The action continued today at the Orlando Watersports Complex, as the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra hosted finals for 13 of the 21 divisions competing throughout the four-day event. Among the 13 newly crowned world champions was 12-year-old Illinoisnative Taylor McCullough – the only rider to successfully defend their title.
McCullough, the 2009 Girls division world champion, captured her second consecutive world title today in the 13 & under category, after taking first place in her four-woman final.
“It’s a really cool feeling to be called the best in the world, and I’ve done it twice,” said McCullough. “I’ve been training three times a day for the last two weeks for this contest, so I’m really happy to see that hard work pay off.”
Today’s win caps off an incredible season for McCullough, as earlier this year she took home her third straight U.S national title, signed with several leading industry sponsors and was featured in the August issue of Sports Illustrated.
“It’s been an awesome year for me,” said McCullough. “I’m going to keep training to get ready for next year; I want to ride on the Pro Tour.”