Rachael George Biography Information
2004 IWSF Athlete of the Year Nomination
Pan Am Region
Rachael continues to improve and mature each year. At the Austria Elite World Barefoot Championships (2002) Rachael skied personal best scores in all three events under adverse personal conditions At the Mulalwa Australia 2004 Elite World Barefoot Championships Rachael won the individual gold medal honors in all three events and the silver Overall World Champion medal this despite dislocating her right shoulder on the Friday previous to the start of the 2004 World Championships. Rachel improved her scores in each round and contributed the most percentile points to the US Barefoot Team in defense of their 9th World Barefoot Title. This has not happened on a US team since Jennifer Calleriís dominance as 3 times World Overall Champion run (1992-1996).
Rachael also contributes back to the sport in many other ways. She conducts junior development clinics (she held one junior camp in the summer of 2004 with more than 25 junior skiers participating). She is also a rated American Barefoot Club judge and scorer. Rachael was also selected and endorsed to serve as the 2005 US Junior Barefoot Team Coach/Manger for the upcoming Worlds in South Africa. She appeared on the cover of the USA Water Skier magazine representing barefoot for 2004. She is a beautiful, articulate, gracious but vivacious spokesperson for promoting barefoot water skiing.