Last year was one heck of a year, riding and competing around the world on the international freeride tour, and pulling off the 2015 IFWA world title. Additionally, I attended a variety of other events throughout the year. With the freeride tour as my primary goal, I was still able to tag a few race events and outside freeride events, attending a total of 14 events in the span of 12 months.
This year I am projecting to attend 24 events in 12 months amongst 9 different countries. This will be my biggest year yet, diversifying my riding, while now going for pro world titles in all three aspects I am scheduled to compete in. I have recently negotiated and signed an amazing contract with Rickter/RRP based upon great results, loyalty, and my further commitment to 2016 events. I am their only rider to pilot, and compete on both of their top of the line freestyle and freeride watercraft they produce this year. I am fully equipped to compete at the best level with these skis, built with the combined support from all of my sponsors.
Due to the magnitude of the years events, sponsorship to cover the overall year’s expenses is not completely sourced yet. I am working every opportunity I can between events, to manage and create proposals in order to seek the additional required funds.
Here is my current projected 2016 breakdown of events (click sheet to open image):
Going for a second Pro IFWA Freeride World Title
IFWA Freeride World Tour – www.ifwa.com.br
National and international individually promoted freeride events
Racing / Pro Freestyle:
Racing Pro Lites and my debut year competing in Pro Freestyle, all for national and world titles.
Pro Watercross National Tour – www.prowatercross.com
-Panama City, FL
-St. George, UT
-Charleston, WV (Nationals)
-Naples, FL (World Finals/ East coast)
IJSBA – www.ijsba.com
-West coast race – Lake Perris (Qualifier)
-World finals – Lake Havasu
USA Freestyle National Championship www.
-Lake Havasu – Round 1 Pro Freestyle 1200cc
-Fort Myres – Round 2 (Pending schedule conflict)
Prior to June 2016 – Rickter XFR Carbon Hydrbid demo ski from world finals – 1000cc DASA engine – 155mm Skat- Trak pump – Stock ignition – built by TC Freeride.
Post June 2016 – New personal Rickter XFR Lt – DASA 1200cc engine – 159mm Skat-Trak magnum pump – built by TC Freeride.
Borrowed stock spec Yamaha Superjet for racing pro ski stock class on national tour thanks to the Edwards family.
Current Achievements thus far:
Without being completely ready myself, the year is already underway.
Daytona Beach Freeride – Daytona Beach, Florida
-Surf n Style contest Champion
-Backflips in hotel swimming pool with another rider
-Opening appearance and segment in event video: https://vimeo.com/
NZ Festival of Freeride 4 – Auckland, NZ
-Invited as an international guest to meet, coach, and hang out with riders at event.
-Interviews and riding appearances in two videos-One video currently going viral on Good Morning America for a friend at the event knocking a drone out of the sky with his jetski.
Huck N Hold Pro Freeride Contest – Gunnamatta Beach, Australia
-3rd place Pro Freeride
Now heading to to WaveDaze in Virginia Beach to break in my new 2016 Rickter EDGE and take a stab at the competition there. The new Rickter heads back out and across the Atlantic to Europe for the start of the IFWA tour.
This is shaping up to be an intense year with back to back events!
I couldn’t be going after this year like I am if it wasn’t for my incredibly supportive 2016 sponsors:
Rickter – RRP
WORX Racing Components
Liquid Militia Clothing
Bomber Floating Eyewear
Performance Fiberglass Repair
Thank you for your support