Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 09:08
It is not every day that someone gets to speak with the current World Overall Champion in our sport. This amazing skier for Goode from Prague is one of the calmest people I have ever talked to. He is currently not only the current World Overall Champion, he is also the current European Overall and Slalom Champion. When talking about his sport he has a great passion and love for this sport in which we all participate. He is amazingly humble for someone who has accomplished so much at such a young age. During his time in college he has come in second place in World Overall Championships and the next year earned the Overall Title. I for one can’t wait to see what happens as his career continues.
- Full Name: Adam Sedlmajer
- Nickname: Sledgehammer
- Age: 24
- Country of Birth: Prague, Czech Republic Came stateside in 2006
- Current Location: Louisiana
- Sponsors: Goode, Cory Pickos Ski school
- Years Skiing: 16 years
- Home Lake/ Site: ULM
- Degree: Marketing
- Graduate School: MBA
- Personal Bests:
- Slalom: 3@41 (3/58/10.25) - Czech National Record
- Trick: 10710 points. - Czech National Record
- Jump: 214 ft. (65.3 m.) - Czech National Record
- Favorite Place/ Club: Cory Pickos Ski School
- Favorite Event Site: Moomba Masters
- Favorite Event: Slalom
- Favorite Accomplishment To Date: Winning World Overall, after coming in second in 2009 it was something I wanted to do
- Person Who Influenced Your Ski Style The Most: Cory Pickos
A.) Slalom: Goode 9900/ Hard-shell Bindings
B.) Jump: Goodmans
C.) Vest: O’Neil Guru
D.) Gloves: Goode
E.) Trick: D3 / Fluid Motion Bindings
Reynolds: What first drew you into waterskiing?
Sedlmajer: I started with my sister, but I’ve always been a member of the ski club and ever since I was able to slalom. I have always been trying to be competitive.
Reynolds: What do you love most about the sport?
Sedlmajer:I like the water, sun and summer. I love the lifestyle that lets me travel and meet new people and explore new places.
Reynolds: What piece of gear can you not live without?
Sedlmajer: I always keep the same lucky shorts with me as I ski.
Reynolds: Who do you ski with currently?
Sedlmajer: My buddy from back home Daniel Odvarko, Adam Pickos
Reynolds: What would they say about your training methods?
Sedlmajer: I change up my events and try to make sure that I ski enough in every event so that I can get enough practice in.
Reynolds: How often are you on the water?
Sedlmajer: I ski 6 days a week and take one day off. Even when I’m in school I try to ski 4 days a week
Reynolds: What kind of training do you do to keep at the top of your game?
Sedlmajer: I don’t have any other offseason sports. I just go to the gym 3 times a week, I also like to swim and play racquetball. I also like to snow ski when I am at home.
Reynolds: Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Sedlmajer: What is your next set of goals? I definitely want to keep skiing. I want to be around on the professional skiing for a little bit. I would love to win a pro slalom tournament.
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