ORLANDO, FL (April 26, 2017) – The first ever King of the Groms competition, hosted by Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) last Sunday, April 23rd, debuted to positive reviews.
The first contest in cable wakeboarding to focus on the youth of the sport, King of the Groms gave young, upcoming wakeboarders a platform to battle it out in the ultimate grom showdown. The Features Only Jam format consisted of three rounds (qualifying, semi-finals, and finals) of 7-minute heats per division.
King of the Groms attracted riders from six different states, as well as two riders who travelled across the pond from England. In all, 30 riders age 8-16 competed in the inaugural event with the host of the Golden Mic Podcast, Dano the Mano, describing their runs to the crowd throughout the day. Spectators also had the opportunity to browse several on-site vendors including Hyperlite and Ride Nature.
The following riders won Finals after battling through two rounds to qualify:
- Super Groms (Age 11 & under) – Zach Montez, age 9, New Braunfels, TX
- Groms (Age 12-16) – Riley Hackworth, age 14, Ft. Myers, FL
- Grom Pro (Age 16 & under) – Gavin Stuckey, age 10, Orlando, FL
Gavin Stuckey also took the win in the kicker contest.
Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft (owner of Aktion Parks) stated, “Our OWC team is thrilled to host this event which provides an opportunity for up and coming wakeboarders.” Yeargin added, “The young talent in wakeboarding is amazing – the future of the sport is bright!”
Complete results for each division can be found here.
About Aktion Parks: Aktion Parks, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Aktion Parks owns and operates two of the most recognized parks in the world, Orlando Watersports Complex and Miami Watersports Complex, and will soon be opening a third park, Elite Cable Park. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.