Rollins College

Hunter Drury of FSU

Get it Girls

ASU College Wakeboard National Champions!

Empire Wake towboat

Cole Kraiss

Final Stop of College Cable at Hydrous Wake Park

  The final stop of the Collegiate Cable Tour landed in Hydrous Cable Park in Allen Texas. The park is as beautiful as the day it was built. It was a North Texas vs Texas A&M kind of day. Both teams came in deep and gave their teams a big bump in the rankings.

The highlight of the day was the Women's Division. Ash Hannig came in for the Arizona State Wake Devils and took first place with a solid pass showing her style, and variety of tricks from backside board slides, to raleys off the kickers. Ash has been focused on cable riding for the past couple years and it has shown on the podium.

Morgan Burchell  of Texas A&M came up second with 2 huge tantrums off the kicker and Ashley Cash placed 3rd for North Texas. Gracie Morgan came in 4th but all 4 ladies put on the best show in womens division to date.

The advanced division also showed strong. It was a Texas A&M sweep with Kyle Aubuchon taking 1st, Hayden McEntire 2nd and Jordan Dunn 3rd. Kyle threw and OHH, Toe Off Axis 5, and a Toe 5 for the win.

Scotty Vissor of the North Texas Eagles took 1st in Open beating out Bradley Stewart of UT Dallas. Both riders struggled however on all three runs. Scotty who is usually a consistent rider just couldn't put it together for the afternoon.

The final rankings leave Central Florida in 1st, North Texas 2nd, Arizona State 3rd, and Sacramento State in 4th. The College Cable Championships will be held mid September in Austin TX.



Winners:

Beginners
1. Chris Moore - UNT
2. Austin Frisby - UNT
3. Jared Raabe - Texas A&M

Women's
1. Ash Hannig - ASU
2. Morgan Burchell - Texas A&M
3. Ashley Cash - UNT

Intermediate
1. Dillion Behen - Texas State
2. Micheal Steele - Texas A&M
3. Tyler Cain - Texas A&M

Advanced
1. Kyle Aubuchon - Texas A&M
2. Hayden McEntire - Texas A&M
3. Jordan Dunn - Texas A&M

Open 
1. Scotty Vissor - UNT                                              Photo Credit: Matt Moore, Heelside Productions
2. Bradley Stewart - UT Dallas


Collegiate Cable Tour Hits South Florida

 The College Cable Tour headed down to Ski Rixen again this spring to kick off the last 2 events of the season. Ski Rixen has always provided perfect weather early for Florida teams to get back on the water.

This year the Humanoid crew ventured down to show their support of College Wake and also show off their new 2014 line. Clayton Underwood, Bob Sichel, Nick Dorsey and Trevor Bashir helped judge the day and keep things rolling. They also provided most of the prizes for the day to all the winners.

As for the winners, power-house team University of Central Florida took 9 podium spots of the 15. It started with Marcus St.Cyr of the Knights winning the Beginner Division, followed by Kyra Kemp for Women's, Chris Draper for Intermediate, and Ed Alosco for Wakeskate.

That was it though for the Knights top spots. The advanced and open divisions went to new team Florida Atlantic. Daniel Villar, and Diego Borragan respectively.

Diego killed it for the day showing that he might be the top cable rider in the country right now. His run included a Pete 5, Whirly 5, Batwing, Blind 3, and Backside Mobe.
John Dreiling, a solid member of UCF for the past couple years, took 2nd followed up by Ian Cole of Seminole State.

The day put the UCF Knights clearly into 1st place nationally over North Texas. With the season winding down, Texas State, Texas, and Central Oklahoma all are out. UCF is looking good to repeat as National Champs.

