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Abraham Hoshctrasser having fun at Nazaré, Portugal, praia do norte

Abraham Hochstrasser is crowned Jet Ski Freeride World Champion 2018

Nov 052018

Mexican rider and Monster Energy athlete, Abraham Hochstrasser, was crowned the IFWA Jet Ski Freeride World Champion after securing the points to clinch the title at the Freeride Motosurf 99 held in Chiba, Japan, this past weekend weekend.

"This championship is a reflection and a result of a lot of work and preparation. I feel very grateful, happy and satisfied to be able to achieve the goal and the goal to be the world champion; It is a very special and unique feeling", said the Mexican athlete.

With extensive experience and skill in the the water, Hochstrasser's 98 points were just enough to beat three-time tour champion Mark Gomez, who finished with 97. Australian Joel Barry finished in third place with a score of 86 at the last stop of the tour.

Regarding his performance throughout the five dates of the tour, Abraham commented that the start in Nazaré, Portugal, in April 2018, was not ideal and that a technical error ended with a low score during qualifications. At his second stop in Biscarrose, France he finished in the top 3 which ended up accumulating some critical points to help him climb in the standings. 


As a hometown hero, Abraham was crowned Champion during the third stage of the Tour in Ixtapa in June, considered the most emotional and decisive moment of the championship.  Shortly after Hochstrasser arrived at his fourth stop in September in Oregon with the determination to earn a great finish. Even after suffering an injury in the knockout round, the Mexican managed to finish second to place him first in the general table.


On November 2nd, Hochstrasser arrived in Chiba, Japan to compete in the fifth and final date of the championship tour with the clear intention of taking the title. Hochstrasser was crowned as the IFWA 2018 World Champion after five intense rounds of competition between 20 athletes from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, France, Brazil, Japan and Mexico.


"It is the greatest recognition in my sports career and the most representative title that can be given to an athlete, so it means a lot and I am happy to represent Mexico as I travel throughout the world," he said happily.


Abraham, a native of Mexico City but based in Cancun, plans to take a vacation to close the season of competition this year and continue preparing for the next world tournament that starts in the city of Nazaré, Portugal, in May 2019.