Yesterday afternoon, at Coulon Park in Renton on the shores of Lake Washington, Thomas Olson landed a toeside 900 in the finals to WIN his first BAKES NWI title against defending 2 time Champion Bret V. Everyone who showed up to watch the NWI witnessed a passing of the torch between these long time friends from Gig Harbor. Many folks know that Bret V has been a mentor and significant influence in Thomas Olson’s wake career to this point. The 4th Annual BAKES NWI had the teacher give way to the protege’ in the closest finals decision the event has ever seen…
Congratulations Thomas Olson… we are proud of you bro ! And thanks to all the other invited riders who threw down with style and showmanship. This had to be one of the best wake comps I’ve been to locally.
* Check back this week for a full recap and photo galleries from this weekends BAKES NWI.
1st - Thomas Olson (Gig Harbor, Washington)
Sponsors : BAKES Marine, Northwest Riders Clothing, OBrien Wakeboards
2nd - Bret V (Gig Harbor, Washington)
Sponsors : BAKES Marine, Malibu Boats, OBrien Wakeboards, Straight Line
3rd - Sam Cole (Oregon)
Sponsors : Active Water Sports, Slingshot Wakeboards
* Biggest Air - Bret V (Heelside Indy Front)
* Best Trick - Thomas Olson (Toeside 900 in the Finals)