Bob Soven on his way to the Big Air title at the Red Bull Wake Open in Tampa. Photo: Chris Garrison / Red Bull Content Pool
For not competing on the Pro Tour this year, Bob Soven just made a name for himself as a competitor. Everybody’s favorite ginger took the top spot on the second day of the Red Bull Wake Open in the Big Air contest. The Big Air contest this year stepped it up big time from last year’s event. Incorporating a giant kicker and landing ramp similar to the setup seen at the Red Bull Rising High contest in Germany a couple weeks ago, the riders were able to take their riding to the next level and throw down some crazy maneuvers. Behind Bob on the podium were Aaron Rathy in second and Daniel Grant in third. Rathy’s second-place finish puts him firmly in the lead for the Wake Open crown, having also taken second in the boat contest.
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Jeff Langley. This is high. Welcome to wakeboarding in 2013. Photo: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool
1st: Bob Soven; 2nd: Aaron Rathy; 3rd: Daniel Grant Photo: Chris Garrison / Red Bull Content Pool