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IWWF Honors Athletes Of The Decade & Quarter Century

By USA Water Ski & Wake Sports | April 29, 2021, 10:50 a.m. (ET)

Todd Haig water ski racing at the 2017 Water Ski Racing World Championships in Tacoma, Wash.

Todd Haig was selected the top Male Water Ski Racing Athlete of the past 25 years.

In consideration of the current global pandemic, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation Bureau made the decision that it would not be appropriate to have the 2020 IWWF Skiers,  Riders and Athletes of the Year Awards. In light of 2021 being the 75th Anniversary of the IWWF,  it was decided that each sport division council should choose their Skiers and Riders of the Decade 2010–2019. Further, each Council could select their Female and Male Skiers and Riders of the past 25 years, if appropriate.

U.S. athletes honored with Female and Male Skiers/Riders of the Decade were: Raimi Merritt (Wakeboard Boat) and Freddy Krueger (Water Ski).

U.S. athletes honored with Female and Male Skiers/Riders of the Quarter Century were: Katie Mawby (Disabled), Todd Haig (Water Ski Racing), Cathy Luiting (Show Ski) and Regina Jaquess (Water Ski).

List of Award Winners

The IWWF also announced the 2021 IWWF International Hall of Fame inductees would be announced in May.