Mike Dowdy, who’s up for a prestigious ESPN wakeboarding award, is back to being a hot name in wakeboarding after suffering a serious injury last year.

Dowdy isn’t shy about sharing traits of his affable personality. His favorite food is wood-plank-grilled salmon, his favorite music is hip-hop/rap (but he also likes country), and he says he can’t go a day without drinking a Red Bull.

Want to know more about the Louisville, Kentucky, native who pulled off his first trick at age 8? Read below for his answers to six questions that will tell you more about this star, and watch him in ESPN’s Real Wake contest until July 27.”


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