Forty years ago in Long Beach, California, Jean-Marie Muller won the gold medal in the Men's Trick event at the World Championships. Two years later, he helped his father organize the World Championships in Vichy, France. In 1971 he organized the first World Cup Tournament in Tahiti, and in 1980 organized yet another World Cup in Bordeaux.
Jean-Marie has served on the Technical Committee, now the IWSF Tournament Council, and began the organization of both the Barefoot and Racing Commissions. He was elected as President of the French Water Ski Federation in 1976 and has served his federation in one capacity or another ever since.
His father, Jean Muller, was elected to the Hall of Fame ten years ago, and Jean-Marie's election to the Hall of Fame now completes the first father-son combination to be so honored.
It is hard to imagine that anyone could have made more diverse and spectacularly successful contributions to the sport of water skiing over such a long period of time.
It is my pleasure to announce the induction into the International Water Ski Hall of Fame of one of the sport's fiercest competitors and most effective administrators, Jean-Marie Muller.