F-L-O-R-I-D-A  S-T-A-T-E Florida State, Florida State, Florida State! Whooooaaa! The common chant heard all weekend as the FSU Wake Team took home to win this year at the first stop of the Collegiate Wake Series.

The team was lead by Hunter Drury who won the Open Division as the rest of the team placed in every division. The University of Florida put up a huge fight with Josh Bank (2nd Open), Seth McCann (1st Advanced) and Mike Bank (3rd Advanced) putting up big numbers. It just wasn’t enough of a late run to overcome the size of the FSU team.

Georgia Tech, UGA, and Georgia College were also there with new clubs enjoying a spectacular weekend on Lake Lanier Island. Thanks to the staff at MarineMax and Nautique the event went off without a hitch.

The riders took home prizes from Alpine Stars, Buywake.com, and Smith Optics. There were tons of giveaways and everyone had a great time camping and playing volleyball on the sand beach at Sunset Cove.

The Series heads to Louisville KY next for stop 2!

Big thanks to Marine Max, Nautique, Monster Energy, Buywake.com, Alpine Starts, Smith Optics, Teeki Bikini, and Lake Lanier Island!! They all came up really big to make a great looking event.

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1. Hunter Drury FSU

2. Josh Bank UF

3. Justin Fletcher GT



1. Kevin Havemeier UF

2. Jared Nadal FSU

3. Seth McCann UF



1. Mike Bank UF

2. Ryan Schumacher FSU

3. Stewart Albert GT



1. Cayley Erickson FSU

2. Ericka Miller UF

3. Meaghan Holton FSU



1. Chadwick Morris FSU

2. Justin Young GCSU

3. Anthony Kennedy UGA



1. Marcus Knox UF

2. Nick Kljucaric GT

3. Clint Kainec FSU