WITHAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) - A 10 - year old girl from Withamsville has qualified for the US Water Ski Nationals.
Mary Nelson, a honor student a St. Thomas More, will compete in the 2013 US National Water Ski Championships August 13 - 17 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In the Spring, Mary traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to work with professional water skier, Seth Stisher, at his private lake and training center. Mary’s hard work, conditioning and focus has enabled her to elevate to the national water skiing stage.
Slalom water ski competition involves a water skier successfully navigating through a course of six buoys. After the skier completes the run, the boat speed is increased and then the length of the rope is decreased – creating an exponentially higher degree of difficulty.