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Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Pro Tour Stop - Acworth Georgia

I just finished up the first stop of the Master Craft US Pro Tour in Acworth, Georgia. I was pumped coming into this stop after my finish at Wake Games a few weeks ago, and I was hoping to back it up with an even better result and back up my podium finish. I won my heat and I won my semi final. I did an awesome job on the rails but rails which is my passion on a wakeboard. Whenever I don’t have my boat I head straight up to the cable park to hit some rails with my buddies.

Coming into the final I had a really tough final going against Jacob Valdez and Shota Tezuka, a new comer Japanese fellow on the tour who had his sights set high. I had one of the best rides I could imagine and had many Pro Riders coming up to me congratulating me telling me I had it in the bag.
Shota himself came up to me and congratulated me on the win, but as so often happens in wakeboarding the judges saw what we didn’t see and I had to settle for another 3rd place. I was still over the moon to land myself on the podium again in the first stop of the Pro Tour and was thinking that this is going to be a very good summer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moving to Clear Lake

I really liked staying with Aaron and his Mum, but Clermont is too far from Orlando and OWC for someone who doesn’t have a car, and I had a chance to rent a house on Clear Lake with my good friends Justin Tiech, who is a cable rider, Terry Bailey, who is one of the boys who rides on the tour, and AJ Racinelli who is a former Junior Pro Tour Champion and a really good rail rider.

The location was perfect for me to be living in because we could get heaps of riding done. Another bonus was that I was in central Orlando and just down the road from the other Australian’s Mitch Langfield, Brenton Priestly and Daniel Debono who all live together, and then in the other direction in the next street there’s one of my good friends and one of my idols Dean Smith.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Coming to America

Going to America for the 2nd time was exciting because I was going to spend the entire summer there, I had a lot more confidence coming into this season because I had a lot more experience under my belt and had one a lot more contests, and winning the Australian Nationals in the Open Men’s Division just days before I started my season in America gave me a huge confidence boost heading into the first event, in Orlando, Florida, at Wake Games.

First stop in Orlando was at Aaron Brown’s place. Aaron is really good wakeboarder and he lives with his Mum on a lake at Clermont. I met Aaron the previous year when he was riding the Junior Mens Pro Tour. His family invited me to come stay with them which was a great way to start my trip. I went into Wake Games in one of the hardest heats of the day heading up against Kyle Evans, Jacob Valdez, and Freddie Wayne.

I stood up the best pass I had ever done and won the heat and was through to the semi final. I had a solid ride in the semi finals and was into the finals against the the top riders in the contest such as Noah Flegel, Freddie Wayne and Daniel Powers. I didn’t have the best ride in the finals but was still stoked on my result getting 3rd and bagging my first US podium at the first event of the season so I was stoked to start on a good foot