The World Championships returned to Orlando, FL this year to bring the 2009 competitive season to a close. Despite the 500-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, tons of people came out to the OWC to check out the action. After the show put on in the semi-finals and finals by all the competitors, I’m sure no fan walked away disappointed. It was insane to see so many people line the shores to get a glimpse of the on-water madness. The riders definitely wanted to end the season with a bang and were putting everything on the line to go for the win. In the end the athletes who came out on top were:
Wakeskate men’s: Reed Hansen
Wakeskate women’s: Jen Gilanfarr
Wakeboard junior men’s: Mitch Langfield
Wakeboard women’s: Dallas Friday
Wakeboard men’s: Aaron Rathy
Congrats to these kids and the rest of the winners for being the champions of the world for the next 364 days.