and for all the inside reports, make sure you bookmark : www.waterskiandwakeboardworldcup.com