The Water Skier Magazine’s Hit It Podcast

Welcome to Hit It, The Water Skier Magazine’s podcast powered by USA Water Ski & Wake Sports where we go on the water with some of the top athletes from 3-event, show skiing, barefooting and everything in between. This podcast is brought to you by Visit Central Florida, the water ski capital of the world. For more on USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, visit our website,

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Kevin Michael, the new executive director of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, joins host Tyler Boyd on this episode of The Water Skier magazine’s Hit It! podcast, presented by Visit Central Florida, and discusses his vision for the organization and his more than 30-year career in the towed water sports industry.

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

In this episode we are joined by the man behind Peace, Love & Water Skiing, Corey Vaughn. One of the premier slalom water skiers in the world, Corey talks to us about his path to professional water skiing, and his goals for the future with the 2024 season on the horizon.

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Camille Duvall, a.k.a. the Golden Goddess of Water Skiing, kicks off Season 3 and the year 2024 for The Water Skier magazine’s Hit It! Podcast, presented by Visit Central Florida. Camille’s Hall of Fame resume says it all: 43-time Pro Tour Champion, five-time Masters Champion, five-time Coors Light Pro Tour Slalom Grand Prix Champion, and 1985 World Slalom Champion. She joins host Tyler Boyd to talk the pro tour, water ski design, brands, marketing, and her post water ski media career.

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

To close out the ’23 season, host Tyler Boyd talks with the world slalom record holder, Nate Smith. They recap his success on the Waterski Pro Tour, where he earned the top spot. Plus, what it will take to run 43-off, his approach in the slalom course, and Nate’s consistency amongst the best in the sport.

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

2023 World Disabled Overall Champion Connor Poggetto isn’t an athlete defined by his disability. A member of four USA Adaptive Water Ski Teams, Poggetto and USA Adaptive Water Ski Team Coach Brian Detrick join host Tyler Boyd to talk Team USA, adaptive skiing, and the goals that Poggetto has for himself both on and off the water.

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Be sure to check out Episode 22 of The Water Skier magazine's Hit It! podcast, presented by Visit Central Florida. Hall of Fame water ski coach Jack Travers and his son, professional slalom skier Jon Travers, catch up with host Tyler Boyd to discuss the upcoming IWWF World Waterski Championships, the ins and outs of operating a storied water ski school, Jon’s continued success of the professional circuit, and much more from the world of water skiing. 

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

Fresh off her first pro victory of 2023 and the most recent female athlete to run 39-1/2 off, rising slalom superstar Allie Nicholson catches up with host Tyler Boyd to discuss her love of water skiing, her breakout 2023 season, her role with The Water Ski Broadcasting Company, and much more. 

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

What do you do after a 16-year football career?
Former NFL kicker David Akers joins the Hit It! Podcast to talk about his unlikely journey from football kicker to slalom skier, the similarities between the two disciplines, and how his competitive drive continues to fuel his endeavors today.

Water Ski Icon Carl Roberge

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

The only water skier to win pro tour championship titles in both slalom and jumping, Carl Roberge earned more than 100 professional victories, including 21 U.S. Open titles and eight Masters championships in slalom, jumping and overall. Incredibly, in 1996, he went undefeated in jumping on the pro tour.
Carl shares his memories about being a member of six U.S. teams, how technology has made the sport evolve, and how his time in the gym helped elevate him on the water.  

Here she is…Grace Stanke

Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Thursday Jun 01, 2023

While most may know her as Miss America 2023, this nuclear engineering student at the University of Wisconsin destresses by water skiing. Grace shares with us her experiences as a member of the Wisconsin team, how water skiing prepared her for the trials of the tiara, and her plans for the future.
This episode of The Water Skier Magazine’s Hit It! Podcast is proudly sponsored by Radar Skis. Radar was founded and led by skiers who have instilled the passion to push beyond the norm and make better products. We never stop dreaming of what’s next and what we can do to make skiing even better. Our constant desire to push the sport leads us to where we are now. We have fun creating every day so you can have fun on the water. See the full range of Radar goods at Just go ski.  


The Water Skier Magazine

The Water Skier magazine is the official publication of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, the national governing body of competitive water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States. The Water Skier is the nation's premier water skiing magazine. Published continuously since 1952, longer than any other publication of its kind, The Water Skier is the source to which water skiers turn for accurate information and knowledge about the sport. The Water Skier comes to your home four times a year with athlete profiles, instructional articles, tournament reports and results, trends in the sport and classified advertisements.


Your host, Tyler Boyd


Tyler Boyd started water skiing as a child 30 years ago. His exceptional speaking skills gave him the motivation to become an announcer for water skiing events over ten years ago. For the last three years, he was the commentator for the Masters of Water Skiing. Tyler has also spent time announcing football events for Houston Baptist University.

A licensed attorney, he brings exceptional speaking and negotiating skills to the table, along with a high level of focus, creativity, and value to every interaction. He stands out from the crowd by combining talent and passion in his professional pursuits. As a Houston attorney, he handles a wide range of legal issues in commercial, contract, business, and employment law.

Tyler is a four-time USA National Water Ski Champion and remains active in the sport where he continues to compete. In his free time, Tyler enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, researching, skiing, diving, biking, and working out.


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