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Dane Mechler


USA   |  24yrs   |

" Dream about it, or go make it happen. Working hard living the dream "

Profile

Current Age:
24yrs
Place of Birth:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Hometown:
-
Currently Reside:
Little Mountain Waterski Lakes, Charlotte, NC, USA
Height:
1.78 m / 5'10" ft
Weight:
75 kg / 165 lbs
Stance:
Left
Spouse:
-
Siblings:
Mason Mechler
Children:
-

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:
Slalom
My Waterski Idol:
Andy Mapple
My Waterski Goal:
Run 41

Accomplishments

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

Hobbies:
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:
-

Career Highlights

Pro Titles:
World Titles:
1x    2015 Under 21 World Championships - Madrid, Spain  -  Slalom Champion
1x    2016 University World Waterski Championships - Akita, Japan  -  Slalom Champion
1x      -  Slalom Champion
International Titles:
2x    U21 Malibu Open Slalom  -  Slalom Champion
3x    Jr US Open Slalom  -  Slalom Champion
1x    Junior Moomba Slalom Champion  -  Slalom Champion
1x      -  Slalom Champion
Regional Titles:
National Titles:
Other Highlights:
9-Time Pro Slalom Tournament Finalist
3-time top 5 pro event finish

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.

Highlights:

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

Tournament Scores


(This is in Beta and should display all your Scores from IWWF sanctioned tournaments)
Slalom Trick Jump

Little Mountain Pro Am June
USA

OM
1st
Rnd.1 (OM) - 4@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 3@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.4 (OM) - 3.5@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Swiss Pro Slalom
USA

OM
9th
Rnd.1 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 1.5@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Lake 38 World Record Slalom
USA

OM
7th
Rnd.1 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 2@10.75m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 5.5@10.75m
Did not compete Did not compete

Nautique Pickos Superstars
USA

OM
5th
Rnd.1 (OM) - 3@10.75m
Did not compete Did not compete

5th San Gervasio Pro AM
ITA

OpeM
8th
Rnd.1 (OpeM) - 1.5@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OpeM) - 0@10.75m
Did not compete Did not compete

TraversGrand Prix
USA

OM
8th
Rnd.1 (OM) - 1@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Swiss Pro Slalom Cash Prize
USA

OM
7th
Rnd.1 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 1@10.75m
Did not compete Did not compete

Lake 38 World Record Slalom
USA

OM
1st
Rnd.1 (OM) - 3.5@10.75m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 1.5@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 1@10.25m
Rnd.4 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Isles Invitational
USA

OM
3rd
Rnd.1 (OM) - 0.5@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Fun Gliss Pro Am
FRA

OpeM
5th
Rnd.1 (OpeM) - 3@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OpeM) - 2.5@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OpeM) - 3@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Queens Cup
USA

OM
2nd
Rnd.1 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 1.5@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 1.5@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete

Halloween Slalom at Trophy Lakes
USA

OM
1st
Rnd.1 (OM) - 1.5@10.75m
Rnd.2 (OM) - 1.5@10.25m
Rnd.3 (OM) - 0.5@10.25m
Rnd.4 (OM) - 2@10.25m
Did not compete Did not compete
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