Waterskiing Champion Micky Geller dies at the age of 18 shocking the sporting world with his cause of death not known
Michael Arthur “Micky” Geller, a water ski champion and student at the University of Louisiana, passed away suddenly at the age of 18.
Micky Geller University of Louisiana-Lafayette waterskiing champion cause of death, obituary, bio, age, family
Water Ski Canada and the water ski team from Geller’s school broke the terrible news earlier this week.
His death’s cause hasn’t been made known to the public yet. Geller, a young water skier from Ontario, finished sixth overall in the U21 jump.
The cause of his death was not released as water Ski Canada, of which he was a member, announced on Facebook May 15 that Micky had died.
Micky Geller of Ontario 🇨🇦 passed away suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday. He was a member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Water Ski Team, and the Ontario skiing community & competed in Water Ski Canada, including IWWF World Championships.
He was only 18 Years Old. pic.twitter.com/IuqxO9AsbU
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) May 16, 2023
Geller’s team, the Ragin’ Cajuns Waterski team of the University of Louisiana, issued the following statement on May 16:
It is with heavy hearts that we share with all of you the news that team member Micky Geller has passed away. Micky was a valued member of both The Ragin’ Cajuns Water Ski Team and Water Ski Canada.”
The statement further read that Mickey’s love for water skiing was evident in everything he did, from his training and competitions to his interactions with teammates and coaches.
Micky was the sixth-ranked junior water skier in the world in the U21 jump and was enrolled at UL Lafayette on a full scholarship.
They paid tribute and wrote that Micky will always be remembered for his remarkable work ethic, unwavering zeal, sense of humour, athleticism, and charisma.
Nothing made him happier than to lift off and fly high, but he also enjoyed rock climbing, riding motorbikes, snowmobiling, deep chats and debates about current events, and listening to music, as per the statement.
A look at Micky Geller’s career
In a number of contests, including the U17 IWWF World Championships, the Jr. US Masters Water Ski Tournament, and the 2022 Pan American Championships, Geller represented Water Ski Canada.
Along with the Ontario skiing scene, Geller was connected to Ragin’ Cajuns and Water Ski Canada.
He spent his entire youth practising gymnastics before becoming interested in rock climbing and water skiing.
What we know about Micky Geller’s family?
The athlete is survived by his parents Mitch and Bobbiann, sister Chloe, grandparents Bob and Lynn Macpherson and Mary Ann and Bob Cormack, and sister Chloe.
On May 18, a memorial service for him was held in Ottawa, Canada.