27 Jul Lord of the Lines
1st Philippine Qualifier Competition – “LORD OF THE LINES” at Deca Wake Park Clark, Pampanga
It was a fun-filled day last July 15, 2016 at Deca Wake Park Clark during the 1st Philippine Qualifier Competition – “THE LORD OF THE LINES” series, with the support of our major sponsors, Monster Energy Drink and Deca Homes. Overall, there were twenty-six (26) participants who joined the event which comprised of six (6) categories respectively; Wakeboard Boys’ Open, Wakeboard Women’s Open, Master’s Wakeboard Men Open, Wakeboard Men’s Open, Master’s Wakeskate Open, and Wakeskate Men’s Open. A full pass format was done and the riders were able to go around the cable park showing off their best tricks!
For the Wakeboard Boys’ Open, Tristan Gagarin came in First while Jedd Guddes came in Second, and Jet Brigance came in Third. For the Wakeboard Women’s Open, First Place was crowned to Ann Joy Aler, as she displayed an amazing final run giving Au Tuazon a run for her money as she ended up Second Place. while Third Place was finished off by Shenar Exconde.
For the Master’s Wakeboard Men, the seasoned rider from Bulacan – Mr. Gerald Geronimo bagged the First Place displaying some huge inverts of the flats and a flawless backside 360 with stalefish grab as his final kicker trick. Next in line is Lago de Oro’s veteran rider Mr. Gil Veneracion for Second Place, and lastly we have Clark’s local favourite, Mr. Bong Joson who came in Third doing a huge gap from kicker to roof rail. Epic.
With the Wakeboard Men’s Open heavy hitters, on third we have our come back rider, our boy from the South – Symon Cantos landing some of his favorite tricks like the whirly bird and double S-bend bringing him back in the podium. On Second, Naga’s representative and Clark’s finest – Gelo Linao awing the crowd with his superman-like elevations of the flats huge gaps of the fun box! and Finally, on First, the youngest and upcoming rider, showing off his technical tricks with the combination of fluidity and consistency Mr. Junno Sunpongco.
For the Master’s Wakeskate Open, First Place goes to no other than our finest veteran rider Mr. Carive Rodriguez with his clean and full pass run, followed by Pampanga’s pride – Mr. Mike Tuazon. Finally, for the last category in this event, the Wakeskate Men’s Open, on Third we have the wakeskating Jesus, Scott Dunn. On Second, Mr. Hammertime and newcomer – Jhondi Wallace. Lastly, on First, we have Davao’s pride and Mr. Mindgames – Obi Cembrano.
Overall, the event was a success! Seeing these individuals progress over the years gives us pride! Knowing that we can always rely on progression and events like this, brings out the best in us! It may take time and dedication but the prize is worth it! Congratulations to all the riders who competed! You are all winners!
The 2nd Philippine Qualifier Competition – “THE LORD OF THE LINES” Series will be held at Deca Wake Park Davao, Barangay Tacunan, Mintal, Davao City on August 13, 2016 just in line with Davao’s Kadayawan Festival. This will be a One Star IWWF event, which would entail the riders’ points in the federation. Inviting all riders to come, join, and watch this event… See you all there!