Grace Petzold

Grace Petzold

Mequon, Wisconsin

 

Grace skis with the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team in Winter Haven, Florida. You can see her skiing back barefoot circles and other barefoot acts, strap doubles, swivel, jump, pyramids, ballet, and ATB’s. Grace is the 2016 and 2017 Overall Girls National Barefoot Champion. At the 2017 All American Tournament she earned the MVP (Mark Voisard Performance) Award for her performance in swivel, doubles, team ballet line, team jump, and barefoot endurance. At 2017 Southern Regionals, Grace finished first in both 360 swivel and doubles. She also participated in the 2017 Chain of Records for both the largest ballet and doubles lines. As the founder of Graceful Wakes, she helped coordinate and was a side-skier for the largest adaptive water ski line which was also part of the 2017 Chain of Records.

 

I would like to say a big thank you to both of my parents who have constantly supported me through everything. They’ve provided so many amazing opportunities for me, have rode in and driven the boat for countless hours, and are always there cheering me on. I know I couldn’t have gotten as far in this sport without them. I’d also like to thank everyone on the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team, especially Mark Voisard, Chery Orloff, Shaune Stoskopf, and Jeff Stoskopf. They have taught me so much and have been such an inspiration to me. I know that part of my success is attributed to all the time they have invested in me.”