The 2016 Nautique World Wake Association (WWA), Wakepark National Championships hosted the sports brightest stars in their quest to become crowned National Champions at one of the nations most decorated cable park facilities, Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC). A star-studded field emerged for the highly anticipated final showdown in the Pro Wakeboard Traditional division that would ultimately watch the incredibly talented riders uncork the biggest tricks of the entire weekend. Rising star Guenther Oka meticulously navigated his way around the technical OWC course design, consistently nailing each trick combination en route to the win at the opening round of the 2016 Wakepark World Series with an 89.50. A valiant effort by five-time Wakepark World Series Champion Tom Fooshee helped him secure the runner-up position, narrowly missing out on the overall win as judges credited him with an 86.50. The final podium position went to Joe Battleday with a 63.00.
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Guenther joined Team O’Neill in January of 2016 and has proven himself to be as a worthy addition. Some of his notable accomplishments in this short time are, winning the Fise World Series of Wake “X Games of the EU”, voted into and performing at the Shredtown Jamboree, getting a full profile in Alliance Wake Magazine and now taking the WWA Wakepark National Champion title. O’Neill is proud to have Guenther on the team and expect to see a lot more positive things from this 19-year old ripper moving forward.
O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to battle Mother Nature. Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. From the first neoprene surf wetsuit and board leash to the world’s first stitchless board shorts. O’Neill will always be committed to growing its reputation as one of the world’s leading youth lifestyle brands based on being the First Name in the water.
While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack’s initial vision of producing functional and innovative board riding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. O’Neill’s core values — innovation in style and technology — have seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of the action sports lifestyle. From the first ever neoprene wetsuit and leash, to the world’s first stitchless boardshorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O’Neill’s progressive spirit will always drive the company forward. For more information, please visit us.oneill.com.
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