On April 7-10 Texas Ski Ranch will be hosting the Chorpus Christi Challenge as part of the Texas International Boat Show. This unique wakeboard event will showcase four of the top wakeboarders in the world as they compete for the title at the third annual event. Unlike most events TSR hosts, the Corpus Christi Pro will not be pulled by a MasterCraft X-Star or a Rixen Cable system. Because the event is held in the Corpus Christi Marina, we will be using Sea Doo watercraft to pull the wakeboarders over ramps made specifically for this event. The setting proved to be challenging, but also very rewarding due to the close proximity to the crowd that can line up on all sides of the course.
In the previous two events Tom Fooshee and Gabe Lucas finished first and second respectively. This year TSR will add a little twist to the event that will showcase just four riders broken into two teams. Cable Riders vs. Boat Riders behind a PWC. While all four of these riders kill it behind all pulling devices, we will pit Tom Fooshee and Cody Johnson vs. Gabe Lucas and Joey Bradley. By leveling the playing field, we are expecting a really fun event that pits these good friends against each other. The 2011 event will be sanctioned by the World Wakeboard Association (WWA).
The Texas International Boat Show, presented by American Bank, will take place from April 7th-10th, 2011 at the Corpus Christi Downtown Marina. Buyers and sellers from across Texas, the USA and Mexico, plus exhibitors from around the world, will come together to create a unique marketplace offering a relaxed and leisurely environment in which to meet during this four-day event. Hundreds of boats, from 10’ to 100’, will be on display both in the water and on-shore, many ready to demo! Add to this live music from The Bahamas, fun fashion shows and entertainment for the whole family, and you have an unforgettable experience for both buyers and sellers enjoying four days of fun in the sun. For more information on the Texas International Boat Show please goto txintlboatshow.com.
- Tom Fooshee (Austin, Texas) - WWA World Champion and 2x Champion of the Corpus Christi Pro, Signature Board for Liquid Force
- Gabe Lucas (Seguin, Texas) - 2nd Place in Corpus Christi Pro twice, 2010 Freezeride Champion, Signature Board for CWB
- Joey Bradley (Dallas, TX) - Pro Liquid Force Rider
- Cody Johnson (New Braunfels, Texas) - Currently Ranked 15th in the World Standings