BG Ten-Year-Old Wins National Water Ski Championship

By: Amy BIngham
By: Amy BIngham

A Bowling Green fifth grader who trades his school books for a pair of water skis on weekends has slalomed his way to a national championship.

Ten-year-old Josh Kelley took the boys ten and under title over the weekend at the USA Water Ski National Championships in Bakersfield, California.

Josh was one of nearly 800 water ski athletes off all ages competing in the world's largest three event water ski tournament.

The Potter Gray fifth grader has been water skiing since he was two years old practicing at least three times a week.

He says this national title is his biggest win to date and also means he won a bet with his grandpa to get a Sea Doo.

Josh has been a state champion in his age group the past two years.

He plans to keep skiing like his father Eric Kelley who is also a competitive water skier.


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