Cole Crippen, 9, Reminds Big Kids Itís All About Fun
Interview By Chris Cameron
Cole Crippen rides in the Grom Division (age 11 and under).
The first event in which he rode, he had a goal: not to finish
last. However, he finished fourth (out of four) at that event,
but he didn't let it discourage him.
The next event, Crippen finished second. He reminds all
the big kids that wakeboarding is all about having fun at the
What is your name, age, and where do you live?
My name is Cole Crippen. I am 9 years old, and I live in
Queen Creek, Ariz.
How long have you been wakeboarding?
I have been wakeboarding for two years.
How did you get into wakeboarding?
CWB rider Dustin Shows is my uncle. He got me started
wakeboarding. Now my whole family does it.
What trick are you trying to learn or do you want to learn?
I am trying to learn how to jump wake to wake.
What is your favorite trick to do and why?
My favorite trick to do is spinning my board, because it
Why do you like wakeboarding?
What do you like most about The AWA?
I make a lot of friends, and my whole family can compete
You just got sponsored. Who is your sponsor and what do you
think about that?
My sponsor is
www.innov8actionsports.com. You can have all your
wakeboarding needs sent right to your house; call Jeff ó (817)
573-0558 ó and tell him Cole sent you for a special discount. I
think itís pretty cool
Where do you ride and with whom do you usually ride?
I ride at Saguaro Lake with my mom, dad, and brother
What do you like to do when you are not wakeboarding?
I play football, baseball, watch TV, play video games,
and play with my friends.
Is there anybody that you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my sponsor Jeff at
innov8actionsports.com, my mom and dad, and Dustin Shows for all
his help and the AWA for great events.