Ricardo Campello finally won his first PWA wave event, the 2014 PWA Grand Slam La Torche. He has been on the PWA wave tour for almost 10 years, was close to win events, but never managed to win an event in the end. In La Torche everything came together for him and he claimed his first event victory. On his way to victory Ricardo won 5 heats in the single elimination beating Nicolas Akgazciyan, Alessio Stillrich, Antoine Martin, Robby Swift and Thomas Traversa.
We asked Robby Swift, Marcilio Browne, Thomas Traversa, Sarah-Quita Offringa and PWA head judge Duncan Coombs to give us a statement about Ricardo’s victory.
RESULT PWA LA TORCHE 2014
1. Ricardo Campello
2. Thomas Traversa
3. Marcilio Browne
4. Robby Swift
5. Alex Mussolini, Antoine Martin, Victor Fernandez, Josh Angulo
9. Martin ten Hoeve, John Skye, Julien Quentel, Ben Proffitt, Adam Lewis, Jules Denel, Daniel Bruch, Antoine Albeau
17. Philip Köster, Klaas Voget, Jaeger Stone, Alessio Stillrich, Marc Pare, Moritz Mauch, Leon Jamaer, Kilian Du Couedic
25. Omar Sanchez, Aleix Sanllehy, Maciek Rutkowski, Justin Denel, Florian Jung, Julien Bontemps, Arthur Arutkin, Nicolas Akgazciyan