2005 Men’s World Water Ski Racing Champion Todd Haig has proven himself as the absolute best in the sport. The 27 year old from Redlands, California, USA is unquestionably the most dominant water ski racer in the world.
In June 2005 at Hunstanton, England, Haig’s awesome display of total race domination earned him his first ever World Title. Haig won all four rounds of competition outright and lapped the field in two of the four events. It was the first time since 1997 that all four rounds had been won by a male skier at the World Championships and the first time ever that the winner had lapped the entire field. Haig’s World Title is topped with wins at the Belgian Diamond Race and no less than six wins of the Catalina Water Ski Race.
In 2006, Todd opened the season with back to back wins at the Parker International Marathons in March. Following three other overall wins on the US Marathon circuit, he won his 6th overall Catalina win in June. After a brief layoff due to knee surgery, Todd returned to competition and won both the 26-32 Men’s Class and the overall title for the Men’s Open at the 2006 US Open in October.
His dominating performance at the US Open, earned him USAWS Athlete of the Month honours for October 2006. Todd then headed to Australia in November where he teamed up with Australia’s Danny Cropper to finish 2nd overall in the classic Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race.
Todd Haig has become one of the most recognizable names in our sport and has etched himself a place in history as one of the elite.
Most recently, America’s National Water Ski Racing Association, recognised him as Male Athlete of the Year for the second time and he is now preparing to defend his World Title in New Zealand in May 2007.