Competition was stiff in Indianapolis this weekend, with hundreds of riders showing up to claim their spot as National Champion. Friday was a big day at the Precedent's Lake Berwind in Indianapolis - 10 National Champions were crowned in the Built Ford Tough WWA Wakeboard National Championship, second stop in the Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding™ Series.
The ten champions represent the best competitive wakeboarders the country has to offer ranging in age from 8 to 50 years old.
Glass & Powder Team Rider Adam Fields, who dominates most east coast tournaments with his signature Pete Rose and Slim Chance, took second place in the Mens I division. Adam Fields, from Lake Gaston NC, is sponsored by G&P, Liquid Force Wakeboards, Doozie Boat Lifts, and Switchstance Marine. Brian Reeder, G&P Team Rider from Smith Mountain Lake, took 5th place in Mens I. Brian Reeder, who has been on the podium consistently for the past three years in regional contests, rides for G&P and Dragon Optical. Both riders qualify to move on to the World Championships next month.
Team Rider Travis Propst came close to advancing to the finals, just missing the cut. Travis still placed extremely well with a solid score of 84, but fell on a slider and his Switch Off-Axis 720. Travis' performance is accented by the fact that he was riding his new Liquid Force Subjekt 137 - Travis was recently recruited for the Liquid Force team, in addition to being sponsored by G&P and Ski Boats Unlimited.
Best of luck to all riders moving on to the Worlds! The Built Ford Tough WWA Wakeboard National Championship will be nationally televised by NBC Sports on September 27 at 5:00 p.m. Pro men and women compete for $50,000 in prizes at each stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Wakeboarding Series. The 2003 Vans Triple Crown Series Champion in the Pro Men's Division will be awarded a new Ford Ranger Truck after the World Championship.