LAKE ALFRED, Fla. (January 23, 2023) – The World Wake Association (WWA) today announced the addition of John Dreiling to the team in a newly created position of Director of Wake Park Operations. 
This new role is part of a larger mission to put directors in place for each individual discipline under the WWA’s umbrella. These directors will be highly experienced in each of their fields and will address the specific needs of each sport.

“John has been a longtime competitor of the WWA,” said Shannon Starling, WWA President. “He is also poised to become a tremendous asset to the sport. John’s passion and experience in all aspects of wake park make him a perfect fit for this new role.”  

As the Director of Wake Park Operations, Dreiling will focus on event production aspects for the WWA’s wake park properties as well as focus on selling and developing new wake park events around the world. “In recent years, I’ve watched John get involved in all aspects of the sport to help where he can because he truly wants to see the sport grow and be the best that it can be” said WWA Executive Director, Corrie Wilson “John has helped with our Wake Park events over the past few years but I’m really excited to have him officially a part of the team as we continue to grow our Wake Park division around the world.”

“I’m truly honored that the WWA is trusting me to produce and develop new wake park events and series around the world.” said Dreiling, “With the WWA’s experience in running events for over 30 years, my experience as a competitor for the last 10 years, and our collective passion for growing the sport, I believe we have tremendous synergy and I’m very excited for the future of wake park events.”

Photo: Nick Belmont

Dreiling assumed the role January 1st of 2023 and has already played an integral role in updating and developing programs that are in line with the WWA’s mission to grow wakesports.  Named Alliance Rider of the year in 2021, he also represents Wakeparx, Sesitec, Unit Parktech, and more. John also gives back to the sport by coaching young riders and by hosting his own hosting his own boat contest, the Mini Wake Invitational.

If you have any interest in hosting your own wake park event, sharing feedback on wake park formats or just congratulating him on this new role contact John.


About The WWA: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 15,000 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out

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