A listing of Minnesotans who have left their mark in the Water Skiing world.

  • Ralph W. Samuelson (Minnesota)
    Inventor of water skiing, 1922; first water ski jumper and speed skier, 1925. As a result of Ralph Samuelson’s work and the development of equipment, waterskiing would soon become an exhibition sport in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.