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Amateur Champions Crowned at the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships

ACWORTH, Ga. (July 28, 2016) – Today, the nations best amateur competitors hit the water for the final time this week to compete in their respective division finals on the second day of the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships at Dallas Landing Park. Riding behind the three-time wakeboard boat of the year, riders of all ages and skill levels continued to raise the bar off of the award-winning Super Air Nautique G23’s incredible wake. The near perfect conditions on Lake Allatoona witnessed a total of 15 different divisions crown their U.S. National Champions on the warm Georgia day.
After an impressive performance during yesterday’s qualifying action, Fynn Bullock-Womble (NC) carried his momentum into the Boys (10-13) Finals with a variety of big air tricks to become the first champion crowned this week. A hard-fought battle helped Rocker Steiner (TX) secure the second position, while Thomas Herman (IN) used consistency to grab the third spot.

The Veterans (40&Over) Finals proved to be one of the closest battles of the week thus far, including some technical tricks by Christopher Full (WI) behind the G23’s perfectly shaped wake to earn a score of 85.00 for the national championship. Dayle Cartwright (FL) finished in second and Steve Jones (CO) took the final podium position.

Photo Credit: Maria Kuzminova
In the Jr. Men’s (14-18) Finals, the incredibly talented lineup of riders continued their fierce battles as they dueled for the opportunity to take home the number one position. When the final scored emerged, Mitch Kappler (NC) relied on the massive, clean wakes of the Super Air Nautique G23 to finish with the divisions overall win. He narrowly edged out Noah Wildman (IN) and Kenny Prowse (MI) in second and third, respectively.Ellery Hunt (SC) displayed her silky smooth style to perfectly execute each trick combination that she threw down behind the G23’ en route to the Jr. Women’s (14-18) victory. A solid run by Shannon Sahinbas (FL) allowed her to claim the second spot, just ahead of Alyssa Williams (NV) in third.

Mary Morgan Howell (AL) set the bar high with an excellent run during the early stages of the Girls (10-13) Finals, ultimately distancing herself from the competition, as she could not be stopped on her way to the win. The battle for second and third was a close one, but Hollie Waldrop (FL) nailed a pair of big tricks to capture second, followed by Kyla Hendricks (WI) in third.

In the Masters Women (30-39) division, Kaley McNay (OR) recorded the best run of the day to lead the stacked field, which included a score of 68.33 to propel her to the Finals victory. In second, Ashleigh Nyborg (NC) scored a 60.00 for an inspiring run.

 Photo Credit: Maria Kuzminova
The third day of the Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships is set to kick off at 9am EST on Friday, July 29, beginning with the Adaptive Finals and finishing with Pro Men and Women Qualifying. The world’s best wakeboarding athletes will compete exclusively behind the industry-leading Super Air Nautique G23 towboat as they begin their assault on becoming National Champion.Please Click Here to view the daily schedule.

Dedicated to progressing the sport from the ground up, the Nautique Wake Series puts riders first, developing the stars of tomorrow and showcasing the top athletes of today. The addition of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships provides athletes the perfect platform throughout the entire season with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23.

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As the organizer and sanctioning body of the 2016 Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar Energy, the World Wakeboard Association would like to thank all of its partners for their support in making the event possible, including Nautique Boat Company and Rockstar Energy Drink.

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Results

Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships Presented by Rockstar Energy
Dallas Landing Park – Acworth, Georgia
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jr. Men (14-18) – Finals Heat 01

