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PREVIEW: ‘Water ski Grandpa’ breaking records

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STERLING, Ill (WREX) -- As we get older our bodies don't seem to move like they used to. Well, don't tell that to Bruce Kunde, the 84-year-old is still water skiing and breaking records doing it.

Earlier this month, he broke his own national tournament record at the 2020 Goode U.S. Water Ski Nationals by jumping 89 feet. If one record wasn't enough, Kunde has a few more. He's been setting them for more than 20 years.

"I tell people at the dock, we gotta have fun out here," he said with a smile, sitting at his own dock in Sterling. "This is amateur skiing, it's not like we're making any money. We're actually spending money."

Wednesday at 5 on 13 WREX, we hit the Rock River with Bruce Kunde to show you what the "water ski grandpa" can do.

James Stratton

James Stratton is the Evening Anchor at 13 WREX and reports for 13 Investigates He joined the team in August, 2018 after working at KWQC TV-6 in Davenport Iowa. His work in Illinois and Iowa has been awarded in both states, along with Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards at 13 WREX.

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