Parents: Andy & Jamie
Siblings: Reese (7)
Sports role model: Wakeboarders Danny Harf and Ben Greenwood
Places to wakeboard: Lake Minnehaha, Orlando Watersports complex
Tyler’s regimen: 10 to 15 hours a week
Tyler’s motto: “Always stick to it, and never give up.”
Tyler described in 3 words: Determined to win
Accomplishments: World Wakeboard Association National Wakeboard Champion — Junior Boys (age 9 and under), Ronix Wakeboards team rider
Living on a lake and seeing his older cousins kiteboard spurred Tyler Worrall to put a wakeboard to his feet by the time he was 4 years old. Now, just five years later, the 9-year-old spends several afternoons each week riding and many weekends competing. “Wakeboarding was never something we pushed on him,” says dad, Andy. “He just pushed himself to be better.”
Tyler started competing in (and winning) local competitions early on, against others twice his age. “In wake boarding, you never know who’s going to be paired up in competition, especially when competing on the cable. We entered Tyler in his first contest for experience.” Now, he works with Coach Ben Greenwood, has a national sponsor (Ronix Wakeboards) and has started traveling to national tournaments.
Thanks to cable parks, such as Orlando Watersports Complex, boats are no longer essential lot learning the sport. Still, competing requires a lot of time and discipline. “Wakeboarding is a sport we can all enjoy as a family,” says mom, Jamie. “Even traveling to Tyler’s tournaments is something we turn into family vacations.
|’11 Gravel Tour Stop 1||3rd||Grom|
|’11 Gravel Tour Stop 2||3rd||Grom|
|’11 Gravel Tour Stop 3||1st||Grom|
|’11 Gravel Tour Stop 4||2nd||Grom|
|’11 Wake Games||2nd||Jr Boys|
|’11 Wake Games Team||6th||Jr Boys|
|’11 OWC Pts Chase 1st Stop||2nd||Beg|
|’11 OWC Pts Chase 2nd Stop||5th||Beg|
|’11 OWC Pts Chase 3rd Stop||1st||Beg|
|’11 OWC Pts Chase 4th Stop||3rd||Beg|
|’11 OWC Pts Chase 5th Stop||2nd||Beg|
|’11 OWC Overall||2nd||Beg|
|’11 WWA Nationals||1st||Jr Boys|
Parents: Derek & Kelly Duffy
City: DeLand, Fl
Sports role model: Wakeboarders Danny Harf
Places to wakeboard: St. Johns River DeLand, Orlando Watersports complex
Kevin’s regimen: 10 to 20 hours a week
Kevin described in 3 words: Fun, Friendly, Dedicated.
Accomplishments: World Wakeboard Association National, World Champion,
Kevin’s love for the water started at an early age. He would watch boats go by on the river while playing in the pool. We bought or first Nautique in 2007 and introduced Kevin, who was 4 years old, to water-sports, it wasn’t long before he got the bug for Wakeboarding, watching a friend of ours riding on the river Kevin said; Dad I want to do what Bobby is doing. That was it, he was hooked.
The next summer Kevin started competing placing 3rd at the Lake Ivanhoe Revival and later starting the Gravel Tour Series where he has won the Overall Championship the last 5 years in a row. Kevin has pushed himself to become better at his craft and has been coaching with Glenn Fletcher at O’town Watersports for the past 6 years.
The sport of Wakeboarding has given Kevin the opportunity to meet many great people and travel to many places that conventional sports generally do not. Kevin has been fortunate to have companies such as Ronix Wakeboards, Nautique Boats, Regal, Regal & Nautiques of Orlando, Performance Ski & Surf, and C4 Belts to support him along the way.
|Year||Gravel Tour||Wake Games||Wake Open||Pro Am||Nationals||Worlds||Pan-AM||USA Wakeboard Nationals|