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A Successful Texas Nationals!

The weekend of April 20th brought a brand new event to the wake scene at Texas Ski Ranch, including a unique style of competition and a crowd of collegiate riders from all over the region. Kicking off with Casino Night on Friday the 20th- winners walking away with Liquid Force wakeboards, bindings, and other swag from our sponsors- moving into a Sylver Spoon Crawfish Boil on Saturday, and wrapping up the competition on Sunday, the weekend was packed full!

Check out the event video below!

Over 100 riders of all ages and skill levels traveled to New Braunfels, Texas, to compete in the first annual “Texas Nationals” and Collegiate Classic, including Liquid Force rider Tanar Pigrenet, Oklahoma natives Brady Patry and Conrad McIntosh, and of course the legend- the king of the cable himself- defending his title at his home park, new dad Tom Fooshee.

The weekend’s pro level competition for both boat and cable had a prize purse of $10,000 at stake, bringing with it some hot and heavy riding with a few new twists to the comp format itself. Rather than traditional and features only style riding that so many of us have become accustomed to, we wanted to see the best of the best with a combined riding style that also pleased the crowd. Jam style format, with air-tricks sections, and scoring “best line” in each section of the cable. It took aspects from both the traditional style of riding as well as the jam format features only and section-based competition runs to combine into some of the most impressive heats we’ve seen. Plus, rather than simply paying out the top three riders, it was left open to the top six, giving everyone a chance to claim part of that purse. Open/Amateur divisions were also available, giving any and everyone an opportunity to come see what these competitions are all about and get people stoked on the upcoming summer season!

Our pro finals heat on the cable was stacked, with Reagan Hills, Conrad McIntosh, Tom Fooshee and Brady Patry making it through Semis, followed up by Tyler Sommer, Kaden Voges, Jack Dorrestijn and Nick Bowers in the consolidation round, competing for places five and six. Top podium spot was ultimately taken by Fooshee, with Patry and McIntosh coming in a close second and third.

But that wasn’t the end of it! Riders at the collegiate level joined us for the weekend to compete in this regional qualifier for their nationals competition in Louisiana, bringing collegiate level competitors into light and an even bigger audience to TSR. While the pros weren’t busy battling it out on the cable, these college competitors were giving it all they had behind a loaded down fire-engine red 22MXZ- thanks to Texas Malibu!

Sunday switched things up a bit, throwing the college riders on the cable and opening up the boat to open and pro riders. The pro boat podium stayed open to the top five riders, giving more opportunity for a piece of the pie (the pie being the prize purse, of course) and all of the riders threw some incredible runs. Tom Fooshee ended up on top of the podium twice throughout the weekend, taking the top spot in our pro boat division the day after winning pro cable. He was closely followed with impressive runs thrown by Logan Crouch (2nd), Tyler Sommer (3rd), Jack Dorrestijn (4th), and Parker Swope (5th).

The weekend ended up including 20 different divisions of riders, including all level-based collegiate divisions, which means we ended up with over 60 opportunities to get up on the podium. TSR could not have done it with the help of each and every one of our sponsors- including Pacifico Beer (Title Sponsor), Liquid Force, Malibu Boats, Axis Wake, Texas Malibu, Hooey, BoardCo, SheShreds, Billabong, O’Neill, SunBum, Sandbox, Globe, Electric, SeaDek and Thuggies. Huge thank you to our killer announcer, Mark on the Mic Heger, our team of judges- Ryan Sanders, Evan Washington, Josh Pennell, Cory Miller, Ross Rimenschnieder, Austin Blakey, Beau Goforth, and JB O’Neil. Also a huge thank you to all of the Texas State Wake team officers for their help, to all of the TSR staff, and of course- all of the riders and guests. Texas Ski Ranch is incredibly excited to throw this event next year and we hope even more people are able to make it out! See ya next year!! (More pics to be posted soon!)

Texas Nationals Recap Video!

Thanks to Andrew Clemons and Jacob Coffing for their incredible media skills!

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Showdowns Almost Over! »

We can't believe it's already August, but we still have a few weeks before school starts back up, and we hope you'll spend them with us here at TSR! With just two more Showdowns left, don't miss out on your final two opportunities to rack up those points and land yourself a spot in TSR's TOP TEN of 2018!

The Final Showdown »

The 16th of August will be more than just a competition- so those of you who don't ride competitively or who have never tried it before, listen up!! We'll have a few special happenings around the beach for the evening- including T-shirt Tie-Dying, a Live DJ on the main stage, and we'll be kicking off our fall semester of the College Night special! Every Thursday starting the 16th, from 6pm-close, with a college ID you can ride for only $15 INCLUDING basic rentals! For our Final Showdown, the cable will be open to the public as soon as our competition is over (around 8pm) and staying open til 11pm, music entertainment all the while!

Pass the Handle, Wakeskate SKEEBALL, and a new feature! »

We're mixing things up a bit this week with our Showdown schedule! In order to make up one of our lost weeks from back in June, we're throwing in an extra showdown just for you! And.. it's extra special, with a side of crazy- this is no ordinary showdown! We're stoked to announce we are bringing back WAKESKATE SKEEBALL!

WE'RE BACK!!! »

A huge thank you to everyone for your patience over the last few weeks as we've worked to get our main cable back up and running. We are so excited to announce that we are up and ready to roll, so grab your gear and head on out here!

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