Claudio Koestenberger

AUT   |  30yrs   |

" Sometimes you just gotta close your eyes and go for it "


Current Age:
Place of Birth:
Baden, Aargau, CHE
Sattendorf, Carinthia, AUT
Currently Reside:
Yalaha, FL, USA
1.88 m / 6'2" ft
92 kg / 203 lbs
2 sisters (Nathalie and Ramona)

Skiing Background

Started Skiing:
7 yrs
Who Got Me into Skiing:
A school friend
My Ski Site(s):
Ossiacher See
My Coaches:
Franz Oberleitner
Started Competing:
9 yrs
Strongest Discipline:
My Waterski Idol:
All the legends from back in the day
My Waterski Goal:
Break 230 ft/ 70 meters, Run 39 off in a tournament,


SL Practice P.B:
1@10.25m - 58kph
TR Practice P.B:
I don't practice, I just perform points
JP Practice P.B:
Just over that gree buoy meters
SL Tournament P.B:
4@10.75m - 58kph
TR Tournament P.B:
3550 points
JP Tournament P.B:
69.1meters (227ft) meters
1st Tournament:
Mickey mouse cup 1997
1st Tourny I Won:
Mickey mouse cup 1998

Ski Equipment

Slalom Ski & Bindings:
67 HO V-Type Pro, Edge boot with kicker
Trick Ski & Bindings:
Goodman, Wileys
Jump Skis & Bindings:
95" Goodmans with Wileys
Favorite Boat:

Fun Facts

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Career Highlights

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My Story

I was born in Switzerland but grew up in Austria where I started skiing as cross training for my alpine skiing racing when i was 7 years old. When I was 18, after I graduated high school I moved to the US to continue my skiing career. In the fall of 2008 I started college in Louisiana where I was able to ski for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for two years before transferring to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where I skied the rest of my college career. I received my bachelor degree in Biology in Monroe in 2012 and then went to Pharmacy school from which i graduated in 2016 with a PharmD. Now I am in Florida living the dream of a professional skier.

Tournament Scores

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