For The Townsman
A pair of Cranbrook wakeboarders put in another medal-winning performance this past weekend.
Dagen Duczek, 8, and Ryder Duczek, 10, competed at the Water Ski and Wakeboard Alberta (WSWA) Tour event at Jackfish Lake near Edmonton, which featured more than 40 riders competing in wakeboarding and water-skiing events.
Ryder led the medal charge in the U-14 division (also known as grom), claiming a second-place finish. Dagen earned a bronze medal after finishing third.
The WSWA event was held in conjunction with the Jackfish Lake Community Association Jackfish Days Festival, which also featured a beach volleyball tournament and cardboard boat race.
The Duczek brothers, along with cousin Madison Reynolds, also fielded an entry in the cardboard boat race, powering their way to a second-place finish out of a 13-team field.
The Duczek brothers are sponsored by Just Liquid Sports, Hyperlite, and Boston Pizza Cranbrook/Golden.
Next up, they travel to Chestermere (approximately 25 kilometres east of Calgary) for the fourth stop on the WSWA Wake Tour.