Mile High Wakeboardingâ„¢ Team Riders


Team Riders:
Kyle Cartwright
Colby Garrison – Info Coming Soon!
Parker Guthrie
Cameron Hoffman
Kayden (Super K) Lebsack – Info Coming Soon!
Steve Jones – Team Manager
Rachel Orgill

We are always looking for quality individuals to help build out our team of sponsored riders. If you have a great attitude, are clean cut, a good role model, and love the sport of wakeboarding, send us hello with a quick summary of yourself, including why you think you would be a good team rider. If you have a short (1-2 minute) video to show off your riding, that’s always a bonus. We hand-select our team based on several factors, not just riding ability so a video is not required, but you must be as good or better than our grom riders 🙂 Bear in mind before contacting us, that we never put anyone on our team that we haven’t known for some time, and the selection process is not overnight. To inquire about a team position please use our contact page.

Mile High Wakeboarding sponsored, team riders receive many company and industry privileges, including free and/or discounted equipment, being able to associate and ride with the best riders in the world, riding MHW cable systems for free, paid entry into local contests (and Major, National, and World contests when they qualify), and photo and podium incentives. And since you can’t buy our red clothing and gear, if you see any peeps rolling around in our red Mile High Wakeboarding clothing, you know that they are either a pro wakeboarder, a team rider, or they won a wakeboard contest. It’s never a bad idea to introduce yourself and get to know the existing team.

MHW Team Rider expectations include helping out and being involved in events, news/radio/media interviews and photoshoots, and catering to pro athletes when they are visiting or competing in the area.

Kyle Cartwright

 

Video – Kyle Cartwright Fox 31 Segment 5

Video – Kyle Cartwright Fox 31 Segment 4

Video – Kyle Cartwright First Toeside Frontroll

Video – Kyle Cartwright Slider Session at Mile High Wake Park

Video – Kyle Cartwright Heelside and Toeside Cable Turn at Mile High Wake Park

Kyle Cartwright

Birthday
January 16

Hometown
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Favorite color
Green

Favorite food
I’ll eat anything spicy!

Favorite TV show
The Walking Dead

Favorite movie
Dumb and Dumber or Super Bad

Favorite book
Harry Potter!

Favorite radio station
93.3 or Alice 105.9 (I love Slacker and Steve.)

Riding stance
I think its 12 degrees even.

Your gear
Boat: Tige RZ2
Board: Liberation Frontline Series
Bindings: CWB Marius
Vest: O’Neill Gooru
Rope: Proline Synergy 3D Handle
Helmet: Pro-tec Classic Skate Helmet
Wetsuit: I only ride when its nice!

Wakeboard career highlights from the past 3 years
In 2010, I started to land Toeside and Heelside 540’s. In 2011, I landed a Toeside Frontroll second try.

Personal riding highlights (good times) from the past 3 years
I love riding the cable! It is such a good riding environment and I’ve made a lot of good friends.

What lake did you learn to wakeboard on?
Lake Timnath

What lake do you ride most often?
Mile High Cable Park and a little lake east of Greeley.

How did you start wakeboarding?
I started waterskiing when I was four. From that point on I was in love with the water. I got a wakeboard for my eighth birthday and I have been on a a board since then.

New tricks you are working on?
Heelside 720 and Tantrum to Blind.

What other hobbies do you have?
Snowboarding, rock climbing, motocross, video games, and just hanging out with my friends.

What’s your favorite thing about wakeboarding?
I love that you can go out with your friends and just ride! We all help and learn from each other.

What’s your least favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Falling when it’s cold out.

What’s your favorite trick to watch? Why?
Batwing or a Nuclear Whirlybird.

What’s your favorite trick to perform? Why?
I love throwing a huge Raley because you can see the water throughout the entire trick.

Who is your favorite rider to watch?
Keith Lyman is sick and throws everything huge!

If you could ride with any rider for a day, who would it be (only one)?
Darin Shapiro because he taught me my first invert and I would love to learn some new tricks from a legend.

Do you have any heroes or anyone you look up to in wakeboarding?
Shaun Murray! He is such a nice guy and has had a huge impact on the sport.

Who has made the biggest impact on your riding?
My parents have always been there for me and have paid for the boat, lakes, gas, and everything else that goes into the sport. So THANKS mom and dad! And Steve Jones, he’s one of the best coaches in the sport.

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what?
The Messier the Better!

Any shout outs?
Just thanks to all my family and girlfriend for the support. Thanks to Wakeboard and Waterski Specialty and Liberation Wakeboards for all of their support throughout the years. Last of all to Steve Jones for giving me the opportunity to be part of something great!

Parker Guthrie

Parker Guthrie – Fox 31 Segment 1

Parker Guthrie

Birthday
September 2

Hometown
Loveland, Colorado

Favorite color
Green

Favorite food
Mexican

Favorite TV show
Always Sunny and Dexter

Favorite movie
“Due Date” could be the new favorite.

