Knight Kiteboarding

Members of the Kiteboarding Club at UCF pose for a photo. The Knights traveled to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and claimed the trophy at the national club championship on June 30.

The University of Central Florida kiteboarding team has won the national club championship for kiteboarding.

UCF finished as runner-ups last season, but the club’s growth enabled them to take the grand prize.

“We all work together to grow as individuals and as a club and also as a contributing member of the kiteboarding community, and that’s a great feeling to be a part of,” said Melanie Alfieri, a member of the team in a press release. “The more members we have, the better we will do as a club.”

UCF’s team consisted of 20 members this past season, the most of any other team. In kiteboarding, the depth of team is a prominent factor due to the fact that teams accumulate more points depending on the amount of members they have.

The Knights look forward to continued growth in the next year.

“As a club, we just need to continue to practice and help each other grow in our abilities and continue to encourage others to come out and join us and learn,” Alfieri said in the release. “The biggest reason to join the Kiteboarding Club is just to make friends that will last a lifetime.”

Story originally published on July 7, 2016.

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