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My Story

I grew up skiing in the Midwest in Cincinnati, OH. I have been skiing in since the age of 5 and competing since 7. Not being from the South, I had to take advantage of every opportunity presented to me to extend my season. After skiing in dry-suits and breaking the ice during my high school years in the winter months, I was very lucky to be able to attend the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to be able to ski comfortably year-round. Since then, I have become a 2-time world slalom champion, winning both the U21 title in Madrid, Spain and also the University title in Akita, Japan. This sport has brought me great experiences and I have met so many great people. Now residing in Charlotte, NC and working a full-time job for Grant Thornton, I am still working hard to be the best skier that I can be and compete on the pro level.


2016 USA Waterski and NCWSA Male Athlete of the year
2016 University World Slalom Champion
2-Time National Collegiate Slalom Champion, 13′ 15′
2015 Under 21 World Slalom Champion


Current Age:
Place of Birth:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Currently Reside:
Little Mountain Waterski Lakes, Charlotte, NC, USA
1.78 m / 5'10" ft
75 kg / 165 lbs
Mason Mechler

Skiing Background

Started Skiing:
5 yrs
Who Got Me into Skiing:
My Dad
My Ski Site(s):
Lake 38, Quincy, Florida
My Coaches:
Dad, Cory Pickos, Myself
Started Competing:
7 yrs
Strongest Discipline:
My Waterski Idol:
Andy Mapple
My Waterski Goal:
Run 41


SL Practice P.B:
5@10.25m - 58kph
TR Practice P.B:
JP Practice P.B:
SL Tournament P.B:
4@10.25m - 58kph
TR Tournament P.B:
Around 5000 points
JP Tournament P.B:
155 - (Collegiate) meters
1st Tournament:
1st Tourny I Won:

Ski Equipment

Slalom Ski & Bindings:
Goode Nano One XTR - Powershell - Rear Kicker
Trick Ski & Bindings:
D3 - Wiley
Jump Skis & Bindings:
Goodman - Wiley
Favorite Boat:

Fun Facts

Working full time, I don;t have a ton of time outside of skiing after work. Anything active. Snow skiing, running, traveling.
Favorite Ski Song:
Worst Ski Injury:
Favorite Food:
Cross Training Activity:

Tournament Scores


Career Highlights

World Titles:

1 x
    2015 Under 21 World Championships - Madrid, Spain  -  Slalom Champion
1 x
    2016 University World Waterski Championships - Akita, Japan  -  Slalom Champion
1 x
      -  Slalom Champion

International Titles:

2 x
    U21 Malibu Open Slalom  -  Slalom Champion
3 x
    Jr US Open Slalom  -  Slalom Champion
1 x
    Junior Moomba Slalom Champion  -  Slalom Champion
1 x
      -  Slalom Champion

Other Highlights:

9-Time Pro Slalom Tournament Finalist
3-time top 5 pro event finish