NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (November 13, 2007) – Freestyle, the original action sports watch manufacturer, welcomes Melissa Marquardt to its elite wake team.  Marquardt joins the ranks of accomplished Freestyle team riders such as Aaron Reed, Keith Lidberg and Collin Harrington.
The soon to be 24-year-old California native has strong freeriding skills that have won her notable finishes in recent years.  Marquardt finished third-place in both the 2007 WWA National Championships and the 2007 Wake Games, and she preceded those victories with a first-place win in the 2006 Wakestock and second-place win at the 2003 X Games.
“Melissa is a perfect addition to the Freestyle wake program,” said Freestyle Marketing Director Chad LaBass.  “She is probably the most stylish female rider and we couldn’t be happier to apply Melissa’s input and feedback into the Freestyle line.”  The regular-footed Marquardt is known to up-the-ante in the women’s division by throwing blind 360’s into her line-up. 
Be sure to keep an eye on Marquardt and the new accomplishments she will achieve as an active participant on the Freestyle wake team.