Camp Far West | Pro Jet Ski Racers Lifestyle Video

Camp Far West | Pro Jet Ski Racers Lifestyle Video

Camp Far West | Pro Jet Ski Racers Ian and Pete Lifestyle Video and Pics

We were able to make a quick down low trip up to Camp Far West, wayyyyy up in Northern California to a city called Wheatland. Our plan was to meet up with as many of our NorCal team riders as possible and capture some sweet pics/videos of them. In return, we can start putting out some unique footage on our riders that has never been seen before. We think we did just that! capturing the hard work, training, and lifestyle of what it takes to be a racer these days. This first video is featuring two of our racers Ian Roberts and Pete Zernik . We have many more videos to come and lots of footage stocked up. Get ready to get stoked with us. Check the video out below.

Liquid Militia | Pro Jet Ski Racer Lifestyle


Video Description: Pro jet ski racers Ian Roberts and Pete Zernik show us their Nor Cal training grounds, “Jet Ski Cove” at Camp Far West Reservoir. To our amazement the location was just as they had described. The skies were crystal blue and the water was fresh, perfect combination for a killer weekend with the team.


Click on any of these photos to go to the main photo gallery for this trip

Pete Zernik getting in some practice laps on his jetski

Pete Zernik getting in some practice laps on his jet ski

Pete Zernik, Gopro, Jet Ski, Check

Pete Zernik all set ready to practice.

Ian Roberts focusing on the buoy trun

Ian Roberts – judging the buoys for the turn


Interested in checking out some of the pictures we took from the Camp Far West trip? They are now up, and ready to be seen. You can click on any of the pics above or this link here to view them. Enjoy and cheers to lots more good stuff brought to you by Liquid Militia.

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Ian Roberts | 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross

The 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross – Gary Hart Memorial Race


3rd annual lake havasu open of watercross Gary Hart memorial race

3rd annual lake havasu open of watercross Gary Hart memorial race

Ian Robers | Kommander Ski

Ian Robers | Kommander Ski

Ian Roberts | Pro

Ian Roberts | Pro


I had a blast at the 3rd annual Lake Havasu Open of Watercross – Gary Hart Memorial Race. The venue was perfect and the track was challenging. The conditions in Havasu were windy with clouds, making it more challenging on the course with the water thrashing me at all angles. Luckily, I have put in a lot of recent training days at my local training lake so I was ready for any conditions that sprung up. As far as the racing, I was at a disadvantage all weekend after braking my drop nozzle system, but despite horrible starts I was able to ride smart and work my way up to the front of the pack for some solid finishes.


Elsey's getting the hang of the racing circuit.

Elsey’s getting the hang of the racing circuit.

Cold and windy | Lake Havasu, AZ

Cold and windy | Lake Havasu, AZ

Elsey and Ian | Family bonding at the races

Elsey and Ian | Family bonding


I ended the weekend with a 3rd and a 2nd overall and am tied for second in the points currently. I’m looking forward to the next race and having my family support with me at the races. IAN ROBERT’S LIQUID MILITIA ATHLETE PAGE |

Bo & Ian | Keeping warm in the pits

Bo & Ian | Keeping warm in the pits

Ian Roberts | Lake Havasu Open of Watercross 2016

Ian Roberts | Lake Havasu Open of Watercross 2016

Ian Roberts | 3rd and 2nd finish

Ian Roberts | 3rd and 2nd finish


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Ian Roberts comments 2015 race season

Ian Roberts comments 2015 race season

Team Rider Ian Robert’s has had a busy year. With a new baby and getting adjusted to a new hull mid race season, Here’s what he had to say:

Ian Roberts | 2015 Pro Wartercross Tour Lake Hartwell

Ian Roberts | 2015 Pro Wartercross Tour Lake Hartwell

This has been a crazy year. My wife, Bo, and I had our first child, Elyse, in May two weeks before attending The Liquid Militia Team Weekend.

Ian Roberts Takes 1st Place | 2015 Liquid Militia Team Weekend  Motosurf Race

Ian in the lead during the annual Team Weekend Motosurf Race

Ian in the lead during the annual Team Weekend Motosurf Race

The cash Ian took home for taking 1st in the Motosurf Race.

The cash Ian took home for taking 1st in the Motosurf Race.


