FGCU Wakeboard Finishes Runner-Up at Nationals
|Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Three students win division titles|
The Florida Gulf Coast University Wakeboard Club finished runner-up at the 2013 USA Wakeboard Collegiate National Championships, held May 24-26 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The club scored a total of 495 points, and were defeated in the team totals by Central Washington University. USA Waterski, the sport's governing body, issued the following press release about the event:
"Collegiate teams consist of four male riders, two female riders and one wakeskater. Competing teams this year included Ball State, Central Washington, Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Central Washington’s Kyler Green (Ellensburg, Wash.) won the Men’s A title, scoring 83.33 points, while Florida Gulf Coast’s Gigi Meyer (Fort Myers, Fla.) won the Women’s A title, scoring 88.33 points. In the other individual divisions, Central Washington’s Thomas Olson (Ellensburg, Wash.) won Men’s B, scoring 94.67 points; Central Washington’s Eddie Roberts III (Redmond, Wash.) won Men’s C, scoring 91.67 points; Central Washington’s Sean Harris (Ellensburg, Wash.) won Men’s D, scoring 91.33 points; Florida Gulf Coast’s Josh Hamon (Englewood, Fla.) won Wakeskate, scoring 84.00 points; and Florida Gulf Coast’s Rachel Robinson (Boca Raton, Fla.) won Women’s B, scoring 55.00 points.
For complete results, visit the “Wakeboarding” page at www.USAWATERSKI.org.
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States."
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