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Chico State athletes wow at Wake Fest

Thomas Costa prepares for the launch off the big ramp during Soul id's Wake Fest at Sycamore Pool on Sept. 11. Photo credit: John Domogma

Sabrina Grislis

September 22, 2015

  Soul id, a Chico-based social media website for action sport athletes and photographers, hosted the 2015 Wake Fest, the first wakeboarding event in Chico history. The competitors were pulled across Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park by a dual-winch system that launched the riders over a 24-foot ...

Wakeboarding team readies for upcoming season

Chico State wakeboarder Colton Duncan sails through the air and over the wake in practice. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Lars Gustafson

September 7, 2014

[metaslider id=34586]Photographs by Brandon FosterWith eight years of experience under its belt, the Chico State wakeboarding team is primed for another year of shredding the wake. The team, which was formed in 2006 and won the 2012 Collegiate Wakeboard National Championship, is hard at work this offs...

Wakeboard team rides waves of success

Taylor Fredrickson of the Chico State wakeboard club. Photo courtesy of the Chico State wakeboard club.

Lee Masten

April 15, 2014

Being pulled by a multi-ton boat while holding onto nothing but a rope, strapped to a fiberglass board and expected to perform tricks takes a lot of guts.That's the life of those on the Chico State wakeboard team. The team is one of the best in the country each year. That being said, one would think t...

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