Bret Little – Istudiomo
A local Texas hero, Bret Little, was one of the first guys to really hold it down for Texas wakeskating. He was pushing the boundaries of what could be done on the cable back in the early 2000’s. He’s been traveling all around the US and the rest of the world ripping cable contests and getting kids stoked on wakeskating. This was especially important locally when there were few Texas wakeskaters to look up to in the beginning. Back in the day you didn’t have a slew of pros coming to your local cable park, and contests that brought decent wakeskaters into town were few and far between. So staying motivated and focused on wakeskating in an otherwise struggling and sprouting scene was tough. But if you were lucky enough, one calm evening you might see Bret casually walk up to the start dock after his shift at the Texas Ski Ranch, grab a handle, and take off around the old cable carousel. And in that first short lap Bret would do enough to inspire your sessions for the rest of the summer. Bret hasn’t stopped inspiring the youth around Texas and even other professional riders alike ever since. He’s kept the fire burning in all of them, what started as a crackling little flame for wakeskating in its beginning is slowing building to become a roaring fire and it is thanks to pioneers like Bret.