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West Coast Riders Hit the Water for the Nautique Pro Am Presented by Rockstar

Lake Alfred, Fla. (June, 11, 2015) – The third stop of the Nautique Wake Series kicked off on Thursday at the Nautique Pro Am presented by Rockstar Energy at Mossdale Quarry Lakes in Lathrop, California. To start the day amateur riders as young as seven years old competed in front of their friends, family and some of their favorite Pro riders behind the award-winning G-Series boats. The Jr. Pro Men’s division saw nearly perfect conditions on the water with the world’s best wake launching them to impressive performances behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The top two riders from each heat will move into tomorrow’s semifinal round. Mac Schramm posted the highest score of the day with an 89.00 to take Heat #2. Also winning quarterfinal heats were James Loisel, Lewy Watt, Jake Pelot and Nic Rapa.

Mac Schramm

I’m really excited to be competing in my hometown behind my favorite boat,” said Nautique Team rider Josh Twelker. “Watching the amateurs compete today and having so much fun brought back a lot of great memories from when I first started riding. The Lakes at Mossdale Quarry are amazing and it’s a great setting to showcase just how good the Nautique G-Series boats really are. I can’t wait to get out there.”

ProAm Boat Driver

Seven-year-old Sydney Litgens is the youngest Nautique Pro Am competitor among riders of all ages and skill levels who will compete throughout the weekend. The West Coast riders battled it out in front of hometown crowds with Francisco Cabezas, Rex LaVerne, Chad Lowe and Mike Powell all taking heat wins in their respective divisions. The LaVerne family was all over the lake with three family members competing this weekend. In the Adaptive Sitboarding division, Connor Pogetto went huge scoring 83.33 and California native Noah Belmont dominated the wakeskate division behind the Super Air Nautique G21.
 Jason Soven Rockstar and Nautique
One of the tightest divisions of the day was Men’s 1 (19-24) that was full of riders from all over the West Coast. It was Robert Pabon from Arizona leading the field of talented riders into the finals.
Friday will see the amateur divisions move into finals, while Jr. Pro Men and Pro Women semifinals will hit the water and the Pro Men quarterfinals will line up.
 Nic Rapa Top Seed Going into Today
“The Nautique Wake Series has really stepped up this season,” said Nautique Team Rider Brandon Thomas. “You can see from the first two events and into this weekend that Nautique and the WWA are really putting the riders first giving us all the chance to perform at our best behind the best boats on the water.”
ResultsNautique Pro Am
Mossdale Quarry Lakes – Lathrop, California
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Amateur Wakesake Semi Final

  1. Noah Belmont – 63.33
  2. Chris Birch – 43.33
  3. Francisco Cabezas – 35.00
Women’s Wakeskate Semi Final
  1. Natalie Graham – 55.00
Amateur Women (18-24) Semi Final
  1. Morgan Crescent – 74.67
  2. Nicole Key – 58.33
  3. Gianna Dinatale – 45.00
Junior Women (14-18) Semi Final
  1. Jamie Lopina – 83.33
  2. Alyssa Williams – 61.67
Adaptive Sitboarding Semi Final
  1. Connor Aguilar-Pogetto – 83.33
Junior Boys Beginner Semi Final
  1. Alex Albin – 66.67
Boys Beginner Semi Final
  1. Rocco Ralston – 68.33
Masters (30-39) Semi Final
  1. Francisco Cabezas – 73.33
Veterans (40 and over) Semi Final
  1. Rex LaVerne – 70.00
  2. Fred Birch – 48.33
  3. Todd Coons – 36.67
Men’s 1 (19-24) Semi Final
  1. Robert Pabon – 51.67
  2. Colter Hedden – 44.67
  3. Keith Deaton – 35.00
Men’s 2 (25-29) Semi Final
  1. Mike Powell – 90.00
Pro Veterans Semi Final
  1. Chad Lowe – 73.33
Jr. Pro Men’s Quarterfinals 
Heat 1
  1. James Loisel – 83.33
  2. Elliott Digney – 73.33
Heat 2
  1. Mac Schramm – 89.00
  2. Jason Soven – 85.00
Heat 3
  1. Lewy Watt – 83.33
  2. Juan Mendez – 76.67
Heat 4
  1. Jake Pelot – 70.00
  2. Cobe France – 67.00
Heat 5
  1. Nic Rapa – 83.33
  2. Gunner Daft – 75.00

About Nautique Boat Company
Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique Boat Company, Inc. has been on the waters of the world with a passion for progression since day one. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our family of owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. Time and time again we’ve proven that our boats are built to push boundaries. Each time a new Nautique is released it sets a series of events in motion that continue to have a profound impact on watersports. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 17 world records, the G-Series has unlocked new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Countless awards, mind-blowing moments, and seeing what the world will do next with our creations is what keeps us dedicated to staying on the cutting edge. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com. Follow us at: FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.

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About the WBWS
The Wakeboard World Series will offer the largest payout the sport has seen in its 26-year history with a total of $425,000 to be handed out to the men and women throughout the series. This increase is just one of many avenues that the WWA have stepped up to further legitimize wakeboarding along with an increased focus on attracting media, sponsors, and consumers. This year’s Wakeboard World Series is the largest World Series in recent years, making it the only true global wakeboard series. The 2015 Wakeboard World Series will travel to four rounds within the United States as well as Mexico, Brazil, Canada, a return to Japan, and for the first time, the WWA World Championships will be held in Portugal. 

About the WWA
The World Wakeboard Association is the global leader in wake sports sanctioning. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card and WWA Rider Experience. With 27 affiliate countries worldwide, the WWA is a rider-formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the primary source for riders, event organizers and competitive standards. For more information on the WWA and its events, check out www.thewwa.com