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Zane Schwenk

Zane Schwenk American wakeboarder

American wakeboarder
Zane Schwenk
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American wakeboarder
From United States of America
Gender male
Birth 17 July 1975
Age: 45 years
Star sign CancerCancer
The details

Biography

Zane Schwenk (born July 17, 1975, Sarasota, Florida, USA) is a professional Wakeboarder. He now lives in Winter Haven, Florida. He started professional wakeboarding in 1993 and is still active in the sport today. 2008 marked his 15th year as a Professional, he has also competed in the X Games. He is also the host of the MasterCraft Video series Rewind. Schwenk has also has his own line of CWB wakeboards, the Absolute. Discombobulator: A wrapped Heelside Backroll with a frontside 540 – invented back in the ski jumping days by Dave "Tha Dawg" Reinhart. First landed on a wakeboard by Zane Schwenk. Slurpy: Rider approached the wake with both hands behind back and performs a toeside backroll with a backside 360 – Invented by Zane Schwenk. Schwenk's sponsors include: CWB Wakeboards, Proline Ropes & Handles, MasterCraft Boats, Spy Optics, Rusty Clothing.

Career highlights

Side Notes: Wakeboard Magazine Legend Award 2008 Featured Athlete Standard Magazine 2008 2001 – 1st Ft. Lauderdale Big Air Slider Event 2000 – 1st-Overall, Inaugural America’s Cup Tournament 1999 – 1st-Overall, World’s Greatest Skier Tournament 1999 – 1st-Free Ride, FISE French Extreme Games 1999 – 1st-Free Ride, ESPN X Trials 1998 – 1st-Free Ride, Portland, OR Pro Tour 1998 – 1st-Free Ride, Australian Xtreme Games 1996 – 1st-Expression Session, Shreveport, LA Pro Tour 1996 – 1st-Expression Session, Indianapolis, IN Pro Tour 1996 – 1st-Expression Session, Marine World Invitational 1996 – 1st-Expression Session, Pacific Wakeboard Challenge 1996 – 1st- Freestyle Session, Pacific Wakeboard Challenge 1996 – 1st-Expression Session, Board Stock, Shasta, CA 1996 – Pacific Wakeboard Challenge Overall Champion Former Wakeboard World Record Holder Cover, Wakeboarding Magazine (December 1996)

2008 Pro Wakeboard Tour & World Series

  • 11th Phoenix Pro Wakeboard Tour (tied)
  • Finished 22 for 08 PWT Season
  • Top 40 on World Series
  • Wakeboard Magazine “Legend” Award

2007 Wakeboard World Series

  • 9th (Tie) Dallas PWT
  • 25th PWT Ranking
  • 25th King Of Wake Ranking

11th Pan Am Games Qualifier

  • 13th Board Up Miami Event
  • 10th Anniversary “Zane” pro model is released
  • 10th Anniversary PWT Edition X Star released with signature on boat

2005-06 Injury Recovery

Traveled to each stop promoting MasterCraft and CWB Wakeboards as well as handling PR for event and team athletes on site. He continued to work in the design process with both MasterCraft and CWB helping to develop the 2006 Innovation of the Year Hinge Technology.

2004 WWA World Series

  • 5th Rio World Series
  • Injured Mid Season
  • Introduction of the MasterCraft X Star a 2 ½ year project I worked on.

2001 Wakeboard World Cup

  • 1st Ft. Lauderdale Big Air Slider Event
  • 2nd Free Ride, Australian World Xtreme Games
  • 2nd Big Air Slider, Australian World Xtreme Games
  • 2nd Vancouver Pro Tour Stop, Free Ride
  • 3rd Ft. Lauderdale Pro Tour Stop, Free Ride
  • 3rd WWA US Nationals Orlando, FL
  • 4th Detroit Pro Tour Stop, Free Ride
  • 5th X Games Philadelphia, PA
  • 6th Gravity Games Providence, RI
  • Ranked 6th on the World Cup
  • Ranked 6th on the Vans Triple Crown
  • Ranked 7th on the US Pro Tour

2000 Wakeboard World Cup

  • 1st-Overall, Inaugural America’s Cup Tournament
  • 2nd-Free Ride, WWA World Championship
  • 2nd-Big Air Ramp, WWA World Championships
  • 5th-Free Ride, Oklahoma City, OK Pro Tour
  • 6th-Van’s Triple Crown Ranking
  • X Games Competitor
  • Gravity Games Competitor