Favorite book
Not “Marley and Me” and no I didn’t cry…OK, maybe a little…stupid book.

Favorite radio station
93.3

Riding stance
Goofy

Your gear
Boat: 2011 Nautique 210 Team
Board: LF Harley 139
Bindings: LF Watsons
Vest: Watson Comp Vest
Rope: Accurate A-line rope
Helmet: N/A
Wetsuit: O’Neill

Wakeboard career highlights from the past 3 years
Mine? Learning 3 inverts in one day with Josh Palma, riding cable in Florida, riding and meeting the pros at the local tour stop.

Personal riding highlights (good times) from the past 3 years
Is this the same question?

What lake did you learn to wakeboard on?
First got up in Powell but learned at Timnath.

What lake do you ride most often?
Lake Loveland

How did you start wakeboarding?
In Powell because it was something to do.

New tricks you are working on?
Toe 5 and that one superman trick.

What other hobbies do you have?
Snowboarding, only cause I can’t wakeboard in the winter and taking my dog for walks, but only because I can’t take him swimming at the lake in the winter.

What’s your favorite thing about wakeboarding?
It’s just as exciting seeing someone jump the wake for the first time as it is for someone to land their first invert. That and wakeboarding with the crew.

What’s your least favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Winter

What’s your favorite trick to watch? Why?
Batwing and any invert with a handle pass, they just look cool.

What’s your favorite trick to perform? Why?
Back to back – backroll then switch backroll…that’s a lot of back.

Who is your favorite rider to watch?
Phil “the Real Deal” Soven

If you could ride with any rider for a day, who would it be (only one)?
Probably Murray. He’s a legend!

Do you have any heroes or anyone you look up to in wakeboarding?
Yes. Anyone who inspires me to try something new.

Who has made the biggest impact on your riding?
Steve Jones for sure! One of the best coaches I’ve been on the boat with.

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what?
Man up. Go big or go…just go big you pansy.

Any shout outs?
Steve Jones for getting us a cable and making wakeboarding more than just a boating activity in Colorado. And team Guthrie. #teamguthrie

 

Cameron Hoffman

Cameron Hoffman

Birthday
August 14

Hometown
Lone Pine, California

Favorite color
Green

Favorite food
Fettuccine Alfredo and Taco Bell

Favorite TV show
Breaking Bad

Favorite movie
Goodfellas

Favorite book
The Alchemist

Favorite radio station
93.3, 103.5

Riding stance
Regular

Your gear
Boat: Reinell
Board: Slingshot
Bindings: LF Watson
Vest: Hyperlite
Rope: Accurate
Helmet: Pro Tec
Wetsuit: Body Glove

Wakeboard career highlights from the past 3 years
2012 MHW Cable Contest 3rd Place Outlaw/Pro
2010 MHW Boat Contest 1st Place Intermediate

Personal riding highlights (good times) from the past 3 years
Probably Powell trips or wakeboarding at the cable park. Learning a Raley to Blind and a double S-Bend on the cable!

What lake did you learn to wakeboard on?
Chopfield

What lake do you ride most often?
Mile High Cable Park and private lakes.

How did you start wakeboarding?
Tried it first behind a friends boat on a Powell trip and have been riding since.

New tricks you are working on?
TS Frontroll, Cab 540, Raley, Double Halfcab Roll off the steep kicker, grabbing more of my tricks.

What other hobbies do you have?
Snowboarding, skateboarding/longboarding, digital design, concerts.

What’s your favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Good times on the boat with friends.

What’s your least favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Unlike snowboarding, and besides riding doubles, you can only ride by yourself.

What’s your favorite trick to watch? Why?
A Bee Sting, I’ve only seen it done once, and it was insane.

What’s your favorite trick to perform? Why?
Probably a HS 360, because it feels good when you land clean on the other side with the handle back in your hands.

Who is your favorite rider to watch?
Shaun Murray

If you could ride with any rider for a day, who would it be (only one)?
Danny Harf

Do you have any heroes or anyone you look up to in wakeboarding?
Shaun Murray

Who has made the biggest impact on your riding?
Steve Jones. He’s helped me learn more tricks than anyone! Raley to Blind!!

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what?
Don’t worry, be happy.

Any shout outs?
Did not answer.

 

Steve Jones – Team Manager

Video – Steve Jones How to Spin Clinic

Video – Steve Jones 2011 World Championships

Video – Steve Jones 2011 World Championships Double Up Crash

Video – Steve Jones 1st Crow Mobe

There are several interviews and news segments on our You Tube page with Steve Jones. Here are some video clips of Steve Jones wakeboarding.