The Celebration Of the Motosurf champ

The Celebration Of the Motosurf champ

Ian Roberts comments 2015 race season 3

Ian Roberts Champagne Celebration //Photo: RonnyMac.com

Ian Team Weekend Chill'n

Ian Team Weekend Chill’n


After that we went straight into race season competing in the Djsa Series and Prowatercross National Tour.  To make things more interesting I was on a new race hull this year, the Kommander K1 hull. I basically took delivery and started racing with no time to adjust. I struggled through the season, but learned a lot and took advantage of the break before world finals and found a setup I liked. At world finals I accomplished by best results ever finishing 5th in Pro Ski open.

Congrats on the new baby!

Bo, Ian and Elyse - The Robert's Family

Bo, Ian and Elyse – The Robert’s Family

Ian And Baby Elyse

Baby Elyse is down for the races


Ian Robert’s Rider Profile>>

Jetski Racing World Finals Team Update – Lake Havasu City, AZ

Was a wild weekend in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. We had a great time hanging with the team, family and friends old and new.

Team Rider Updates:

CHRIS MACCLUGAGE #30:

Chris MacClugage

Chris MacClugage

This year I competed solely in the Sport class at World Finals. I didn’t want to race with the pressure I had in 2013 to win the Ski class. My primary goal was to enjoy myself and relax a bit more this year in my hometown of Lake Havasu City where the World Finals are held each year.

I set out to win the Sport class and I did! It was by no means an easy race however. During the first moto, while I was leading the race, I fell off my race boat and dropped all the way back to the absolute last position. It was time to work my way back up to the top.

That did it for me. Just what I needed to gain a deeper focused determination, I wanted this race, I wanted to produce at World Finals. After a bit of fiberglass warfare I came back to third place position.

Now, facing the second moto, I holeshotted once again but lead wire to wire down the line! The Monster Macc Racing, Bullett V2 Wave Blaster worked really well from turn to turn and accelerating strong in the open stretches. Such a great boat to ride, making this a fun competition for me! Just what I needed.

Chris MacClugage

Chris MacClugage 2014 Sport Class Champion – Photo by Mark Clemons

We had gained 4 miles an hour over the 2013 set up we previously enjoyed, so the Blaster was really fast this year. I was confident in my skills heading into the competition even though I had not focused exclusively on the Sport Class. So much so was this team commitment to excel, that I would put her into the Winner’s circle!

I finished with a 3rd place and a 1st place finish from the two mottos. When those two places were added against my competitors, this put me in a 3 way tie. Seeing that I won the last moto that singular advantage gave me the overall win and the World Championship title.

It has been a great year for Macc Racing. To head into the winter race schedule as a World Champion comes with the dedication of many people. I want to thank you Rusty Gewecke for building one great boat for me to ride, my lovely wife Rachel and our kids for their everlasting support!!!


RYAN DECKER #72:

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Ryan Decker

Ryan Decker

Ryan Decker

For the 2014 IJSBA World Finals I raced Amateur Lites, Pro Am Lites, Amateur Open, and Salom. This World Finals was a rough year for me. I ended up not qualifying for Amateur Lites and could not get good starts. But I qualified for Pro Am Lites and placed 14th overall even though I did not finish the last moto. In Amateur Open, I had to go to the LCQ because I got ran over in my heat. I won the LCQ and ended up placing 10th overall in Amateur Open. In salom I placed 8th overall. Besides the racing I had a ton of fun hanging out with friends and family even got to see Vanilla Ice. Before the end of the year I am going to race the El Tour De Tucson and a 24 hour Mountain Bike race, while racing dirt bikes on the side. Could not do it without the help from Liquid Militia, Macc Racing, Ryno Power, Jettrim, K&N Performance, Burn Industries, Bullett Racing, and my parents.


MARK GOMEZ #137::

Mark Gomez

Mark Gomez

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I had technical problems that took me out of my Amateur Lites class then ended up fighting my way through a tough pack and working through some late night wrenching missions to defend my 3rd in the world title in that class. Last and not least I charged my way though vintage 550 and came out on top during both motos to win the world title. On the monday after I participated in Chris Fichettis Aqua Moto X Preview Event. A group of us riders including Zack and Jake Bright, Tanner Thomas, and I lined up to go big off a double boat v wake. I took 2nd place taking home over $300 of a $800 cash pot fund raised by the sponsors and spectators there.


