Wakeboarder Merritt Finishes Third in Portland; Looks for Repeat Performance in Phoenix
LANTANA, FL [June 26, 2008]- Coming off a third-place win at the Tige Pro-Am Wakeboard Championships in Portland, Oregon last weekend, rookie pro wakeboarder Raimi Merritt is looking for a repeat performance at this weekend's Pro Wakeboard Tour stop at the Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona, June 28-29.
The youngest of the pro female wakeboarders, Merritt, 15, is giving the older pro riders a run for their money. She is currently ranked sixth among the pro women and is in the running for Monavie's Queen of Wake Rookie ofthe Year Award. The award is a $2,500 cash bonus prize given to the most outstanding female rider of rookie status competing in the Queen of Wake series.
Merritt is sponsored by Liquid Force Wakeboards, MonaVie Nutrition Beverage,R3 Global, and Fly High Wakeboard Gear. For more information about Merritt, visit: www.raimimerritt.com.