Veteran rider and multi-champion Rick Crema competes at the Valley Wake Park Provincial event on Saturday and Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Veteran rider and multi-champion Rick Crema competes at the Valley Wake Park Provincial event on Saturday and Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Local wakeboarders come out on top at Valley Wake Park Classic

Second annual competition held at Albert Dyck Park in Abbotsford

Some local athletes came out on top at the second annual Valley Wake Park Classic wakeboarding championships at Albert Dyck Park in Abbotsford over the weekend.

James Balzer and his son River each came out on top in their divisions and Danae Dehaan won the girls wakeboarding competition.

Locals Crew Balzer, Tanner Salikin and Daniel Dyck also competed.

The event took place Saturday and Sunday, featuring wakeboarders and wakeskaters of all ages and skill levels.

Full results (in order of placement):

• Jr. boys: 1. River Balzer 2. Crew Balzer

• Jr. girls: 1. Olivia Hill 2. Sophia Hill

• Boys: 1. Kory McCann 2. Noah Woollends 3. Holden Doucette 4. Ryan Crema 5. Caleb Woollends 6. Cole Salmons

• Girls: 1. Danae DeHaan 2. Maria Hill

• Jr. men: 1. Jordan Smith 2. Kaden McCann 3. Chad Weiss 4. Reece Hawthorne 5. Hunter Smith 6. Carter Newton 7. Tyler Lindsay

• Masters women: 1. Julie Brown

• Veterans: 1. Tim Thiessen

• Wakeskate amateur: 1. Nolan Schneider 2. Hunter Smith 3. Cam Williams 4. Dakota Thiessen 5. Scott Harman 6. Chad Weiss

• Wakeskate women: 1. Julie Brown

• Wakeskate pro: 1. Tanner Champion 2. Dave Foley 3. Liam Phillips 4. James Balzer 5. Dustin Norman

• Men: 1. James Balzer 2. Tanner Saliken 3. Liam Phillips 4. Mike Macdonald

 

River Balzer makes his debut in the Valley Wake Park wakeboarding championships as he competes in the junior kids category. The event was held over the weekend at Albert Dyck Park in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

River Balzer makes his debut in the Valley Wake Park wakeboarding championships as he competes in the junior kids category. The event was held over the weekend at Albert Dyck Park in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)