My Story

Brian Detrick is a professional water skier who has achieved many athletic accomplishments during his career, notably 2016 Open Men’s Slalom National Champion, six Pro Tour podium finishes, three-time National Record Holder, and 2015 Water Ski Ambassador of the Year. Brian grew up in Elk Grove, California where he had the opportunity to participate in many sports. He played competitive soccer, traveling all-star baseball, and was a high school varsity athlete in football, basketball, and track & field. After high school, Brian attended Saint Mary's College of California where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration. While studying at Saint Mary's College of California, he founded the Water Ski & Wakeboard Team. A few of his collegiate accomplishments include 2010 Collegiate National All-Star Champion, 2010 Collegiate All American, and 2009 Collegiate Male Leader of the Year. Brian was also selected to the 2012 United States University World Water Ski Team, where they went on to win the 2012 FISU University World Championships in Santiago, Chile. 2016 was a successful year in Brian’s career as he set a number of personal bests with 9 scores exceeded those of his previous seasons: (4) 5@41off, (2) 4.5@41off, (3) 3.5@41off. Brian is excited for the 2018 ski season!


Current Age:
Place of Birth:
Mountain View, CA, USA
Elk Grove, CA, USA
Currently Reside:
Elk Grove, CA, USA
1.93 m / 6'4" ft
88 kg / 195 lbs
2 Brothers

Skiing Background

Started Skiing:
4 yrs
Who Got Me into Skiing:
My parents
My Ski Site(s):
Shortline Lake, Elk Grove, California, USA
My Coaches:
My dad, Greg Badal, Kevin Bishop
Started Competing:
4 yrs
Strongest Discipline:
My Waterski Idol:
Andy Mapple, Bob LaPoint,
My Waterski Goal:
Run 41off/10.25


SL Practice P.B:
5@10.25m - 58kph
TR Practice P.B:
JP Practice P.B:
SL Tournament P.B:
5@10.25m - 58kph
TR Tournament P.B:
2480 points
JP Tournament P.B:
26 meters
1st Tournament:
Shortline Lake, 1994
1st Tourny I Won:

Ski Equipment

Slalom Ski & Bindings:
Trick Ski & Bindings:
Jump Skis & Bindings:
Favorite Boat:

Fun Facts

Favorite Ski Song:
Worst Ski Injury:
Favorite Food:
Cross Training Activity:

Tournament Scores


Career Highlights

Other Highlights:




Promo Video
Brian Detrick rides the RéV 6 to the Ope
Brian Detrick joins Team GOODE, sets new
5@41/10.25 - Tournament Personal Best
The Love for Water Skiing - Pro Water Sk
News 10 Segment on 10 year old water ski
KCRA 3 Sports - Brian Detrick Places 3rd
Boat Video 32-41
Highlights of 2012 University Water Ski
My58 Superstars: Look who's making a hug