RESULTS – 2015 Canadian Wake ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
Order of Events – 2015 Canadian National Wakeboard ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
RIDING ORDER – 2015 Canadian Wake ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
2015 Canadian National Wakeboard ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
The 2015 Canadian National Wakeboard Championships presented by Monster Energy Drink and Nautique Boats is coming to Abbotsford, British Columbia, August, 20th-23rd. Hosted by Valley Wake Park the competition will feature a mix of young up-and-comers mingling with Canada’s top wakeboarders, all competing for the chance at a national title.
The Canadian National Wakeboard Championships are the pinnacle of domestic competition in the sport. Athletes from across the country will be in Abbotsford to test their skills against the country’s best. With no qualification requirements, athletes of various ages and levels of skill compete in their respective age categories seeking to earn a spot among Canada’s best within their age divisions. Over 70 participants are expected from across Canada to compete at this event.
Valley Wake Park is excited to be hosting this event. The opportunity to bring this calibre of riding to the Fraser Valley will help take their local riders to the next level. Valley Wake Park is in its third year of operation and their riders are ready to show their skill to the rest of Canada.
Please find below a list of local and noted pro and amateur riders that will be competing at the event.
Open pro events will run Sunday. Media is welcome on site throughout the event.
Location: For More Information / Registration & Schedule:
Valley Wake Park Media Contact: http://www.wakecanada.com
31515 Walmsley Ave James Balzer
Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6G5 604-690-7333
Local and Noted Pro and Amateur Athletes Who Will Be Competing
James Balzer – Langley, British Columbia
Instrumental in developing wakeskating in British Columbia, James is reigning National Champion, Monster Energy pro wakeskater, seven-time Canadian National Champion (2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014) and placed first at 2012 Wakestock, second at the 2013 & 2014 World Championships, and third at Brostock in 2009.
Tanner Champion – Nanaimo, British Columbia
#wakeskateeverydamnday creator, Tanner wakeskates in Canada 365 days a year. A British Columbia development coach, tournament organizer and volunteer, he finished second in the Pro Wakeskate event at the 2013 Canadian National Championships and third in 2012.
Dan Dyck – Abbotsford, British Columbia
Born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Dan has earned multiple National Championship podium finishes as well as event winning rides at Wakestock and BC Provincials. Dan is looking to bring home gold on home turf.
Robbie McMillan – Lake of Bays, Ontario
Top Contender in the Ontario Roots Wake Series with several open 1st place finishes, Robbie placed 3rd in Pro Mens at the 2014 National Championships, won Men’s 1 at the 2012 Canadian Wakeboard Championships, finished third in the Men’s Open event at the 2011 National Championships and Won the 2012 SBC Wakeboard Judgment Contest. Named the 2012 Wakeboarder of the Year at the Ontario Wake Awards, Robbie rides on the Roots circuit in Ontario and teaches wakeboarding on Lake of Bays in Huntsville, Ontario.
Dustin Oferall – Vernon / Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
With sights set on gold, Dan is an Abbotsford Valley Wake pro team rider, marine tech, and coming in hot after blowing his knee. With a big comeback in 2015, Dustin placed second and third in pro men’s nationals and is coming for gold at the 2015 Canadian National Wakeboard Championships.
Dary Znebel – Lake Muskoka, Ontario
A wake instructor in Muskoka and past national team athlete, Dary was the Men’s 1 Canadian Wakeboard National Champion in 2011 and 2014, also placing third in Open Mens in 2014. Badly injured at the 2014 Canadian Wakeboard National Championships, Dary has been on the road to recovery ever since and will be a top contender at this year’s Nationals.
RESULTS – 2015 Canadian Wake Park ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
View the full results of the 2015 Canadian Wake Park Championships
Canadian Wake Championship – Presented by NautiquePosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals
2015 Canadian Wakeboard National ChampionshipsPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals, News
Now is the time! Book your flights to Abbotsford, reserve your room at the Best Western and let’s get excited for Wakeboard Nationals in BC! The 2015 Canadian National Wakeboard Championships are presented by Nautique Boats and Monster Energy. Supporting sponsors include: Pita Pit, SPY optics, Rip Curl Wetsuits, DryCo building Supplies, and Tourism Abbotsford.
2015 Wake Park National Championships InformationPosted by: WSWC Posted in: Events, Nationals, News
2015 Canadian National Wake Park Championships
Dates: August 14-15, 2015
Location: Adrenaline Adventures Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Wakeboarding gold medal favourite Rusty Malinoski ‘changed the sport’Posted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Read all about it in this article from The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/wakeboarding-gold-medal-favourite-rusty-malinoski-changed-the-sport/article25618021/
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RUSTY MALINOSKI NOMINATED TO TEAM CANADA AS WAKEBOARD ATHLETE FOR TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMESPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
RUSTY MALINOSKI NOMINATED TO TEAM CANADA AS WAKEBOARD ATHLETE FOR TORONTO 2015 PAN AM GAMES
WAKE CANADA (June 3, 2015) Rusty Malinoski, one of Canada’s most decorated wakeboarders has been nominated to represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Malinoski, the 2013 WWA World Wakeboarding Champion, clinched the Pan Am Games selection with his 2nd place finish at last month’s Nautique Masters Wakeboarding Championship at Callaway Gardens, GA, USA. “I am super honored to be chosen to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games,” responded Malinoski. “It’s very exciting that I get to compete and represent my country on our home soil! I can’t wait!”
