My name is Adam Sedlmajer and I am a professional water skier from the Czech Republic. I started skiing at 8 years old when I was on a vacation with my parents, and immediately fell in love with the sport. After only a year I started representing Czech Republic on the international level. For several years I competed at the European and World Championships and after multiple titles and podium finishes worldwide, I was recruited to ski for the college team at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I took the opportunity in 2006 and moved state side where I became a member of the most prestigious college team. During my college years, I won 4 national titles, and most importantly got to spend many years among many professional skiers. This has definitely taken my skiing into the next level.
All the hard work paid of in the year 2009, where I finished second in Overall at the World Championship. The very same year, I won the European Championship in Overall and placed third in slalom. Right then I became to realize that I can compete on the top level of the sport in all three events, so I started to participate in every pro tournament I could. In the spring of 2010, I won my first pro tournament in tricks and placed third in another slalom pro tournament. The year 2011 was the best one for me yet. I became the World Champion in Overall, the European Champion in Overall and slalom all in one year!
After graduating college in 2012 with two degrees (undergraduate degree in Marketing, and graduate degree in Business Administration), I moved to Orlando, Florida with the intention of becoming a professional skier. I live with my girlfriend on a lake, where we practice every single day. Since becoming a fulltime pro in 2012, I competed on a World Cup circuit in every single event. I also made many podium finishes in pro tournaments, and broke the European Overall record held by legendary Patrice Martin for past 12 years.
In 2013, I was struggling with injuries and had to get a knee surgery to repair my meniscus. After two months of recovery, I wasn’t able to get fully ready for the World Championships, and so I ended up 4th in Overall. The start of 2014 was much better. I made finals at Moomba Masters and was excited to slalom at the US Masters. Unfortunately, I injured my ankle during a practice session, so I wasn’t able to compete in Overall for the rest of the year. However, I was able to place third in slalom at the Europeans right before I underwent an ankle surgery.
At the beginning of the 2015, I decided not to attend the Moomba Masters and rather focus on getting fully back to skiing. This hard work paid off as I was able to improve my PB in jump as well as tricks during the year. At the end of the year, I won the European as well as the World Overall title, and now I am in a full swing for 2016.