Meet Scott Leason: Blind Wakeboarder
Scott Leason shares a love for riding on water just like the rest of us. The only difference is, Scott is blind. Scott is a veteran of the US Navy and in 1994, Scott was working at a convenience store when an armed robber came in and shot him in the head, causing him to lose his sight and sense of smell. Fast-forward to 2009, Scott received his first Operation Rebound Program grant for water skiing training and went on to make history in 2018 as the first visually impaired competitor at a World Wake Association (WWA) event where he won the adaptive stand-up division! In 2019, Scott won the Adaptive Stand Up division of the WWA Western Regional Wakeboard Championship, and then went on to place 2nd at the WWA National Wakeboard Championship. This qualified him for the WWA World Wakeboard Championship being held in October in Mexico. Scott will be the first visually impaired competitor to ever compete at a world sanctioned wakeboard championship! Scott is an inspiration and shows that watersports are for everyone. So do your part and get someone new on a board today!