Pro Highlight of the Month: Jimmy Lariche

pro-highlight-jimmy-laricheIf you know anything about wakeboarding, then you’ve probably heard of Jimmy Lariche. When it comes to wakeboarding pros, he is just about as dynamic as they come. At 25 years old, Jimmy has been riding competitively for six years and has gathered a bevy of sponsors to be jealous about.

Out of Florida

Born in Boca Raton, Florida, it’s no surprise that Lariche is comfortable on the water, but to reach his level of success required hard work and perseverance. Jimmy was born on January 19, 1990 and didn’t waste any time learning the sport. From phenomenal rookie stats to consistently placing as a pro, La Riche is a serious contender at every event in which he participates.

Making a Name of His Own

As a rider, Jimmy uses a regular, all the way stance, ducked just a little. His ability to jump the waves has carried him through many competitions as a junior and as a pro. Over those years of riding the water, Jimmy has learned a thing or two. Coming up as part of a new generation of competitors in a fairly new sport, Jimmy La Riche has a style that is often compared to the great Danny Harf of Pointless Posse. When it comes to winning, though, it’s all about Jimmy!

Competitive Success

He has been a pro since 2008 and currently belongs to the Hyperlite Franchise team. As an amateur, Jimmy finished 2nd at the Pro Tour in Jr. Men and took 1st at the 2008 Board Up Miami. He also placed as the Masters Jr. Champion and the World Champion. After this successful start, Jimmy was more than ready to join the pros, bringing a new level of competition to the water.

Pro Career Highlights

  • 2nd: Australian Pro Tour: Pentrith
  • 2nd: Australian Pro Tour
  • 1st: Australian Pro Tour: Stoney Park
  • 2nd: Wake Games

Jimmy’s been called a number of things through his career. Those nicknames include Yimmy, Jimbo Slice, and The Crème (or Dele Crème), but one thing that everyone calls him these days is a winner. Check him out!

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