WACO,TX (August 5, 2020) – The 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology arrived to BSR Cable Park in Waco, TX to celebrate another season of accomplishments on the National Points Chase. Bringing back the LCQ rounds for 2020 created a fun and exciting atmosphere of new motivation on the starting dock as competitors kicked things off in the amateur divisions. Wake parks from across the nation were represented throughout the weekend with riders competing for both individual National titles and team overall Points Chase titles.
Five divisions of Traditional Cable disciplines kicked off this thrilling weekend of competition with teams from across the nation filling in the shoreline of BSR to cheer on their home team riders. The Amateur Wakeskate qualifiers kicked off the day with 6 riders moving on to Thursday’s semifinal rounds. Kaiden Powell took the win in heat one of the qualifying rounds with an incredible run taking the top spot in each category for a final score of 100.00 to start off the competition joined by Kyle Haenisch taking the top spot in heat two. Arriving to BSR with a mission to win, Gabe Briggs took the top spot in heat one of the Novice qualifying rounds with a score of 96.00 sticking a clean hit off the kicker moving on to the semis alongside six other Novice riders who made it through today.
The Intermediate Wakeboard division advanced a total of six riders from the qualifying and LCQ rounds with Alexander Hebra ensuring he’d be punching his ticket to the semifinals with an incredible performance in the LCQ. Gavin Doody threw down with his own classic style taking the win with a score of 98.00. Closing out the day with several inspiring performances, the Advanced division advanced a total of six riders to the semifinals with Chris Sweda coming out on top earlier in the day putting down clean lines for his heat win and a score of 94.00.
“Wow, what an incredible start to the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, the riding has already been insane, and we are only just getting the weekend started! I would also like the give a huge thanks to our partners and host BSR Cable Park for bringing us back here for another tremendous year,” said WWA Executive Director, Corrie Wilson.
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Day two of the 2020 Nautique WWA Wake Park National Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology begins at 8:30 AM CT on Thursday, August 6th featuring twelve divisions including a mix of Traditional semifinal and qualifying rounds and Features qualifying rounds. Click Here to tune in LIVE.
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