PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Braden Stumborg of Saskatoon and Kayle McMillin of Barrie, Ont., were crowned the men's and women's open champions Sunday to conclude the Canadian wakeboard championships.
In the men's open competition, Stumborg collected his second gold of the competition with another solid performance.
Didier Godbout of Valleyfield, Que., was second and Darian Znebel of Mississauga, Ont., was third.
In the women's open competition, McMillin prevailed with Erica Langman of Orangeville, Ont., in second and Camelia Barriere of St. Charles-de-Drummond, Que., in third.
The top-two in both the men's and women's open final were automatically named to the national team.
For Godbout, it was his first nomination to the national wakeboard team. The 24-year-old only took up wakeboarding five years ago after a promising motorcross career was ended due to injury.
"I had a great opening pass and that's what helped me get in the top-two," said Godbout.
"I didn't put too much pressure on myself to get that spot but it's great thrill I made it. I started wakeboarding just for fun a few years ago and I just kept at it. My goal next year is to go to the world championships."