Abbotsford’s Dave Miller took home top spot in the 55-plus slalom event at the World Waterski Championship in France on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Photo by Johnny Hayward)

Abbotsford’s Dave Miller took home top spot in the 55-plus slalom event at the World Waterski Championship in France on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Photo by Johnny Hayward)

Abbotsford’s David Miller wins waterski championship

Local legend wins 55-plus slalom event at senior event in France

Abbotsford’s Dave Miller is the 2022 IWWF Senior (35-plus) World Water Ski 55-plus men’s slalom champion.

Miller took home the top prize on Saturday (Sept. 17) at the event in Baurech Lake, France.

He had a preliminary score of 3.5 at 10.75 metres and then scored a 3.5 at 11.25m to edge out American Dave Tate. American Hutch Haines finished third and Vancouver’s Dave Phillips also had a strong showing by placing tied for fourth.

RELATED: Abbotsford’s Dave Miller added to Canadian waterski team

Miller had an illustrious career on the water and earned two international top placings, two Canadian championship titles, multiple first-place finishes in Western Canadian/USA competitions, and numerous provincial titles in slalom.

His top international finish was at the World Seniors in France in 2004, where he placed third. That same year, Dave earned a sixth-place finish at the Pan American Championships in Peru.

RELATED: Podium finish for Miller at water-ski event

Miller went on to play a key role as chairman for the transformation of Abbotsford’s Albert Dyck Park into a waterski destination. He also founded the Fraser Valley Water Ski Club.

Miller was inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

abbotsfordFrance

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in you inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image