Scott Wright

Scott lives on Shutz Lake in Excelsior with his wife Theresa. Together they have two children Brandon Kaylee, both of whom grew up skiing. Scott is a 747 Captain starting originally with North Central Airlines and now flying with Delta Airlines. He continues to ski on Shutz Lake on a regular basis..

He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where he learned to water in 1958 at the age of 5. He and his family were members of the local ski club when he first got interested in skiing.

  • Entered his first tournament in 1962 at age 9.
  • Met the Hagen family from Minnesota in the early 1960’s at tournaments who went on to become lifelong friends.
  • AWSA regular scorer
  • AWSA senior judge
  • AWSA senior driver
  • AWSA regular safety director
  • Taught safety director course for MWSA
  • AWSA Minnesota Midwest Regional Councilman 1985 to 1990.
  • AWSA Midwest Region EVP 1989-1998.
  • AWSA National vice-president 1996 to 1998.
  • AWSA committees served on: Executive and Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Bylaws and reorganization, Nationals site development and Waterways Education.
  • Chief Judge numerous local tournaments.
  • Assistant Chief Judge Midwest Regionals.
  • Chief Judge 1994 Midwest Regionals, Peoria, Illinois
  • Assistant Chief Judge, twice at AWSA Nationals
  • Appointed driver at AWSA Nationals twice.
  • Pro tour judge
  • AWSEF (now USA-WSF) trustee, 1997 to 2001
  • USA Water Ski/AWSA Honorary director
  • Competed in local, regionals, and national competition in slalom, tricks, and jumping starting in the Boys division