Supra Boats newest Factory Pro Team member, young Taylor McCullough, is new to pro wakeboarding, but accustomed to winning with Supra as a Junior Pro.
Taylor McCullough made the jump from amateur wakeboarder to professional in 2011 and just earned her spot among Team Supra’s Factory Pros. This 13-year-old was born to ride with a sincere passion for the sport and a resume full of wins as a result. Her character and dedication are the reasons Supra signed her as a Junior Pro in 2009 and why their support has grown to pro sponsorship. Growing up behind Supra boats, Taylor is made to win. She is the making of a Supra success story that is beyond better.
Even at 13, Taylor is very familiar with training behind a Supra and using her ever-improving riding skill to win. As a 3-time WWA World Wakeboard Champion and 4-time National wakeboard title holder, Taylor was one of the winningest members of Supra’s Junior Pro Team. Featured in a Sports Illustrated article about pro athlete stars of tomorrow, Taylor is no stranger to seeing big results come from her focused efforts.
Rick Tinker, President of Skier’s Choice Inc. manufacturer of Supra Boats, had a lot to say about Taylor and her new place on Team Supra. “I love it when a plan comes together.” Rick laughed. “I’d like to say we knew Taylor was going to progress as much and as fast as she has, but she continues to surprise us. She is only 13, yet she maintains the dedication and poise of a veteran. She has earned her position as a pro wakeboarder and we have no doubt she will continue to make big strides in the sport. We’re honored to call her part of the Supra Boats family.”
Before she rode for Supra Boats on such a big stage, she rode behind Supra boats because that is her wakeboard boat of choice. These boats have been her training edge for years and now she is preparing to edge out the competition on the pro wakeboarding scene for 2012. Finishing 5th at her first Pro Tour stop at the end of last summer, Taylor is primed to make a run at pro podium finishes this season.
When asked about choosing to ride for Supra Boats, Taylor had this to say. “I like the fact that they have a small team and everybody has been with Supra for a long time.” Taylor explained, “With all my sponsors I want to have long term relationships and grow with the company. I've had Supras in the past even before becoming sponsored by them. So thats why Supra is a good fit for me.”
One of keys to realizing wins could be the new 2012 Supra Launch 242 she will be training behind. But Taylor’s 242 is not all about work. Taylor enjoys hanging on the boat with her friends almost as much as riding the launch ramps behind it. Taylor’s dad, Scott McCullough, makes sure she spends time being a kid as well as a champion. Taylor enjoys activities off the water like softball, volleyball, cross country and going to the movies.
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Taylor is also sponsored by major industry brands like Liquid Force, Oakley and Jet Pilot.