Posted: Tuesday, September 10th 2013 at 10:36am
Braselton Council honors world champion Maddox
L-R: Councilman Richard Mayberry, Mayor Bill Orr, Jeremy Maddox, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey, Councilmen Dudley Ray and Tony Funari.
BRASELTON - Jackson County native Jeremy Maddox was honored by the Braselton Town Council upon his return from the Disabled Water Ski World Championships competition as a champion.
Maddox, 32, was named to the team in 2012 and has competed in wheelchair divisions of road races for many years. His competition category on the disabled water ski team was MP2, defined as an athlete using his upper trunk muscles to raise his body partially from his knees in the skiing position.
The American team prevailed over eleven teams in Milan, Italy, winning its third consecutive world championship.
Mayor Bill Orr presented a Council resolution, reading in part, "the Town of Braselton hereby acknowledges Jeremy Maddox's incredible stamina, positive life attitude and inspiration to able-bodied and disabled individuals for all to live life to their highest potential."
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