Central Ohio Man To Compete In U.S. Disabled Ski Championships

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A Central Ohio man is gearing up and getting fit to take the spotlight in a water skiing competition.

It's not just any challenge:  it's the U.S. Disabled Ski Nationals, and Corey McChesney is one of the best.

"I've always liked being out on the water and stuff like that,” said McChesney.

McChesney calls the water a place of rest and rejuvenation.

These days he's out on White Sulfur Lake near Ostrander training for the challenge and competition of the waters 

"I've been skiing for about 16 years and I just really wanted to advance myself,” said McChesney.

It's a big advancement. McChesney is working toward the upcoming U.S. Disabled Ski nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Every two years they have what's called the World Championships for disabled water skiing and those are mainly for the ones that are qualified on the disabled water ski team."

It is a bold move: hours of training on his water ski board between now and August.  

"But with water skiing and being active, it just brings on a whole new meaning to life, knowing you can be able to get out there and do the things need to do."