- 15 October 2012 | Wakeboarding
Orlando Watersports Complex wakeboarders have conquered the 2012 National Points Championship, at the BSR Cable Park, in Texas.
With 225 registered riders from 14 different parks, it was the largest wakeboard event in the United States. Throughout the 2012 Summer Series 700 riders competed at parks across the country to qualify for a spot to compete in the Championship event both for individual and team honors.
The best of the best enjoyed the Texas Hospitality from BSR Cable Park, one of the finest cable parks in the world.
The beginner division podium consisted of Clayton Greer (Cowtown), Tyler Worral (OWC) and Brock Baker (Cowtown). The riding from not only these three young guns but all of the beginner riders was mind blowing.
The intermediate division was equally exciting. The top riders in this division looked almost ready to compete with the pros at times. Blaine Allen (KCW) took top honors barely edging out the field in the closest overall final from any division.
Pro Wakeskate had a familiar name on top. Bret Little (TSR) regained his title after an off year by beating out two fellow Texans. Ty Morlang (BSR) rode extremely well making his way back into the event through the LCQ by unveiling his transfer, a trick normally reserved for wakeboarders only.
Then added a backside 270 out for the finals. Bret’s TSR teammate and summer series champion Collin Gee rode well in all three areas to take his spot on the podium as well as his portion of the cash prize.
In the Advanced Wakeboard division, two riders distanced themselves from the competiton, but in the end Tampa rider Bammer Rehn's ability in all three areas (kickers, sliders & air tricks) gave him the title over Hydrous's Zach Poehler.
Max Pierson (KCW) rounded out the podium. Many of the top riders showed the ability to compete in the pro division with tricks such as 720's, Whirely Birds, Tootsie Rolls, Mobes, S-Bends to Blind and more.
The traditional cable comp ended with Tom Fooshee winning his third consecutive title. Tom’s riding was down right scary hitting both a double half cab roll and a heal side 1080 in the same run.
Both Tom and second place finisher Julian Cohen (OWC) battled all weekend long and lived up to their high rankings in the WWA World Wake Park Series. The big surprise was Keenan Allen (OWC) who also made his way onto the podium by dominating and winning the kicker portion of the judging.
TSR, winner of the initial two events had to relinquish the title to Orlando Water Sports Complex. Without a single overall champion OWC was able to win the team title with teamwork and strong showing by the entire team.
Final Results of the 2012 National Points Championship:
1. OWC, 1830 points
2. TSR, 1760 points
3. Cowtown, 1460 points
4. Hydrous, 1435 points
5. McCormicks, 1365 points
6. Ski Rixen, 1320 points
7. WakeZone, 1285 points
8. Wake Nation, Houston 1235 points
9. BSR, 1095 points
10. KCW, 920 points
11. Revolution, 260 points
12. Wake Nation Cincy, 255 points
13. Hexagon, 40 points