Local Teacher Competes in Wakeboarding Nationals

And finally...A Loves Park elementary school teacher spent the last two days...Catching some major air....Maple Park P.E. teacher.. Annie Haroldson...Took part in this week's Air Nautique Wakeboard National Championships in Pleasent Prairie, Wisconsin.

She picked up boarding from her boyfriend and has been sold on the sport ever since...During the prelims yesterday..Haroldson qualified for the World Championships in Reno, Nevada. Shes obviously got the boarding down pat....so she decided...To pull out all the stops...can't quite land the flipsy doo....once she returned to shore I asked what compelled her to enter into this year's Wakeboarding Nationals.

"ANNIE: I figured that I could do it. Then it came here locally. And I thought you know what I can do this, I can do this. I just said it's time to try it. I'm thrity years old. Might as well give it a shot."

Haroldson finished 3rd during today's National Competition.


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  • by Zodi Location: Lombard on Jul 12, 2007 at 08:33 AM
    Way to go Annie! Congrats!!! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it but I was pulling for you... Now you have to teach me some tricks before you go pro.
  • by Diane on Jun 26, 2007 at 09:49 PM
    Way to go Annie. You go girl, here I thought I would be reading about Mike and lo and behold it is you. Great job good luck. Guess Mike is a good teacher ha!ha!ha!
  • by Forrest Location: Loves Park on Jun 22, 2007 at 06:22 AM
    It's pronounced "Naw - teak" (Nautique) I believe it's french for water or something like that. No worries though. Nationals runs through Sunday with the Pros riding Sat & Sun, somebody should come out & cover them too. Definitly a site to see! Annie & I will be there if somebody wants to be shown around.
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