Minneapolis, Minnesota - Keenan Flegel, 14, battled the best in wake surfing to come out on top with a first place in the Men’s Pro Skim class, as well as grabbing the overall title at the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships held in Minneapolis last weekend.
Among screaming fans and on his Inland Surfer Moss, Keenan laid down what some people are calling one of the best wakesuring runs of all time. He topped off his flawless run with three consecutive big spins (starting with a back-side big spin to a switch front-side big spin into a backside big spin with an indy grab). Spectators and competitors alike were in absolute awe as Keenan rode by nailing huge trick after trick.
“We are so proud of Keenan! Since the World Championships in Nashville in 2008, we all knew Keenan had it in him. His practice, dedication and amazing talent really showed today and he was able to put it all together when it really mattered. Keenan exemplifies the sport of wake surfing with his amazing attitude, respect for the other competitors and obvious love for the sport,” stated Jeff Page, founder of Inland Surfer
During the awards ceremony, showing the class and grace of a champion, Drew Danielo, the former and five-time World Wake Surfing Champion, presented the first place trophy to Kennan.