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      4-year-old headed to national watersport comepetition

      A 4-year-old girl from Carolina Forest received an invitation to represent and compete for South Carolina in the National Championships in October for kneeboarding.

      Addison Yane's father Barry says she's also a kneeboarding state champion in the mini outlaw division for boys and girls under 8.

      Yane says when they go to competitions, Addison is always the youngest competitor.

      Addison is also talented enough to be sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.

      Even though she's just four, her skills weren't mastered overnight.

      "The summer that she was two and the summer that she was three, she would stand on my wakeboard in between my bindings and ride that way," Yane explained.

      He added that it just progressed from there. "One Saturday we were out on Brian's boat and she said 'let me have the kneeboard, I want to ride on my own board' and first pull she got right up and she's been highly successful ever since."

      Addison doesn't just sit on that kneeboard and ride behind the wake. Her Dad said she's got about five tricks under her belt including holding the tow rope with just one hand.

      "She's always willing to try it and is usually pretty successful with it."

      Yane added that his daughter's next goal is to be up on a wakeboard by next year's state competition. When wakeboarding you stand on the board sideways.