Born in Canberra in 1968, John Pennay is a shining example of local sporting talent. John won every ACT Open Class overall Barefoot Water Skiing State Championship from 1986 to the time of his retirement in 1998.
During this period in 1994, John was also awarded the prestigious ACT Male Sportstar of the Year award.
In 1990, John tasted success on a national scene when he won the Australian Masters overall title. He went on to win this title four times in a row. In 1991 he also won the first of his four Australian National overall championships.
On the international scene John proved to be a stalwart of the sport, representing Australia at six straight World Championships from 1988 to 1998 winning two gold, nine silver and two bronze medals.
John’s world titles included the 1994 World Overall Championship and the 1994 World Open Tricks title. In addition he won a U.S. Open Jump title in 1996 & placed 2nd overall at the 1993 world games in Amsterdam.
Ranked world number one in 1992-93 and again in 1994/95, plus being chosen as the Australian team captain, John Pennay is a fine example to the ACT community of an athlete whose commitment and dedication has taken him to the pinnacle of his chosen sport.
Born: 9 July 1968