I have recently returned from competing at the World Wakeboard Championships in Cancun, Mexico after 3 weeks of training in Orlando, Florida.
My ultimate goal is to continue to represent NZ as Wakeboarder, however the amount of training between now and then is huge and with this comes with a big cost. I aim to train at least three times a week over summer with coaching every few weeks. Along with training costs are the costs of equipment. I am often needing new gear as I grow out of my old stuff. Other costs include competition entry fees and I enter about 5 competitions a year.
Any help with lowering these costs would be hugely appreciated by my parents and I.
Currently my family support me 100% paying for all the costs involved with my Wakeboarding. This includes petrol for training, coaching, equipment, membership to WakeNZ, NZ competition entries and all travel costs. To progress further I will need to train in Australia with the NZ development squad which I have been selected in and ideally train in the US at least annually.
My goal is to compete professionally & this year I have been chosen to represent NZ at the World Wake boarding Championships in Mexico which is one step closer to reaching my goal.
HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION
Over the last 4 years since I started Wake boarding I have been lucky enough to get on the podium at every event I have competed in. This last season was one of the best for me. I was 1st at Boards & BBQs Grom’s Comp, 1st Urban Edge Wake Comp, 1st Cable vs Wake, 1st North Island Champs & 2nd in Nationals in the Junior Boys Division. This year I have been chosen for the NZ Development Squad which will further enhance my riding. I also have been picked as one of 10 riders to travel to Mexico to compete at the World Wake board Championships this year in October.
TEAM OR CLUB
I belong to Wake NZ which is the main Wake boarding organisation in New Zealand. I also belong to Karapiro Water ski Club which is where I spend some time training.