Pro Men’s and Pro Features Rankings Heat up at Mid-Season

From Lake Alfred, FL (October 21, 2013) — The 2013 WWA Wake Park World rankings, historically dominated by Tom Fooshee (USA), Dominic Gurhs (GER), and Daniel Grant (THI), now has a brand new leader. For the first time ever, 2013 Pro Men’s World Champion – Matty Hasler (AUS) is in the number 1 spot atop the super-competitive Pro Men’s rankings. A familiar face, Daniel Grant tops the Pro Men’s Features ranking, a rail and kicker only ranking.

“After how well my season has been so far, I couldn’t be more excited and happy to be on top of the ranking, but we are only half way through the World Series events, so I can’t celebrate yet.” Says Matty Hasler, 2013 Pro Men’s WWA Wake Park World Champion. “Really, anything can happen. I just have to keep doing what has been working for me in the last 3 events to stay in that 1st spot.”

Of course, Tom Fooshee and Daniel Grant are lurking right behind Matty in the Pro Men’s ranking, as Tom and Matty also have their eyes set on Daniel in the Pro Men’s Features ranking. These three dominating riders are overly impressive, this season has been a “king of the mountain” type of year, where any rider on any day could win a stop and throw a wrench in Matty, Tom and Daniel’s dominance.

Wake Park World Series rookie, Chandler Powell (USA) has definitely raised some eyebrows this year as well. The 16 year old Tampa, Florida rider has stunned riders on the tour with top finishes on both the Men’s Features and Pro Men’s podiums. Showing consistency is crucial to ranking high on the World Series; and Chandler, sitting at the number 4 spot, has proven that he’s here to put the pressure on top riders for the rest of the season.

On the Pro Features ranking, veteran rider Julian Cohen (USA) sits just off the top 3; Julian can, at anytime, sneak on the podium; however, Julian has yet to make it in a top 3 spot this year, make sure to keep your eye out for Julian to make his move and raise in the rankings.

With three stops in the books for 2013 and 3 more stops to go, the overall series champion is still anyone’s game. Make sure to tune into @TheWWA on twitter and WorldWakeAssociation on Facebook for results and more!

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Click each link below for additional information.

Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown Presented by Nautique
BSR Cable Park
Waco, TX, USA
May 24-25, 2013

Nautique & Rockstar WWA Wake Park National Championships Presented by Polaroid
Wake Nation Cincinnati
Fairfield, OH, USA
July 25-27, 2013

WWA Wake Park World Champinships Hosted by Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Abu Dhabi, UAE
October 9-11, 2013

Wake Republ1c Crown Championship
Republ1c Wake Park
Manila Philippines
November 1-3, 2013

WakeSessions - Australia
GoWake Cable Park – Mackay
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
November 14-16, 2013

WWA Wake Park World Series Stop #6
Thai Wake Park
Bangkok, Thailand
December 14-15, 2013

Contact:Rob Corum
Rob@TheWWA.com

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