Team

DENALI TEAM

Adam Caldwell

Co-Founder

Caldwell grew up free skiing on the frigid waters of Maine. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine and went on to work as a Nuclear Test engineer on 688 Class Submarines, followed by being a Mechanical Development/Test Engineer for a marine diesel engine manufacturer.

He has been diligently working on tuning skis and perfecting his technique on the water since meeting Adam Cord in 2006. He has run 41off in record tournaments while riding his handmade custom skis.

Caldwell executes the mechanical side of the business, running the CNC machines, hydraulic presses, and many other custom tools to create Denali water skis. 

Tournament Bests:  3.5 @ 41 - 36mph  |  1.5 @ 43 - 34mph

 

Adam Cord

Co-Founder

Cord competed on the Purdue University Water Ski Team, where he also received his BS in Industrial Engineering.  After graduating, he worked at O'Brien Watersports where he learned about ski design and manufacturing.  He has been actively involved in tournament slalom skiing for 15 years and is capable of running into 41off when he is not "testing" skis.

Cord creates the CAD and generates the computer-aided machining code used with the Denali CNC machines.  Also, he is a mentor to customers by providing guidance on ski tuning, fin setup, boot position, and slalom philosophy.

Adam lives in Seattle with his wife, Ashley, and their two sons.

Tournament Bests:   5 @ 39 - 36mph

 

 

 

Brent Triplett

Pro Team

While Brent's has been skiing at a high level for many years, he made a huge jump in 2018 when he switched to a Denali c65, skiing into 41off many times. A Mechanical Engineer by trade, he is an asset to Team Denali as an annalytical skier who understands the science behind his craft. Brent and his wife Tori have one son, and they live in Michigan.

Tournament Best: 2 @ 41 - 36mph

 

Austin Abel

Pro Team

Austin is a true student of the sport and has been competing and coaching for over 10 years. He has finished in the top 10 in multiple professional events and also has a personal best of 2 buoys at 41off.

Austin is a huge asset to the Denali team because of his experience working with many types of skiers and his systematic approach to coaching and ski setup. He runs the Abel Ski School in North Carolina when he’s not traveling the world coaching and competing.

Austin lives with his wife Michelle in North Carolina. Visit abelskischool.com for coaching.

Tournament Bests:   2 @ 41 - 36mph