Winners:

Beginner
1. Marcus St.Cyr - UCF
2. Kyle Canonico - UCF
3. Austin Frisby - UNT

Womens
1. Kyra Kemp - UCF
2. Kelsey Joyner - UCF
3. Erin Heyman - USF
                                                                                                                 Photo Credit: Jeff Jarboe
Intermediate
1. Chris Draper - UCF        
2. Beau Brown - USF
3. Zach Murphy-Gerling - UCF

Advanced
1. Daniel Villar - Florida Atlantic
2. Bryce Valin - UCF
3. Kellan Rudnicki - UCF

Open
1. Diego Borragan - Florida Atlantic
2. John Dreiling - UCF
3. Ian Cole- Seminole State

Wakeskate
1. Ed Alosco - UCF
2. Beau Brown - USF
3. Kyle Canonico - UCF





Wake Devils Repeat as Champions

This year it wasn't as easy, they had to get through Texas A&M, who was down their top rider. They had to get through a very good Baylor team to make the finals. You would think being the number 1 seed would give you that walk into the finals, but not this year. The Arizona State Wake Devils had to earn every win.

Once again 9 teams descended upon the beautiful Lake Las Vegas Resort to ride behind the brand new Axis A24. Teams rode for 3 long days, dropping off one by one. First it was Wake Forest, whom had to come under staffed. Then Florida State who just couldn't seem to put their runs together even with veterans Hunter Drury and Logan Farris. Day 2 was Texas A&M falling to ASU, Georgia losing out to Sacramento State, and Chico State barley being edged out by Baylor.

The final 4 was the most exciting we have seen since the first year in Austin Texas. The brackets were Sacramento State vs. Rollins College, and Arizona State vs Baylor. Baylor was as strong as ever forcing the Wake Devils to ride flawlessly. Rollins College showed everyone just how good they can be as a team seeing a finals run.

The finals caught everyone by surprise. Rollins College, based in Orlando Florida, worked their way to the top to take on last years champs. Armed with College Wakeboarding's Men's Rider of the Year, Damien Adam, along with George Doub, Alex Burland, Jack Wheatley,  Alex Wright, Connor Kostrya, Jack Goggin,  and female rider Tori Doub, Rollins gave it everything to beat the Wake Devils.

Damien Adam's run consisted of a crow mobe, whirley 5, and a 720, but being a team competition and head to head it just wasn't enough to out last ASU. When it came time to pop the champagne, Arizona State became the first team in College Wakeboarding to repeat as Champs.

The 2013-14 Wake Devil College Wake Championship Team consisted of: Ryan Platt, R.J Pabon, Andrew Schrank, Chelsea Clark, Dallen Sullivan, Robert Skousen, Cole Kraiss, and Stoph Cusick.

Big thanks to: Lake Las Vegas, Montelago Village, Boulder Boats, Elevated Clothing, Jet Pilot, Ossur, CTi, Axis Wake, Indo Board, Go Pro, Red Bull, Buywake.com, Kicker Audio, Smith Optics, and Humanoid Wake. 


 


College Wakeboard Championship Teaser Video

It's time to get ready for Las Vegas! Who will be the new Champion of College Wakeboarding?!
College Wakeboard Championship Teaser 2014 from Empire Wake on Vimeo.

College Wake Series 2014 Schedule Released


It's never too early to start planning! The 2014 College Wakeboard season will mirror the 2013. We had such a great time with all our locations we might as well do them all again.

2014 College Wake Series Schedule:



September 27th - Minneapolis MN
October 4th       - Atlanta GA
October 11th     - Mooresville NC
October 18th     - Little Elm TX
October 25        - Sacramento CA
November 15   - Tarpon Springs FL

Remember you will need to register your team for the 2014-15 season.

Don't forget to check for the 2014-15 Collegiate Cable Tour Schedule as well!

Collegiate Cable Tour Online Registration

You can now register anytime for the Collegiate Cable Tour!

Just Click below and fill out the form on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet!

Collegiate Cable Tour Registration Form

College Wake Series Online Registration

Registering for an Empire Wake is now online! It is easier and you can register anytime. 

Just click here, fill out the form and sign on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet!



Collegiate Cable Tour - Hydrous Allen

March 29th 2014

The Collegiate Cable Tour heads back across the southeast to Dallas Texas for stop 4. Hydrous Allen will be the host once again and this park is a great time. They have features for all levels, and not to mention lighting for some after event night rides.

For all your Southern teams that missed the fall qualifier, this is your chance to redeem yourselves! The event will be from 4pm - 7pm Saturday March 29th. We encourage teams to come early and practice for the day.

