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Jack Hanna

DirtDirt Posts: 1,618 Open or 55K Rated Skier
Many of you know multi-time National Medalist,Champion Skier, Senior Driver and Judge, Jack Hanna. He has been a fixture in the sport for decades.
His family asked me to pass along some sad news to his water sking family. He has been diagnosed with terminal skin cancer and is in the hospital in Las Vegas.
His cell is 702 767-2020
[email protected]
Please don't send flowers. If you want to send a card, pm me and I will get the address to you.
I learned everything I know not to do from Horton

Comments

  • WishWish Posts: 7,982 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    He and his family will be in our prayers.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Skoot1123cragginshred
  • brettmainerbrettmainer Posts: 273 Crazy Baller
    Bernie coached me 25+ years ago at Hortons. Good man and good skier. He was pretty good at keg stands as well. That is sad news. He did an awful lot for our sport and is, I believe, a multiple time National Slalom champion.
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    I'm lucky enough to have spent some time with him at the collage tournament held a Sundown 1 a couple weeks ago. He was upbeat and drove several events. He was concerned about getting enough time in the boat to make sure he kept his Senior Driver rating. What a great guy!

    Love you Jack! God bless you!
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,699 Mega Baller
    Were he to post here, I'm sure he would remind us to wear sunscreen and a hat, and to make regular visits to the dermatologist. Many conditions that become cancer are discoverable and treatable well before they become a big problem. Poor guy. May God bless him and his family.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    Jack is a good guy, and let's not write him off. Don't say "terminal", as there are always advancements these days. Back in the Back When, all of us were unaware of what sun exposure
    could do, and he isn't the only oldtime skier/judge dealing with skin cancer.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,380 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I've has the pleasure of working with Jack at the last couple ASU fund raiser tournaments in Phoenix. Having struggled with skin cancer myself this news is hard to accept. I'll reach out to him soon. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
    Wish
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,618 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Update:
    I just spoke to Jack. He is alert and in good spirits considering the circumstances. The doctors are sending him home today. They are managing the pain and talking hospice when the time comes. He appreciates the phone calls and emails.
    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
  • eddie_roberts_jreddie_roberts_jr Posts: 450 Water Ski Industry Professional
    I talked to Jack yesterday and like Dirt said he he was alert and in good spirits. He was looking forward to going home. Jack likes talking to his old friends and he has his cell phone with him.
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  • GregDavisGregDavis Posts: 274 Solid Baller
    Very, very cool. Never had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Hanna.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,380 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Great video @Horton !!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • DirtDirt Posts: 1,618 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Here is a much shorter version of the same video with only the Hanna parts

    I learned everything I know not to do from Horton
    Rich
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    edited May 2015
    Word came across FB today that Mr. Jack Hanna Passed away.
    God speed Jack you are a legend! RIP my friend.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,380 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sad news indeed. RIP Jack.
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
    AWSA Southern Region EVP
  • brhartwbrhartw Posts: 13 Baller
    Jack lived life to the fullest.
    He looked forward to every skiing opportunity no matter.
    He coached and provided rides for countless numbers of skiers.
    He was a Pan Am judge, Senior Driver, and Judge.
    He announced many tournaments including Regionals and Nationals.
    Chief Judge of Western Regionals , Appointed at many Nationals and a favorite Chief Judge of tourneys in Florida at the McCormicks.
    Frank Sinatra sang, "I did it my way", so did Jack.

    klindyrodeconJody_SealBulldog
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    We'll miss you Jack! RIP
    rawly
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