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Long Live Queen Hamilton

Originally Published: July 15, 2003
By Dean Turcol | EXPN.com

She burst onto the scene in 1997 and was quickly dubbed the "Queen of Wakeboarding." She's the most decorated female rider ever, with credentials any action-sport athlete would love to hang around their neck. But looking ahead to the X Games, 21-year-old Tara Hamilton is dealing with a strange phenomenon for her: She has only one major victory in nearly three years.

That title at the 2002 World Championship would make most riders' careers. For Tara, it pales in comparison to the stunning ...

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