Jacky Kirsch and Evert Aartsen Jr 2014 E&A barefoot athletes of the year
The E&A council is happy to announce that elected Jacky Kirsch and Evert Aartsen Jr as Barefoot athletes of the year.
Jacky and Evert have both grown up with barefoot and have been in and around a barefoot boat almost literally from the day they where born Jacky,s father Franz Kirsch has been competitive barefooter for years and her Mom Steffi is still competing at high level today. Evert’s has grown up at his dad’s barefoot training center in Florida where he spend most of his early days in the boat with skiers from all around the World. So we can say they where both born with strong barefoot genes and exposed to an overdose of barefoot at young age. Jacky was chosen because of her great progress, (junior girls tricks and slalom E&A champion) professional and serious approach to the sport and her colour full personality. Evert was chosen for his great progress as a first year open skier (silver open man overall and Jump E&A championships) his positive and open personality, his promotion of the sport in Scandinavia, he is setting an example to all young and upcoming skiers in Europe.
Our sincere congratulations to Jacky and Evert, we can’t wait to see you next summer on the water.
The E&A barefoot council.