Centurion Pro Team Rider Noah Flegel Wins the Junior Pro WWA National Championship as the Youngest Competitor in the Field
Merced, CA August 8, 2012
Centurion Pro wakeboarder Noah Flegel from Florida won the Junior Pro division of the World Wakeboarding Association’s (WWA) National Championships in Westchester, Ohio as the youngest competitor in the division. The fourteen year-old phenom has placed in wakeboarding competitions all summer and after winning this event he moved into 5th place in the overall rankings list. This is Noah’s first year in the Junior Pro division and the win secured him $500 cash and a $300 gift card from Overton’s marine supply.
In 2011, Noah was selected as Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year, an incredible accomplishment. Noah will be featured on Wendy’s Kids Meal bags this summer throughout the U.S. and Canada as a part of the award. Wendy’s Kids Meal bags are currently in distribution.
On a side note, Noah landed his first double-flip at Cincinnati’s WakeNation cable park during the weekend. Noah is the youngest wakeboarder to ever land double-flip, another incredible accomplishment for his expanding list of achievements. The video of Noah’s double-flip can be viewed on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/46952921.
In his winning run, Noah completed a toe-side nine and a crow five, two high scoring and difficult maneuvers. Regarding the event Noah said, “I’m so thankful for all the fans that came out and the sponsors that made this event possible especially Overton’s. Also the competitors in this division have been pushing me all season. I thought the site was really good. The water conditions were great and I hope that we get to go back here next year.”
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About Centurion: Centurion Boats is most recognized as the first boat company to produce a dedicated wakesurfing boat and with its new FX-22 model, Centurion remains at the top-of-the-class in this space. In addition to world class wakesurfing boats, Centurion has been a pioneer in wakeboarding and slalom ski boat technology. Centurion held the first World Wake Surfing Championship in 1995, an event that has grown to become the world’s largest, annual, premier wake surfing event. For more information please contact Centurion Boats at 209-384-0255 or visit www.centurionboats.com.