No Foolin – Fools Fest at KC Watersports was the Best April Fools Ever!
KC Watersports “Fools Fest” event was off the hook! We had an amazing turnout for our first event of
the season. Riders and spectators drove and flew in from all over the US for KCW’s annual Fools Fest.
Riders from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri & Iowa join the Fools Fest party.
Attendance was up over 50% from 2010.
KCW’s Owner/Park Manager Sean Hollonbeck stated, “I want to thank all the riders, spectators, Liquid
Force rider Kim Kirch and our staff for making this event rock!” After a few weeks of cold weather,
Foolies were greeted with temperatures in the70s & 80s. “We were blessed with ‘shirtless’ conditions
and couldn’t have asked for better April weather in Kansas!”
Big thanks to our MC of the weekend, WWA Junior Worlds Champion Kim Kirch! Kim proved that she
could ride, coach, work the shop, and even entertain the crowd with the bullhorn.
Although Fools Fest is more of a party than a contest, we had riders compete at the following levels:
beginner, intermediate, advanced, wakeskate and our fun category, kneeboard! We opened the party
with the Parade of Fools, where our most creative riders took a lap around the lake in costume! Check it
WINNERS……Advanced Wakeboarding Champion went to Stephen Waddle, Ryan Sanders took 2nd and
Jason Bleich took 3rd. Fools Fest Wakeskate Champ is Colin Haas, 2nd place went to Brad Arnold and Ty
Morlang took 3rd. One of the most entertaining events of the weekend was the kneeboard competition.
The one and only Bryan Perez took home the crown for the knee board comp! The Intermediate
Wakeboard Comp winner is Austin Shuford, Daniel Springer took home 2nd and 3rd place went to Xander
Wesser. The Beginners Comp champion is Stephen Glow, Daniel Voss took 2nd and Sam Preston 3rd!
Owner & Chairman Marco Thompson said, “I want to thank everyone that came out this weekend.
What a great time, I’m really stoked to be part of the ownership of this park after seeing how much fun
everyone had here over the weekend. I can’t wait to see you all at our big Summer Season Opening
Party at Relentless!”
During Relentless, May 13-15, we will have visitors from Liquid Force including Tony Finn and select
Pros. We are also now accepting reservations for our June 6-10 Girls Camp featuring Melissa Marquardt
& Kim Kirch. Camp Fooshee comes to town August 1-5.
For more information and photos on Fools Fest check out our website at www.kcwatersports.com or
join us on facebook at “KC Watersports” or twitter at “kcwatersports”!