Elisha Nelson named 2021 Athlete of the Year

Elisha Nelson named 2021 Athlete of the Year

Elisha Nelson had a stellar 2021 season, propelling her to being named 2021 Adaptive Female Athlete of the Year by USA Waterski at the 100th Anniversary Award Gala January 29th. This is Nelson’s second consecutive Adaptive Athlete of the Year Award, being given the 2020 honors last January. Nelson was also named 2021 Pan-American Adaptive Athlete of the Year in the fall.

On August 27th at the California Pro-Am in Elk Grove, CA she broke the longstanding(21 years) record with
1-1/2 buoys, 52k (32mph), 18.25 m line (15’ off) beats the old record by 3-1/2 buoys on her new 2022 Carbon Omega Max ski & Syndicate Hardshell boot.

Nelson went on to break the Women’s A2 National Jump Record on Sept. 6 at the Shortline Lake Labor Day Record with a 33 feet/10.3 meter jump. Nelson currently holds Women’s A2 national records in slalom, tricks and jumping.

Nelson was born with a congenital arm amputation between her elbow and her wrist. Nevertheless, she set her records in the Women 3 division, competing against able-bodied women aged 35-44.

Her strength and resilience has lent way to proving that anything is possible as she continues to push her skiing to never before seen levels. Elisha’s set the world record on her 2022 Carbon Omega Max ski & Syndicate Hardshell boot.

See more from Elisha at https://www.hosports.com/team/nelson

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