Pro Men and Women Kickoff Competition at Day Three of
Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships Presented by Supra

Pleasant Prairie, WI. – The sport’s two premiere divisions, Pro Men and Pro Women opened their divisional heats today at day three of the Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra. Taking advantage of calm and clear conditions on Lake Andrea, the world’s best riders used the perfectly-shaped contest wake from the official towboat of World’s, the Supra SA 550, to dazzle the crowd of thousands.

Leading the charge amongst the Pro Men was current King of Wake leader Harley Clifford. Opening up his bottomless bag of tricks, Clifford threw down some of the biggest airs and rotations of the day to post a heat-high score of 88.33. No stranger to King of Wake titles himself; Phillip Soven also gave a top-notch run, posting a heat-winning 86.67 to join Clifford in tomorrow’s semifinals.

The Pro Women held three ultra-competitive semifinal heats today. With a textbook run that was equal parts smooth airs and technical rail riding, Meagan Ethell posted the division’s high score of 78.33 to reserve a spot in tomorrow’s finals. Also, joining her as favorites to win a World Title tomorrow were Raimi Merritt and Amber Wing, who claimed first place in the other two semifinal heats.

Using the supercharged engine on the Supra towboat, the Junior Pro Men put on a demo in progressive wakeboarding for the second consecutive day. With a combo of massive aerials and smooth rails, Mike Dowdy treated the crowd to a perfect run and earned an elusive 100-point score from the judges.

“I had a super fun set today at World’s,” said Dowdy. “I was able to stay up my whole run and scored a perfect 100, so I’m stoked.”

The Rockstar WWA Wakeboard World Championships presented by Supra will continue through Sunday, Aug. 19. Sunday will remain a ticketed event. Tickets are available at the gate: $13 (adult); $5 (ages 6-12); free (ages 5 and under).

Following Sunday’s finals fans can enjoy the Sony Big Air Contest. Featuring the top Pro Men riders, the athletes perform massive tricks that are rarely attempted in a traditional contest setting.

For more information visit www.kingofwake.com.

Day 3 Results (Riders in bold advance)
Pro Women Wakeskate Semifinals
1. Setsuko Ito 58.33

Masters semifinals heat 1
1. Mark Daugherty 70.67
2. Kurt Robertson 60.00
3. Brent Anderson 55.00
4. Tim Nilsen 35.00

Masters Semifinals Heat 2
1. German Brito 63.67
2. Kevin Michael 54.00
3. Michael Hook 24.67

Pro Veterans Semifinals Heat 1
1. Chad Lowe 66.67
2. Kenji Harada 46.67

Pro Wakeskate Semifinals Heat 1
1. Brian Grubb 80.00
2. Stu Shinn 69.00
3. Brandon Thomas 56.67
4. Danny Hampson 36.67
5. Jim Branton 26.67

Junior Pro Men Semifinals Heat 1
1. Jacob Valdez 92.25
2. Noah Flegel 90.25
3. Keenan Allen 87.50
4. Gordon Harrison 70.00

Junior Pro Men Semifinals Heat 2
1. Christian Primrose 94.75
2. Tony Iacconi 89.25
3. Massi Piffaretti 78.75
4. Jason Soven 77.25

Junior Pro Men Semifinals Heat 3
1. Mike Dowdy 100.00
2. Freddie Wayne 88.00
3. Brad Teunissen 76.75
4. Parker Siegele 75.25

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 1
1. Raimi Merritt 70.00
2. Mellissa Marquardt 63.33
3. Dallas Friday 56.67
4. Corrie Dyer 40.00

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 2
1. Amber Wing 71.67
2. Hayley Smith 66.67
3. Taylor McCullough 58.33
4. Rumi Matsuura 45.00
5. Alexa Score 35.00

Pro Women Semifinals Heat 3
1. Meagan Ethell 78.33
2. Tarah Mikacich 69.17
3. Miku Asai 65.00
4. Brooke Grassman 46.67
5. Ashley Leugner 31.67

Pro Men Heat 1
1. Phil Soven 86.67
2. Tony Carroll 78.33
3. Kirby Liesmann 55.00
4. Dante Digangi 50.00

Pro Men Heat 2
1. Aaron Rathy 80.00
2. Andrew Adkison 75.00
3. Pierce Homsey 61.67
4. Kyle Rattray 56.67

Pro Men Heat 3
1. Dean Smith 78.33
2. Rusty Malinoski 73.33
3. Josh Palma 65.00
4. Jason Bannatyne 56.67

Pro Men Heat 4
1. JD Webb 80.00
2. Steel Lafferty 75.83
3. Chad Sharpe 71.67
4. Marcelo Giardi 60.00
5. Gunnar Shuler 50.00

Pro Men’s Heat 5
1. Austin Hair 83.33
2. Shota Tezuka 78.33
3. Danny Harf 71.67
4. Bradley Smeele 66.67
5. Jimmy Trask 51.67

Pro Men Heat 6
1. Harley Clifford 88.33
2. Daniel Powers 75.00
3. Danny Thollander 70.00
4. Trevor Hansen 61.67
5. Ryan Anderson 50.00

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