National gold for local wakeboarders
Two Cranbrook wakeboarders are bringing home gold medals after finishing in first place in their respective divisions at the Wake Canada Canadian National Wakeboard Championships this weekend.
Nineteen-year old Colden Thompson put in a solid run featuring toeside and heelside 540s, a Moby Dick, Roll to Revert and more on his way to gold in the Junior Men’s division.
Competing in the U-9 Division, nine-year old Dagen Duczek completed clean passes in the qualifying heat and the finals throwing out some big air and capping off his last run with his signature Fashion Air and a huge stalefish grab.
The event was held in and attracted athletes from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
Duczek is sponsored by Just Liquid Sports, Hyperlite and Boston Pizza (Cranbrook / Golden). Thompson is sponsored by Seca Surf and Marine, Liquid Force, Rusty Clothing and Spy Optics.
Both riders ride and train at Tie Lake at Jaffray.
Lead image: Colden during his gold medal run. Photos submitted