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K&N's Jeremy Parr 2011 ISJBA Freestyle National Champion

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This trick Parr refers to as “Ghostrider” and the real trick is getting back onto the seat before splashdown.
This trick Parr refers to as “Ghostrider” and the real trick is getting back onto the seat before splashdown.
The 2011 International Jet Sports Boating Association (ISJBA) tour consisted of seven rounds of competition spread out across the United States, with the overall points tally deciding the year end results. Consistency was once again the name of the game for both rider and equipment, and for the second year in a row, no one was any more solid than K&N sponsored, Jeremy Parr, the 2011 ISJBA Freestyle National Champion.
Jeremy Parr said he maintained a higher level of physical fitness in 2011 than in years past.
Jeremy Parr said he maintained a higher level of physical fitness in 2011 than in years past.


"It's tough to pick out a particular highlights," Parr told K&N Race News, "It seems like we work so hard to get to the first event and then they fly by so fast that the season is wrapped up before you know it. But, if I had to pick one round of the tour, I'd say the Racine, Wisconsin event stands out most. Two things were different there; first the event was almost called early due to a fog bank that would not leave us on Sunday. We ended up getting just enough of a break to run the Freestyle competition. It really was an eerie feeling on Lake Michigan at times, knowing I was only a short distance away from the beach, but I couldn't see anything. And the second thing that stands out is that I pulled off a come from behind victory there that really set the tone for me for the rest of the tour."

Parr explained that defending his 2010 title was extremely hard work and that is why it is such an enormous source of pride and confidence for him. This year Parr trained harder than he ever has before and he focused on maintaining a higher level of physical fitness than in years past. "Most importantly, it takes help from all of my sponsors, family and friends to make this possible," adds Parr. "K&N is a huge help, not only with the air-intake on my ski, but also with my tow vehicle, as we drove about 20,000 miles this summer. The power and fuel mileage increase is one of many keys to success."
Parr successfully defend his title and was crowned the 2011 ISJBA Freestyle National Champion at the Charleston, West Virginia event.
Parr successfully defend his title and was crowned the 2011 ISJBA Freestyle National Champion at the Charleston, West Virginia event.


The IJSBA competition ladder is three-tiered beginning with "Local." There are over 500 local events worldwide for beginners looking to try their hand at competition. The second step up the competition ladder is the "National Championship Races," these events determine both the National Champion and the eligibility for participation at the World Championship. The IJSBA sanctions over 43 National Championships worldwide and the World Finals held every year since 1982 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is the true focal point on the IJSBA calendar.

"I'm excited for the World Finals this year because I have not competed in this event in about five years. X-Scream has provided so much support for me this year, and has given me a few options for WF," said Parr. "I have several years of experience from WF though, and my goal this year is to keep my head on straight and let my performance do all the talking. It's too easy to get overly pumped up at WF, which can lead to over-riding your abilities and blowing your chances for a podium finish. I've been getting in lots of practice time since the National Tour ended in August and I'm feeling great!"

Parr insists that he's going to take a little break over the winter. After it's all said and done, Jet skiing is still about fun, and that's how Parr likes to keep it. "It helps to take a break every so often to keep that fire burning and it keeps me pushing forward. Being that I'm married, I'm sure some other 'plans' will come along too, as my wife loves to travel. Personally, I'd love to get a ski trip to Colorado in the works," concludes Parr with a smile.

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