Duczek brothers ride to podium in Lone Star State
It was a podium finish for Cranbrook’s Ryder and Dagen Duczek at the Centurion Absolut Water Proof Tour Stop on the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.
Ryder took first place in the Outlaw Men’s Skim Division after first place finishes on both of his runs. On day two of the competition he laid down one of his best competition runs ever, landing several technical tricks including the 540-big spin.
Younger brother Dagen also competed hard, battling it out in the Junior Division in one of the tightest finishes of the weekend. Dagen took second place after landing a shuv in, shuv out and 3 shuv in his final run of the event.
The gold-level event is part of the eight-stop Centurion Absolut Water Proof series sanctioned by the Competitive Wake Surfing Association (CWSA).
The Duczek Brothers ride and train at Tie Lake, near Jaffray.
They are Phase 5 team riders and would like to acknowledge and thank the many local sponsors who have made their season possible including Rocky Mountain Agencies Ltd., Boston Pizza Cranbrook, Hockley Real Estate, Alfred Hummel Contractor Ltd., Just Liquid Sports, Hebditch Contracting Ltd., Rocky Mountain Appraisal, Snap-On Tools (Jeff Fancy Proprietor).
Next up for the Duczek brothers is the Wake Canada Canadian Wakesurf Nationals being held this weekend at Lake Chestermere just outside of Calgary.
Lead image: Dagen Duczek with an air grab during one of his runs. Photos submitted