RYAN DODD - Alberta Coach
Ryan started skiing at the age of 9 with his father Bruce and the Llewellyn family in Innisfail, Alberta. He continued to ski there for about 3 years until his father built his own private ski lake in their cow pasture. Their family and friends ski there all summer with the help of coaches such as Mike Ferraro and the Llewellyns. A tournament also takes place, which has been the site of many national records and one world record. In the winter he has a strict training program that includes guidance from the Olympic Training Center in Calgary. He trains at the gym 5 days a week, plays hockey 4 times a week and runs and rides the bike daily. He also travels to Florida to ski for a few weeks each month when he can get away from school.
Matt & Sarah Rini have owned and operated a ski school since 1996. Matt has competed in waterskiing & wakeboarding on the international scene for over 15 years. Over the last several years Matt has worked extensively with the British lottery funded skiers and the British wakeboard team. Matt is also the coach for the Jr. Canadian team and has been named coach of the year by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada. With his many years of experience with a wide range of skier levels from beginner to pro, he continues to offer the latest techniques of skiing & wakeboarding in a personalized and fun atmosphere.
Thomas, aka “T-Mo,” is a Canadian National Team Member, currently living in Florida attending the University of Central Florida on a full academic scholarship. We hope to see Thomas back in Canada after graduation this year. His Tournament Best is 2 @ 41 (10.25m) in 2007, setting a New Canadian Mens 1 record. Contact Thomas at:
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WSR Wakeboard School/Club
Shawn Gratzfeld has been around the water all his life, spending time at the family cottage at Lake Isle, where he now resides year round. He is an internationally recognized Judge and Competitor, certified through Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as a Level 2 Classic Instructor and a Level 1 Wakeboard Instructor (Highest Currently Available). Traveling throughout Alberta, Shawn takes the time to educate not only the riders, but the families and friends who come to watch. Friends and families can receive product information, boat safety tips, water etiquette and teaching techniques that will stay with them long after class has finished. Having instructed water sports for excess of 15 years, Shawn has a vast amount of experience he is willing to share with everyone. Shawn holds multiple National Titles and has participated in three World Championships. His best finish was in 2005, Moscow, Russia, finishing 4th in the Masters Division.
Justin is a coach at WSR Wakeboard School in Gainford, AB. He is an Alberta Junior Team Rider & Provincial Coach. Some of his 2011 Achievements include:
- 2011 Wake Games, Orlando, Jr Men’s 3rd
- 2011 HyperActive Open Men’s Champion
- 2011 Alberta Provincial Open Men’s Champion
- 2011 Canadian Nationals Jr Men’s 5th
- 2011 Canadian nationals Open Men’s 8th
- 2011 WWA Worlds Amateur Men’s 5th