October 18th 2014
It has been a couple years since we have seen these numbers and the caliber of riding we witnessed this weekend on Lake Lewisville Texas. Baylor, Texas State, Arizona State, Stephen F. Austin, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M all came to compete with their best for College Wake.
Buxton Marine brought out the Nautique G23 once again to pull all 70 riders with the top wakeboard boat on the market. The water calmed down as the wind switch directions just in time to kick off the wake part of the day.
Teams got to watch #2 Arizona State and number #4 Texas A&M battle it out as both look to improve their national standings. The WakeDevils got started right away placing Steve Granger second and Ryan Hinrichs third on the podium for the Intermediate Division. This was one of the largest divisions of the day with 15 riders.
Up next Josh Coppinger a Junior out of Seal Beach CA took 1st in Men's Advanced for ASU beating out Kyle Aubuchon of Texas A&M and Ryan Sanders of Texas State. A&M President Morgen Burchell killed it in Women's Advanced beating Casey Knox of ASU.
Texas State came in big this event placing Jack Guenther in 2nd in Open as he came off a knee injury sidelining him for 7 months. Blake Daniel took the top spot in Intermediate as well. The Bobcats have a great deal going with Texas Ski Ranch with use of the cable park and the private lake with a boat.
The day belonged to Mashall Lewis of Baylor Wake. The sophomore out of New Braunfels Texas is arguable the best college rider in the country right now. He might be looking to dethrone Damien Adam from top College Men's Rider of the year. Marshal Lewis took down Jack Guenther and Matt McCaleb of Oklahoma State to win the Open division and a GoPro Hero 3.
ASU bringing 24 riders to Dallas was just too much for other teams to take. Texas A&M boosted their ranking and Texas State came in the top 10 for the first time.
The College Wake Series heads to Sacramento California for the next stop and another full 3 event weekend.
1. Marshall Lewis Baylor Wake
2. Jack Guenther Texas State
3. Matt McCaleb Oklahoma State
1. Josh Coppinger Arizona State
2. Kyle Aubuchon Texas A&M
3. Ryan Sanders Texas State
1. Morgen Burchell Texas A&M
2. Casey Knox Arizona State
3. Kierstin Simmons Arizona State
1. Blake Daniel Texas State
2. Steve Granger Arizona State
3. Ryan Hinrichs Arizona State
1. Kristin Jorden Texas A&M
2. Sara Richardson Texas A&M
3. Tori Broussard Baylor
1. Zak Ellis Texas A&M
2. Wade Concienne Texas A&M
3. Jeremy Woodruff Arizona State