As cliché as it is to use gambling references, the stakes were, in fact, high in Reno, Nevada today as amateur finals went down to determine the National Champions in nine divisions. The Biggest Little City in the world was host to the best wakeboarders and wakeskaters from all over the country battling it out for National titles.
The morning started out with perfect glass and blue skies, and it stayed that way the majority of the day. The wakeskaters rode in next to perfect conditions, with Jen Gilanfarr and Forrest Risner taking the National Championship titles. Other National title winners were Alexa Score, Jodi Vermillion, Allison Blaha, Jeremy Baker, Matt Vermillion, Brad Spencer and Taylor McCullough. The Junior Men and Junior Pro Men took to the water in the afternoon for their Semi and Quarter final rounds. Steel Lafferty was the standout rider of the day in the Junior Pro Men divisions with a heelside 720, a clean dum-dum, and a massive Indy glide into the flats.
John Jeffries takes this switch 270 to front board on the Air Nautique transfer box.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s recap as the Pro Wakeskaters hit the water at Sparks Marina tomorrow morning, and the Pro Women and Junior Pro Men ride in the afternoon.
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