— Continued to grow he and Danny Hampson’s Obscura wakeskate brand, adding James Balzer, Grant Roberts and Travis Doran to the team.
— Started work on the Obscura team video. Two Obscura filming trips were featured in WAKEBOARDING magazine.
— Grew an assortment of rad mustaches.
Last year’s rank:** 1
Every time I throw a trick on my wakeskate, I say to myself, "Aaron Reed," and rub my beard. Then I stomp the trick. It works every time. — Charlie Edwards, Jackson Tennessee