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Harley Clifford Takes Home the 2015 WWA Supra Boats World Championship and his 5th WBWS Win This Year

Harley Clifford Takes Home the 2015 WWA Supra Boats World Championship

and his 5th WBWS Win This Year

 Lake Alfred, Florida (September 20, 2015) — The Professional Men put on a show at the WWA Supra Boats World Championship presented by Rockstar Energy with the entire men’s podium putting in stand up runs. The scores between the top three were extremely close, but in the end it was Australia’s Harley Clifford taking home his third World title after landing two 900’s and several mobe 5 variations. Noah Flegel matched that with two 900’s of his own, putting him ahead of Cory Teunissen for the runner-up spot. Steel Lafferty wowed the fans by raising the bar and being the only one of the weekend to land a double flip.

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“I had so much fun out on the lake today,” said Clifford. “We had a great turn out with fans going crazy all weekend and the competition couldn’t have been more stacked for them in main. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with how the weekend went.”

Nic Rapa of Australia continued his winning streak as he had a great run with a huge and technical trick list, while USA’s Tyler Higham and Joel Bartley of Australia rounded off the podium in the Jr. Pro Men’s division.

The battle raged on in the Pro Women’s class as Meagan Ethell, Dallas Friday and Raimi Merrit fought for the World Championship. Ethell blew fans and judges away as she stuck four mobes with a few stylish spins and grabs to be crowned Pro Women’s World Champion. Ethell was pressured heavily by Merrit who performed a more spin based run, while Friday rounded off the podium in third place.

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“I’m so stoked to be crowned World Champion,” said Ethell. “The conditions here in Portugal were perfect all weekend which allowed me to land everything in my trick list on my final run. This year has been intense to say the least and I’m really looking forward to the next round.

In the Pro Wakeskate final, Reed Hansen performed three different 360 variations behind the Supra SE550 to place first and be crowned World Champ, receiving his eighth World Championship in Pro Wakeskate.

“Portugal has been bar far my favorite event of the year,” said Hansen. “From the fans to the city atmosphere, I had a blast riding here. The water conditions were prime today, coupled with the amazing wake of the Supra SE550 allowed me to land everything and grab the World Championship.”

Once all the finals were complete, the awards ceremony took place on a yacht where the World Champions were crowned and the runners up. Fireworks ended the celebration when Clifford was crowned 2015 WWA Wakeboard World Champion.

Results

2015 WWA Supra Wakeboard World Championships Presented by Rockstar Energy – Ferreira Do Zezere, Portugal

Friday, September 18, 2015

FINALS

Jr. Pro Men’s

  1. Rappa, Nic AUS         33
  2. Higham, Tyler USA         67
  3. Bartley, Joel AUS         67
  4. Watt, Lewy AUS         00
  5. Holihan, Robby USA         33
  6. Digney, Elliot USA         00

Professional Wakeskate

  1. Hansen, Reed USA         33
  2. Hampson, Danny USA         33
  3. Polterock, Austin USA         67
  4. Grubb, Brian USA         00

Women’s Professional

  1. Ethell, Meagan USA         67
  2. Merritt, Raimi USA         67
  3. Friday, Dallas USA         67
  4. Mikacich, Tarah USA         33
  5. McCullough, Taylor USA         33
  6. Butler, Nicola USA         67

Mens Professional

  1. Clifford, Harley AUS         33
  2. Flegel, Noah USA         67
  3. Teunissen, Cory AUS         00
  4. Carroll, Tony USA         33
  5. Tezuka, Shota JPN          00
  6. Iacconi, Tony AUS         00

 

SEMI-FINALS

Top rider advances to next round.

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 01

  1. Teunissen, Cory AUS         00
  2. Lafferty, Steel USA         33
  3. Came, Sam GBR         33

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 02

  1. Tezuka, Shota JPN          00
  2. Dowdy, Mike USA         33
  3. Watson, Shawn USA         33

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 03

  1. Carroll, Tony USA         00
  2. Malinoski, Rusty CDN        00
  3. Hair, Austin USA         67

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 04

  1. Iacconi, Tony AUS         00
  2. Powers, Daniel USA         33
  3. Webb, JD USA         33

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 05

  1. Flegel, Noah USA         67
  2. Soven, Phillip USA         33
  3. Twelker, Josh USA         33

Men’s Professional – Semi-Heat # 06

  1. Clifford, Harley AUS         67
  2. Smith, Dean AUS         67
  3. Derome, Oli CDN        33