After three years of riding on the Pro Tour, it feels awesome to finally win.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
Though Raimi Merritt has racked up four World Cup titles in her pro career and is the reigning IWWF Wakeboard World Champion, victory on the Pro Wakeboard Tour had eluded Merritt until this past weekend. At the final stop of the 2011 Pro Wakeboard Tour in Knoxville, Tenn., Merritt clinched the top spot on the podium with a gutsy, flawless ride that included several big tricks such as an S-Bend, Tootsie Roll, and two 540s.
“After three years of riding on the Pro Tour, it feels awesome to finally win,” said Merritt, 18. “I’ve been working on my consistency, and I’m really grateful to see it pay off. It gives me more confidence going into next year’s season.”
Next month, Merritt will defend her World Cup title at the IWWF Wakeboard World Cup Tour September 16-18 in Malaysia and September 23-25 in China. As the reigning champion, Merritt has won four World Cup titles in the last three years.
Merritt grew up in Lantana, Florida and began competing when she was 11. She lives and trains in Orlando. She is sponsored by Hyperlite, MonaVie, and R3Global. For more information about Merritt, visit: http://www.raimimerritt.com.