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Braselton resident returns from disabled water skiing competition a champion

Pictured from left to right are Braselton Councilman Richard Mayberry, Mayor Bill Orr, resident Jeremy Maddox, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey and Councilmen Dudley Ray and Tony Funari. (Special Photo)

Pictured from left to right are Braselton Councilman Richard Mayberry, Mayor Bill Orr, resident Jeremy Maddox, Councilwoman Peggy Slappey and Councilmen Dudley Ray and Tony Funari. (Special Photo)

BRASELTON — The Braselton Town Council recently honored a resident upon his return from the 2013 World Disabled Waterski Championships.

Jeremy Maddox, 32, was named to the U.S. team in 2012. He has competed in wheelchair divisions of road races for many years. Maddox’s 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, according to a news release.

The U.S. team prevailed over 11 teams in Milan, Italy, winning its third consecutive world championship. The competition was held Aug. 26 through Sept. 1.

Braselton Mayor Bill Orr, reading a council resolution, said, “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.”