(October 13, 2017) – The 2017 Nautique Wake Open presented by Rockstar Energy will air on NBC Sports Network this Sunday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m. ET. Tune-in and set your DVR to catch all of the progressive action that went down behind the 4X Wakesurf and 5X Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23. The second stop of theNautique Wake Series and WWA Wakeboard World Series (WBWS), this event features top riders from around the globe competing at the highest level of the sport.
An intense battle between Nautique athlete Mike Dowdy and Australia’s Harley Clifford saw mind-blowing runs that included multiple double flips, mobe 540’s and technical spin variations you won’t want to miss. After being sidelined in 2016, Clifford returned to the top of the podium for the first time, taking the 2017 Nautique Wake Open title and beginning his year-long campaign to become the Overall Nautique Wake Series and WBWS Champion.
Adding to the intensity and drama that unfolded at the Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC), the Pro Women’s division saw young Italian star Giorgia Gregorio take the win and solidify herself as one of the sport’s top athletes. Jr. Pro Men’s fan favorite Guenther Oka remained true to form, finishing first in a division full of talent with flawless style and big tricks. In the Pro Wakeskate division, Canadian James Balzer brought his brand of conditional toughness and mastery for a huge win.
Catch all of the amazing action this Sunday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m. E.T. on NBC Sports Network!
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 with every major event held behind the Super Air Nautique G23. The Nautique Wake Series is the only event series that gives riders of all ages, gender and skill level the opportunity to compete at an elite level.
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About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed waterskiing with 25 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our GS Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. 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.
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About The WWA: Developed for riders by riders, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of towed boardsports. Since 1989 our mission and values remain true to the core of our community. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 6,000 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. 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. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out www.thewwa.com.