Competing against some of the best under-18 wakeboarders in the country, Camdenton’s Steven Cahail recently finished in fifth place in the World Wakeboard Associates National Championship earlier this month.


Competing against some of the best under-18 wakeboarders in the country, Camdenton’s Steven Cahail recently finished in fifth place in the World Wakeboard Associates National Championship earlier this month.
“I was just hoping to make it to finals honestly, I was expecting to make it to the first round, but to make it to the finals was great and to place fifth was really (great),” Cahail said.
Cahail said that the biggest challenge of the competition was the wind.
“The toughest part was that the water was rough. We had really windy conditions. When it gets windy the water gets rough and when you try to cut, the board bounces around by the waves and it’s hard to keep your board straight,”
With the choppy conditions, Cahail said that it wasn’t his best run ever but he was happy  with his fifth place finish.
Cahail said that he did not feel pressure at the event because he was going up against many of the same wakeboarders that he competes with in the Mastercraft Jr. Mens Pro Tour. Cahail finished eighth this season after placing 13th in 2007. Despite the top ten finish, Cahail said he wants to finish on the podium more times next year after accomplishing that only once this season.
With his fifth place finish at Nationals, Cahail earned a place in the World Championships Sept. 4-7. The tournament will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla., and will consist of some of the best wakeboarders in the world ages 14-18.
“I’m definitely excited, it’s going to be awesome,” Cahail said. “You just have to ride and make sure all of your tricks are consistent.”
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