1999 Wakeboard World Cup

  • 1st-Overall, World’s Greatest Skier Tournament
  • 1st-Free Ride, FISE French Extreme Games
  • 1st-Free Ride, ESPN X Trials
  • 2nd-Free Ride, Australian Xtreme Games
  • 2nd-Free Ride, Atlanta Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Free Ride, US Open
  • 2nd-Big Air, England World Cup
  • 4th-Free Ride, Portland, OR Pro Tour
  • 5th-Free Ride, Berlin World Cup
  • 6th-Free Ride, U.S. Masters Invitational
  • Pro Tour Ranking-5th
  • World Cup Ranking-6th
  • 1998 Wakeboard World Cup
  • 1st-Free Ride, Portland, OR Pro Tour
  • 1st-Free Ride, Australian Xtreme Games
  • 2nd-Big Air, Australian Xtreme Games
  • 2nd-Free Ride, ESPN X Trails
  • 2nd-Free Ride, Masters Challenge
  • 3rd-Free Ride, ESPN X Games
  • 3rd-Free Ride, U.S. Masters Invitational
  • 3rd-Free Ride, FISE French Extreme Games
  • 4th-Free Ride, Vancouver, B.C. Pro Tour
  • 7th-Free Ride, Wakeboard Worlds
  • World Cup Ranked 7th

1996 Sea Doo Wakeboard Pro Tour

  • 1st-Expression Session, Shreveport, LA Pro Tour
  • 1st-Expression Session, Indianapolis, IN Pro Tour
  • 1st-Expression Session, Marine World Invitational
  • 1st-Expression Session, Pacific Wakeboard Challenge
  • 1st- Freestyle Session, Pacific Wakeboard Challenge
  • 1st-Expression Session, Board Stock, Shasta, CA
  • 2nd-Expression Session, Hartford, CT Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Expression Session, Omaha, NE Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Session, Shreveport, LA Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Marine World Invitational
  • Pacific Wakeboard Challenge Overall Champion
  • International Cup Expression Session Ranked 2nd
  • International Cup Freestyle Session Ranked 4th
  • X Games Competitor
  • Masters Invitational Competitor

1995 Budweiser Water Ski Pro Tour

  • 1st-Freestyle Jumping, Hartford, CT, Pro Tour
  • 1st-Freestyle Jumping, Seattle, WA, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Orlando, FL, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Highpoint, NC, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Shreveport, LA, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Philadelphia, PA, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Detroit, MI, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Indianapolis, IN, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, St. Paul, MN, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Portland, OR, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Wakeboarding, Portland, OR, Pro Tour
  • 3rd-Wakeboarding, Highpoint, NC, Pro Tour
  • 3rd-Wakeboarding, Philadelphia, PA, Pro Tour
  • 3rd-Wakeboarding, Hartford, CT, Pro Tour
  • Freestyle Jump Overall Ranked 2nd
  • Wakeboarding Overall Ranked 3rd

1994 Budweiser Water Ski Pro Tour

  • 1st-Freestyle Jumping, St. Paul, MN, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Phoenix, AZ, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, Indianapolis, IN, Pro Tour
  • 2nd-Freestyle Jumping, American Professional Freestyle Tournament
  • 2nd-Wakeboarding, St. Louis, MO, Pro Tour
  • Freestyle Jump Overall Ranked 2nd

1993 & 1992 Amateur Season

  • 1993 Florida State Freestyle Jumping Champion
  • 1992 Florida State Freestyle Jumping Champion

Accomplishments

  • 1999 World’s Greatest Skier Champion, an event similar to a decathlon on the water.
  • 1998 “Comeback of the Year” Award
  • Former Wakeboard World Record Holder
  • Freestyle Jumping World & Pro Tour Record Holder
  • First and only to perform a double front flip freestyle jumping.
  • 1994-1995 set over fifteen Pro Tour records.
  • Covers of Water Ski Magazine (April 1995, February 1996), Wakeboarding Magazine (December 1996)
  • Filmed Cherry Coke commercial (July 1997).
  • Screen Actors Guild Member.
  • World Wakeboarding Association-USA Board Member
  • Inventor of numerous wakeboarding maneuvers.
  • 2003 Largest Sales Increase Award-CWB/Connelly

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