This is a region loaded with talented teams. Texas State, and Central Oklahoma both have a shot at a national title this year. University of Texas if they compete, also has a good chance to make top 10. This event will be exciting to watch no matter what. With the abundance of great parks in Texas, every team has a place to ride year round.

Empire Wake will be set up at noon and run some free contest for any paid rider. There will be music, giveaways, and a great time.

Teams must be registered with Empire Wake in order to compete. Spectators are always free to come watch and enjoy.

Entry fees are $40 per rider. Teams can register as many riders as they would like. All riders earn points toward their teams national rankings.

Top 3 riders in each division will win awards and prizes from our national sponsors.

For rules and divisions click here!

College Cable Tour - Ski Rixen

March 22nd, 2014

The College Cable Tour continues! Stop number 3 opens up the spring season in South Florida at the oldest cable park in the country.  Ski Rixen was a great stop last season hosting, Florida Gulf Coast, Miami, College of Charleston, Florida and Central Florida. The weather is always warm at this tropical park, and a great way to kick off the second semester.

The event will begin at 4pm on Saturday March 22nd. Teams will have all morning to warm up and get a feel for the layout of the park. A few small contest will be held throughout the day for anyone who is at Ski Rixen riding.

This year Humanoid Wake will be on site supporting College Cable. They will be providing some guest judges and some demo riding for the event. Come out and meet the board company that is excited to support the college level riding.

Registration will begin at 2pm for riders onsite. Entry fee is $40 per rider. If your team is planning to attend please let us know so we can plan a great day for everyone in advanced.

Teams may bring as many riders as they would like. All riders are scored and generate points for their respective clubs. Top 3 riders in each division will receive prizes from our national sponsors.

For any questions, please email us at empirewake@gmail.com

The event is free for spectators! Come watch some great college riding Saturday afternoon.



2013-14 College Wakeboard Championships

The College Wakeboard Championships are back! And what better way to celebrate another epic year, then to head to Lake Las Vegas, and the Hilton Resort. There are 8 spots for the teams that competed at regionals in 2013. It is a chance to show the country what your team is made of.

This is the 5th year of the College Wakeboard Championships, with past winners including 2010 Texas, 2011 South Florida, 2012, Chico State, and 2013 Arizona State. Arizona State believes they can be the first team to repeat. Will someone take them down and upset the current top ranked team? 

Each team will have 7 men and 1 female rider to compete head to head with the other teams. The format will be a bracket style much like the NCAA. The highest ranked team to sign up will ride against the lowest ranked and so on.

This year will have the individual College Wakeboard Champion for Intermediate, Advanced, Open and Womens divisions. This is only open to athletes who competed at a regional qualifier.
 
Riding will kick off at Noon on Thursday April 3rd and end at 6pm.  There will be action on the water all weekend with teams and individuals battling it out to claim the title of best in the nation.

The event is free to attend for spectators. There will be lots going on from lake cruises, to outdoor parties to great riding. The Montelogo Village has so much to offer as well with restaurants, bars, and gambling. There is something for everyone, and something for all ages.

Check out the brackets this year:



Thursday April 3
 12pm -     (9) Texas A&M vs (8) Wake Forrest
 2:30pm - (2) Florida State vs (7) Rollins College
 4:30pm - Individual Round 1

Friday April 4
  11am - (1) Arizona State  vs  Winner of 8v9
  1:30pm - (6) Sacramento St  vs  (3)Georgia
  4pm  - (5) Bayor   vs (4) Chico St



The 2014 host hotel will be the Hilton Lake Las Vegas. Please take advantage of a discount room block under "EMPIRE WAKE"
Those needing additional rooms please contact the hotel.

The Hilton also offers complimentary shuttle to the strip for anyone needing a ride and staying at the resort.

Contact for Hilton Resort and Spa:
(702) 567-4700
1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89011

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Special Thanks to: Lake Las Vegas, Montelago Village, Elevated Clothing, VIP Party Limos, GoPro,  Boulder Boats,  Rockwell Watches, Buywake.com, Kicker Audio, JetPilot, and Smith Optics.












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