Wake NZ has announced its team selected to represent New Zealand at the IWWF World Wakeboarding Championships to be held in Rieti, Italy from 25th to 30th July 2022.

Members of Wake NZ who finished at or near the top of their division at the Nationals event were eligible for selection.

Selected in the open divisions are reigning New Zealand Open Men’s champion Paul Maguire, Open Men’s riders Regan Carlyon, Tony Evans and Francesco Hazelwood, and Open Women’s riders Charlotte Broadbent and Andrea Lilley.

Auckland’s Charlotte Broadbent hopes to return to defend the Veteran Women’s world title she won in Abu Dhabi in 2019.

The strong contingent of Junior riders selected are Phoebe Buckley and Luke Runciman in the age 11-14 year category and Daniel Kanters, Ethan Ring and Casey Ward in the age 15-18 year category.

Representing Veteran Men are seasoned riders Gavin Broadbent and Bryan Simpson.

With the event postponed to 2022 due to COVID, the New Zealand team benefits from another summer season of training. Team riders have until January 2022 to confirm their attendance at the event.