Iowa Native Water-Skis on Bare Hands for More Than Mile on Cedar River [WATCH]
An eastern Iowa native is likely headed into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Matt Shatek is a native of New Hampton and Saturday, August 3 he hit the Cedar River in Nashua for some water-skiing. Matt did it a whole lot different than most people, though. He water-skied on his bare hands and held on with his bare feet. After another boat checked for debris in the river, it was time for Shatek to take a crack at the record books. He traveled up to 37 miles-per-hour for over a mile. Just watch:
Barefoot says Matt, who's now 37, started hand-skiing in high school. Now he waits to see if he'll be in the Guinness Book of World Records. Matt should be notified by the end of the year. In the meantime, he wants to go even further, on one hand.
Shatek was inspired by Wayne Carrels, who traveled 2,956 feet when he set the record five years ago. Here's a video of the record-setting run: