Daniel S Baumgartner 
About this Skier
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  Name: Daniel S Baumgartner Nickname: [NA]  
  Hails From: Hartland, Wi USA    
Interview
  What got you into barefooting?
My dads best friend from high school (Carl Miller) had a 1982 Barefoot Supreme. He barefooted and my uncle barefooted. I thought barefooting was the coolest thing in the world. I continued to watch the barefooters at every water ski show I went to growing up (in Wisconsin we have plenty). I learned long line behind Carl's Barefoot Supreme. Thats all it took, I was hooked!
  How did you learn to barefoot?
Long line off a kneeboard.
  Who was your first barefoot instructor?
Mike Seiple
  Tell us about your first tournament
My first tournament was the Wisconsin State Tournament at Kerry Tolzman's in Adams Frienship, Wi.
I remember getting a re-ride when I fell on my first trick (toehold). That was the last re-ride I got for the next ten years. I also remember all the "regulars" giving pointers and I reunited with an old friend Terry Schuler.
  How did you feel the first time you barefooted?
Special...
  Why do you continue to barefoot?
The challenge.
  Who has inspired you in this sport?
Brian Hetherington
Kenny Keastner
Paul Broder
My Dad, Steve Baumgartner
Ron Scarpa
Paul McDonald
Elisa Scarpa
Andy Sable
Brett Sands
  Have you held any World Records?
I wish...
  Have you won any medals at a world championship?
Sr. Men's
Trick -Bronze
Jump -Bronze
Overall -Silver
  What skiers have you enjoyed watching and why?
David Small for jump.
KSO turns.
Brian Fuchs slalom
  How often do you train ski?
2-4 days a week in our very short Wisconsin summer. I no longer train in Florida in the spring at this time.
  Do you have a nickname and how did you get it?
Bummy, short for Baumgartner.
Danny B. Mike Shoenke started it.
  What other activities do you participate in?
I love to snowmobile out west in the mountains. I took a trip to Montana with KSO in 2007. I've been hooked ever since.
  What do you do for a living?
Traveling service tech/service coordinator.
  What is your motto?
Work hard, play harder.
Pull down your pants and slide on the ice.
  When did you first start barefooting? 1986
  What is your Personal Best Score in Wakes? 15.8
  and what year 2008
  What is your Personal Best Score in Tricks? 5510
  and what year 2012
  What is your Personal Best Score in Jumping? 21.4
  and what year 2012
 


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