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Jan 28, 2011

ORLANDO, FLA (January 28, 2011) — Today Nautique announced the additions of up and coming water skiers, Nate Smith and Natallia Berdnikava to its team of professional athletes.

Twenty year-old Nate Smith took the water ski world by storm in June 2010 when he placed runner up at the Global Marine Invitation, his first professional tournament. In addition Smith tied the Men’s 1 National record held by Chris Parrish with a run of 5@41-off. Smith is also ranked third in Men’s Slalom on the world ranking list, a huge jump from fifty-ninth in 2009.

Current World Trick Record holder Natallia Berdnikava began professionally skiing in 2004 achieving numerous Collegiate National titles and a National Collegiate Jump record. Berdnikava is a 2X US Masters Champion, current Moomba Masters Trick and Jump Champion and the European Overall Champion. Berdnikava is ranked first in Women’s Tricks and second in Jump on the world ranking list.

“We are excited to add these two athletes, who are extremely talented young people, to our team of professional skiers. Both Nate and Natallia are incredible athlete’s both on and off the water” stated Nautique’s President/CEO Bill Yeargin.

Read Nate Smith’s interview on the Team Nautique Blog and be sure to check back for upcoming athlete interviews.