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MJ Pohl

Water Ski

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Events: Hydrofoiling (USHA)

Height: 5’10’’                                              

Weight: 155                                            

Began Competing: 2000

Began Skiing:  1982 (combo skis), 1994 (slalom, show ski), 1996 (shoe ski/barefoot), 1998 (hydrofoil)                                                              

Hobbies: Spending time with my family (husband: Dan and daughter: Allie – 4 years) Hydrofoiling, Snowmobiling, Broomball, etc.

Occupation: Staff Consultant/Project Mgr at General Mills

Best Performance: 2008 – 4th Overall (out of 5 men/1 women) Open Division USHA Nationals

Sponsors:  FoilTech, Adrenaline Watersports, H20 Clothing

Roles and Certifications: USHA Board Director, USHA Vice President, Safety Coordinator, Trained Driver, USA-WS Level 1 Instructor, MN Hydrofoil Club (clinics during the summer)

Records:

USHA Female Athlete of the Year: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

USHA Video Competition 1st Place Pro Women:  2006, 2007, 2008

USHA Ranked 1st Women: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Career Highlights

Landed my first flip-flop trick – July 2008

1st female to land a triple BS roll combo in competition – 2007

2nd female to land a 360 in competition – October 2007

1st female to land 6-sinker roll combo  – September 2007 Buffalo, MN

1st female to land an air front flip in competition – July 2007 USHA Nationals

Landed my first 360s – July 2007

Landed my first inverted combos – 2004

1st female to land a wake front flip in competition – 2003

1st female to land a wake front flip – May 2002

First back flip – 1999 (youngest female rider to land an invert – at that time 25 years old)

Personal best: 49 frame wake back-roll, 48 frame wake front flip