Jettribe was proud to be the official title sponsor of the 2014 IJSBA World Finals.
World Finals started for us more than 6 months ago with anticipation and preparation, a new booth and new product were all in store for this annual event.
Jettribe arrived on the race site in Lake Havasu, Arizona on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. By Sunday, we were set up and ready for business. It was great to see our many friends we haven't seen all year and to finally meet a lot of our riders and customers in person. Many of these are friends/ racers/ customers we met while on tour and travelling all over the world. And now they have ventured to, and across the USA to experience this great event for Personal Watercraft. Like Mohammed from UAE, Shinji from Japan, and Richard from France -- we love the international aspect of this event. And we are thankful to all who make the huge effort to attend.
Wednesday, Oct. 8th 2014 was the official kick off for World Finals. Hats off to Kay Sykes for organizing the Parade of Nations. Even though it was raining, yes I said "raining", you managed to get the event relocated indoors and pulled it off without a hitch. Thank you for letting us be the sponsor of this years parade and thank you to all the countries that participated.
The 2014 Jettribe IJSBA World Finals proved to be an amazing week of racing. Congratulations to all the winners and all who participated in this year's event. Please follow this link to see all the official race results: http://www.ijsba.com/world-finals-results/. Also, a big shout out to Lee Stone of Australia for setting the Guiness Book of World Records for most consecutive backflips on a jetski: 36!!!!! Amazing.
Jettribe Freestyle Team Rider Eli Kemnitz: #1 AM Freestyle
We must give a special congratulations to all the Junior riders that participated in this race. We had the biggest number of Juniors ever in the history of World Finals. This is very exciting considering they are the future of our sport. These are tomorrow's racers out in full force. We can't wait to watch them all advance and grow into top pro jetski racers!
On Saturday, all of the Jettribe Team Riders gathered in the Jettribe booth for an autograph signing session. Thank you to Erminio Iantosca, Brock Austin, Cameron Frame, Corey Heimann, Charles Anderson, James Bushell, Renee Hill, Kelly Heike, Keith Jaques, Eli Kemnitz, Jarod Ajlouny, Jamie Lee Spence, Brent Disney, Reese Maricich, and Kyle Disney for making it to the booth. You guys rock!
By Saturday night, we were all ready for a little fun. The nighttime Seadoo Spark and Freestyle show in front of the London Bridge Resort drew an amazing crowd of people; followed by a Beer Pong Tournament presented by Hydro-Turf at Kokomo's This event was topped off with an amazing show put on by none other than Vanilla Ice. What a great performer he is. And, thanks Vanilla Ice for visiting the Jettribe booth and meeting all of our staff.
As a former jetski racer from the '90's, this was an amazing addition to this year's memories.
We don't want to forget to give proper credit to freestyle rider Vac Zacek aka "Iceman" for making all this happen. You were great as the scary clown in the show!
On our last day Sunday, we saw some amazing racing by the pros. Congratulations to all the riders. You guys kicked butt!
As racing wrapped up, breakdown of the booth began. We broke down as fast as possible so we could make it to the awards ceremony. We were able to make it in time to see many of our Jettribe sponsored riders receive their awards.
Jettribe would like to thank Scott Frazier of the IJSBA for letting us be the title sponsor of the 2014 World Finals. Thank you also to his amazing staff who worked so hard to make all this come together. Also would like to give a big congratulations to the 3 amazing announcers at this year's event:
Dave Arnold, Mikey Young and UK's "Thumper" . You guys did an outstanding job.
We know you all had tired voices by the end of it! Hope you feel better now.
And last, but not least, the greatest appreciation goes out to the racers and race fans and families. Without you, none of this would be possible. Keep up the hard work and we can't wait to see what next year's racing has in store for us all!