Teenage wakeboarder picked for Great Britain squad

TRISTAN LUX is a whizz on the water at wakeboarding after being selected for the British squad.

Tristan Lux

The 14-year-old from Diggle has been competing at a national level for the last three years and his elevation is a reward for successes.

Tristan, a pupil at Oldham Hulme Grammar, recently finished fourth in the junior men at the British national championships.

And that was followed by helping the Yorkshire/Humberside region win a national title for a third successive year at the Cotswold Water Ski Club.

Wakebording features multiple events and is described as a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing.

Tristan, a member of the White Rose Ski Club that is between Brighouse and Elland, is following in the footsteps of elder brother Elliot who has represented Great Britain at wakeboarding in 2010.

Dad Perry said: “Tristan hero worships his brother who is 11 years his senior.

Tristan snow skiing aged two and water skiing by the age of four/five.

Tristan in action

Looking ahead, Tristan hopes to emulate his brother by representing Great Britain.

Next year there are the world championships as well as the European and African championships – both continents join together.

Tristan is a sporting all rounder as he also swims for Oldham Seals and plays football and table tennis for his school.

As wakeboarding is a non-Olympic sport, competitors receive no funding for travel, accommodation or even a tracksuit according to Perry.

Tristan is looking for sponsorship and Perry can be contacted on 07860 288415.


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