CWU Wake Sports battled both weather and 12 other Collegiate Wake Sport teams at the 2012 Collegiate Wake Board National Championships. Central wound up taking 4th, an improvement of 3 places from 2011. The event took place at the Guthrie Country Club in Guthrie, Oklahoma from May 31st-June 3rd, the event was originally slated to be held at a Oklahoma City site.Thursday and Friday were filled with challenges to the event. The qualifying rounds began on time on Thursday but were halted by the local health department due to high bacteria levels in the Oklahoma City site after two nights of rain and tornadoes in the area. The permit was revoked and the event was forced to find a new location.The Guthrie Golf and Country Club, 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, came to the rescue and graciously allowed the event to be staged on their property.
Central’s riders competed in all seven classes. Men A, B, C, D, as well as Women’s A, B and Wake Skate. In Men’s A Thomas Olson, a US Bank Scholarship winner, placed second overall. Brent Lund and Corbin Schafer also took second place in Men’s C and Men’s D respectively.”The entire team performed on a national stage, ” Club President Eddie Roberts said, “we continue to put Central Washington on the national radar and continually show that we can ride with the best.” Also competing and scoring for the team were Patrick Mahoney, Michelle Moos, Kodie Trinidad, and Roberts.CWU Wake Sports continues to be a strong force in the National Collegiate Wake board Circuit. Central finishes a banner season with a West Coast Regional Title as well as top 4 finish at Nationals.
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