I headed out to McClintock’s ski this summer, near Cambridge Ontario, to compete in the 2019 Ibuprofen Open. Me and 30 other skiers all aged 35 and up, competed for glory, and a chance to earn our Ibuprofen.
While there I brought my recorder and was once again your Career Buzz correspondent, interviewing the cast of characters I met.
Today, you’ll meet Teresa Wiwchar who just recently opened the Greater Niagara Ski Club, first of its kind in the Niagara region. Not only is she an amazing waterskier, and competed in the ibuprofen open, but she’s in the business. She bought a farmers field and dredged the small pond to create a long narrow ski lake on her 29 acres near Port Colborne Ontario. Stay tuned for Teresa’s interview.
Also, meet Steve Collins. 20 years ago when his son got involved in the sport, well, so did dad Steve. He’s been volunteering in the sport for decades, and now is a chair within the Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario. Now retired, Steve dedicates time to the sport, and was our trusted scorekeeper at the Ibuprofen open.
But first, what’s it like to have an athletic gift, and to make a career out of that gift? Just ask Jason McClintock, at 32, his life’s work has been elite waterskiing and ski competition. Jason is Canadian National Water Ski Team member, and the Ontario, Water Ski Team head coach. He holds the Canadian national record in slalom ski. Not just a competitor, Jason also runs the family business McClintocks Water Ski School which hosted the Ibuprofen Open. Now a husband and father of 2 young kids, Jason wears many hats in his career. Here’s my interview with world champion, Jason McClintock.