PLACE OF BIRTH Indianapolis, Indiana
YEARS WATER SKIING 19 years of skiing, three years pro
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WATER SKIING?
I like to travel and see new places.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE PLACE WATER SKIING HAS TAKEN YOU?
Russia for the 2011 Worlds. There were a lot of new experiences for me. From being on the other side of the world in a country so different from the US, to skiing on a river, to being a part of the world championships.
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I have probably driven from Indiana to Florida more times than anyone, ever.
DO YOU HAVE A PRE-RUN ROUTINE YOU DO BEFORE CONTESTS FOR GOOD LUCK?
Yep. Get my stuff out of the car, walk down to the dock, ski.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF YOUR CAREER?
Breaking the Slalom World Record!
IF YOU COULD GIVE SOMEONE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE; WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Don’t ever take the fun out of it.
Nate Smith RIDES BEHIND THE Ski Nautique