About Jodi

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Jodi's Background

I was introduced to water skiing through my parents who skied every weekend, year-round throughout my childhood. My 7th birthday was my introduction to the water and I haven’t looked back since. At the age of thirteen I competed in a talent spotting competition where I was awarded training during my school summer holidays by the British Water Ski Federation. This was my introduction to ski school – I was sent to the Princes Water Ski Club in Ashford, Middlesex, England. At thirteen years of age this was a great experience of traveling, living away from home and meeting new people.

Representing Great Britain

Jodi has represented Great Britain internationally every year since 1984 at Dauphin, Junior, Under 21 and Open levels. Jodi was training at Lound Ski Club in the UK. Jodi won his first Open International Championship in Luxembourg in 1988 and has won many open titles since.

Training Partners

Jodi and Andy Mapple became training partners back in 1995 and would train together for the next ten years. 1997 would be the year Jodi won his first World Cup Title. In 2001 Jodi reached one of his long-term goals by becoming the 2001 European Champion. 2003 became a milestone in Jodi’s competitive career when he won the semifinal and final of the Moomba Masters Championship in Melbourne, Australia.Jodi first opened the Water Ski School in Orlando, Florida when training with Andy Mapple on Lake Hancock. In 2004 Jodi won his final World Cup stop in Doha, Qatar. With a strong start to the Tour and placing consistently throughout the year, Jodi took the Silver Medal podium position in the Overall World Cup Tour Rankings for 2004.

World Cup Tour Championships Run

2005 would become the start of Jodi’s time on Tour winning the final World Cup event in Enniskillen, Ireland and accumulated enough points to take his first World Cup Championship Tour Title. Jodi would have his work cut out in 2006, as he endeavored to defend his World Cup Championship Tour title. The season started out strong with top 5 finishes, and then he won the World Cup Stop in Dubna, Russia. After placing 2nd in the final World Cup event in Enniskillen, Ireland, Jodi retained his World Cup Championship Title for the second consecutive season in 2006.Carrying a few injuries from 2006 into the 2007 season, Jodi placed 3rd in the World Cup Tour Championship race, along with another major Championship win at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia. 2008 would become Jodi’s 3rd World Cup Tour Championship title carrier win and a 4th place finish on the IWSF Professional Elite Ranking List for the season. Jodi consistently placed on the World Cup Tour Championship podium for 6 consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2009.

Worldwide Coach

With Jodi’s slalom, trick and jumping background, he has been coaching 3-event water skiing since 1985. Coaching for many years with skiers of all levels from beginner to pro, Jodi has developed a deep understanding of all 3 disciplines within the sport and he has become one of the highest regarded coaches worldwide within the great sport.