Wakeboarder walks away with national bronze

Chilliwack's Kory McCann followed up provincial gold with a third place finish at nationals in Winnipeg.

A spur-of-the-moment trip to Winnipeg led to national bronze for Chilliwack’s Kory McCann.

After winning gold at last month’s provincial wakeboard championships in Abbotsford, McCann decided to tackle nationals.

A whirlwind flight had him arriving in Manitoba just in time to compete in last Thursday’s qualifier round, held at the Adrenaline Adventures Cable Wake Park.

McCann made the finals in the nine-and-under division, where he finished behind Ontario’s Wake (not a misprint) Purdy and Winnipeg’s Cameron Rohs.

He was back home by Saturday.

“It was so fun to compete with other kids and I made some awesome friends,” he gushed. “I am already training for next year when the competition will be in our park.”

McCann is working to perfect his 360’s and tantrums (back flips). Next year’s Canadian National Wakeboard Championships take place at Abbotsford’s Valley Wake Park.