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Martie Wells

Martie Wells


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Martie Wells has celebrated one of the most illustrious careers in water ski racing history and is well known for defying incredible odds both on and off the water. He has been called water ski racing’s comeback kid after a ski rope nearly tore his left leg off in a 1992 accident. The doctors called it an incomplete amputation. After never expecting to walk without a limp again, he came back to his love of the water and went on to become a world water ski racing champion. His career highlights include being a six-time U.S. Elite Water Ski Racing Team member, four of which were gold; a three-time Grand National Catalina Ski Race overall champion; the 2003 World Water Ski Racing Men's world champion; multi-time marathon high points champion; 3-time national Men’s Open champion Sprints; national champion Marathons Series Men’s Open; and the 2004 IWWF Water Skier of the Year. Martie recorded victories at every national venue at one time or another. Internationally, he won at Botany Bay, Canberra and Toukley and was the quickest international skier at the 1996 Sydney Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic where his record still stands to date at 40:02. 

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