Midwest Mission To Ride Season Reaches Halfway Point
Outlaws Steal the Show and Get Away with the Cash at Midwest Mission to Ride Stop #4
A strong group of outlaw riders included Tim Keepers and Hunter Hanson fresh from the Detroit Pro Tour stop. With cash prizes up for grabs the rides went all out off the wake and the Rave sliders supplied by Red Bull. Tim Keepers stomped his run and took the first place cash.
Even though hail and rainstorms delayed the competition, all of the riders were able to complete their passes on the Wolf River at Fort Fremont Marine.
Between riders, everyone was kept busy with a Playstation 2 and Indo Board contest. When the final results were being totaled, people were entertained with a belly flop and diving contest. Prizes included an O’Neill vest, Flojos, Spy bucks and a day at Gordy Bubolz’s Wakeboard Camp.
The Midwest Mission to Ride is supported by Nautique, O’Neill, Gator Boards, Spy Optics, BZ Boards, Jet Pilot, Indo Boards, Get High Sports, Dakine, Newt Juice, Clive, Double Up and the World Wakeboard Center.
Family Fun at Midwest Mission to Ride #5
Midwest Mission to Ride stop #5 was a real family affair. The Shuler family won 1 first and 2 second place trophies. Karl and Jess Mase took home 2 second place trophies, one in Outlaw and one in Advanced. The Walkers were awarded 2 firsts and a third. The Day family won a first place trophy and generously provided lunch for everyone on Sunday.
People slept in tents, RV’s and trailers. They spent time around the campfire, watched fireworks and many stayed to surf on Sunday. Even 6 year old Travis McCloud and 8 year old Gus Shuler tried out the Phase 5 board.
The competition took place on Saturday. Each rider got a pull behind both the Moomba and Super Air Nautique. Their scores were averaged to decide the winner.
1st – Gus Shuler
1st – Sara Walker
1st – Tim Day
2nd – Andy Shuler
3rd – Chris Walker
1st – Brian Cruver
2nd – Gunnar Shuler
3rd – Nick Higdon
1st – Nick Jarvis
2nd – Jess Mase
3rd – Chuck McCloud
1st – Nick Link
2nd – Karl Mase
3rd – Mark Dougherty
Prizes for the contest were supplied by Blindside, Phase 5, Dakine, Jet Pilot, Clive, Spy Optics and the World Wakeboard Center.
Midwest Mission to Ride Hits Mid Point
The 6th stop for the Midwest Mission to Ride means that the series is half way over. People that ride in at least 4 stops have a chance at winning the overall championship. At this point the leaders are, Jr. Novice – Gus Shuler, Women’s Novice – Patty Hicks, Novice – Andy Shuler, Intermediate – Gunnar Shuler, Advanced – Chuck McCloud, Outlaw – Karl Mase.
At this stop the wake behind the Super Air Nautique was huge. Almost everyone over rotated their first invert. Even the Outlaws said the wake was big.
It rained in the morning and cleared up for the tournament. Rockford Marina and Water Sports hosted the event at Shorewood Park on the Rock River.