Ground Breaking Winch Session Rocks Kentucky RED BULL ATHLETE BRIAN GRUBB & CINCINNATI'S ANDREW PASTURA WAKESKATE LOST RIVER CAVE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bull athlete Brian Grubb added his own tale to the unique history of Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, KY during Red Bull Winch Sessions in March alongside fellow wakeskaters Andrew Pastura and Ben Horan. The professional wakeskaters conquered the river and toppled challenges of scattered rocks, late-night darkness, and bats scattered overhead in the depths of a natural jewel of the Midwest.
"This is certainly one of the absolute coolest places I've ever wakeskated," stated Grubb. "Being underground at night is challenge enough, but if you throw in the almost mystic story behind Lost River Cave, it is a wild experience I'll never forget."
Lost River Cave is on the National Register of Historic Places as a prehistoric and historic archaeological site. Lost River Cave was used as a Civil War camp by armies from both the North and South. The infamous outlaw Jessie James made use of the space as a hideout. From 1934 to the early 1960's, locals even used the Kentucky oasis as a nightclub retreat. Now, the team at Alliance Wakeboard magazine encapsulates the latest tale of the Lost River Cave. The Alliance video showcasing the one-of-a-kind wakeskate outing can be found here on Alliance Wakeboard Magazine or on Red Bull's YouTube Channel.
Grubb is truly an innovator and pioneer in the sport of wakeskating. Based on wakeboarding, wakeskaters are pulled along the surface of the water without binding or boots, using only balance and athletic skill to keep the board beneath them. Grubb paved the way for the younger guys such as Pastura and Horan. The former was named wakeskater of the year in 2012 and Horan is co-owner of a wakeskate company.
About Red Bull Winch Sessions
Red Bull Winch Sessions are one of many innovative Red Bull athlete projects that give highly skilled wakeskaters a platform to explore new heights for the sport and connect with fans in new regions of the country. Red Bull Wake Open is an annual event, judged by Brian Grubb, which combines the biggest and best of wake sporting on one stage. Red Bull and Brian Grubb team up to drive wake sports to the next frontier, push the boundaries, and bring new fans to thrilling water sports. Brian Grubb has helped shape everything about the sport from wakeskate design to competition format.
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