28th April 2022

In consideration of the current global pandemic, the IWWF Bureau made the decision that it would not be appropriate to have the 2020 IWWF Skiers,  Riders and Athletes of the Year Awards.

In light of 2021 being the 75th Anniversary of the IWWF,  it was decided that each Sports Division Council should choose their Skiers and Riders of the Decade 2010 – 2019.  Further, each Council could select their Female and Male Skiers and Riders of the past 25 years, if appropriate.

The IWWF is pleased to announce and congratulates the following award recipients:

IWWF SKIERS / RIDERS OF THE DECADE (2010 – 2019)
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Sports DivisionFemale
BarefootAshleigh STEBBEINGS – AUS
CableskiJulia MEIER-GROMYCO – BLR
DisabledClaire ELLIS – GBR
RacingKathrin ORTLIEB – AUT
Show SkiAlisha STEWART – AUS
WaterskiJacinta CARROLL – AUS
Wakeboard BoatRaimi MERRITT – USA
Wakeboard CableJulia RICK – GER
Sports DivisionMale
BarefootDavid SMALL – GBR
CableskiSimon HERRMANN – GER
DisabledDaniele CASSIOLI -ITA
RacingBen GULLEY – AUS
Show SkiPeter O’NEILL – AUS
WaterskiFreddy KRUEGER – USA
Wakeboard BoatHarley CLIFFORD – AUS
Wakeboard CableLior SOFER – ISR


IWWF SKIERS / RIDERS OF THE ¼ CENTURY (1995 – 2019)
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Sports DivisionFemale
BarefootAshleigh STEBBEINGS – AUS
CableskiNA
DisabledKatie MAWBY – USA
RacingAnn PROCTER (KENNEDY) – AUS
Show SkiCathy LUITING – USA
WaterskiRegina JAQUESS – USA
Wakeboard BoatNA
Wakeboard CableNA
Sports DivisionMale
BarefootDavid SMALL – GBR
Cableski NA
DisabledDaniele CASSIOLI -ITA
RacingTodd HAIG – USA
Show SkiLieven HARDY – BEL
WaterskiJaret LLEWELLYN – CAN
Wakeboard Boat NA
Wakeboard Cable NA

*Please note that the 2021 IWWF International Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in the middle of May.

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing

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