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Cory Pickos has competed in the World Waterski Championships at the highest level for a period which has spanned three decades. He first hit international headlines in 1977 when at the age of just thirteen, he set a new World Tricks Record of 6,860 points. This was just the start of an extraordinary career which saw him break the World Tricks Record a total of 24 times. In 1981, he was the first in the world to exceed 9,000 points. In 1984, he was the first in the world to trick 10,000 points. In the year 2000, he had raised his 1977 World Record of 6,860 points of 38 years ago to 11,680 points. A two-time World Tricks Champion and recognized as a living legend in our sport, he continues to mentor and coach international skiers to this day. Breaking world records for 23 years must be unique in any sport. In operating the Cory Pickos Ski & Wakeboard School for the past 19 years in Destin, Florida, his site has hosted 15 IWWF World Records and holds four World Record Tournaments each year. He is also a USAWS/AWSA Tricks Judge.