Mar 4, 2013
Perth, Australia — March 2, 2013: Following the deadline of the KSP riders application period the IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), the sanctioning body of the KSP world tour, published the following release earlier today:
International Kiteboarding Association, March 2, 2013: Yesterday, March 1, 2013, marked the end of the 2013 KSP riders application period. Application is now closed for all riders aspiring to compete on the 2013 wave world championship tour. A total of 67 male and 26 female athletes submitted their applications (including tour and single event submissions). The evaluation and selection process in accordance with the qualification system released on February 2nd will start immediately.
According to the qualification system the top 10 male riders (Keahi DeAboitiz, Mitu Monteiro, Airton Cozzolino, Patri McLaughlin, Guilly Brandao, Sebastian Ribeiro, Luke McGillewie and Filippe Ferreira) and top 5 female riders (Jalou Langeree, Ines Correia, Ninja Bichler, Milla Ferreira and Kirsty Jones) of the 2012 KSP world ranking will be contacted by the KSP and offered this year’s tour license. Each of these riders will have until March 15th to accept their tour license.
All other applicants will be awaiting the official announcement of the IKA, which will unveil the list of riders to receive the highly coveted spots on this year’s KSP world championship tour, joining the pre-qualified top seeds.
A full list of male riders that have applied for a tour license reads as follows: Marciel Matchu Almeida, Luis Matias Almeida Brito, Johnny Berger, Ralph Boelen, Bastien Bollard, Guilly Brandao, Lionel Caputo, Ryan Coote, Sebastian Diego Correia Ribeiro, Airton Cozzolino, Keahi de Aboitiz, Matthew Elsasser, Etienne Lhote, Diogo Fernandes, Filippe Ferreira, Enrico Giordano, Gonçalo Gomes, Pedro Henrique, George Ide, Abel Lago, Kevin Langeree, Dimitri Lemoine, Luke McGillewie, Patri McLaughlin, Oteniel Jorge Mitu Monteiro, Mark Moore, Sergey Mysovskiy, Maurício Pedreira, Cruser Putnam, Ran Rave, Jose Nascimento Silva, Skyler Solbach, João Stopani
A full list of female riders that have applied for a tour license read as follows: Kalia Aguera, Ninja Bichler, Kristin Boese, Carol Bolstad, Isa Cohen, Inês Correia, Milla Ferreira, Melissa Gil, Adriana Harlan, Kirsty Jones, Suzanne Kuiper, Jalou Langeree, Erika Lindberg, Lilian Malschaert, Marie Gautron, Marina Marselli, Thalita Pinheiro Da Silva, Kari Schibevaag, Moona Whyte
Male riders that have applied to participate in one or more single events include: Wesley Anderson, Chris Armitage, Grant Baker, Bastien Bollard, Tiago Candelot, Brandon Cordina, Olivier Coubrun, Todd Davis, Stephan de Figueiredo, Paulo Diaz, Sean Facey, Diogo Paes Fernandes, Damien Girardin, Colin Heckroodt, Ewan Hill, Guillermo Jimenez Muñoz, Top Hat Kevin Senn, William King, Raoni Lemos, Kai Lenny, Jon Modica, Aarón Navares, Josh Nehf, Juan Pablo Padilla, Paulino Pereira, Cruser Putnam, Patrick Rebstock, Philippe Renauldon, Jesse Richman, Borja Rodríguez Garfias, Julio Roig López, Brian Smith, Andrea Tringale, Juan José Vázquez Faza, Ian Warner, Frederick Zamora
Female riders that have applied to participate in one or more single events include: Kalia Aguera, Michel Blinkhorn, Kristin Boese, Carol Bolstad, Dominique Granger, Simone Klug, Erika Lindberg, Lilian Malschaert, Marina Marselli, Almudena Naranjo, Michelle Smith, Alma Suárez Zamora, Glennel Warren, Moona Whyte.
Any rider that has submitted an application but does not find his/her name in the list above is asked to contact the IKA directly and as soon as possible (but no later than March 8, 2013) at info@internationalkiteboarding.