From left to right: Cranbrook wakeboarders Dagen Duczek

From left to right: Cranbrook wakeboarders Dagen Duczek

Cranbrook wakeboarders find podium in Alberta

Dagen Duczek, Ryder Duczek and Colden Thompson all find success at first WSWA Wake Tour event at Pine Lake

Townsman Staff

Summer in the East Kootenay has been heating up in recent weeks and its doing the same out on the lake for a trio of Cranbrook wakeboarders.

Colden Thompson, Dagen Duczek and Ryder Duczek, all of Cranbrook, took to the water in Pine Lake, Alta., for the second stop on the Water Ski and Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA) Wake Tour on June 27.

The entire trio rode hard and each was rewarded for his efforts.

Thompson earned a bronze medal and finished third in the Open Division after landing a heel-side 540 and toe-side backside 360.

The veteran wakeboarder is also a member of the WSWA Senior Wakeboard Team and Wake Canada National Development Team.

Dagen Duczek claimed a first-place finish in the U-14 Division (also known as Grom) and his brother, Ryder, grabbed a silver medal with a second-place finish.

In surf competition, Ryder earned a gold-medal finish while Dagen finished third.

Both Duczek brothers are members of the WSWA Wakeboard Development Team.

Pine Lake is approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Red Deer.

Though this was the second official stop on the WSWA Wake Tour, it was the first in which competitors took to the water as the first stop, scheduled for June 13 in Sylvan Lake, was postponed due to inclement weather. It has since be rescheduled for Aug. 15.

On July 18, the three Cranbrook wakeboarders head to Jack Fish Lake, Alta., approximately  65 km west of Edmonton, for the third stop on the Alberta Wake Tour.

Thompson is sponsored by Seca Surf and Marine, Liquid Force, Rusty Clothing, Team Lepin and Spy Optics.

The Duczek brothers are sponsored by Just Liquid Sports, Hyperlite and Boston Pizza Cranbrook/Golden.

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