April 2006

AZBWís AWA Rider Of The Month

Nick WittleNick Wittle Is Advanced Division Champion

This monthís AWA rider of the month is Nick Wittle. Wittle won 2005 Most Improved Rider Award for the AWA.

He is the 2005 Advanced Division Champion and beat the second-place rider by 75 points. Wittle also helps judge and drive for the AWA. He is always willing to help out and step up in the organization when he is needed.

Following is Wittleís interview with Christine Cameron:

  1. What is your name, age and where do you live?

    My name is Nick Wittle. Iím 19 years old and I live in Tempe, Ariz.
  2. How long have you been wakeboarding?  

    I have been riding for about six years, but only four of those years I have been taking it seriously.
  3. How did you get into wakeboarding?  

    Well, when we got our first boat, my dad and I went to buy a tube one day, and we saw these wakeboards and tried one and have been hooked ever sense.
  4. What was the first trick that you learned?

     The first trick that I learned was a front side heel side 360.
  5.  What trick took the longest or was the hardest to learn?  

    The trick that took me the longest to learn was a heel side front side 540.
  6. What is your favorite trick to see being done and why?  

    I like to see different types of spinning and grabbing. I think it shows the ridersí true style and skill.
  7. What do you like most about The AWA?  T

    That it is always a great time, and itís fun to hang out with a bunch of cool and nice people.
  8. Do ride in other competitive events? If so, which ones and what do you like about them?

    Yes, I ride for the ASU Wake Devils and ride the collegiate competitions. Well, what I like about them is that you are able to travel as a team and compete in other states.
  9. What is you most memorable experience in wakeboarding?  

    Getting sponsored has always been a huge goal and dream for me, so that has to be my most memorable moment in wakeboarding.
  10. Do you have a crew of people that you usually ride with?  

    Yeah, I ride with a crew of riders who push each other and enjoy riding.
  11. Describe your perfect day. 

    My perfect day would to be the only boat on the lake, no wind, a couple of CLís and a big double up.
  12. What do you like to do when you are not wakeboarding?

    I enjoy going out with friends and having a good time.
  13. Is there anybody that you would like to thank?

    I would like to thank Paradise Watersports for always being there for me and always doing a great job on working on my boat. I would also like to thank Strat and Liquid Force for everything. Last but not the least, my parents.