Water from below, water from above – and in the middle: Germany’s best wakeboarder. 38 teams with a total of 76 riders started at the Telekom Local Support Wakeboard Challenge at the Turncable in Thannhausen/Germany to show some excellent riding – no matter the sometimes very heavy rain. And their commitment was rewarded: right on time for the finals the clouds opened up and the sun came out.
Maybe inspired by the bright evening light, the „Pokovec and Georgii GmbH & Co KG“ made it to the top of the podium and finished first place in the Pro class rating. Felix Georgii and his slowenian team partner Robert Pokovec showed off the best runs of the day and were the happy winners of a new UNIT Parktech kicker for Felix‘ home cable in Blaichach. „Hamburg’s Finest“ Tom Richter and Frederic von Osten barely missed the first place but whoever knows the two: they will make very good use of the 2nd place prize – a Telekom Local Support BBQ Party worth 500 €.
The amateurs also knew how to rock the Turncable! Team „Pusteblume“ with Lasse Maas and Bastian Brüggemann impressed the judges with some great moves and took home the first place followed by Guido Winter and Thorsten Bernecker‘s team „Durchschnitt“ and Marijan Mustac/Hendrik Janssen‘s team „Becks Gold to Blind“ who all had massive smiles on their faces when they took home their goody bags filled with Pro-tec, Oakley, Fiat Freestyle Team and newschnitzel stuff.
But the Telekom Local Support Wakeboard Challenge was not just about prizes within the team rating but also about the qualification for the Telekom Extreme Playgrounds in Pinneberg on August 29th, 2010. The best amateur and pro rider made it and will now have to go against some of the world’s best riders.
The 15 years old rookie Miles Töller from Dortmund and the 17 years old Felix Georgii blew everyone away with some hardcore tricks and tons of style. They will now have to prove themselves again, this time in front of 6000 spectators at the Waterski-Arena in Pinneberg .