Felix Georgii wins Best Trick Contest
He may be just 19 years old, but right now Guenther Oka is the man to beat in the world of freestyle wakeboard. That proved the case once again this Sunday in Munich’s Olympic Park as the American took victory in the Wakeboard Rail & Air by MASH in front of 20,000 fans.
However, Oka didn’t have things all his own way. “Even in the heats the level tricks was just crazy, and things got even closer in the Superfinal. I am really happy to have won,” explained Oka after an impressive performance which saw him combine technical skills on the rails with huge amplitude on the big air kicker.
He was closely followed in second place by 21-year-old Aaron Gunn. Despite going into the event as one of the favourites for the win, the Australian was forced to settle for second spot on the podium. Third place went to last year’s winner, Dominik Hernler from Austria.
Germany’s Felix Georgii just missed out on qualifying for the Superfinal but was nevertheless happy with his performance after winning the Best Trick Contest with a Switch Onefooted Mute 540. “For me MASH is the biggest contest of the year with a perfect set-up. I knew right from the start that it would be a great event. The atmosphere here at the Olympic Lake and the huge crowds of fans cheering us on make this contest unique,” said the 24-year-old.
His compatriot Nico von Lerchenfeld, second in 2016, was eliminated in the Knockout Round by Aaron Gunn.