International Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame
INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME
Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Chairman
Elaine Borter, Switzerland
Ian Faulkner, Australia
Max Kirwan, Australia
Carole Lowe, USA
Peter Pearl, Great Britain
Selection ProcessSelection for the Hall of Fame requires the
affirmative vote of at least six of the nine members of the Selection Committee. A maximum
of five individuals
can be elected in each two-year period.
For a skier to be eligible for consideration he must have competed in at
least two World Championships and must have been retired from Open competition
for at least two additional World Championships. The primary considerations in
voting for a skier is his skiing record in the World Championships, World
records set, sportsmanship, character and integrity.
Officials are selected primarily based on significant contributions to water
skiing at the international level over a period of at least 15 years. Officials
need not be retired from the sport to be recognized.
André Coutau SUI
Willa Worthington McGuire USA
Alfredo Mendoza MEX
William P. Barlow
Marina Doria SUI
Jean Muller FRA
William D. Clifford
Mike Suyderhoud USA
Roger Codère CAN
Simon Khoury LEB
Pope, Sr. USA
Brett Wing AUS
Maria Carrasco VEN
Neville May AUS
Karen Neville AUS
Maria Victoria Carrasco VEN
Ian Faulkner AUS
Renate Hansluvka AUT
Chuck Stearns USA
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001
Selection ceremony announcements made at the 2001 IWSF Congress held in
Biella, Italy by Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Chairman
BRUCE DOUGLASA pioneering water skier in New Zealand. Appointed Judge at all
World Championships from 1989 to 1999. Member of the Tournament Council. President of the
New Zealand federation until his death in November 2000.
SAMMY DUVALLMen's World Overall Champion 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987.
Winner of seven medals inthe World Championships. Set the World Record in jumping six times, and
held it, except for two months in 1992, from 1988 to 1995.
FRANZ KIRSCHChairman of the IWSF Barefoot Council for ten years. Member
of the German National Tournament Team for seven years and the Barefoot Team for five years.
Twice Chief Judge of the World Barefoot Championships.
DEENA MAPPLEWomen's World Overall Champion in 1987 and 1989.
Winner of fifteen medals in the World Championships while a member of the U.S. Team from 1979 to 1989.
Set five World Records each in jumping and slalom, with her last jumping record standing for eight years.
JEAN-MARIE MULLERWorld Champion in tricks in 1961. Many times European Champion
from 1956 to 1961 in all events. Organized the first World Cup in Tahiti in 1971 and again in Bordeaux in 1980.
Founder of the IWSF Barefoot and Racing Commissions.