  1. Mitch Kappler (NC) – 80.00
  2. Noah Wildman (IN) – 70.00
  3. Kenny Prowse (MI) – 60.00
  1. Andy Birch (AZ) – 50.00
  2. Johnathon Wilkes (GA) – 40.00
  3. Darin Delgado (CA) – 30.00
Veterans Women’s (40&Over) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Jodi Vermillion (OH) – 78.33
  2. Joy Manning (VA) – 68.33
  3. Kat Laird (TX) – 56.67
  1. Susan Sheehan (TX) – 33.33
Men’s I (19-24) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Woody White (KY) – 91.67
  2. Jared Franco (FL) – 70.00
  3. KP Gagnon (ME) – 60.00
  4. Hayes Akers (OH) – 40.00
  1. Dylan Wittman (GA) – 33.33
  2. William Akers (OH) – 26.67
  3. Drew Dalton (NC) – 20.00
Men’s II (25-29) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Tom Pazerunas (IL) – 93.33
Veterans (40&Over) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Christopher Full (WI) – 85.00
  2. Dayle Cartwright (FL) – 76.67
  3. Steve Jones (CO) – 55.00
  1. Kevin Michael (FL) – 45.00
Amateur Wakeskate – Finals Heat 01
  1. Brandon Wolcott (FL) – 81.67
  2. Francisco Cabezas (FL) – 56.67
Women’s Wakeskate – Finals Heat 01
  1. Kyla Hendricks (WI) – 76.67
  2. Piper Harris (FL) – 66.67
  3. Kira Lewis (NJ) – 53.33
Jr. Girls (9&Under) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Palmer Howell (AL) – 83.33
  2. Madison Lavrack (NC) – 78.33
  3. Kira Lewis (NJ) – 65.00

4. Bailey Brown (KY) – 56.67Jr. Women (14-18) – Finals Heat 01

  1. Ellery Hunt (SC) – 80.00
  2. Shannon Sahinbas (FL) – 73.33
  3. Alyssa Williams (NV) – 60.00
  1. Lexi Gonzales (CA) – 43.33
Boys (10-13) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Fynn Bullock – Womble (NC) – 86.67
  2. Rocker Steiner (TX) – 81.67
  3. Thomas Herman (IN) – 71.67
  1. Tyler Worrall (FL) – 63.33
  2. Kai Stidham (IN) – 50.00
  3. Benjamin Brown (KY) – 30.00
Masters Women (30-39) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Kaley McNay (OR) – 68.33
  2. Ashleigh Nyborg (NC) – 60.00
Jr. Boys (9&Under) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Maxim Sitnikov (CA) – 75.00
  2. Gavin Stuckey (FL) – 60.00
  3. Laird Stidham (IN) – 43.33
Jr. Boys Beginner (9&Under) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Kaiden Powell (KS) – 86.67
  2. Bret Porter (MD) – 71.67
  3. Zippy Meek (FL) – 56.67
Boys Beginner (10-13) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Karson Prowse (MI) – 88.33
  2. Beau Porter (MD) – 80.00
  3. Tyler Toberman (NC) – 71.67
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  1. Ayden Lamb (AR) – 65.00
  2. Maddox Meek (FL) – 48.33
Girls (10-13) – Finals Heat 01
  1. Mary Morgan Howell (AL) – 85.67
  2. Hollie Waldrop (FL) – 83.33
  3. Kyla Hendricks (WI) – 66.67

4. Sofia Mendez (FL) – 56.67Masters (30-39) – Semifinals Heat 1

  1. Nick Cankar (FL) – 81.67
  2. Aaron Lecklider (OH) – 68.33
  3. Jimmy Powell (SC) – 63.33
  4. Brian Young (TX) – 56.67
  1. Francisco Cabezas (FL) – 48.33
  2. Robert Schwartz (FL) – 33.33
Jr. Pro Men (14-18) – Quarterfinals Heat 01
  1. Luca Kidd (GBR) – 76.67
  2. Lewy Watt (AUS) – 68.33
  3. Erik Schroeder (CAN) – 56.67
  4. Guenther Oka (USA) – 46.67
  1. Jesse Foushee (USA) – 40.00
  2. Bryson Hancock (USA) – 33.33
  3. Daniel Miles (USA) – 20.00
Jr. Pro Men (14-18) – Quarterfinals Heat 02
  1. Elliot Digney (AUS) – 90.00
  2. Jason Soven (USA) – 80.00
  3. James Loisel (USA) – 70.00
  4. Mizuki Takahashi (JPN) – 50.00
  1. Nicholas Brown  (USA) – 40.00
  2. Mikey Conrady (USA) – 26.67
  3. Tyler Higham (USA) – 16.67
Jr. Pro Men (14-18) – Quarterfinals Heat 03
  1. Jake Pelot (USA) – 80.00
  2. Mac Schramm (USA) – 73.33
  3. Cobe France (AUS) – 71.67
  1. Callan Starr (AUS) – 40.00
  2. Clayton Holladay (USA) – 30.00
  3. Camden Vaughan (USA) – 20.00
Adaptive Standing – Semifinals Heat 01
  1. Jesse Deemer (MI) – 60.00
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