Steve Jones

Birthday
June 3

Hometown
Spokane, Washington

Favorite color
Blue

Favorite food
Desert

Favorite TV show
Shark Tank / House of Cards

Favorite movie
Star Wars

Favorite book
The World is Flat

Favorite radio station
Whatever is on

Riding stance
Goofy

Your gear
Boat: Nautique G23
Board: Hyperlite Murray on Boat | Slingshot on Cable
Bindings: Liquid Force Watsons on Boat | Slingshot on Cable
Vest: O’Neill Gooru
Rope: Accurate A Line
Helmet: Pro-Tec
Wetsuit: O’Neill

Wakeboard career highlights from the past 3 years
Seeing Rachel win the World Championships! Such a good kid, great role model, and a perfectly flawless run!

Personally:
2015; 2nd at Nationals, Did not attend Worlds
2014; 1st at Nationals, 7th at Worlds
2012-2013 – did not compete – work, work, work

Personal riding highlights (good times) from the past 3 years
Doing a Raley over Shaun Murray while he did a Backroll under me! Crazy fun.

What lake did you learn to wakeboard on?
Deer Lake, in Washington

What lake do you ride most often?
Mile High Cable Park and Lake #15.

How did you start wakeboarding?
A friend had a skurfer and it looked fun. I rode it and loved it, but didn’t do it again for several years.

New tricks you are working on?
I’m going on record that I want an SBend on the boat.

What other hobbies do you have?
Hiking with my pups, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, skydiving, base jumping, swimming, and running.

What’s your favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Warm weather and smooth water

What’s your least favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Winter – unless its fluffy outside

What’s your favorite trick to watch? Why?
Really poked out grabs and tweaks. (Dean Smith-like). These are just cool.

What’s your favorite trick to perform? Why?
S-Bends on the cable. You are in the air for a really long time.

Who is your favorite rider to watch?
Dean Smith – hands my favorite rider in the World.

If you could ride with any rider for a day, who would it be (only one)?
Dean Smith. It’s always a good time.

Do you have any heroes or anyone you look up to in wakeboarding?
Shaun Murray. He’s just a good person and a great role model.

Who has made the biggest impact on your riding?
Jason Buffalow, Matt Winans, Amber Wing

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what?
I can do this… I can do this.

Any shout outs?
Shout out to all those that have helped improve the sport in Colorado. Too many to name but it’s been a huge effort so far, with much more to come.

 

Rachel Orgill

 

Video – Rachel Orgill Free Ride Boat Session

Video – Rachel Orgill – One Of Her First Boat Air Raley’s

Video – Rachel Orgill Learning Her Olle Backside 180

Video – Rachel Orgill Boat Ride Session

Rachel Orgill

Birthday
August 20

Hometown
Edmond, OK

Favorite color
Blue

Favorite food
Apples and peanut butter

Favorite TV show
Modern Family

Favorite movie
Hitch

Favorite book
Hunger Games series

Favorite radio station
101.9 OKC

Riding stance
Goofy

Your gear
Boat: Supra SA
Board: Hyperlite Murray
Bindings: Hyperlite Systems
Vest: Jet Pilot
Rope: Accurate
Helmet: Liquid Force
Wetsuit: Jet Pilot

Wakeboard career highlights from the past 3 years
2011 – 2nd Place WWA Wake Games – Jr. Womens, 4th Place WWA Nationals – Jr. Women, WWA World Champion – Jr. Women
2010 – 2nd Place WWA Nationals – Girls
2009 – 2nd Place WWA Nationals and WWA Worlds – Girls

Personal riding highlights (good times) from the past 3 years
Love the houseboat trips we take to Arkansas. And definitely landing my raley on the boat.

What lake did you learn to wakeboard on?
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, then Lake Mendota in Wisconsin

What lake do you ride most often?
Arcadia Lake, Edmond OK

How did you start wakeboarding?
In the water :). When I was six we decided to give it a try on a houseboat trip to Virginia.

New tricks you are working on?
Perfecting my Raley.

What other hobbies do you have?
Snowboarding, running, art, and drawing.

What’s your favorite thing about wakeboarding?
Being on the water with family and friends on a lake of pure glass.

What’s your least favorite thing about wakeboarding?
A windy day in Oklahoma.

What’s your favorite trick to watch? Why?
S-Bend because it is so huge and ridiculous.

What’s your favorite trick to perform? Why?
Backroll because it is so fun to do.

Who is your favorite rider to watch?
Steve Jones

If you could ride with any rider for a day, who would it be (only one)?
Shaun Murray

Do you have any heroes or anyone you look up to in wakeboarding?
Shaun Murray

Who has made the biggest impact on your riding?
Steve Jones. I first met him when I was 11.

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what?
If so, what? No pain no gain!

Any shout outs?
Special thanks to Mile High Wakeboarding for supporting me, and my mother for dragging me endlessly behind my boat.