Action Wake Park Takes Podium at Cable Wakeboard Nationals
Three Action Wake Park riders struck gold and took podium spots at the 2016 WWA Points Chase Cable Wakeboard National Championship that happened on August 4-7 at the Orlando Watersports complex in Oralando, FL.
Everyone rode well but more importantly, we became closer as a team and had a ton of fun.Deanna Ferwerda
Scot Ferwerda battled hard to earn his second place finish right behind wakeboarding legend Darin Shapiro in the masters features only competition. Brendan Thibodeau took an impressive third place finish in the amatuer wakeskate division. Lastly, rookie 10 year old wakeboard phenom, Kaitlyn Adams, became the youngest rider to podium in a pro division event with a solid third place finish.
“I am super proud of the team,” said Deana Ferwerda, team manager of Action Wake Park. “Everyone rode well but more importantly, we became closer as a team and had a ton of fun.”
This year’s nationals was the largest WWA wakeboard contest to date featuring over 600 competitors from 19 cable parks. Action Wake Park brought 18 riders who worked hard all season to earn their spot on the nationals team. Even more impressive, half of the riders on the team have never competed at a national level before.
“That was the most exciting part for me,” said Scot Ferwerda. “Being our second nationals, I was stoked to see all of the new riders who joined our team and came with us to compete.”
In the end, the Action Wake Park team finished 5th for the features only competition and 7th in the traditional competition. Teams from all around United States traveled compete at nationals with Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) taking first place in both features only and traditional competitions as a team.