Spring into Season Results
The first IWWF UK Cable Wakeboard contest of the year took place at JBSki over the weekend, and despite the weather not bringing out the short shorts, the girls were in good attendance with both Junior Ladies and Open Women categories open. Congratulations to all girls who rode and those who made podium. It’s a great start to the season.
Chloe Goudie was first out in the Junior Ladies final and set the standard for the others with some solid riding on and off the obstacles. Despite some strong challenges from the other girls she held on to her lead to take the top spot. It was a close call between the rest of the group with only a couple of points separating 2nd and 4th places. Laura Christian and Lottie Harbottle stepped up from their usual category of Girls and took 2nd and 3rd respectively, with Ellie Taylor just missing out on a podium place in 4th. Katie Batchelor, who had finished top in qualifying, set out with storming runs in both rounds but falls left her in 5th spot.
In Open women, National Champion Steph Caller took home the Gold and 200 international ranking points with her trademark steeze on the rails and plenty of big inverts. Alex Balladon pulled out all the stops in her final run to take 2nd place, despite some fierce competition from Emily Heffernan who looked super stylish on the obstacles.
1 Chloe Goudie
2 Laura Christian
3 Lottie Harbottle
1 Steph Caller
2 Lex Balladon
3 Emily Heffernen
This event qualifies riders to earn CWWC ranking points. This means riders can build points towards National and World ranking status for the year. If you’re not sure what this is all about, this is the official explanation.
“The CWWC (Cable Wakeboard World Council) ranking list includes all cable wakeboard International events, titled events and National Championships registered with CWWC or confederation Councils of IWWF. The National Ranking list includes all registered cable wakeboard events. Riders are ranked in all age categories where they earned points. It shows the rolling rankings for the past 52 weeks (or earlier by choosing dates). In addition, the yearly Ranking lists conclude on 31 December every year.”
For further details see Cablewakeboard.net
Action photos © wavepattern
Thursday 19 April 2012 | Permalink
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