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Brock Austin

Brock Austin

We haven’t heard from em’ yet, maybe he’s still celebrating?


IAN ROBERTS #658:MAC_0223-ian-roberts-havasu-blog


ian-roberts-profile-1Going into the 2014 IJSBA world finals my goal was to finish top 5 in pro ski open. After winning and finishing on the podium at several races throughout the year I was feeling pretty confident. Things don’t always go as planned though as I was plagued with numerous mechanical issues on race day. I squeeked into the main and tried my hardest to resolve the issues, but was not successful. I chose to jump on my practice boat which was at least 10 mph slower than most of the boats I was competing against. Lucky for me the wind picked up before the 2nd and 3rd Motos giving me less of a disadvantage with some really rough water conditions. Overall I was able to put an 8th place finish together bettering last years finish of 9th.


BIBI CARMOUCHE #177:MAC_0762-bibi-web-havasu-blog

Bibi Carmouche

Bibi Carmouche

Bibi's Ski Carnage

Bibi’s Ski Carnage

Seemed like luck was not on my side at this years finals, but I learned a lot and was still able to come out in the top 10 in two of my classes. On Wednesday I raced classic two stroke limited and was hoping for a top three finish, unfortunately I ended up getting hit pretty hard in the second moto and finished 7th overall. Friday, I was excited to race in the Amateur ski open class for the first time, but during the qualifier my ski died on the line and I was forced to race in the LCQ, and with another bad start I didn’t make it to the main motos. On Sunday the Pro/am Womens races were extremely exciting, it was awesome being able to line up next to some of the fastest women racers around like Tera Laho, Emi Kanamori and Yukiko Kume to name a few! The second moto was wild with the random wind that picked up and created surf like conditions on the track, I was running in third place in that moto but the judges ended up making a call that docked me a lap and moved me down from 5th overall to 8th. I am extremely happy with my performance and ready to make some changes for next season!

Huge thank you to all my sponsors for the support throughout the year!


Thank You, to all who participated in “The Bar Pong Tournament” at Kokomo

Freshly printed Beer Pong table graphics, last minute work on the road...

Freshly printed Beer Pong table graphics, last minute work on the road…

Event Sponsors

Blowsion, Prorider, Hydro-Turf, Liquid Militia and Hot Products made the tournament possible.

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Let the Tournament begin!


Pro Freerider

Pro Freerider

“Team Cup The Balls” which included, Liquid Militia Team Rider Zack Bright and friend of LQM Casey Hogarty made it to the final round but lost by one cup against “The Mad Haters”, Havasu locals.

“We trained hard. We made all the way to the final. We got 2nd place. Which is my normal finish anyway. Casey was a great teammate and really pulled us through to the end. Team cup my balls just needed to sink that final ball and we could have been the champions of the world. THE WORLD!,”said Zack Bright.


Tanner Thomas, Pro Freerider/ V-Wake Master:

Tanner Thomas Aqua Moto V Wake Champ

Tanner Thomas Aqua Moto V Wake Champ

Tanner Thomas Photo: Aqua Moto Grand Prix

Tanner Thomas Body Beach V-Wake Photo: Aqua Moto Grand Prix


 

Ian Roberts had a rough weekend at the last round in Lake Perris but still took 3rd overall.

I had a rough weekend at the Lake Perris IJSBA National, but it was worth all the headaches to hangout with and represent the best sponsors in the industry, Liquid Militia and Kommander Industries Thanks again for the support. Hey it wasn’t all bad, I won one moto to finish 3rd overall in Am open after a DNF in the first moto.

Ian Roberts 3rd Place Overall

Ian’s headache started out when his transmission blew a few hours from home in Reno NV while in route to Southern California. His truck transmission blew the F up. Fellow LM rider Pete Zernik was already here at the LM HQ when he broke us the news. Pete was determined to help get Ian on the road. And if that meant finding a rental car, that’s what was going to happen. Pete somehow managed to get U haul to cancel another persons reservation and give it to Ian ha ha (stuff was said that I can not mention).

Ian satisfied with his win

Ian hitched up his trailer onto his super classy U Haul and tossed in all his gear and was on the way. A little behind scheduled not a lot of time for testing but all in all he made it and that’s what counts.

Podium- 3rd Overall

Thanks, Ian