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Donoso
The Pan Am Games Wakeboarding event will take place July 21-22 at the new Ontario Place West Channel watersports course in Toronto. The course will include a wakeboard rail for the first time ever in Pan Am Games wakeboarding competition and athletes will be towed behind the Super Air Nautique G23, the official wakeboarding tow boat of the Games.
To win the Pan Am Games nomination, Malinoski beat out Aaron Rathy, the 2009 WWA World Wakeboarding Champion and Christian Primrose, the 2013 Canadian Wakeboarding Champion. “Having only one male event in wakeboarding at the Games put a lot of pressure on the selection process, especially considering Canada has some of the best wakeboarders in the world,” said Michael Lieffers, Team Canada Wakeboarding Coach. “Rusty Malinoski, Aaron Rathy and Christian Primrose all trained and competed hard over the past 12 months, however, Rusty showed the greatest success with his past and recent podium finishes to win the selection.” “I have known Rusty for many years and I’m confident he can win gold for Canada at the Games.”
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada made the official announcement today to nominate the athletes to represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.
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For more information: www.WakeCanada.ca.
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Nautique Canadian National Wakeboard Championships presented by Monster EnergyPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Nautique Canadian National Wakeboard Championships presented by Monster Energy
We are pumped to release the first event bulletin for Wake Nationals! More information to come in the near future, but we cannot wait to bring nationals back to BC!
IWWF Boat Worlds Announced in Mexico Oct. 27-31Posted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
IWWF Wakeboard World Championships are coming to Central America!
Official web site: http://www.femew.mx/wakeworlds
Official Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/800037456717830/
2015 Wake Surf Nationals Request for BidsPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Wake Canada is excited to announce that we will be accepting bids for hosting the 2015 wake surf national championships. Please see full information HERE. Please note that the application deadline is March 31, 2015.
Save the Date! Canadian National Wake Championships AnnouncedPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in:
Save the Date! Canadian National Wake Championships Announced
Wake Canada is excited to announce the dates and locations for this year’s Canadian Champions has been confirmed! After two years in Ontario, The Canadian National Wakeboard championships presented by Monster Energy and Nautique will be making its way to the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford August 20th- 23rd, 2015.
“We are looking forward to seeing all the pro athletes from across Canada make their way back to Abbotsford” says Canadian Wake Committee director and long time wakeboarder Sean Fleming. “Abbotsford was one of the original locations of the pro wakeboard tour in the late 90’s. The glass conditions from the private lake and access to BC’s only straight-line wake park will make for an exciting event!” Over 150 athletes from across Canada are expected to attend including international pro riders James Balzer, Christian Primrose, Dustin O’Ferrell, Nick Dorsey, Ashley Leugner and Michela Philips.
Prior to boat nationals the Canadian National Wake Park Championship will be returning to Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg, MB for it’s second year August 14th & 15th, 2015. Adrenaline Adventures is one of two full sized cable parks in Canada and an incredible venue that offers amenities like high ropes courses, paintball and beach volleyball.
“The 2014 Canadian Wake Park Championships was awesome!” says Canada’s National Wake Park Team athlete Erika Langman, “ Adrenaline Adventures has all the features you need to host a high-end contest, amazing food on site and a great local vibe. I’m excited for it to return in 2015”. Stay tuned to www.wakecanada.ca for event registration and detailed schedules.
Nationals Photo AlbumsPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Links, Nationals
Photo’s from all of our 2014 National Events can be found by following the links below. Be sure to check our Flickr account frequently for the latest updates and photographs from our events throughout the summer.
Wakeboard Nationals VideosPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals, Videos
Check out our top finalists from the 2014 Wakeboard Nationals Championships presented by Nautique boats, Sony Action Cam and Monster Energy.
Wake Canada Nationals RecapPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Events, Nationals, News
Wakeboard Nationals – Bala, ON
From August 14th-17th Athletes converged on Bala Ontario for the 2014 Canadian Nationals Wakeboard Championships. The event showcased over 100 riders from all over Canada, competing for a national title in their respective age categories. Despite some unfavourable weather on Saturday, athletes enjoyed the pristine water conditions behind the Nautique G23 and also took advantage of the weekend cable riding and sauna provided by What Wake Park. Event highlights included an impressive open mens finals showcasing Canadian pro rider Aaron Rathy narrowly taking the title away from defending national champion Christian Primrose. Dary Znebel, the Mens 1 winner, rounded out the open mens podium clinching the 3rd place spot. Wake Canada would like to thank the presenting sponsors Nautique Boats, Monster Energy and Sony Action Cam as well as Rip Curl, Ronix, Byerly and Hyperlite for supporting this event and the sport in Canada.
Wake Park Nationals - Winnipeg, MB
August 22nd and 23rd saw our athletes head to Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg Manitoba for the 2014 Wake Park Championships. Significant growth in cable riding was proven by an increase in registration from previous years. Yet again, the weather was rainy and cold however riders battled through the rain to earn their spots on the podium. Manitoba native Mike Fissette clinched the top spots in Open Mens Traditional and Open Mens Features. B.C’s Michela Phillips also claimed the top spot in Womens Traditional and Womens Features Only. We would like to thank Nautique Boats and Westhawk Marine, Accucare and Popeyes for their contributions to this years events.
Full results of both events can be found here:
Wake Canada Hat Sale – Limited QuantitiesPosted by: Blake Rowsell Posted in: Links, News
Wake Canada will be selling a limited quantity of its Blue New Era Snap Back Hats ( one size fits all). Please fill out the attached form to place your order.
Price: $30 each ( includes shipping and taxes)*
* All orders are final sale