It is that time of year again. The weather is warming up. The birds are chirping. The days are slowly getting longer. That’s right, it’s officially Spring...at least here in Texas! Spring marks the beginning of the competitive wakeboard season and here in North Texas we have one big event that kicks off the contest season...The Kicker.
Last year, Wakeboard Church partnered with Hydrous Wake Park in Allen, TX to host one of the biggest cable events of the season. The Kicker is a Big Air and Best Trick contest for all ages and skill levels that focuses on having fun and progressing the sport! With seven divisions for all skill levels (Grom, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Outlaw, Pro and Wakeskate) there is a place for everyone to come and enjoy some friendly competition at the beginning of the season. This year it will be returning to Hydrous Wake Park in Allen, Texas on April 6th.
Kirby Liesmann, last year’s overall winner in the Pro division for both the Biggest Air and the Best Trick is returning to the event this year to defend his title.
"I was very fortunate to have been invited to attend the 2012 Wakeboard Church Kicker Contest to compete and to share my This Iz My Story testimony video" says Liesmann. "I was completely blown away by how many awesome riders came out to compete in every division. The contest format was also set up very well, allowing everyone to get the best attempt at their hardest tricks. I personally had one of the most spiritual moments on the water that night, making it all the way to the finals doing tricks that I had just learned a few weeks before like it was nothing. Winning the event was definitely God’s way of softening the hearts of those who would hear me talk about how God has been dramatically changing my life and that the thrilling life of faith in Christ is meant for everyone to experience."
This year’s sponsors include: Hyperlite Wakeboards, CWB, Slingshot Wakeboards, Billabong, O’Neill, Red Bull, and Phil Dill Boats. We are so excited to see the incredible riding that happens at this year’s events! For a look at last year’s contest, check out USCableWakeParks’s videos below...
Pros and Wakeskate
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced