2018 WWA WORLD CHAMPS
The season finale for the wakeboard world season was held in Miyoshi City, Tokushima, Japan over Aug 30th to Sep 2nd. It also marked the 30th year of the WWA.
The worlds best wakeboarders came together to celebrate an amazing season and battle each other for the WWA World Championship and also the overall 2018 WWA World Series championship.
JP Jnr Pro Team Riders Prove Themsleves
Some of the JP Jnr Pro Team Riders got stuck in and proved they are amongst the most elite riders on the scene and showed out through a variety of age categories.
Bryce Grey rode great and once again proved himself on the Jnr Pro Mens circuit making his way into the finals and finishing 4th overall.
Mackenzie McCarthy once again stamped her mark on Jnr Womens wakeboarding taking out the WWA Wold Championship event and capturing her 5th wake boarding world title. Not bad considering she is just 15 years of age!
PRO WOMENS WWA WORLD CHAMPS
Bec had an amazing run and took down 2nd spot with Zahra following closely in 3rd spot. Meagan Ethell was again seemingly unstoppable and took down her 4th WWA Event win for the season (out of 6 possible events) to claim the WWA World Championship and the Overall WWA World Series Win.
PRO MENS WWA WORLD CHAMPS
The mens 2018 season has been crazy. The level of riding has been mind blowing. Shifts in points leaders, multiple winners, ebbs and flows in overall series points meant that anything could go down.
There was a number of the guys that could take out this championship event, that was anyones guess. The only thing for certain was that there was one rider to beat for the overall world series title, Harley Clifford.
The guys riding was next level. There was expectation, pressure and double flips all over the place. Not to mention that one of the boys even took some time out of his finals prep to have a crack at the Wake Skate World Title and although he was no match for Reed Hansen (96pts) or Brian Grubb (77.67pts) he did manage to qualify for finals and podium in 3rd spot with 48.33pts.
Back to the main event. The list of riders for the finals was a list of guys that have been ripping all season. Anyone of them could have absolutely stomped a run that would have given them the title. Harley again proved his class and talent scoring a 96.67 to take down the 2018 WWA World Championship title. JP Team rider Tony Iacconi came out swinging finishing in 2nd place with 94pts with fellow JP Team Rider Cory Teunissen scoring 91.33pts on his final run to claim 3rd spot.
Huge congrats to all the riders on an epic season!
Full event recap and results can be found on:
Words By Tex.