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2022

Roger Ray

Roger Ray

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Roger Ray is a promoter and water-skiing celebrity, author, and filmmaker. A trick skiing pioneer, Roger is recognized as the inventor of the toe-hold side-slide. Roger was a long-time Cypress Gardens skier and kite flyer, and he is known for his photo on the cover of Boys Life Magazine in 1958.


He was a world record holder in tricks, set multiple boys division world records in water ski jumping, and ended up on top of the medals podium in several international competitions in the 1950s. Roger passed away in 2021.