We are stoked to announce that Impact Fenders is partnering with three athletes who are absolutely crushing it in the watersports world. We’re proud to support them with the boat protection gear they need, so they can stay focused on training and having fun on the path to becoming the world’s best.
Keep an eye out for Impact Fenders on their boats and docks, and join us in cheering them on.
Making boat fenders and dock bumpers is more than just what we do; it’s an expression of our water-loving lifestyle. And even though we’re still a start-up in the boating industry, one of our top priorities is to support athletes who are pushing for excellence and sharing the joy of their sport.
Introducing the first ever Impact Fenders “Team of Athletes.”
Jake Caster, Wakesurfer
Jake is a professional wakesurfer and founder of Live Wicked lifestyle apparel. In his first year of competition in 2016, he was undefeated at the semi-pro level and earned the title of World Champion. With a kick-off year like that, he bumped up to pro in 2017 and has consistently placed in the top three in major competitions. Jake is pulled by Malibu Boats. https://www.malibuboats.com
Follow Jake on Insta @jakecaster_
Check out Jake in action.
Video courtesy Competitive Wake Surf Association, Inc.
Taylor Garcia, Water Skier and Jumper
Taylor is a pro water skier, pulled by MasterCraft Boats. Though he also races slalom, jumping is where Taylor has thrown down his biggest wins. That includes a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games this past summer, and joining the 230-foot club (for jumping) late this fall.
Follow Taylor on Insta @taylor_garcia
Check out this video of Taylor jumping 188 feet in 2017. And realize that as of 2019, he’s cleared over 230 feet!
Video courtesy of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association.
Robert Pigozzi, Slalom Water Skier
Robert Pigozzi is a slalom racer who rides behind Ski Nautique, as a member of the Nautique athlete team. Robert has been water skiing for 13 of his 22 years and has been breaking speed records for most of that time. He has podiumed eight (!!) times in 2019, including a gold in slalom at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Follow Robert on Insta @robertpigozzi
Video courtesy of The Water Ski Broadcasting Company.
Thanks for reading!
Brian & Courtney