BAREFOOT WATER SKI CHAMPION OF THE WORLD KEITH ST.ONGE


Uploaded by WorldBarefootCenter on 18.01.2013

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my passion for the sport of barefoot water skiing has never changed
when i was thirteen years old a newspaper reporter asked me what i wanted to do in
the future
i said i wanted to open up a ski school in Florida, and become world champion
Back in nineteen eighty seven
i worked in a paper mill back in a small northern new hampshire town just south of the
canadian border
and here we are over twenty five years later in sunny winter haven florida
and I am part of the largest barefoot waterskiing school in the world and i'm coaching
two of the greatest barefoot waterskiers thats EVER set foot on the water
and all that
is possible
and was made possible because of one man
Keith St. Onge
KSO is a legend in the sport
He is only one of 2
barefoot waterskiers in the history of the sport thats
ever held all three World Records
the first guys the legendary Brett Wing form Australia in the late 70s and early 80s
and the other guy
you guessed it. KSO is also
the guy that invented the line step 360
which of course led to the line step 5s and 7s. And he's the first guy thats ever done the line step 360 in tournament
Keith has been the guy, you know, that was on the front cover of my school books when i was a young kid - 12 years old. He's just always reatined that super star status within the sport. I mean hes
thirteen time national overall champion, within the states, and he's 10 time world champion,
two of those being the overall title
sometimes it's just so surreal to be standing there on the dock, you know, competing with him
when keith first approached me about joining ski schools i had mixed feeling. We'd been competing
on the water for
gohh i don't know how many years, uhhh,we were going back and forth with titles and world records
3 years down the line the World Barefoot Center is now the top waterski school in the
World, Keith's a great friend,
great skier, great person,
it's a pleasure to be around him every day
I been doing this for 18 years now, since i was 10 years old, so its kind of, its
just, its in my blood
I love it, it's what i enjoy, and i just gotta try to keep it going for as long as i can