How did Logan Aldridge fare? Wakeboarding accident kills CrossFit athlete
Logan Aldridge, a CrossFit competitor and peloton coach, recently spoke about his childhood wakeboarding accident and how he overcame his injuries.
Aldridge admitted the event happened when he was young, but he overcame his wounds and that it helped him become the person he is today.
What happened in the wakeboarding accident with Logan Aldridge?
When Logan Aldridge was just 13 years old, he was involved in a wakeboarding accident that resulted in the loss of his dominant left arm. Despite his injury, he has grown into a top CrossFit athlete and even a motivational coach for peloton riders.
On June 26, 2004, when Logan was a young boy and his father was at his father’s friend’s pier in Lake Gaston, an accident occurred that cost Logan his left arm. Aldridge claimed he was trying to untangle a tow rope attached to the boat.
Unfortunately, the end of the rope caught on his left arm, causing him to accidentally bring the boat’s propeller right up to his dominant arm, cutting it.
CrossFit Athlete Injury Information
On June 26, 2004, Logan Aldridge suffered an accident on Lake Gaston, North Carolina when he decided to unhook the tow rope from the boat.
Logan was shocked to find the rope wrapped around the boat and the other end tangled in his left arm. The rope was abruptly torn through the propeller by his hand as he pulled it along.
He moved on with his life and began working towards his dream despite the damage after being motivated by another woman who was doing everything she could despite losing her arm in a tiger shark attack.
Logan can now proudly imagine himself as a crossfit athlete who is not behind anyone and whose number of hands has no bearing on his performance.
How old was Logan Aldridge then?
After overcoming his injuries at the age of 13, Logan Aldridge is now 31 and living his life as an adaptive athlete.
The wakeboarding incident that cost the athlete his left arm happened 18 years ago.
At the 2006 O&P Extremity Games for Amputees in Wakeboarding, he rose to become one of the second youngest competitors and took second place without giving up hope.