(L to R) – East Kootenay riders Cassidy Boehm, Ryder Duczek, Dagen Duczek, Matt Boehm, Montanna Rouselle (missing from photo: Isaac and Gabrielle Hockley, Caroline Villeneuve, Mike Rouselle). Photo submitted

East Kootenay wakesurfers have success in national championships

Many local riders competed in the 2019 Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships

East Kootenay was well represented at the 2019 Nautique Canadian Wakesurf National Championships.

Many riders from the area took part in the competition that was held Aug. 16-18 at Chestermere Lake in Alberta where they went head-to-head against riders from Canada, the United States and Japan.

Cranbrook brothers Dagen and Ryder Duczek continued to dominate on the water at the national championships.

Dagen, in the junior division, took home a gold medal with two strong rides. Older brother Ryder also took home hardware with a silver medal in the youth boys division.

RELATED: Local wakesurfers top podium at Centurion Absolut Waterproof Tour Canada Stop

In the youth girls division, Cranbrook’s Montanna Rouselle won bronze and Jaffray’s Cassidy Boehm took home silver.

Cranbrook rider Isaac Hockley dominated in the men’s 30-39 category where he captured gold.

In the adaptive division, Mike Rouselle from Cranbrook won bronze, while Jaffray’s Matt Boehm won bronze in the master men’s division.

Caroline Villeneuve from the H20 School on Lake Koocanusa finished fourth in the pro women’s skim division. As well, Cranbrook’s Gabrielle Hockley came in fifth in the pro women’s surf division.

The national competition is Canada’s premier wakesurf championship for amateur and pro riders. It is also a qualifier for Canada’s National Wakesurf Development Team and National Wakesurf Senior Team, for both male and female riders.



jessica.dempsey@cranbrooktownsman.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

Monkey Do’s Childcare talks expansion, government funding

The B.C. Government has been working to improve childcare in the province… Continue reading

Moose tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in northwest Montana

This is the first time the disease has been detected in the species in Montana

Max’s Place celebrates 25 years in business

On Friday, Nov. 15 Max’s Place, a beloved Cranbrook bakery and coffee… Continue reading

Family of man missing for three years issues plea for information

Daniel Curtis Ladd was last seen leaving his home in Cranbrook in August 2016

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was pressed to clarify his stance abortion over several weeks

Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s B.C. stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling across province from Dec. 11 to 17

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Most Read