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Canyon Lake skiers receive coaching from professional skier, Hall of Fame inductee Wade Cox

Professional skier and Hall of Fame inductee Wade Cox, in hat, poses for a photo with Canyon Lake skiers Debbie Sacks, Chuck Sacks, and Nick Rozow, also known as Canyon Lake’s skiing Santa Claus. Photo provided by Debbie Sacks.

Professional water skier and Water Ski Hall of Fame inductee Wade Cox visited Canyon Lake on Wednesday to help Canyon Lake skiers hone in on their skills and learn some new techniques.

Canyon Lake Skier Rick Heil, right, holds a framed photo of Wade Cox competing in 1994. Heil has the photo display on his wall at home. Photo by Debbie Sacks.

Cox provided the skiers with personal coaching, skiing tips, and critiques as they prepare for the upcoming competition ski season.

Cox, who resides in Texas, learned to ski at the age of four. He was one of the most successful U.S. slalom skiers of his era, racking up dozens of professional titles over the course of two decades.

Cox announced his retirement on May 25, 2008, after the 49th Masters. He was inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

Canyon Lake skier Steve Ward. Photo provided by Debbie Sacks.
Canyon Lake skier Scott Larson. Photo provided by Debbie Sacks.
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