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Name: Ken "Cheeze Kurls" Smith

Age: 37

Where are you from: Born and raised in South Africa, now live in Grand Rapids, Michigan

IJSBA Member(years): 7 years

Racing Number for the 2004 Season: 247

How many years have you been Racing Watercraft: 7 years

What Watercraft do you own (past/present): 2 Kawi 440's, 94 Waveblaster, 95 Superjet

What Classes do you Race:  Expert Ski Limited, Expert Ski Veteran's, Pro-Am Superstock, and when people lend me a ski, Pro-Am Ski Stock (thanks Clint) 

National/World Championship finishes (past/present):
2003 17th (National) Pro-Am Ski Superstock
2002  5th in Novice Ski Veterans
2000  1st in Novice Ski Veterans National Endurance
2000 14th in Novice Ski Veterans
1997   8th in Novice Ski Veterans

Regional finishes (past/present):
2002  1st in Novice Ski Veterans
2001  2nd in Novice Ski Veterans
2000  3rd in Novice Ski Veterans
1999  3rd in Novice Ski Veterans
1998 12th in Novice Ski Veterans
1997   8th in Novice Ski Veterans

What has been your biggest thrill in Watercraft Racing: Was winning my first race, the same year I took 1st in Novice Ski Veterans.

What has been your biggest disappointment in Racing:  The Politics.

What are your Racing Goals:  My goals use to be to try and win, now it is to have fun.  And maybe see if I can hole shot without a holder.  The biggest goal is to reach the moon using the ramp jump.  I will be the big air jump champ.

What past sports have you participated in:  BMX, Motocross, Surfing

What do you like to do with your free time (Hobbies):  Surfing on the Great Lakes

Sponsors/People you would like to thank:
Cheese Kurls
Great Lakes Shipping Co. Restaurant
Crazy Joe

Wife's Name: Barbie, son Gavin, Daughter due May 6th 2004 Kailani

Pets: Labrador/Border Collie named Coboy, Brindle Boxer named Captain

Team Name for 2003 Season: Team Hunny Hole

Email Address:  kenc247@aol.com







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