The Team

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Parker Townsend

Parker Townsend

Nickname: #Twinning
Age and Grade: 16, 10th
When did you start wakeboarding? 2012
How did you get involved with SouthTown? A friends Cole Dixon’s mom hooked me up.
What is your favorite trick? Toeside 540
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? My favorite part is being able to have these friends from different places that I can depend on.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Landing a Dum-Dum

Baker Tolentino

Baker Tolentino

Nickname: Shake and Bake
Age and Grade: 9, 3rd
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 4
How did you get involved with SouthTown? My dad
What is your favorite trick? Toeside wake to wake
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? The family and people are great
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? 1st place wake the lake

Laike Tolentino

Laike Tolentino

Nickname: Laike Tolentino
Age and Grade: 7, 1st
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 4
What is your favorite trick? BS 180
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? Getting to go on team trips
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Won wake the lake 2016 Grom
Peyton Townsend

Peyton Townsend

Nickname: #Twinning
Age and Grade: 16, 10th
When did you start wakeboarding? 2012
How did you get involved with SouthTown? A friends mom hooked me up.
What is your favorite trick? Tantrum
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? It’s not a team to me, this is a family. We are all so close, and I will always have everyone here.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? 1st Wake the Lake, 3rd Hyco, Toeside backroll, Toeside backroll to rev., Toeside Tootsie Roll

Sydney Welch

Sydney Welch

Nickname: Syd the Kid
Age and Grade: 15, 9th
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 7
How did you get involved with SouthTown? My family bought a boat from them.
What is your favorite trick? Wake to wake
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? The people; they always make me smile
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Finally landing my wake to wake after a loooooooooong time.

Cameron Richardson

Cameron Richardson

Nickname: Cam
Age and Grade: 23
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 5
What is your favorite trick? Raley
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? Healthy competition / Pushing each other.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Winning INT nationals

Will Herzog

Will Herzog

Nickname: George Clooney
Age and Grade: 11, Grade 5
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 6
What is your favorite trick? Heelside 180 with mute grab
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? Going on trips
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Coming in 2nd at Newsome lake June 2016

Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis

Nickname: Dolla Bill
Age and Grade: 14
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 8What is your favorite trick? Tantrum
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? Wakeboarding with everyone
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Landing a scarecrow and getting 3rd in lake the wake.

Elle Reed

Elle Reed

Nickname: L-O-Elle
Age and Grade: 8 3rd grade
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 7
What is your favorite trick? One wake jump
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? Learning new tricks and bonding with friends
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Surface 180; 1 wake jump heel/toe side

Brodie Bennett

Brodie Bennett

Logan Kroll

Logan Kroll

Age and Grade: 12, 7th grade
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 5
What is your favorite trick? Heelside wake to wake halfcab
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? My favorite part is being able to hang with the team and coaches and learning new tricks.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Winning 1st place at an INT competition!

Jaden Kroll

Jaden Kroll

Age and Grade: 14, 8th grade
When did you start wakeboarding? Age 6
What is your favorite trick? Heelside wake to wake indy grab.
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? My favorite part is being able to hang with the team and coaches and learning new tricks.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? Winning 3rd place at an INT competition!

Marley Prato

Marley Prato

Nickname: Marles
Age and Grade: 11, 6th grade
When did you start wakeboarding? 2 or 3 years ago, i remember my dad brought the wakeboard home and asked if we wanted to try sometime.
What is your favorite trick? Heelside wake to wake 180
What is your favorite part of being on the wake team? I like being on the team because just in one season on the team i feel like we are all family.
What are your best wakeboarding accomplishments? When i landed my heelside wake-to-wake 180 for the first time on my second try.

SouthTown Riders is a group of riders who live their lives passionately for their sports and for our God.