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Elmer Hazzard

Elmer Hazzard has the distinction of being the first water skier residing in Saskatchewan to win a medal in a national water ski event.

He started water skiing in 1960. In 1970, his first year of competitive skiing, he won the Regina Beach open trick skiing event and the Stoney Lake overall title. The following year he won three trick events, at the Saskatchewan Open, the Stoney Lake tournament and at Crooked Lake. He was the Saskatchewan senior men's overall champion in both 1972 and 1973.

It was in 1973, at Chrysler Lagoon near Upper Canada village in Ontario, that Elmer won the Canadian senior men's tricks championship. He retained the championship in 1974 in Hull, Quebec.

Elmer Hazzard has served the sport unselfishly by judging. coaching and running clinics. He also served as vice-president of both the Saskatchewan Water Ski Association and the Regina Water Ski Club. He has two sons, Blaine and Greg, both of whom have attained prominence in water skiing, and a daughter, Arlene, who has been a member of the Saskatchewan Water Skiing Team.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on March 22, 1980.

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Clinton Ward

Clinton Ward, water skiing competitor, administrator, coach and manager.

He was born in Saskatoon in 1932 and, although his sport career while in Saskatchewan was limited to playing football at Nutana High School, he later went on to dominate water skiing in Canada.

From 1962 to 1974, Clint has held many Canadian titles: Men's Slalom, Senior Men's Slalom, Senior Men's Tricks, Senior Men's Overall. In 1968 he was the Canadian record holder for slalom; 11/2 @ 30 feet off and for tricks; 3,000 points; and also a co-holder of the Canadian slalom record in the Veteran Men's Division in 1974. Also, in that year he represented Canada at the Can-Am Championships and won both the Veterans Slalom and Veterans Tricks events. Previous to that he had represented Canada at the Western Hemisphere Championships in Mexico.

In addition to this strong competition, he has also held executive positions at various club, provincial, national, and international levels in the water ski associations and has managed or coached Canadian teams at international events.

Through his efforts and dedication in all areas of his sport, Clint has helped to raise the level of Canadian water skiing to that of the best in the world.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on March 24, 1979.

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