2023 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team Announced
by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports
USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports, a sport discipline organization of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has announced the final selections of the 2023 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team that will compete in the 15th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund IWWF Disabled Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 14-17, at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif.
Within each event (slalom, tricks and jumping) at the Disabled Worlds, athletes are grouped into the three categories of seated (paraplegics and quadriplegics), standing (arm and/or leg disabilities with or without prosthesis) and vision impaired (partially or totally blind). At the 2019 Disabled Water Ski World Championships, the USA Adaptive Water Ski Team won the world team gold medal and U.S. team members earned a total of 26 individual medals, including eight gold medals, 10 silver medals and eight bronze medals.
Members of the 2023 USA Adaptive Water Ski Team are: Cam Delligatti (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – Standing Men; Abigayle Dunn (Susanville, Calif.) – Seated Women; Nicholas Fairall (Andover, N.H.) – Seated Men; Chad Guzman (Gilbert, Ariz.) – Seated Men; Elijah Hager (Alexis, N.C.) – Seated Men; Katie Mawby (Grand Haven, Mich.) – Vision Impaired Women; Elisha Nelson (Woodland, Calif.) – Standing Women; Connor Poggetto (Sacramento, Calif.) – Seated Men; Mike Royal (Magnolia, Texas) – Vision Impaired Men; Gregg Stokes (Rocky Mount, N.C.) – Standing Men; Sarah Switzer (Madison, Ala.) – Seated Women; Craig Timm (Center City, Minn.) – Standing Men; and Chuck Wesson (Charlotte, N.C.) – Seated Men.
Jessica Van Dyk (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will serve as manager; Susan Richey (Palatine, Ill.) will be the assistant manager; Brian Detrick (Elk Grove, Calif.) will serve as the coach; and Dr. Keith Barbour (Monroe, Mich.) will serve as the team physician.