Brittney Cascanette first at Wakestock
PARRY SOUND – Brittney Cascanette topped the podium during the 2012 Wakestock competition.
The 23-year-old of Parry Sounder came in first out of five wakeboarders in the over-20 women’s novice category.
Wakestock was held August 10 and 11 in Collingwood.
“It was a little bit rough because it was raining and it was really cold and the water wasn’t the calmest, but I still had, pretty well, a clean run,” she said. “I did some cool grabs. A lot of stuff I do is a lot of the simpler stuff, but I guess I do it well.”
The time to impress the judges, she said, is short, with each run just over about 100 metres.
Cascanette started wakeboarding when she was 10 at the family’s Georgian Bay cottage and has gone to wakeboarding camps.
“I do a lot of wakeboarding just at home with my family at the cottage so it’s nice to be around other people and you definitely see other tricks that they are doing,” she said. “Just this last weekend I went out and I tried some new things because I saw it (at Wakestock).”
Cascanette, who just finished teacher’s college and is working at a children’s camp in town, was happy just to take part in the event this year after a busy summer that didn’t include a lot of wakeboarding, she said.
This is the fourth times Cascanette has taken part in the event, which attracts wakeboarders and wakeskaters from across Ontario. Previously, she’d come in third twice.
Cascanette wasn’t the only West Parry Sound resident showing off their wakeboarding and wakeskating skills in Wakestock this year.
In the guys’ advanced wakeskate category Connor McDougall, 17, of Parry Sound, came in second, and Colton Pickles, 23, of Carling was fourth. In guys’ advanced wakeboarding Brendan McDougall, 19, of Parry Sound, took fourth place in his heat, missing the finals by spots.