Olds resident Ryan Dodd has been named the 2022 Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada Male Athlete of the Year. Dodd is also ranked number one in the world on the Open Men’s Jump World Ranking List.

"He jumped over 70 meters five times and never missed the podium at a pro event. Out of six pro events, Ryan won four and placed second in two," stated Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada.

Dod started the season in Australia at the Moomba Masters where he placed first in Jump. His next event was the Masters where Ryan placed second.

"Ryan’s second win of the season was in Louisiana when he won jump at the LA Night Jam. In August, Ryan competed at the Canadian Nationals in Edmonton where he won the Elite Jump division."

The second half of the season brought three more pro events where Dodd placed second at the California ProAm at the beginning of September. He finished his season strong with two top-place finishes and also won the Mastercraft Pro and the Malibu Open to complete his year.

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