Dominik Hernler rocked the Olympic Lake this Sunday with victory at the WAKEBOARD BIG AIR event. The Austrian pulled off a stunning Switch Mobe Melon to claim top spot ahead of local heroes Dominik Gührs and Nico von Lerchenfeld at what was the first edition of this exciting event in Munich’s Olympic Park. “I am so happy. Today everything came off and the atmosphere here at the Olympic Lake was really cool,” commented event winner Hernler.
The final of the WAKEBOARD BIG AIR contest, held in front of 16,500 MASH-spectators lining the banks of the lake, could hardly have been more tense.
In the head-to-head KO round there were four riders from Germany: Nico von Lerchenfeld, Benedikt Tremmel, Dominik Gührs and Felix Georgii. In the end experience won over. Gührs and von Lerchenfeld progressed through together with Daniel Grant, who eliminated Aaron Gunn in his semi final, and Dominik Hernler, who defeated William Klang. The scene was set for tantalizing showdown between the final four.
In the final heat with three runs for each rider, the 24-year-old Austrian who lives in Orlando pulled off a Switch Mobe Melon to secure victory in the WAKEBOARD BIG AIR contest.
Munich native Dominik Gührs dialed in a Double Halfcab Flip Mute but was unable to match Hernler’s amplitude. Nico von Lerchenfeld was the only rider to hit the kicker toeside, but he was unable to stick his trick clean and had to settle for third place.
“The atmosphere among the spectators and athletes was proof that it was the right decision to add Wakeboard to the MASH programme this year,” commented Arno Hartung, CEO of the Olympic Park in Munich.