With the Pro Watercross Tour and the broader AquaX Series primed for launch, the racer announcements and sponsorship deals are flying around like crazy. A huge influx of talent is swarming the sport this year and manufacturers are jumping at the chance to claim from fresh faces as their newest representatives out on the water.
Recently, Thrust Innovations proudly announced the following: “Really exciting news for 2016: [Anthony] Burgess, former IJSBA World Champion will be joining Team Thrust. We look forward to what this relationship brings for the year as Ant is a stand up guy and an amazing rider.” With the announcement, Thrust included a snapshot at some of the gorgeous billet equipment that Burgess will be using throughout the season.
For many, Burgess might be best known for his recent appearance in a viral Taco Bell commercial where the freestyle rider performed a series of lightning-quick flips and rolls before the title card swaps to a bunch of greasy tortilla pocket filled with processed meats and cheeses that only appeal to equally greasy teenagers and people looking to quell the rage of a morning hangover.
Here’s Burgess in action: