Aquabike reported this story about professional jet skier, Stian Schjetlein, who is 25 and making a big name for himself all over the world while working hard to stay in top form. According to one his quotes, he is a fanatic when it comes to training, “For my off season and pre-season training I have been doing all kinds of stuff. I have been doing a lot of downhill alpine and telemark skiing, rock climbing, playing squash, basketball and tennis, as well as doing several other sports,” he said. “In addition to the huge variety of sports and activities I have been following a strict program from Olympiatoppen including strength, mobility and motor skills training.”
The Olympiatoppen is part of the Norwegian and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of sports. Schjetlein was a awarded a scholarship with Olympiatoppen and he was only the fifth motorsports athlete to receive the award. He views it as a huge honor and is very proud of his achievement. The organizations’ goal is to help the best become better and that is exactly what Schjetlein is striving for.
He began this season with a six day, twenty-six session boot camp in Spain with the rest of the Norwegian Motorsports Federation (NMF). Schjetlein continued his training with SAS Racing’s yearly pre-season camp on Lake Havasu during the month of February and has quite a big year planned. He has entered competitions all over the world and is also the head coach for Team Norway Junior Aquabike. The team consists of ten young riders ranging from ages 13-14 who train every week and also during the off season. He helps develop them into top aquabike riders.
As far as his 2017 season goes, look for him in a wildly colored Jettribe wetsuit and some new graphics on his ski. Schjetlein will continue to ride a ProForce Kawasaki ZXI 1100, however this pwc will be upgraded with new parts from Blowsion and Christopher Girello from Go Fast will be onboard as the new mechanic. He is the man who built the original engines when Schjetlein first began riding the Pro Force Kawasaki’s. Expect big things from the Norwegian this season!