Betsy Anderson Gilman

Betsy Anderson Gilman is the 2014 World Barefoot Championship Silver medalist in Ladies Jump and the 2010/2014 World Barefoot Championship Ladies Tricks Bronze Medalist.

Betsy  first learned to waterski at 5 years old and tried for years to teach herself how to barefoot. But wasn’t until her cousin, Al Kiefer, took her to Ron Scarpa’s Barefoot Training Center did Betsy learn to barefoot.

Ron introduced her to Scott Gray, an Open Mens Competitor. He taught her the basics, but he soon retired from the sport. Scott Gray is still her hero.

Betsy didn’t ski again until she was in her late 20′s, when she bought a Malibu Flightcraft. She skied her first Nationals in 2001.

Betsy enjoys skiing on Lake Lanier. Her favorite event is jumping.  She skied on the US Barefoot Team at the 2006 World Barefoot Championships.

Betsy is also a Judge, Scorer and Safety Official in the American Barefoot Club and served as the Southern Regional Director 2003, 2004, 2005, 2014

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She is currently the American Barefoot Club’s representative to the USA Waterski Foundation (formerly American Water Ski Educational Foundation) and serves on the Scholarship Committee. She was instrumental in securing funds for a fully endowed barefoot waterski scholarship in 2008.
Titles:

2014 National Womens 3 Overall Champion

2014 World Barefoot Championship Silver Medalist (Jump)

2014 World Barefoot Championship Bronze Medalist (Tricks)

2013 National Womens 3 Overall Champion

201o World Barefoot Championship Bronze Medalist (Tricks)

2010 US Barefoot World Team Alternate

2010 National Womens 3 Overall Champion

2010 National Womens 3 Slalom Champion

2007 National Womens 3 Overall Champion
2007 National Womens 3 Slalom Champion
2006 US Barefoot World Team Member
2005 National Womens 2 Overall Champion
2005 National Womens 2 Jump Champion
2003 National Womens 2 Tricks Champion
2001 National Womens 2 Tricks Champion

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