MALIBU TEAM HONORED AT WWA WORLD WAKEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congrats to the Malibu team of riders for absolutely killing it at the WWA World Championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on August 17-18, 2013. Dallas Friday took the top spot as World Champion in the Pro Womens division with Amber Wing a close second. Amber also won the coveted Queen Of Wake title (for the second time) with the best overall points total on the 2013 season.
Dallas has been working very hard over the last few years, and has overcome numerous career-threatening injuries to get back on top. This was her first win of the 2013 season and couldn’t have come at a better time. “Through all of my challenges, one thing I can honestly say is that I never lost focus of my dream,” Dallas said. “Taking second at Nationals gave me a taste of what it could be like to win Worlds and I was more driven than ever coming into this event. It definitely helped to have my new 22 MXZ at home to get me prepared and have all my tricks on point. Amber is a great rider and pushes me to be better. Our respectful rivalry is good for the sport and I am glad we were able to bring home the top two spots for the Malibu Pro Team.”
Amber was pleasantly surprised to win her second Queen Of Wake season title. “I’ve been spending a lot of time on my ‘Sets In Motion’ online video series,” Amber said. “But as the contest season progressed, I found myself with two Pro Tour wins and leading the Queen Of Wake rankings. I was nervous heading into Worlds, knowing that I needed a solid finish. So placing second at Worlds and winning this title capped off a very fulfilling year.”
Fresh off his Wakestock victory in Canada, Brian Grubb rode well all weekend in Pro Wakeskate and found himself in second place on the podium. Phil Soven almost took top honors in Pro Men, just missing first place and landing in second. Phil holds a 25-point lead on the 2013 King Of Wake rankings, with one more Pro Tour event remaining on August 24.
By taking second at Worlds, Phil won the WWA Wakeboard World Series, consisting of three events across the globe including Canada's Wakestock, Brazil's Mundial De Wakeboard, and the WWA World Championships.
On the amateur side, 10-year-old Benjamin Brown smoked the field in Junior Boys, ripping his way to a first place finish. The Brown family had five riders competing at Worlds and are soon taking delivery of their 2014 WAKESETTER 24 MXZ from Marine Sales & Service in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Masters division (30-39) was an all-Malibu podium with Aaron Lecklider (1st), Kevin Michael (2nd) and Brandon Lackey (3rd). Lecklider is a 21 VLX owner from Colombus, Ohio. “Kevco” is the PR and Social Media Specialist for Malibu and Lackey is a salesman at Stuckey and Grimes Xtreme Marine in Sherwood, Arkansas.