Jenna Gilbert Recognition
We are pleased to report that we are beginning to receive replies to our IWSA Members Recognition request sent out last week. Keep 'em coming folks. We look forward to publishing interest articles about water skiers in Indiana!
Our first candidate is Jenna Gilbert from Ft. Wayne. Due to pharmacy residencies in Kansas City and Lexington KY, Jenna was essentially out of skiing in 2016 and 2017, and much of 2018. It was only last year that Jenna started hitting it again. But with a new job (with lots of hours) at Parkview Health Systems taking up a lot of her time, 2019 was more of a "recreational" skiing year for Jenna than a "competitive" one. Then, 2020 hit. Jenna set her goals with much hard work to regain her former skiing-self. Jenna skied and skied, studied and studied (technique) and simply never gave up on her quest to get back to Nationals. And with a 3rd place finish at Nationals, did she ever! Dedication, perseverance, and a super work ethic paid off! Unfortunately, water skiing is a sport where a 2-3 year "pause" often means "it's over." Jenna could have worked anywhere in the US, but she elected to come back to Ft. Wayne because her passion for water skiing was still burning hot. We're confident that Jenna could be a future IWSA leader. We all hope Jenna will continue her passion for water skiing and become more involved with IWSA.
Jenna Gilbert, dark blue top, 2nd from right
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