The World Wakeboard Association crowned 16 World Champions last year at the 2011 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort. The top amateur and professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters from over 22 countries competed from December 5-8, 2011 at the state-of-the-art facility in Abu Dhabi.
Riders from eleven different countries won championships in 2011. With no surprise, Germany’s strong cable background pulled through with the most victories. France, UAE, and Australia followed with two wins each.
Here’s the breakdown of 2011 Wake Park World Champions by country and division.
- Men’s I: Sylvain Antoine
- Masters Men’s: Fabian Agrmel
- United Arab Emirates
- Girl’s: Phoebe King
- Masters Women’s: Vera Bacon
- Jr. Men’s: James Windsor
- Features Only: Angelika Schriber
- Pro Women’s: Maxine Sapulatte
- United States of America
- Men’s II: Rob Corum
- Jr. Women’s: Jamie Oxlade
- Women’s I: Katarina Janeckova
- Boy’s: Guy Tanaka
- Pro Features: Daniel Grant
Andy Kolb, the 2011 Pro Wakeskate World Champion states, “After a hard time in the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, I had a stand-up run in the finals. Daniel Grant was riding amazing as well. We had no idea who the judges would decide as a winner and honestly, I didn’t care; I was just happy that we both did a perfect run!”
“It is so inspiring to be able to compete against the boys and win the features only event,” an ecstatic Angelika Schriber said. “This was the first time I rode in this division and it was so much fun. I really enjoyed feeding off everyone’s energy and always look for ways to push the boundaries. I challenged myself when I was on the water and can’t wait to ride in features only again at the 2012 Wake Park Worlds”.
The 2012 WWA Wake Park World Championships hosted by Al Forsan International Resort will ensure top-notch riding again. Top ranked riders from every corner of the earth have already submitted their registration to the World Wakeboard Association. Make sure that you don’t miss the action in Abu Dhabi, December 6-8, 2012 at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.
Visit www.WakeParkWorlds.com for more info.
Photos by Shawn Perry
About Wake Park Worlds
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