Photo By: Barry Gray, The Spectator

Jeremy Kovak is considered a pioneer in wake boarding, which is considered one of the world’s fastest growing water sports.

He had a stellar career on the professional circuit and was responsible for the maple leaf flying highest at competitions around the world. He posted more than 30 wins on the Pro Tour.

Jeremy became the first Canadian to win a world wakeboard title in 1993. He did it again in 1997, when he also won the World Cup crown and the World Championship. 1997 was indeed a great year for our inductee. He also triumphed at the X-Games and the World Extreme Cup.

In 1998 he blew an ACL, but the next season he turned in a stunning performance to capture a pro tour title in Abbotsford BC.

Jeremy was also a star on the Canadian junior water ski team from 1988 to 1991 earning the world junior crown in 1990.

After retiring in 2000, he wrote an instructional wakeboard book.

And how about this? For six months in 1998, Jeremy was featured on the front of Honeycomb Cereal boxes!