Episode 2: Future Champ Camp

March 01, 2022 Lisa Season 1 Episode 2
Episode 2: Future Champ Camp
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Show Notes

Wade invites a very special line-up of young stars in the making to ask the questions on this episode of the Ski with Wade Podcast, recorded onsite this week at the Future Champ Camp in Farmer City, IL. A veteran of 40 years in the world of waterskiing, Wade has seen and done a lot. But working with young people at Future Champ Camp the past four years has been especially touching and exciting. So much young talent to coach and watch develop as time goes along. 


Wade’s young interviewers put a variety of questions to him, touching on everything from his biggest setbacks to his most sentimental victories. He shares memories of what the pro tours of the “olden days” (1980s and 1990s) were like and how a broken leg – bad as it felt at the time – turned out just to be a bump along the road to an enduring Hall of Fame career followed by a new chapter coaching. Listen in to hear the voices of future pro water-skiers! And don’t forget to check out The Liquid Edge, site of the Future Champ Camp, the Ski Shack pro shop and so much more.




·      Future Champ Camp.

·      Career high and low points.

·      Bouncing back from injuries.

·      Going pro and what it was like.

·      Evolving the Syndicate Pro waterski brand.

·      Early water skiing days and favorite victory.



“Instead of breaking the record, I tied it and then I broke my leg.”


“You have to make sure you do things better on the water so you don’t get hurt.”


“Off the water, getting your body strong, that’s really the key.”


“When you were in the pro tours, you saw all these people having a good time and you were like, ‘Man, I get to go out there and do this!’ It was really special. ”


“I get really emotionally attached to these guys.”

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Wade Cox’s legendary professional ski career includes multiple Pro titles and tours. Throughout the 1990’s he was on top as the HO Skis and Pro Tour poster boy. More recently he is spreading his waterski knowledge as a coach, via SkiWithWade tours and through his podcast, “Ski with Wade.”

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