I first met Trent Stuckey when he was about 10 years old. He was just ripping around the cable back then and not much has changed except for the size of his bag of tricks, which has increased exponentially over the years. The whole Stuckey family rides cable, so it's no wonder he got this good at such a young age!
Conrad McIntosh was at TSR Cablestock about 5 or 6 years ago when I first ran into him. He's a super nice dude that has a unique and fun to watch mellow style, but with some big sends too.
It's going to be fun to see what else these two achieve in their pro wake park rider careers. Check out where they are at now in this edit!
TS: Trent Stuckey
CM: Conrad McIntosh
TS: Orlando, Florida
CM: Bristow, Oklahoma
WW: Home cable?
TS: Orlando Watersports Complex
CM: Wake Zone Cable Park
WW: School you go/went to?
TS: Olympia High School
CM: High school: Booker T Washington in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but currently taking college courses online through ACC in Texas.
WW: What grade are you in?
TS: 9th Grade
CM: 12th Grade
WW: How and when did you get into wakeboarding?
TS: I started riding on boat between my dad legs on his wakeboard when I was around five or six years old, but when I was eight, my family got a spring break week pass to OWC. After that, I was hooked.
CM: Got into wakeboarding from my older brother, Patrick McIntosh, when he first took me to Wake Zone. Actually hated it at first (haha)!
WW: When did you start competing?
TS: My first comp was the local OWC Points Chase when I was 8.
CM: Started competing in 2014. First contest ever was 2014 Hydrous Points Chase Nationals.
WW: Favorite trip or trips of last year?
TS: I was super pumped I was able to ride at West Rock Cable Park in Illinois last year. That park layout is so sick!
CM: Favorite trip from last year was probably the Bali Plastic Playground stop. Just such a sick time out there with all the boys. So many great memories.
WW: Favorite contest/moment from last season?
TS: The Shark Wake Park Open and the Valdosta yard sale were probably my two favorite contests.
WW: Favorite artist right now?
TS: Lil Skies or Kendrick Lamar
CM: Favorite artist...that’s a hard one, but I like listening to a lot of Lil Skies.
WW: Do you prefer rails or kickers?
CM: I like rails, but think I prefer kickers because I love the feeling of going big and stomping new tricks.
WW: Stance in or out?
TS: Skinny stance
CM: My stance is right in the middle. Not too skinny, not too wide.
WW: Left or right foot forward?
TS: Right foot
CM: Left foot forward
WW: Wax or no wax?
TS: No wax unless the features feel sticky
CM: No wax
WW: Who motivates you?
TS: The local crew at OWC really motivate me, like John Dreiling, Grayson Dannecker, Jake Pelot and Brandon/Josh Harris and OWC staff.
CM: Honestly, all the boys motivate me. So sick to just go out there and ride with everyone.
WW: Do you prefer competing or shooting for photos/videos?
TS: I think shooting pic/vids because it forces a rider to ride with stz, especially for pictures.
CM: I like competing a lot, but it’s always nice to get good clips/pictures.
WW: Plans for this season?
TS: I’ll be doing the Liquid Force 3-stop series, which will be lit, and to just keep progressing overall in tech and style.
CM: Plans for the season are to hit up Yard Sale in April. Then June do all of the LF Park stops in the US. Then Plastic Playground in London for July. Kind of all I have planned right now, but I know there will be more.
WW: Where do you see yourself in five years?
TS: Hmmm...I guess to be in college and traveling the world doing what I love (wakeboarding).
CM: In five years, I see myself hopefully still shredding with all the boys and doing something from school.
WW: Sponsors? Special thanks to anyone?
TS: Ronix Wakeboards. And I’ll thank Follow, Sandbox, Tim McGee for always shooting, the local ODUB crew for pushing me and my mom and dad for always being there for me and being my ride to the cable (haha)!
CM: Thanks to Ma and Pa for so much support and Connelly Wakeboards for supplying me with boards to ride.