Queensland’s Cory Teunissen made shock waves at the Mandurah Action Sports Games on the weekend finishing second in the Men’s Wakeboard Final as a late entrant into his first World Cup.
Teunissen qualified for the International Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup held in Mandurah over the weekend after finishing second in the Junior Men’s Wakeboard competition in Korea last year.
Proving that experience isn’t everything, Teunissen impressed judges and crowds to finish with a high score of 86.33 that brought him to second place behind World Champion Harley Clifford.
“It was my first World Cup so I wasn’t really expecting to get the result I got, but I’m stoked to get it,” said Teunissen.
“I was just going in with a positive attitude and whatever I got I would have been happy with.”
Living five minutes from World Champion Harley Clifford has its advantages, with Teunissen training and learning from Clifford, as well as fellow Wakeboarder and older brother Brad Teunissen.
“Training with Harley opens up my mind to new things that I wouldn’t have thought to be possible, so he definitely pushes me a lot,” said Teunissen.
“It’s awesome to compete against my brother as well, but we’ve grown up competing together so I’m used to that brotherly rivalry.”
With a Pro Barefoot Skier for a father and the World Wakeboard Champion around the corner, Cory Teunissen is one to watch in 2014 as the International Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup Tour begins.
The annual Action Sports Games was held in conjunction with the Channel 7 Crabfest in Mandurah over the weekend.
Tourism Western Australia and the Department of Regional Development of Lands are proud to support the Action Sports Games Mandurah through the Royalties for Regions – Regional Events Program, which is administered by Eventscorp.