Skiing Legend Hosts Clinic at Outlaw Lake

posted Jun 17, 2010, 3:47 PM by Tom Trautman
Outlaw Lake near Marlow hosted a skiing clinic last Sunday instructed by slalom skiing legend Andy Mapple.  Although originally from Great Britian, Mapple now resides in Orlando, FL.  Retiring undefeated from competitive skiing in 2004, Mapple now tours the county holding coaching clinics.  He has held 11 world records and was ranked number one on the World Rankings List for 21 years straight.  One of his greatest honors was being presented with the O.B.E. Award (Officer of the British Empire Award) by the Queen of England for exemplary service to the sport.


Clinic participants included Mike Bray, Cody Bray, and Alec Shuler from Marlow; Todd Wyatt, Brendan Wolverton, and Dr. Bob Head from Lawton; Jerry Goodson from Duncan, and Rich Foster from Enid.

For the members of the Outlaw Lake Water Ski Club
who missed getting to meet Andy Mapple at the lake Sunday, he is a great, down-to-earth person.  He pulled 21 sets on Sunday, and the boat gas account will be reimbursed $65 to cover the cost of the gas used.  Many who were in the clinic asked to have him back next year.  If this is something that would interest you next year, let us know so we can involve you next year.  Check out his website at www.teammapple.com.  As the website states, the cost to spend a day with him is $300 (but we have to remember he is an 11-time world record holder and ranked # 1 in the world for 21 straight years).  He has also been honored by the Queen of England with an award just below the knighthood rank.
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