The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) ratified my pending World Slalom Record from the 2019 Disabled World Championships with a score of 5.50/58/12.00 which is a New World V1 Men’s Slalom Record. Thank you to the organizers and all who volunteered at the World Championships, the IWWF for their review, and everyone else who supported me through the … Continue reading World Record Ratified
The country station Wendy always has on in the boat was handing out breakfast at a Whataburger we drive by on the way to work. So, we had to stop by and grab some food. We also took the opportunity to introduce Subi to 100.3 The Bull’s morning DJs, George, Mo and Cowboy Dave. Cowboy … Continue reading 100.3 The Bull Breakfast
In case the below photo of me skiing is not enough for you, here is the link to the Water Ski Broadcasting Company produced 2019 World Disabled Water Ski Championships video. You can watch me skiing between 3:52:49 - 4:04:49 and the podium presentation starts at 8:33:58. Photo by Mike's daughter, Taylor Royal.
The USA Adaptive Water Ski Team won the gold medal at the 14th Barbara Bolding/Jim Grew Fund Disabled Water Ski World Championships, July 25-28, in Skarnes, Norway. I won the gold medal in Vision Impaired Men slalom (5.50/58/12.00), my slalom score skied in the finals ties the existing World Record. I also won the bronze … Continue reading Successful World Championships
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to help Nick learn to ski…never mind Nick is a 12-year old boy who is blind. Check out the video and you will hear Nick’s dad is as excited as Wendy and me as Nick takes a pass down the lake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCJGMIeuNSI
Taylor took a one-second video all 376 days we had Mystery our second Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) puppy-in-training. The video shows pictures of Mystery from 10 weeks old about 15 months old. Mystery is back at GDB starting guide dog training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twK_sf1kZ1A
Over 100 of my Anadarko co-workers who attended a Lunch & Learn where me and my family presented our experiences while using a guide dog and raising a puppy-in-training for a guide dog school were given a bag of Belly Flops. It took over 25 pounds of Belly Flops to create the individual bags. About … Continue reading Belly Flops
On June 3, I explained how I used Aira to assist learning new routes when walking with Subi and demonstrated the Aira service. Aira Agent, Lauren, makes a cameo appearance during the presentation. I also use Aira to read my computer screen and documents containing graphics and pictures that my screen reader cannot decode. From … Continue reading Aira At Work
A co-worker found an article about me in an old magazine that was internally published by Anadarko back in December 2002. The text of the article is below, but first a few updates: The child we were expecting was a girl, who is 16 now. I currently have very limited light perception and use screen … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
Check out the video my daughter, Taylor, made back in May 2018 showing Omega’s return trip to the GDB campus in Boring, Oregon. The video is added here to introduce a lunch and learn I plan to present at Anadarko in early June.