KNIGHTS WAKE WINS FIRST COLLEGE CABLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
…and it wasn’t easy. They were up against Rollins College, University of Texas, and Central Oklahoma at the Texas Ski Ranch last weekend. These were the top 5 teams in the country in college cable, and after a solid weekend of riding, everyone agreed any of these teams could have won.
Saturday morning was an all out battle between all the teams to decide who would place in the head to head finals and consolation line up on Sunday. All riders competed in their respective divisions earning points for an over all team score. It was so close no team was outside 200 points from each other proving 1 or 2 better runs would have shifted the field in any direction.
Sam Scoggins of Texas State was the top cable rider of the weekend winning Open Individual as well and being crowned College Cable National Champion. Saturday morning took the top spot for Texas State as well as later that night winning for himself.
Forest Hess of Texas State also scored big points for the team on Sunday taking 3rd overall for the finals just beating out UCF team President Kellan Rudnicki. Forest was also the College Cable Advanced Division National Champion.
The 3rd and 4th place bracket paired up a very good Texas v an even better Central Oklahoma. UCO was the talk of the tournament as spectators and riders agreed this is a team to watch.
UCO had a tough Saturday with most of their team taking a fall, but rebounded strong for Sunday. Taylor Kress, Trey Romine and Austin Zeilinski took the top 3 spots for Central Oklahoma followed up by Andrew Masi and Holland Finley of Texas.
Both Andrew Masi (wakeskate) and Holland Finley (women’s) won the individual National Championships for University of Texas. Andrew’s wakeskate run was phenominal sticking his kick flip, 360 shuv, and an array of feature hits. Holland also took the best women’s division we have ever seen to a new level throwing the best transfers of any rider, along with a huge OHH off the kicker and clean scarecrow. Holland ended up 5th overall in the consolation bracket.
Sunday’s finals paired up Texas State and Central Florida for the Championship bracket. Nick Kamper destroyed it in the finals for the Knights edging out Sam Scoggins with huge amplitude and some of the best style of the weekend. His backside 720 boost off the Wahoo’s kicker giving him the push he needed.
Knights Wake may have won the national title, but these teams pushed College Cable to a real level that is exciting to watch.
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